Senior Status LLM Law
We currently have students studying on this programme however it is no longer available to new entrants.
The Senior Status LLM offers students the opportunity to ...
- convert to law from a first degree in another discipline
- gain a 'qualifying law degree' that exempts them from the Common Professional Examination
- study alongside other graduates in a postgraduate environment
- take a course that also explores the social and cultural impact of law as an institution
LLM Law allows students to learn about the law, both in the traditional sense of 'thinking like a lawyer' and in the broader sense of law as a social institution.
Our two-year LLM Law is a 'Qualifying Law Degree'. This status means that graduation from the programme exempts students from the Common Professional Examination: the initial stage of professional qualification as a solicitor or barrister for both the Law Society of England and Wales, and the Bar Council. This shortens their professional training, should they wish to practise in England and Wales, by one year.
As LLM Law is a postgraduate qualification, the course pursues the development of legal skills at intensity appropriate to a postgraduate student that has already acquired basic study skills through a previous degree.
The course also carries the prestige of a postgraduate award and has a greater emphasis upon the research skills, much valued by employers, and continuous assessment. In designing this scheme, we have assumed that stduents will want to qualify as a professional lawyer.
We should point out to EU or international students that professional requirements in non-UK jurisdictions are different, and if students are international or EU students, they should make independent enquiries of professional bodies in their home country.
22 months full-time
The programme is no longer available to new entrants.
School of Law
Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 7573
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