Legal Practice

Study options

Award

LLM

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, September start
Study option:
Full-time, blended learning
Study option:
Part-time, blended learning
Study option:
Part-time, September start
Study option:
Part-time, top-up, distance learning, September start
Duration:
12 Months
Duration:
12 Months
Duration:
2 Years
Duration:
2 Years
Duration:
13 Months
Start date:

Careers Support

Career guidance is offered tailored to the legal profession and job opportunities are offered direct from employers to LPC students

Brilliant and Friendly

The teaching team are all practitioner professionals from law or other professional service disciplines

Flexibility

The blended learning course is offered part time and full time

The LPC is the vocational stage of the route to qualifying as a solicitor and prepares students through practical assessment for the legal profession. Students learn how to apply academic aspects of law into real life scenarios. The Masters degree in Legal Practice covers the requirement of the Legal Practice Course (LPC) route to becoming a solicitor and in addition, you can specialise in an area of interest through research and a dissertation.

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 the LPC Course Administrator

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 the LPC Course Administrator

 

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 the LPC Course Administrator

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 the LPC Course Administrator

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 the LPC Course Administrator

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: LLM Legal Practice

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

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 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).

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

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).

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

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.

Course content

In common with all UK institutions, as part of our LPC you will study:

Core Practice Areas:

  • Property Law and Practice - Study all elements of a property transaction including the searches and enquiries, exchange of contracts, pre and post completion as well as leasehold and new developments.
     
  • Litigation - Study Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Criminal Law and Practice, including detailed case analysis, varied and appropriate courses of action and appropriate funding and detailed procedure.
     
  • Business Law and Practice - Learn how to draft and interpret business accounts. Consider tax issues and advise on appropriate business organisations and common transactions.

Five Specified legal skills:

  1. Writing Skills - Study the appropriate use of media, writing style and content
  2. Drafting Skills - Learn how to draft, amend and edit legal documents, and explain implications to clients and other parties.
  3. Advocacy - Study case analysis, preparation and develop excellent oral presentations in a litigation context.
  4. Interviewing Skills - Learn how to conduct client interviews to obtain instructions, advise on the law and write to confirm your advice.
  5. Practical Legal Research - Identifying the legal and practical considerations and advising on the law using up to date online legal resources used by legal practitioners.

Pervasive areas of Professional Conduct and Regulation - Study the Code of Conduct dealing with realistic scenarios based on issues which arise in practice.

Wills and Administration of Estates - Students will learn about the key components of Probate practice and be able to prepare a valid will.

Solicitors' Accounts Rules - Learn how Solicitors deal with their own accounts and client monies with reference to the Solicitors' accounts rules.

Electives include:

Choose three electives from the following:

  • Corporate and Commercial Client
  • Commercial Property
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Advanced Criminal Practice
  • Private Client

This award combines the taught elements of the Legal Practice Course (120 credits) with a tutor guided research project (60 credits). Alongside the LPC core and elective modules, students will undertake a Blended Learning module in Legal Research Methods where they will engage with differing research methodologies and practices and produce an assessed final project/dissertation proposal.

Students will have two primary options for their final research project/dissertation in that they can opt to align their research to their work within a legal field or if not currently employed in the legal sector can choose from a prescribed list of academic research topics.

Upon successful completion students will have attained a full Master of Laws degree in Legal Practice which will enhance their employability.

In common with all UK institutions, as part of our LPC you will study:

Core Practice Areas:

  • Property Law and Practice - Study all elements of a property transaction including the searches and enquiries, exchange of contracts, pre and post completion as well as leasehold and new developments.
     
  • Litigation - Study Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Criminal Law and Practice, including detailed case analysis, varied and appropriate courses of action and appropriate funding and detailed procedure.
     
  • Business Law and Practice - Learn how to draft and interpret business accounts. Consider tax issues and advise on appropriate business organisations and common transactions.

