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LLM Legal Practice

The LLM Legal Practice qualification will enhance your legal research skills and legal knowledge in a particular area of practice law.

  • Delivery:
    Part-Time, Full time according to Funding Council definitions

Why study LLM Legal Practice at BU?

  • Enhance your legal research skills and knowledge through undertaking a significant piece of self-managed research in an area of legal practice interest 
  • Enter the course with advanced standing following successful completion of stage 1 and 2 units of the Legal Practice Course
  • Benefit from a supportive learning experience that we work hard to cultivate

Find out more about the content of this course.

For September 2021 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in June 2021 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2021, January 2022, September 2022


Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus


6 months full-time or 1 year part-time

Required subjects:

Successful completion of BU's LPC is compulsory

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject and successful completion of BU's LPC programme. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, 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, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

How you will be assessed

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

Download the programme specification (pdf 2.3mb)

Entry requirements

Your application

For Legal Practice we are looking for applicants who have completed BU’s LPC Legal Practice Course.

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.

Statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats and BU institutional data unless otherwise stated.