LLM - Legal Practice (LPC Conversion)

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Students who undertake the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at The City Law School can convert their LPC into an LLM in Legal Practice. Our LPC is delivered at Masters level, so students can gain an LLM by completing a dissertation after their LPC. This LLM satisfies all the requirements of a traditional LLM with a primary focus on practice.

Students benefit from ongoing one-to-one specialist support and supervision while they explore a chosen specialist area of law with practitioners in that field. The LLM in Legal Practice lets students enhance long-term career prospects and gives a competitive advantage in a crowded recruitment market.

Undertaking this LLM can be linked to practice by underlining commitment to a particular area, or it can be used more generally to strengthen and improve students’ employability prospects.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have registered to take the full LPC at The City Law School within the last five years. It is not possible to apply for the LLM conversion before registering for the LPC, but we provide places for all students who make dissertation proposals of sufficient quality. 

Full-time EU/ Non EU: £4,250

Postgraduate study at City University London is an affordable option for students from wide-ranging backgrounds. Although you will usually have to pay for postgraduate study yourself, many sources of funding exist, including scholarships, studentships and professional development loans. And during your time at City you can get financial advice and support from our award-winning Student Centre.

Future Lawyer Advancement Reward – £1,500 off your next course!

Once you have studied at City we are sure you will want to stay with us to progress to the next stage of your legal training. As an added incentive, we offer City students a loyalty reward upon enrolling on a second course here at the School (Taught LLMs, PhD/MPhil).

All you need to do is meet the minimum entry requirements for your second course and we will automatically take £1,500 off of your tuition fees.

City University London is proud to have a large population of international students. We are a truly global University, located in the heart of a cosmopolitan city, and we benefit from the diverse cultures, skills and experiences of our students. Our students benefit from our internationally recognised research and the quality of education that keeps us in the top 5% of universities worldwide.

Entry qualifications

To gain a place at City, you will need to meet the University’s general requirements and the specific requirements of the course. Our Admissions Office is experienced in dealing with international qualifications and can help you with any queries you may have.

English language courses and support

As City’s courses are taught in English, you will need to provide proof that you are competent in English before admission. We run full-time courses in English during the summer to help students improve their English before their course starts.

Visa requirements

City University London retains Highly Trusted Status from UKBA, enabling us to sponsor international students to study in the UK.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course at City, there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course.

For further information, please visit: www.city.ac.uk/international

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Career opportunities

The course has been developed to enhance the employability of its graduates. Students who have a training contract can use work on their dissertation to show their commitment to an area of practice.

Students seeking a training contract or going into other areas of legal work can use the qualification and the dissertation to strengthen their cv.

Career support

City University London’s dedicated Career & Skills Development Service provides you with specialist guidance to advance your career. Career consultants can provide individual guidance and support for interviews and job searching.

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