Five Specified legal skills:

  1. Writing Skills - Study the appropriate use of media, writing style and content
  2. Drafting Skills - Learn how to draft, amend and edit legal documents, and explain implications to clients and other parties.
  3. Advocacy - Study case analysis, preparation and develop excellent oral presentations in a litigation context.
  4. Interviewing Skills - Learn how to conduct client interviews to obtain instructions, advise on the law and write to confirm your advice.
  5. Practical Legal Research - Identifying the legal and practical considerations and advising on the law using up to date online legal resources used by legal practitioners.

Pervasive areas of Professional Conduct and Regulation - Study the Code of Conduct dealing with realistic scenarios based on issues which arise in practice.

Wills and Administration of Estates - Students will learn about the key components of Probate practice and be able to prepare a valid will.

Solicitors' Accounts Rules - Learn how Solicitors deal with their own accounts and client monies with reference to the Solicitors' accounts rules.

Electives include:

Choose three electives from the following:

  • Corporate and Commercial Client
  • Commercial Property
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Advanced Criminal Practice
  • Private Client

This award combines the taught elements of the Legal Practice Course (120 credits) with a tutor guided research project (60 credits). Alongside the LPC core and elective modules, students will undertake a Blended Learning module in Legal Research Methods where they will engage with differing research methodologies and practices and produce an assessed final project/dissertation proposal.

Students will have two primary options for their final research project/dissertation in that they can opt to align their research to their work within a legal field or if not currently employed in the legal sector can choose from a prescribed list of academic research topics.

Upon successful completion students will have attained a full Master of Laws degree in Legal Practice which will enhance their employability.

In common with all UK institutions, as part of our LPC you will study:

Core Practice Areas:

  • Property Law and Practice - Study all elements of a property transaction including the searches and enquiries, exchange of contracts, pre and post completion as well as leasehold and new developments.
     
  • Litigation - Study Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Criminal Law and Practice, including detailed case analysis, varied and appropriate courses of action and appropriate funding and detailed procedure.
     
  • Business Law and Practice - Learn how to draft and interpret business accounts. Consider tax issues and advise on appropriate business organisations and common transactions.

Five Specified legal skills:

  1. Writing Skills - Study the appropriate use of media, writing style and content
  2. Drafting Skills - Learn how to draft, amend and edit legal documents, and explain implications to clients and other parties.
  3. Advocacy - Study case analysis, preparation and develop excellent oral presentations in a litigation context.
  4. Interviewing Skills - Learn how to conduct client interviews to obtain instructions, advise on the law and write to confirm your advice.
  5. Practical Legal Research - Identifying the legal and practical considerations and advising on the law using up to date online legal resources used by legal practitioners.

Pervasive areas of Professional Conduct and Regulation - Study the Code of Conduct dealing with realistic scenarios based on issues which arise in practice.

Wills and Administration of Estates - Students will learn about the key components of Probate practice and be able to prepare a valid will.

Solicitors' Accounts Rules - Learn how Solicitors deal with their own accounts and client monies with reference to the Solicitors' accounts rules.

Electives include:

Choose three electives from the following:

  • Corporate and Commercial Client
  • Commercial Property
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Advanced Criminal Practice
  • Private Client

This award combines the taught elements of the Legal Practice Course (120 credits) with a tutor guided research project (60 credits). Alongside the LPC core and elective modules, students will undertake a Blended Learning module in Legal Research Methods where they will engage with differing research methodologies and practices and produce an assessed final project/dissertation proposal.

Students will have two primary options for their final research project/dissertation in that they can opt to align their research to their work within a legal field or if not currently employed in the legal sector can choose from a prescribed list of academic research topics.

Upon successful completion students will have attained a full Master of Laws degree in Legal Practice which will enhance their employability.

In common with all UK institutions, as part of our LPC you will study:

Core Practice Areas:

  • Property Law and Practice - Study all elements of a property transaction including the searches and enquiries, exchange of contracts, pre and post completion as well as leasehold and new developments.
     
  • Litigation - Study Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Criminal Law and Practice, including detailed case analysis, varied and appropriate courses of action and appropriate funding and detailed procedure.
     
  • Business Law and Practice - Learn how to draft and interpret business accounts. Consider tax issues and advise on appropriate business organisations and common transactions.

