LLM in Legal Practice

The LLM in Legal Practice will enable you to develop skills and knowledge to the high standard required to succeed in your legal professional career.

  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

Why study LLM Legal Practice at BU?

  • Acquire a sound foundation upon which further legal knowledge, training and competences can be built during the Training Contract phase of training and beyond
  • Develop high standards of legal knowledge and critical analytical understanding of the law of England and Wales and its position in the international legal arena
  • Take advantage of opportunities for work-based learning, building on your employability skills or to inform your reflective portfolio/research project
  • Benefit from an academically stimulating and dynamic learning environment
  • Network with a range of legal professionals, share experiences and work together.

Find out more about the content of this course.

Please note: Full time applications for this course should be submitted through LawCAB. Part time applications should be submitted to BU. The LLM in Legal Practice is intended for those wanting to qualify as a solicitor through the LPC route and where you started your Qualifying Law Degree or GDL prior to 1 September 2021 or 23 September 2021 respectively. 

Key information

Next start date:

September 2023, September 2024


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


1 year full-time or 2 years part-time (part-time option not available for September 2023), blended delivery

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 from a Qualifying Law Degree Graduate Diploma or a pass in the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)/ Common Professional Examination (CPE). For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other components of speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators and research students. In some instances, staff will be based remotely, delivering sessions virtually to you on campus. This ensures we are able to connect you to the best specialists in the field. 

You will be provided with text books for stage 1 and 2 units in your choice of electronic or hardcopy.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by written exams, and you will also undertake group work and coursework culminating in your final year research project. The assessment methods for each unit can be found in the programme specification for your course.

Download the programme specification (pdf 742kb)

Entry requirements

Your application

For Legal Practice we are looking for applicants who have completed a Qualifying Law Degree qualification or any other qualification approved by the SRA for this purpose.

For post-experience and professional qualifications, there may be additional entry requirements set by the association or institute that ultimately administers the qualification in question. The qualification description on the course information pages should tell you what these are but please get in touch if you are in doubt.

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.

Course changes

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