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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Moulsecoomb Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our postgraduate qualifying law courses expand the knowledge of those working in the justice, social and consumer sectors, as well as supporting a move to a career as a barrister or solicitor.

Recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the bar Standards Board, this course enables graduates in non-law related studies to convert to a career in law.

Experienced lecturers will support you through this practice-led, skills-based course, integrating guest talks from local practitioners and judges.

Extracurricular activities, such as mooting, client interviewing and pro bono work, allow you to develop practical skills in legal research, problem-solving, critical analysis and communication.

Classes are taught in small groups of exclusively postgraduate law students by enthusiastic, expert lecturers who are committed to research and teaching excellence. You can take this course either full-time or part-time.

Course structure

This course is taught full-time (two days a week) or part-time (one day a week).

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars and workshops. You will be assessed through coursework and exams.

Students applying for this course should be aware that teaching starts second week in September with the module the Legal System, Method and Skills which will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to embark on the remainder of your legal studies.

Career prospects

As this is a qualifying law course, you will be able to progress directly to the vocational stage of training: the Legal Practice Course if you want to become a solicitor or the Bar Professional Training Course if you want to become a barrister.

This course is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board

The good communication, problem-solving, analytical and research skills developed during your law degree are needed not only by the legal profession but also are relevant to many alternative careers. Graduates may seek careers in areas such as banking, insurance and Civil Service.

The Brighton Business School has strong links with the local legal profession and encourages you to complete vacation placements with solicitors’ firms, mini pupillages with barristers’ chambers and internships with other institutions.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,133per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Brighton

  • University League Table

    80th

  • Campus address

    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Employability is embedded into every course, helping students to develop transferable and personal skills.
The university is set between the sea and the South Downs National Park and has easy access to London.
International students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 104 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    98 44%

    88th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%

    16th

    65
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.57 71%

    101st

    84

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