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Solicitors, barristers and those who have successfully completed a PG Dip Legal Practice Course (LPC) or PG Diploma in Law (PGDL) can complete this part-time route in 1 year

LLM
Law (top-up)

Postgraduate degree
Law

Raise your profile in a competitive legal world and develop your knowledge in relation to the rules regulating global business activity.

Solicitors, barristers and those who have successfully completed a PG Dip Legal Practice Course (LPC) or PG Diploma in Law (PGDL) can complete this part-time route in 1 year
Solicitors, barristers and those who have successfully completed a PG Dip Legal Practice Course (LPC) or PG Diploma in Law (PGDL) can complete this part-time route in 1 year

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You will study in the heart of the Leeds legal community, which is the UK's second largest and fastest growing legal centre.
Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants are required to have at least a second class honours degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in a legal subject. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applications should be accompanied by a completed dissertation proposal form that can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature StudentsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however relevant work and life experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases relevant work and life experiences cannot be considered in lieu.
Requirements:Applicants are required to have at least a second class honours degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in a legal subject. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applications should be accompanied by a completed dissertation proposal form that can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualificationsIf you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 8.30 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 8.30 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsmet.ac.uk.Need to improve your English Language skills?Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses click hereMore questions?No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants are required to have at least a second class honours degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in a legal subject. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applications should be accompanied by a completed dissertation proposal form that can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature StudentsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however relevant work and life experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases relevant work and life experiences cannot be considered in lieu.
Requirements:Applicants are required to have at least a second class honours degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in a legal subject. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applications should be accompanied by a completed dissertation proposal form that can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualificationsIf you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 8.30 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 8.30 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsmet.ac.uk.Need to improve your English Language skills?Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses click hereMore questions?No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants are required to have at least a second class honours degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in a legal subject. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applications should be accompanied by a completed dissertation proposal form that can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award.
Mature StudentsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however relevant work and life experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases relevant work and life experiences cannot be considered in lieu.
Requirements:Applicants are required to have at least a second class honours degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in a legal subject. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applications should be accompanied by a completed dissertation proposal form that can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award.
Verify your qualificationsIf you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 8.30 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 8.30 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsmet.ac.uk.Need to improve your English Language skills?Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses click hereMore questions?No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants are required to have at least a second class honours degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in a legal subject. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applications should be accompanied by a completed dissertation proposal form that can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award.
Mature StudentsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however relevant work and life experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases relevant work and life experiences cannot be considered in lieu.
Requirements:Applicants are required to have at least a second class honours degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in a legal subject. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applications should be accompanied by a completed dissertation proposal form that can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award.
Verify your qualificationsIf you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 8.30 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 8.30 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsmet.ac.uk.Need to improve your English Language skills?Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses click hereMore questions?No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

  • Roger Chadwick

Careers

Roger Chadwick
Partner, Head of Commercial and Head of Marketing, Awdry, Bailey and Douglas

PG Dip Law, 1998

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“My course gave me an excellent grounding in the legal process covering many different areas of law. Most of my lecturers were former solicitors and the practical experience they shared helped me to prepare for my career in law.”

Our students are mostly legal professionals from a range of backgrounds including trainee solicitors, solicitors and academics working in further education. Students who complete the top-up LLM often find the experience enjoyable whilst raising their own profile in terms of employability in a competitive legal world. For those wishing to go on to teach in higher education, universities will expect a masters qualification as a minimum.

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Our dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

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MODULES & LEARNING

Dissertation (Law)

The Law School is situated in the heart of Leeds Legal community. The course is supervised by staff with academic and practice experience in the West Yorkshire area. Students on the LLM can access the learning centre at City Campus and the online law database.

  • Dr Damian Ward
    Law (top-up)Dr Damian Ward
    Acting Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law

    We are proud of the success of our national and international graduates.

  • Damian's academic background is in economics. Having graduated from the Manchester School of Management with a PhD, he moved to the Bradford University School of Management. With a wealth of teaching experience across undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education, Damian has authored a leading Economics for Business textbook and teaches for a number of leading European Business Schools.
    Postgraduate Study at Leeds Met
    Postgraduate Study at Leeds Met
FEES & FUNDING
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
FEES & FUNDING
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
FEES & FUNDING
Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2013/14 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
FEES & FUNDING
Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2013/14 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
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    You’ll find our Law School at Cloth Hall Court, at the heart of Leeds’s legal quarter. We offer our law students purpose-built facilities including their very own court room.

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    Libraries

    Our libraries are two of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, the libraries have got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

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    The Rose Bowl

    The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

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    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Metropolitan - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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You'll find our Law School at Cloth Hall court - it's only two minutes away from the train station and is in the heart of Leeds' legal quarter. We offer our law students purpose-built facilities including their very own court room.

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