With the introduction of the SQE1 requirements for aspiring solicitors, traditional LLB courses often lack some key learning areas that would afford graduates a strong chance of achieving the SQE1 requirements in a timely fashion.
Our LLM is designed to address those gaps by providing students with the subjects needed for the SQE 1 that are not taught on all traditional LLB courses, therefore the course is aimed at those students who have already achieved an undergraduate law degree, and need to study the additional subjects covered by the SQE 1.
The course will cover Property Practice and Procedure, Law of Succession, Criminal Practice and Evidence, Business Law and Solicitors Accounts, and Dispute Resolution. Students will also undertake a Post Graduate Major Project in a legal subject of their choice. Assessment on the course uses a variety of methods designed to imbed an understanding of the course content and its application. As well as practical and written elements students will also be assessed by MCQ exams, in the same format as the SQE1.
Structure and content
Over the course of your LLM, you will study a total of 6 modules. See below for the modules which you will study:
- Property Practice and Procedure
- Law of Succession, Estates, Wills and Probate
- Criminal Practice and Evidence
- Business Law and Solicitors’ Accounts
- Dispute Resolution
- Postgraduate Major Project (Law)
For a more detailed overview of the course modules you can view the Course Information Sheet here.
The LLM is designed for applicants who hold an undergraduate Law degree with a 2:2 or above.
Have previously been taught in English and have sufficient command of English to undertake postgraduate study or have an IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 or better. Applicants without this may be invited are encouraged to apply and will be invited to an English test.
Teaching and assessment
Studying on campus 2 days a week which is Monday - Friday (10:00-17:00)
Studying on campus 1 day a week which is Monday - Friday (10:00-17:00)
Assessment on the course uses a variety of methods designed to imbed an understanding of the course content and its application. As well as practical and written elements students will also be assessed by MCQ exams, in the same format as the SQE1.
In today’s competitive jobs market, graduates need to stand out from the crowd to successfully secure that all-important first full-time job after university. We believe your postgraduate degree from ARU London will significantly enhance your employability:
- Our staff have a mixture of both academic and practical legal experience, meaning that you will receive tuition from staff who can give insight into a variety of careers within the legal sector.
- During your studies, there will be the opportunity to participate in the Employability Scheme with the specific objective of enhancing your future employment prospects. This includes CV workshops, interview techniques, career counselling and visits from prospective employers. Our Employability Team can also provide guidance on securing qualifying work experience in a legal setting.
To learn more about where this course can take you visit the guide from our employability team here.
UK/EU: £8,500 or £6,500 for Alumni
EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.