Five Specified legal skills:

  1. Writing Skills - Study the appropriate use of media, writing style and content
  2. Drafting Skills - Learn how to draft, amend and edit legal documents, and explain implications to clients and other parties.
  3. Advocacy - Study case analysis, preparation and develop excellent oral presentations in a litigation context.
  4. Interviewing Skills - Learn how to conduct client interviews to obtain instructions, advise on the law and write to confirm your advice.
  5. Practical Legal Research - Identifying the legal and practical considerations and advising on the law using up to date online legal resources used by legal practitioners.

Pervasive areas of Professional Conduct and Regulation - Study the Code of Conduct dealing with realistic scenarios based on issues which arise in practice.

Wills and Administration of Estates - Students will learn about the key components of Probate practice and be able to prepare a valid will.

Solicitors' Accounts Rules - Learn how Solicitors deal with their own accounts and client monies with reference to the Solicitors' accounts rules.

Electives include:

Choose three electives from the following:

  • Corporate and Commercial Client
  • Commercial Property
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Advanced Criminal Practice
  • Private Client

This award combines the taught elements of the Legal Practice Course (120 credits) with a tutor guided research project (60 credits). Alongside the LPC core and elective modules, students will undertake a Blended Learning module in Legal Research Methods where they will engage with differing research methodologies and practices and produce an assessed final project/dissertation proposal.

Students will have two primary options for their final research project/dissertation in that they can opt to align their research to their work within a legal field or if not currently employed in the legal sector can choose from a prescribed list of academic research topics.

Upon successful completion students will have attained a full Master of Laws degree in Legal Practice which will enhance their employability.

The course divides into two stages, firstly students undertake a Blended Learning module in Legal Research Methods where they will engage with differing research methodologies and practices and produce an assessed final project/dissertation proposal.

Secondly, students can opt to align their research to their work within a legal field or if not currently employed in the legal sector can choose from a prescribed list of academic research topics.

Upon successful completion students will have attained a valuable full Master of Laws degree in Legal Practice to enhance the post graduate diploma already obtained. 

Academic year

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 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 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.

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.

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.

LLM Legal Practice - Lisa Rutter

LLM Legal Practice - Lisa Rutter

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Graduate Lisa discusses her time on the LLM Legal Practice course.

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.

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

A Qualifying Law Degree as defined by the SRA (Solicitors Regulatory Authority).

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

For students studying the LLM top up you must have a post graduate diploma in Legal Practice.

Any questions, please contact the LPC Course Administrator

A Qualifying Law Degree as defined by the SRA (Solicitors Regulatory Authority).

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

For students studying the LLM top up you must have a post graduate diploma in Legal Practice.

Any questions, please contact the LPC Course Administrator

A Qualifying Law Degree as defined by the SRA (Solicitors Regulatory Authority).

A Qualifying Law Degree as defined by the SRA (Solicitors Regulatory Authority).

This course is designed for graduates of the Legal Practice Course. On completion of the PGDip (LPC), you will have been awarded 120 credits at level 7. This will enable you to complete the LLM Top-Up and gain a Masters qualification. 

Facilities

Libraries

We have Libraries and Service desks at both sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. All have experienced and friendly staff who can answer your IT queries, help you to access resources, show you how to research for your assignments and even help with referencing.

Some libraries are open 24/7 at key times in the academic year and we have a 24 hour help line too.

Lecture Theatres

Course lectures take place in the Ashley Building, adjacent to the Law School. These lecture theatres seat up to 200 students each and are equipped with the latest audio visual and computer technology.

Careers

We provide ongoing careers advice to enable you to make the most of the opportunities available.

We have longstanding links with both national and local practices which enable us to advise you on a range of options. You may start your LPC with a training contract, or find one during your time with us. Students also find that the skills and experience gained during the LPC enables them to work more effectively as paralegals until the start of their training contract.

Our dedicated careers tutor for LPC students, well supported careers department and fantastic on line resources continue to be available to you with careers advice, support and guidance even after you have left us.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

We know that everyone learns differently. So not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, but we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills. 

