Become a practising lawyer with this full-time course. Our Advanced Legal Practice LLM will give you the knowledge you need to excel, along with the confidence, drive, and lively, enquiring mind that employers look for and that today's legal world demands. Get hands-on by working in real pro bono cases in our Law Clinic and be fully prepared to take that all-important first step on your career, wherever your ambitions lie.
Find out more about teaching options and studying during COVID-19 in the Entry requirements section, below.
With us, you’ll learn to excel. The new LLM incorporates the existing PG Dip Legal Practice Course (LPC) followed by a research project. Our course content is relevant, practice-led, and ranges from civil litigation and dispute resolution to business, property and family law. It’s all taught flexibly, by knowledgeable and engaged lecturers who’ve worked in the private sector.
We don’t just talk about employability – we actively go out and make it happen. We’re nestled in the heart of Cambridge and just 45 minutes away from London, where we have a good and ever-growing network across the city’s chambers. Our links with employers are strong, and we’re proactive about using them to source and nurture opportunities. So whether your ambitions are local or international, you’ll be very well connected. And through our law clinic, solicitors’ forum and mock courtroom, you’ll be able to put everything you’ve learnt into practice in real-world settings. It adds up to a superb, and consistently highly rated, learning experience
This, combined with the quality and relevance of our teaching, leads to a very high number of our alumni who move right into qualifying work experience. And it continues to rise. Our pass rates are outstanding, as is the percentage of students who achieve distinctions and commendations – and it’s not hard to see why. Delivered by lecturers who know how law is applied, our teaching builds confidence as well as expertise. And it nurtures the development of driven, focused students who question everything. So when you graduate, you’ll do so with far more than just a certificate.
Studying law with us is a very personal experience. Our small class-sizes allow positive relationships with lecturers and fellow students to easily form. No matter how serious and technical the subject, our teaching remains refreshingly informal. And our lecturers are engaged and involved, which means you will be too. The result is greater freedom to learn in a way that’s perfect for you and your ambitions.
Our Advanced Legal Practice LLM will prepare you for life as a practising solicitor in England or Wales, and allow you to continue on to the two-year training contract that will fully qualify you for professional practice*.
You can choose to complete your two year qualifying work experience in up to four organisations that provide legal services. It can be paid or unpaid and could include time spent on a training contract, on placement during a law degree, working in a law clinic, at a voluntary or charitable organisation such as citizen advice or a law centre or working as a paralegal. Whatever you decide, you can be sure of receiving specialised guidance for your career in law.
*Unless you have a FILEX qualification and exemption from the SRA.
You will show your progress through a combination of timed open book supervised assessments, oral practical and coursework-style assessments across the course. You will also undertake full-scale mock assessments in all areas, including all skills subjects, and a final 15,000-word research project.
You will take all our core modules, plus three vocational subjects from the list of optional modules. Please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.
You have a highly active mind and see opportunity everywhere. Now you need theory and life-changing skills to sharpen your approach to management. At the Faculty of Business & Law, you will immerse yourself in a multicultural environment where technology blends with teaching to create a dynamic and innovative learning environment. An environment to help you gain those skills.
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships and bursaries, which provide extra financial support while you're at university.
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of on-campus and online learning from September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. A small number of our courses require additional technical specifications or specialist materials. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2020-21.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Due to national restrictions all universities in England, including ARU, are only able to provide face to face teaching on campus for a limited number of courses.
In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic all our students can choose to either study face to face on campus or online only, and students are able to change their mode of delivery at given dates throughout the trimester.
For on-campus teaching, we offer at least four hours face-to-face teaching related contact time per week for our undergraduate full-time courses, supported by online learning using our established online learning systems. The number of contact hours vary course by course, and you can contact us for further information. The provision offered is subject to change due to the possibility of further Government restrictions, however we remain committed to delivering face-to-face teaching and ensuring a COVID-19 secure environment.
In the event that there are further changes to the current restrictions that are in place due to the pandemic, we may need to move some courses online only at short notice to remain in line with Government guidelines and ensure the continued safety of our students and staff.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of face-to-face and online learning from September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. A small number of our courses require additional technical specifications or specialist materials. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2020-21.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
Check the standard entry requirements for IELTS requirements for this course.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
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