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LLM Legal Professional Practice

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Collegiate Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    To be confirmed

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Combine the study of law with experience of legal practice in our on-campus law firm alongside practising lawyers.
  • Develop transferable professional and legal skills, such as interviewing, legal writing and drafting, teamwork and commercial awareness.
  • Study the core foundations of legal knowledge through modules which blend legal theory with practice.

For non-law graduates, this course is a stepping stone to go on to qualify for a career in law and will give you a practical edge in the employment market. You will gain the skills, experience, contacts and credentials you need to kick-start your legal career, by studying the core foundations of legal knowledge alongside legal work experience in our on-campus law firm.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

We have highly motivated, knowledgeable and creative staff across the department, who bring a breadth and depth of knowledge and skills from legal practice. This enables high quality learning of the core aspects of the discipline and a range of specialist topics and areas of study.

You learn through

  • online lectures
  • two-hour workshops
  • group work and presentations
  • practically based case studies
  • professional work-based learning

Future careers

As a law conversion course, the LLM in Legal Professional Practice is the first step towards a career in the legal profession, typically as a solicitor or barrister. With a law degree, you will also be in the top 25% of those who secure graduate jobs in the wider commercial and business sector. This course helps prepares you for a career in a number of fields such as:

  • law (solicitor, barrister, paralegal, in-house counsel, in the private or public sector)
  • financial services
  • management and commerce
  • teaching
  • civil service
  • local government
  • the police
  • the Crown Prosecution Service
  • Trading Standards

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,895per year

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

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Home to a globally diverse student community from 100 countries, Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Malaysia.
Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities collaborate on a range of research and teaching projects and study exchange programmes.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working, or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    59th out of 104 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    104 47%

    73rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    45th

    36
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    80th

    71

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