Do you want to pursue a career as a lawyer? Would you like to develop the legal knowledge and skills needed to start or enhance your professional legal career? The LLM Law is a practical, industry-focused course that engages actively with the academic stages of training needed to pursue a career as a solicitor or barrister. The course has a heavy practitioner focus, particularly with regard to developing the essential knowledge needed for a career as a solicitor, barrister or other qualified lawyer or to allied careers, such as working in Criminal Justice, or further academic study in law. This degree is particularly aimed at non-law graduates who want to study law at postgraduate level before beginning a legal career and for professionals already working in legal roles looking to enhance their careers through a formal law qualification. On this course, you’ll learn the principles of law and legal practice and develop the foundation skills and knowledge needed to take the next step to become a solicitor or barrister or gain employment in a legal role. Academics with practical knowledge and experience of working in the legal sector will help you develop your legal knowledge and understanding through studying the foundations of law. You’ll explore the nature of the legal profession, reviewing, analysing and evaluating specific cases, and study the operation and fundamental principles of the legal system of England and Wales. We’ll introduce you to the social, economic and political contexts of the law as well as the impact of underlying policy issues relating to the operation of the legal system. You’ll develop your research and analytical skills appropriate to law and apply these skills to an in-depth study of a particular area of law through your dissertation or research project. The LLM offers excellent preparation for graduates to continue to the Bar examinations or, as the programme is aligned with aspects of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), to SQE-specific training or directly into employment in the legal sector.
Legal Foundations (Systems and Skills) Business Law and Practice Contract and Disputes Public Law and Law of the European Union Torts Land Law and Property Criminal Law Equity and Trusts Dissertation/Project
You will be assessed by a range of methods, which include: Presentations Case studies analysis Essays Exams Dissertation.
A degree classification 2:2 or higher.
Fees and funding
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