If you are considering work outside of the UK or shifting away from legal practice in the future, the LPC LLM might be best suited to you. An LLM is seen as a more transferrable qualification.
In the same breadth, the harsh reality of finding work abroad is that most organisations outside the UK do not recognise or know what the LPC qualification is. In contrast the LLM is globally recognised as a masters degree.
The postgraduate loan option is also a big reason for why self-funded aspiring solicitors opt for the LPC LLM instead of the traditional LPC route.
Below is a selection of institutions where you can study an LPC LLM.
|University||Entry Requirements||Start Date||Fees|
|BPP University||2:2||January, February and September (full time and part time)||London Holborn: £17,191
Birmingham, Bristol and Cambridge: £13,524
Leeds and Manchester: £12,659
|University of Law||2:2||September full time and part time)||London (Bloomsbury and Morrgate): £13,000
Birmingham and Guilford: £13,165
Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham: £12,315
|City University of London||2:2||September (full time and part time)||£15,050|
|London Metropolitan University||2:2||September (full time)||£13,500|
|Nottingham Trent University||2:2||September (full time and part time)||£11,950|
|Oxford Brookes University||2:2||September (distance learning, part time 13 months only)||£3,400|
Note that LPC LLM fees are usually inclusive of:
Since the LPC LLM is a masters qualification, the course qualifies for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,906.
There are also other funding options available. Most law schools offer scholarships that they publicise on their website, and they urge individuals to investigate whether they are eligible. Some universities also work with loan companies to help provide students financial aid or discounts upon early payment of fees. Future Finance has a relationship with BPP Law School, offering BPP students loans to cover tuition fees and living expenses. Alternatively, the University of Law offers a 5% discount for students able to make an early payment.
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