This course is scheduled for launch in September 2024 when the first admissions to the course will commence.
The LLM Law and Practice is an advanced legal studies course that is structured to prepare you to undertake the Solicitors’ Qualifying Examination (‘SQE’) Stage 1 after successful completion of this course. Assessments predominately consist of ‘multiple-choice questions’ examinations, which will provide you with a solid foundation to successfully undertake the SQE Stage 1. You will also gain practical and applied legal knowledge through problem-based learning that is designed to enhance your employability in the legal sector. The course content incorporates legal skills, including legal research and analysis, drafting and writing that will be useful for legal practice. In order to become a qualified solicitor, you will also need to complete the SQE Stage 2 assessments; a minimum of two years of qualifying work experience; and meet the Character and Suitability Rules, as required by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority.
On the LLM Law and Practice course, you will study functioning legal knowledge of core practice areas of Business Law and Practice; Dispute Resolution; The Legal System and Sources of Law and Legal Services; Property Practice; Wills and the Administration of Estates & Solicitors Accounts and Criminal Litigation.
You will also have the opportunity to undertake an independent research project in an area of law of your choice, linked to your preferred practice area, and obtain an LLM by submitting a dissertation.