Legal Practice

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Key facts

Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time, blended learning
Study option:
Full-time
Study option:
Part-time, top-up, distance learning
Study option:
Full-time
Study option:
Full-time, blended learning
Duration:
12 Months
Duration:
12 Months
Duration:
13 Months
Duration:
12 Months
Duration:
12 Months
Start date:
School:
Justice, Security and Sustainability

The Legal Practice Course prepares students for the next stage of vocational training, the training contract. Many students go on to secure training contracts locally and further afield. The LLM routes combine the taught elements of the Legal Practice Course with a tutor guided research project, giving you a full Master if Law degree in Legal Practice.

It is delivered in different ways to meet the needs of students. You can study the LLM Legal Practice Course full-time, part-time, on campus, or blended learning. There is also the top-up option for those who have already completed their LPC and would like to complete the Masters stage.

 

The Legal Practice Course prepares students for the next stage of vocational training, the training contract. Many students go on to secure training contracts locally and further afield.The LLM routes combine the taught elements of the Legal Practice Course with a tutor guided research project, giving you a full Master if Law degree in Legal Practice.

It is delivered in different ways to meet the needs of students. You can study the LLM Legal Practice Course full-time, part-time, on campus, or blended learning. There is also the top-up option for those who have already completed their LPC and would like to complete the Masters stage.

All Full-time LPC applications are administered by Lawcabs. You will need to register with the Central Applications Board or email: applications@lawcabs.ac.uk

Any questions, please contact enquiries@staffs.ac.uk 

The LLM Top-Up is for students who have the Legal Practice PgDip qualification and would like to complete the extra credits of the masters stage to gain an LLM.

You will study the course online and part time over a year, completing two modules: a research module and a dissertation. 

Any questions, please contact enquiries@staffs.ac.uk 

The Legal Practice Course prepares students for the next stage of vocational training, the training contract. Many students go on to secure training contracts locally and further afield.

It is delivered in different ways to meet the needs of students. You can study the Legal Practice Course full-time, part-time, on campus, or blended learning. 

All Full-time LPC applications are administered by Lawcabs. You will need to register with the Central Applications Board or email: applications@lawcabs.ac.uk

Any questions, please contact enquiries@staffs.ac.uk

The Legal Practice Course prepares students for the next stage of vocational training, the training contract. Many students go on to secure training contracts locally and further afield.

It is delivered in different ways to meet the needs of students. You can study the Legal Practice Course full-time, part-time, on campus, or blended learning. 

All Full-time LPC applications are administered by Lawcabs. You will need to register with the Central Applications Board or email: applications@lawcabs.ac.uk

Any questions, please contact enquiries@staffs.ac.uk

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: LLM Legal Practice

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: LLM Legal Practice

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: LLM Legal Practice

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: PgDip Legal Practice

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: PgDip Legal Practice

Blended learning

The blended learning version of the course allows greater flexibility of study for students who can study at their own pace, in their own time, anywhere in the world. To ensure we fully support all learners, this version of the course combines face to face sessions with online delivery of taught material. There are three intensive face-to-face block sessions – all three are delivered at our Stoke-on-Trent campus, with the option for our International students to attend the second week-long session in Trinidad and the third session via virtual attendance (i.e. video conferencing, online discussions).  

Part-time study

The LLM in Legal Practice is delivered flexibly to meet the differing needs of students and can be studied full-time on campus or via blended learning across one year, or part-time on campus or blended learning over two years.

Students studying part-time on campus typically attend lectures and workshops on one day per week.

Blended learning

The blended learning version of the course allows greater flexibility of study for students who can study at their own pace, in their own time, anywhere in the world. To ensure we fully support all learners, this version of the course combines face to face sessions with online delivery of taught material. There are three intensive face-to-face block sessions – all three are delivered at our Stoke-on-Trent campus, with the option for our International students to attend the second week-long session in Trinidad and the third session via virtual attendance (i.e. video conferencing, online discussions).   

Students can choose between full time (one year) and part time (two years) study.

Part-time study

The LLM Top-Up course is delivered part time over a year.  

Blended learning

The course allows greater flexibility of study for students who can study at their own pace, in their own time, anywhere in the world. 

The LLM Top-Up Course is an online course.

Part-time study

The Legal Practice Course is delivered flexibly to meet the differing needs of students and can be studied full-time on campus or via blended learning across one year, or part-time on campus or blended learning over two years.

Students studying part-time on campus typically attend lectures and workshops on one day per week.

 

Blended learning

The blended learning version of the course allows greater flexibility of study for students who can study at their own pace, in their own time, anywhere in the world. To ensure we fully support all learners, this version of the course combines face to face sessions with online delivery of taught material. There are three intensive face-to-face block sessions – all three are delivered at our Stoke-on-Trent campus, with the option for our International students to attend the second week-long session in Trinidad and the third session via virtual attendance (i.e. video conferencing, online discussions).   

Students can choose between full time (one year) and part time (two years) study.

Part-time study

The Legal Practice Course is delivered flexibly to meet the differing needs of students and can be studied full-time on campus or via blended learning across one year, or part-time on campus or blended learning over two years.

Students studying part-time on campus typically attend lectures and workshops on one day per week.

 

Blended learning

The blended learning version of the course allows greater flexibility of study for students who can study at their own pace, in their own time, anywhere in the world. To ensure we fully support all learners, this version of the course combines face to face sessions with online delivery of taught material. There are three intensive face-to-face block sessions – all three are delivered at our Stoke-on-Trent campus, with the option for our International students to attend the second week-long session in Trinidad and the third session via virtual attendance (i.e. video conferencing, online discussions).   

