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Law (Top-up) (LLM)

Course Description

If you have passed the Postgraduate Diploma in Law, the Legal Practice course, the Bar Vocational course or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), this course allows you to obtain a masters award by writing a dissertation in a specialised area of law. Training in research methods is provided and you will have regular contact with your dissertation supervisor. If you aspire to a career in law, business or another profession, our LLM top-up can help you to gain the relevant expertise.

We offer supervision in a broad range of legal subjects including business law, consumer law, international law, criminal justice, employment law, equalities and discrimination law, EU law, human rights, immigration, intellectual property, professional practice and professional ethics. If you are interested in another area, then we will be happy to discuss whether we can offer you supervision.

To find out more visit us at our Law Postgraduate Open Days (http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/postgraduate/open-days/).

Faculty of Business & Law website - https://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/fbl/

- Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.

Visit the website http://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/MLAWT

Mature Applicants

Our 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 recent relevant work 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 work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website (http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/recognition-of-prior-learning.htm).

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.


You may already be working as a trainee, a solicitor or an academic working in further education. Completing the LLM at our Leeds Law School will provide you with the expertise to move into specialised
areas of law such as tax law or international law. Many law firms and barristers’ chambers recognise the LLM as advanced training and therefore prefer candidates with this qualification, allowing you to improve your employability prospects in a competitive legal world.

- Trainee Solicitor
- Solicitor
- Claims handler
- Law lecturer

Careers advice: The 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.

Visit the careers site - https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/employability/jobs-careers-support.htm

Course Benefits

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.

Core Modules

You will carry out an in-depth research project in a subject area that is appropriate to the course and of particular interest to you.

Professor Christopher Prince

Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Business and Law

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

With over 20 years' experience of designing and delivering in-company education and training for private and public sector organisations in the UK and overseas, Professor Prince speaks at world-wide conferences on corporate education, his area of business expertise. In addition to his academic role within our University he also acts as an advisor to a number of leading blue-chip companies on management and organisational development. Professor Prince has also served as a member of the UK's Association of Business Schools' Executive, and as the Chair of the Management, Organisation and Community Development Steering Committee. He is a former Deputy Editor of the Journal of Strategic Change, and has served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Annual Conference of Management and Executive Development in the USA.


- Portland
Our Leeds Law School is located in our Portland building, close to the city’s legal quarter. Our students can hone their legal expertise in purpose-built facilities, including our very own courtroom.

- Library
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.

- 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.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Visit the Law (Top-up) (LLM) page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Roger Chadwick

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.

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


Entry Requirements

Please check our site for the most up-to-date entry requirements (View Website).

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