LLM Legal Practice (LPC)

LLM Legal Practice (LPC)

This course is subject to authorisation and approval by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). If you are looking to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales you have several options. This includes attempting the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination 1 and 2 (SQE 1 and 2) which will be introduced from September 2021.

As a graduate of this course you will be able to seek to progress to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales by doing one of the following:

  • Completing a period of recognised training, usually a 2 year paid ‘training contract’ with a law firm or other organisation authorised to provide training.
  • Qualifying through equivalent means by compiling a portfolio of work documenting at least 2 years’ experience working under the supervision of a practising solicitor in a paid or voluntary role. This could be as a paralegal or equivalent.
  • Taking the Solicitors Qualifying Examination 2 (SQE2) and completing 2 years' qualifying work experience (QWE). This includes time spent in York St John Law Clinic.

While studying with us you will gain work experience at York St John Law Clinic. This is a service open to individuals and small businesses who cannot afford legal advice and assistance. Working with people who have genuine legal problems will help you develop empathy and important practical and interpersonal skills. This will enhance your performance as a solicitor.

You will be able to tailor your experience by choosing modules that align with your interests and ambitions. You can choose from areas such as:

  • Commercial law
  • Family law
  • Employment law
  • Immigration law
  • Mental health law.

The work we do at York St John Law Clinic reflects our passion for social justice. We will encourage you to make the same commitment and graduate with a lifelong focus on making a positive contribution to the community you love and work in.

Entry Requirements


You should have at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree classification in a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) approved by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority. You can also apply with a 2:1 undergraduate degree classification in any discipline and a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).

If you have graduated with a 2:2 in a related subject, you can still apply for this course. You will be invited to an interview to assess your academic achievement and experience.


You will need to attend an interview for this course, which may be online. Once you have applied, you will receive further information about your interview from our Admissions team.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Career Prospects

Choosing to study our Legal Practice LLM will help you stand out to small and medium law firms. It prepares you to start your career with confidence and make a positive contribution to your employer from the outset.

With these skills, you could pursue many careers in law. This qualification can prepare you for a career as a:

  • Solicitor (England and Wales)
  • Paralegal
  • Licensed conveyancer
  • Chartered legal executive (England and Wales)

Course Details

Business Law and Practice
Property Law and Practice
Professional Conduct and Regulation
Commercial Law and Practice
Family Law and Practice
Employment Law and Practice
Legal Skills – Law Clinic
Litigation and Advocacy
Wills and Administration of Estates
Solicitors’ Accounts
Immigration Law and Practice
Mental Health Law and Practice
Commercial Dispute Resolution
Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
Commercial Property
Legal Practice Project

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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