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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

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 e 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.

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).

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.

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.

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University information

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Staffordshire University

  • University League Table

    75th

  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    71st out of 103 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    108 49%

    74th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    70th

    34

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