 For this course, you’ll: 

  • Work with others on group work 
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently 

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are. 

We will also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your dissertation. 

We know that everyone learns differently. So not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, but we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills. 

 For this course, you’ll: 

  • Work with others on group work 
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently 

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are. 

We will also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your dissertation. 

We know that everyone learns differently. So not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, but we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills. 

 For this course, you’ll: 

  • Work with others on group work 
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently 

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are. 

We will also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your dissertation. 

We know that everyone learns differently. So not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, but we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills. 

 For this course, you’ll: 

  • Work with others on group work 
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently 

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are. 

We will also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your dissertation. 

We know that everyone learns differently. So not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, but we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills. 

 For this course, you’ll: 

  • Work with others on group work 
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently 

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are. 

We will also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your dissertation. 

Assessment

All assessments are designed around legal practice and client-based case scenarios in order to emulate legal practice as far as possible. Most assessments are 'open book' to reflect legal practice rather than a memory test.

The final research project or dissertation will comprise an assessed project or dissertation proposal as well as the project or dissertation itself.

All assessments are designed around legal practice and client-based case scenarios in order to emulate legal practice as far as possible. Most assessments are 'open book' to reflect legal practice rather than a memory test.

The final research project or dissertation will comprise an assessed project or dissertation proposal as well as the project or dissertation itself.

All assessments are designed around legal practice and client-based case scenarios in order to emulate legal practice as far as possible. Most assessments are 'open book' to reflect legal practice rather than a memory test.

The final research project or dissertation will comprise an assessed project or dissertation proposal as well as the project or dissertation itself.

All assessments are designed around legal practice and client-based case scenarios in order to emulate legal practice as far as possible. Most assessments are 'open book' to reflect legal practice rather than a memory test.

The final research project or dissertation will comprise an assessed project or dissertation proposal as well as the project or dissertation itself.

The final research project and dissertation will comprise an assessed project or dissertation proposal as well as the project or dissertation itself.

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.

Feedback

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress and to improve. Formal feedback will be given for each assessment you submit but you will also receive formative feedback throughout the course.

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress and to improve. Formal feedback will be given for each assessment you submit but you will also receive formative feedback throughout the course.

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress and to improve. Formal feedback will be given for each assessment you submit but you will also receive formative feedback throughout the course.

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress and to improve. Formal feedback will be given for each assessment you submit but you will also receive formative feedback throughout the course.

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress and to improve. Formal feedback will be given for each assessment you submit but you will also receive formative feedback throughout the course.

Your study time will include scheduled classes, independent learning and assessments and can vary depending on your module choices. 

Your study time will include scheduled classes, independent learning and assessments and can vary depending on your module choices. 

Your study time will include scheduled classes, independent learning and assessments and can vary depending on your module choices. 

Your study time will include scheduled classes, independent learning and assessments and can vary depending on your module choices. 

Your study time will include scheduled classes, independent learning and assessments and can vary depending on your module choices. 

Independent learning

As well as timetabled sessions, we know it’s important for you to discover things on your own terms. This could involve: 

  • Reading journals, articles and books 
  • Working on projects, alone or in a group 
  • Researching in the library 
  • Preparing coursework 
  • Getting ready for exams 

We’ve invested in state-of-the-art facilities to help you make the most of your private study time. Whether you need a library, a computer or a lab, you’ll find it at Staffordshire University. 

As well as timetabled sessions, we know it’s important for you to discover things on your own terms. This could involve: 

  • Reading journals, articles and books 
  • Working on projects, alone or in a group 
  • Researching in the library 
  • Preparing coursework 
  • Getting ready for exams 

We’ve invested in state-of-the-art facilities to help you make the most of your private study time. Whether you need a library, a computer or a lab, you’ll find it at Staffordshire University. 

As well as timetabled sessions, we know it’s important for you to discover things on your own terms. This could involve: 

  • Reading journals, articles and books 
  • Working on projects, alone or in a group 
  • Researching in the library 
  • Preparing coursework 
  • Getting ready for exams 

We’ve invested in state-of-the-art facilities to help you make the most of your private study time. Whether you need a library, a computer or a lab, you’ll find it at Staffordshire University. 