Students can choose between full time (one year) and part time (two years) study.

Course content

Academic year

The blended learning routes combine online learning sessions, activities, discussion groups, webinars and video calls.There are three intensive face-to-face block sessions delivered at our Stoke-on-Trent campus, with the option for our International students to attend the second week-long session in Trinidad and the third session via virtual attendance (i.e. video conferencing, online discussions).

As a significant number of our international students studying on the Blended Learning programme may be unable to join us for the on-campus Foundation Week due to ongoing Covid travel restrictions, we have taken the decision to deliver the Foundation Week online for the 2021/22 academic year. This means that it will not be necessary for international students to travel to our UK campus in October 2021. Delivery will continue online via our virtual learning platform after that date for our Blended Learning students until the next intensive face-to-face block session in February 2022.

Students on the full-time blended learning course are expected to commit an average of 32 hours study each week; students on the part-time blended learning course are expected to commit an average of 16 hours study each week.

On successful completion, students are awarded an LLM in Legal Practice

For students that have already completed the LPC the option to top-up the qualification to a full LLM is offered. The course is designed to allow an in depth exploration of an area of legal practice and is studied over two years by distance learning.

The one-year full time course can be studied by attending two full days a week on campus; our part-time students typically attend campus on one full day a week across the two years.

The blended learning routes combine online learning sessions, activities, discussion groups, webinars and video calls. There are three intensive face-to-face block sessions delivered at our Stoke-on-Trent campus, with the option for our International students to attend the second week-long session in Trinidad and the third session via virtual attendance (i.e. video conferencing, online discussions).   

Students on the full-time blended learning course are expected to commit an average of 32 hours study each week; students on the part-time blended learning course are expected to commit an average of 16 hours study each week.

On successful completion, students are awarded an LLM in Legal Practice

For students that have already completed the LPC the option to top-up the qualification to a full LLM is offered.  The course is designed to allow an in depth exploration of an area of legal practice and is studied over two years by distance learning.

The course is studied over a year and part time, allowing for flexibility.

You will complete the research methods module before the dissertation. This will help you with the research for your dissertation. The dissertation itself will be approximately 12,500 words and can be on any topics related to legal practice. We have a lot of staff with varying expertise to help with supervision.

The one-year full time course can be studied by attending two full days a week on campus; our part-time students typically attend campus on one full day a week across the two years.

The blended learning routes combine online learning sessions, activities, discussion groups, webinars and video calls.There are three intensive face-to-face block sessions delivered at our Stoke-on-Trent campus, with the option for our International students to attend the second week-long session in Trinidad and the third session via virtual attendance (i.e. video conferencing, online discussions).   

Students on the full-time blended learning course are expected to commit an average of 32 hours study each week; students on the part-time blended learning course are expected to commit an average of 16 hours study each week.

On successful completion, students are awarded the equivalent of 120 level 7 credits.

The one-year full time course can be studied by attending two full days a week on campus; our part-time students typically attend campus on one full day a week across the two years.

The blended learning routes combine online learning sessions, activities, discussion groups, webinars and video calls.There are three intensive face-to-face block sessions delivered at our Stoke-on-Trent campus, with the option for our International students to attend the second week-long session in Trinidad and the third session via virtual attendance (i.e. video conferencing, online discussions).   

Students on the full-time blended learning course are expected to commit an average of 32 hours study each week; students on the part-time blended learning course are expected to commit an average of 16 hours study each week.

On successful completion, students are awarded the equivalent of 120 level 7 credits.

Professional body accreditation

The qualifying law degree is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the purposes of satisfying the academic stage of training.

Professional body accreditation

The qualifying law degree is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the purposes of satisfying the academic stage of training.

This course is recognised and validated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and will enable students to apply for training contracts with law firms and eventually progress to admission to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales.

Professional body accreditation

The qualifying law degree is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the purposes of satisfying the academic stage of training.

This course is recognised and validated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and will enable students to apply for training contracts with law firms and eventually progress to admission to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Pg Dissertation Law (45 Credits) 45 credits
Research Methods 15 credits

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Entry requirements

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Teaching and assessment

Learning support

Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Revision, assessment and exam skills (including time management)

Additional support

If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our Student Inclusion Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

Fees

For the course starting on 7 October 2024 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for LLM-Full-time, blended learning
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Part-time £2,040 per course £2,040 per course

For the course starting on 14 October 2024 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for LLM-Full-time, blended learning
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £10,900 per course £14,000 per course

If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

Alumni discount

If you've previously completed a Staffordshire University undergraduate degree (excluding HND and foundation degrees) you may be entitled to a discount of up to 25% off your course fees for any subsequent postgraduate taught course (terms apply, see the alumni discount page for details). If you have any questions about how this relates to you, please contact feesandbursaries@staffs.ac.uk.

Accommodation and living costs
Accommodation and living costs

Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation

Sources of financial support

Providing you are studying towards a full Masters qualification you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £11,570 to help with tuition fees, maintenance and other associated costs. Student loans are available for many of our postgraduate degrees and are provided by the Student Loans Company (SLC). The loan can cover a wide range of postgraduate study options; part-time, full-time and distance learning. 

For more information and how to apply visit masters loan.

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Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations

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