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Professional Practice LLM (Top-up)

University of Worcester

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Course options

  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    University of Worcester

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

This course is designed for practising legal professionals. Allowing you to top-up your existing legal qualifications to a full Master’s degree.

At Worcester we'll support you to deepen your legal knowledge within your current specialism, or you can choose to branch out into a new area of the law. You’ll learn about research methods, then apply this to plan and write a dissertation.

All of which will help you stand out from the competition in your legal career.

How will you be taught?

You are taught through a combination of interactive workshops designed to develop skills of legal research and supervisory tutorials. These are delivered both on campus and on line through the University Virtual Learning Environment.


The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. Each module has one formal or ‘summative’ assessment which is graded and counts towards the overall module grade.

As students on the Programme will already have completed 120 credits of postgraduate study composed of structured taught learning opportunities, the 60 credits which makeup the LLM Professional Practice (Top-Up) are devoted to the preparation for and the creation of a research project in the form of a dissertation. The assessment is divided between the plan for a dissertation in the Legal Research Methods module and the Dissertation itself. In most instances, the Research Plan will be on the same research topic as the final dissertation. However, students can undertake a different research topic if advised to do so by their supervisor.

Assessments include a 3000-word research proposal for the Research Methods module and a 10000-word dissertation for the Dissertation Module.

Where could it take you?

This course could be your stepping stone into a new area of law, or enhance your career options by gaining more in-depth knowledge in your current specialism.

It’s also an opportunity to explore an academic career route - allowing you to move from practice to research. It will prepare you for PhD research and could lead to roles in academia.

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University information

University of Worcester

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  • Campus address

    University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2 6AJ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    83rd out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    112 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%



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