The LLM in Legal Practice is open only to students who have successfully completed either the Legal Practice Course (LPC), Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or its predecessor course, the Bar Vocational Course (BVC), whether at Cardiff University or another recognised institution.
The course is designed to further develop legal knowledge and skills beyond the requirements of the LPC, BPTC or BVC qualifications. For those pursuing the LLM after experience of legal practice, the course provides an opportunity to extend your knowledge, reflect upon professional practice and fulfil professional development requirements.
With the support and guidance of a dissertation supervisor, you will be encouraged to develop an independent, critical and thorough treatment of your research topic. You will write a sustained, critical exposition of the relevant law and present your analysis, findings and reasoned conclusions clearly, logically and coherently.
• Distance learning programme. • Assessment by dissertation only (15,000 words)
There is no attendance requirement. You will access online introductory sessions and prepare a research proposal within the first six weeks of the course.
The course proceeds by way of self-directed learning with support from a dissertation supervisor.
You are expected to agree a schedule of meetings with your dissertation supervisor (either face to face or equivalent levels of contact via electronic communication) up to a maximum of four hours spread over the year.
The dissertation must be submitted within 52 weeks from the official start of the course.
Successful completion of the course will demonstrate a range of intellectual and practical skills which have direct relevance to legal practice.
Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scholarships
No. of awards TBC
“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-ChancellorWe are pleased to announce that the Taught Master's Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2016/17 entry has been confirmed.We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2016.The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, as well as research master's such as the MPhil and MRes.‘Home’ and ‘EU’ students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.For applicants from countries outside the European Union, we also offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships.
We have two deadlines after which scholarship decisions will be made:6 April and 27 July 2016.The Masters Excellence Scholarship application form can be accessed once you have submitted an application to study to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master’s degree. Please note the additional details on our website and in the guidance documents provided.