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LLM Legal Practice Course (LLM LPC)

University of Derby

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Course options

  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    One Friar Gate Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The Derby LLM LPC equips you with a masters qualification and includes the Legal Practice Course (LPC) needed for professional practice as a Solicitor. You'll gain the in-depth legal knowledge, commercial awareness and practical skills that employers are seeking.

Course description

The highlights

  • This course prepares you for a training contract - the next stage in the route to becoming a solicitor
  • Tailor your LLM LPC to suit your own professional interests by choosing from a range of elective modules, including Advanced Criminal Litigation, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury, Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property, Employment Law, Family Law and Practice and Private Client (Estate Planning)
  • Professional facilities including mock courtroom and interview suites, enabling you to improve your vocational skills and make the transition from graduate to lawyer
  • A flexible course enabling you to meet other commitments; 2 days attendance per week full-time or 1 day per week part-time and flexibility over when you sit your assessments
  • Excellent pastoral care, careers advice and opportunities - increase your chances of gaining a training contract via our Professional Mentoring Scheme and our influential network of contacts within the legal profession
  • Learn from a high calibre, enthusiastic teaching team made up of experienced local practitioners.

This course is highly practical in nature. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of common legal transactions and procedures. You’ll also take part in client interview sessions, negotiation exercises, legal research projects, drafting advices and presenting a case to a court or tribunal. In addition, the LLM LPC allows you a certain amount of specialisation through a range of vocational optional modules.

As a University of Derby LLM LPC graduate, you’ll be highly employable. Employers rate our graduates not just for their knowledge and skills but also for their work ethic, commercial awareness and standards of professional behavior - all the attributes which ensure they can make a valuable contribution from day one in a solicitor’s practice.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,700per 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 Derby

  • University League Table

    96th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    65th out of 104

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    120 54%

    49th

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    65th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    41st

    12

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