As well as timetabled sessions, we know it’s important for you to discover things on your own terms. This could involve: 

  • Reading journals, articles and books 
  • Working on projects, alone or in a group 
  • Researching in the library 
  • Preparing coursework 
  • Getting ready for exams 

We’ve invested in state-of-the-art facilities to help you make the most of your private study time. Whether you need a library, a computer or a lab, you’ll find it at Staffordshire University. 

As well as timetabled sessions, we know it’s important for you to discover things on your own terms. This could involve: 

  • Reading journals, articles and books 
  • Working on projects, alone or in a group 
  • Researching in the library 
  • Preparing coursework 
  • Getting ready for exams 

We’ve invested in state-of-the-art facilities to help you make the most of your private study time. Whether you need a library, a computer or a lab, you’ll find it at Staffordshire University. 

Staff

You will be taught by professionally qualified staff, including solicitors and barristers. 

Paul Allen

Head Of Department - Law

Paul joined Staffordshire University in 2015 and became Course Leader for the Legal Practice Course, specialising in Property Law and Practice, Drafting skills, Solicitor's Accounts and Family Law and Practice. He is now Head of Department for Law.

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Anna Garland

Course Director

Anna was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1994 and practised as a Barrister specialising in Family and Criminal Law. She is now Course Leader for LLB (Hons) Law and Course Director for our Law courses.

Anna's profile

Sallyann Mellor

Course Director

Sallyann attended Staffordshire University as a mature student, gaining her LLB in 2010, before studying at postgraduate level and attaining her LPC qualification. In addition to her teaching practice, Sallyann is also engaged in her PhD doctoral r…

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Fees

For the course starting on 30 August 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for LLM Part-time, blended learning
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Part-time £6,150 per year of study £6,150 per year of study

For the course starting on 18 October 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for LLM Part-time, blended learning
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Part-time £6,150 per year of study £6,150 per year of study

For the course starting on 18 October 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for LLM Part-time, September start
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Part-time £6,150 per year of study £6,150 per year of study

For the course starting on 18 October 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for LLM Part-time, top-up, distance learning, September start
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Part-time £2,040 per year of study £2,040 per year of study

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.

Included in tuition fees
Included in the fees:
  • As a Staffordshire University student, you’ll be entitled to a range of free software programs.
  • Text books
  • As a Staffordshire University student, you’ll be entitled to a range of free software programs.
  • Text books
  • As a Staffordshire University student, you’ll be entitled to a range of free software programs.
  • Text books
  • As a Staffordshire University student, you’ll be entitled to a range of free software programs.
  • Text books
  • As a Staffordshire University student, you’ll be entitled to a range of free software programs.
  • Text books
Not included in tuition fees
Not included in the fees:
  • Travel costs
  • Printing
  • Any optional field trips
  • Travel costs
  • Printing
  • Any optional field trips
  • Travel costs
  • Printing
  • Any optional field trips
  • Travel costs
  • Printing
  • Any optional field trips
  • Travel costs
  • Printing
  • Any optional field trips
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 £11,222 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.

Our students

Staffs is fantastic, the staff are approachable and help everyone who wants to move on with their course. There is also plenty of opportunity to find employment in your chosen field. Each year they host a career fair and each department regularly post job opportunities for students.

Simon Mitchell

Legal Practice LLM

The legal practice course at Staffordshire University provided me with expert teaching of critical skills required to enter the legal profession. 

The practical nature of the course meant I was able to begin my first post graduate legal role and know what was expected from day one which is invaluable when acclimatising to the legal work environment. 

The Masters element of the course enabled me to further explore and research an area which I am passionate about and the support I received was second to none.

Lisa Rutter

Legal Practice LLM

The LPC is intensive. But, with the support you get from the staff and the revision session and tips and tricks explaining how to create your files, its so much fun! I personally loved the face to face interaction, so I chose the full time face to face version of my course.

Angela Ali

LPC LLM

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Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

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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The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

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