The LLM in Legal Practice & Advanced Drafting combines our Legal Practice Course (LPC) with an independent learning module, to enhance your legal skills and give you a valuable master’s level qualification.
The LLM is a course for law graduates and those who hold a Graduate Diploma in Law. It incorporates the LPC qualification, which is an essential step on the route to qualification as a solicitor in England & Wales for those who are looking to do so via a training contract. It is available to those who started a GDL or a law degree by September 2021.
The LLM is a practical course, taught entirely by experienced solicitors and barristers, which focuses on developing the knowledge and skills required to be a successful trainee solicitor. The LLM can be studied on a full-time basis over the course of one year, or on a part-time basis over two years. The LLM is part of the Centre for Professional Legal Practice, which runs a successful work-placement scheme helping students build the experience they need to secure work in the legal sector.
Anyone starting their law degree or GDL after September 2021 will need to sit the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). If you fall within this category, please refer to our LLM Professional Legal Practice (law graduates) or LLM Law & Legal Practice (non-law graduates) as these courses are designed to help you prepare for the SQE.
Students who successfully complete the LLM in Legal Practice & Advanced Drafting will not need to sit the SQE provided that they qualify as solicitors by December 2032.
Find out more on the LLM in Legal Practice and Advanced Drafting course page.