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LLM Legal Practice (distance learning)

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Overview

Reasons to study Legal Practice LLM  at DMU:

This course provides a route to a higher qualification for those who have completed the Legal Practice Certificate (LPC) who want to make their CV more attractive to potential employers. It is also suitable for students who are in a training contract or have qualified as a solicitor, and who wish to develop their knowledge and skills by undertaking research in an area of legal practice relevant to their work. 

  • Enjoy an online library of useful resources
    You will benefit from integrated e-learning, including access to a comprehensive range of online resources
  • Flexible schedule
    The flexible distance learning approach is ideal if you are managing other commitments
  • Specialise in legal practice
    To gain a deeper understanding of the varied forms of legal practice

 

 

 

 

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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Programme code: M25096

Start date: September 2018

Duration: One-and-a-quarter years by distance learning. An accelerated one-year course is available.

Location of study: Distance learning

Fees and funding: £1,250

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

Programme code: M25096

Start date: September 2018

Duration: One-and-a-quarter years by distance learning. An accelerated one-year course is available.

Location of study: Distance learning

Fees and funding: £1,250

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

You must have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) or equivalent qualification.

English Language requirements

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours

 

Course modules

Module 1 - Research methods

To demonstrate your ability to acquire a critical awareness of research methodologies and to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of various research strategies 

Module 2 - Dissertation

You must also undertake a dissertation, providing an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of interest. You will need to apply and enhance technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice

 

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Teaching and assessment

The teaching of the course mostly takes the form of guided self-study with comprehensive online materials. Guidance comes through interaction with staff via face-to-face, telephone and email communication. 

Assessment in the Research Methods Module is through a 3,500 word research methods essay and a 1,500 word dissertation proposal. Assessment in the Dissertation Module is by a 15,000 word dissertation in an area of legal practice.

Teaching contact hours

This is a distance learning programme and the overriding student-learning experience is guided self-study. Guidance is received from academic staff via the programme materials which are designed for self-study, telephone, Skype and e-mail communication.

For each module of study you will be provided with a set of printed materials to work through in the form of a module handbook. One 15 credit module requires approximately 150 hours of personal study.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million.

Students benefit from a dedicated law environment complete with its own mock courtroom, client interviewing room and an integrated law library.

Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.

The Newarke café in Hugh Aston provides Costa Coffee as well a range of snacks and refreshments.

Library services

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. 

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year (other than in exceptional circumstances).

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood Building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

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Graduate careers

This LLM provides an opportunity to examine in more depth with empirical research the developing profession of legal practice, in all its forms. 

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How to apply

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