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Course summary

Whether you are intending to practice in the City, in a commercial firm, in a small high-street practice or in a niche area of law, our LLM in Advanced Legal Practice will give you the broad and rigorous foundation you need. The course includes the interim award of the PG Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC), which is the programme of vocational training required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for students wishing to qualify as solicitors. There are different options to complete your LLM in Advanced Legal Practice, which allow you to focus on your continuing professional development as a reflective practitioner, with responsibility for your own development and learning. This reflects the SRA's new Continuing Professional Development regime.


Core modules: business law and practice; civil and criminal litigation; property law and practice; interviewing and advising; practical legal research; writing, drafting and advocacy; solicitor's accounts; professional conduct and regulation; wills and administration of estates; taxation. Optional modules: acquisitions; commercial law; employment law; family law and practice; private client (estate planning); public company finance; intellectual property and competition law; advanced criminal litigation; commercial litigation and dispute resolution; commercial property; media and entertainment law; personal injury and clinical negligence; public childcare and housing law practice.

Assessment method

The content and methods of assessment for all Legal Practice Courses are largely determined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. All but one of our written examinations are open book. There are also a number of assessed written and oral skills exercises. These are held at different points during the course. You will also benefit from practice assessments in core skills, which will be sat in assessment conditions and marked by your tutors.

Entry requirements

Applicants need: a qualifying law degree (second class lower division or above) or a pass in the Graduate Diploma in Law. If English is not your first language you will also need to demonstrate your English Language proficiency. For example, you should have IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all components although it is preferable that you have an overall 7.5 and at least 7 in all components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fee information is to be confirmed. All fees are subject to final approval. Please visit our website for further information.

Sponsorship information

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Advanced Legal Practice at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS