Taught by legal experts, this is an opportunity for LPC graduates to extend their research further in an area of interest within legal practice, through a research module and a dissertation.
About the course
You will be learning to apply academic understanding and research techniques to the analysis of law, policy and practice within your chosen area. We also aim to help you produce analytical, creative and original research that demonstrates the relationships between substantive law, policy, socio-economic context and legal practice.
This additional qualification is designed to enhance your career prospects, demonstrate your research capabilities and knowledge of a particular legal area, whatever branch of law you intend to follow.
We aim to find students appropriately linked vocational activity during their degree. We are fortunate to have a full time placement and employability officer dedicated to Law students.
Coursework and dissertation.
The course consists of a taught research module (taken in the autumn), consisting of lectures and workshops; and a supervised 12,000-15,000 word dissertation (taken in spring/summer).
Module one (autumn):
Assessment: 1,500 word report/2,500 word proposal for research project
Module two (spring/summer):
Assessment: 12,000 to 15,000-word dissertation
Course Leader: Dr Ioanna Magklasi
After the course
An LLM can enhance the LPC which qualifies you to enter into Work-Based Learning with a firm of solicitors or an in-house legal department. The LPC also provides a good grounding for practice as a paralegal, in local or health authorities, in local or central government, in commerce either in company secretarial/governance/ regulatory areas or if you aspire to being on a board of directors.
There are many regulatory roles, not just in commerce/ financial services but also for example in the environmental field. A background in housing/employment could be a route into local government or the voluntary sector.
Organisations our legal graduates have gone on to work for include the BBC, John Lewis PLC, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Citizens Advice Bureau, numerous local councils and many firms of solicitors.
Why London Met?
At London Metropolitan University, we place students at the centre of everything we do. We are proud of our vibrant, multicultural and socially diverse community, and welcome applicants regardless of age or background. We offer most of our courses on both a full- and part-time basis, in order to best meet your needs.
The University also has a strong culture of research. Over two thirds of the research we submitted to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise was judged to be “internationally recognised”, “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. Many of these expert researchers will be leading your lectures, as will employers and professionals with extensive real-world experience. They will be supported by an excellent network of guest speakers and mentors from the industry, making sure you get the best possible guidance.
Support from London Met
If this course is for you, please make sure you also take a look at key resources for postgraduate students on our website:
Postgraduate open days: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/events/postgraduate-open-days/
Applying for a postgraduate course: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/postgraduate/
Funding support for postgraduate students: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/
A second class Honours law degree or (if a non-law graduate) at least a second class Honours degree and the Common Professional Examination (CPE) with average of 50%