LLM Legal Professional Practice

Sheffield Hallam University

Course information

This course is a stepping stone for non-law graduates to go on to qualify for a career in law and will give you a practical edge in the employment market. You will gain the skills, experience, contacts and credentials you need to kick-start your legal career, by studying the core foundations of legal knowledge (aligned with SQE stage 1) and then going on to obtain legal work experience in our on-campus practising law firm, SHU Law Limited. The course is studied at Masters’ level, thereby also entitling you to apply for the Student Finance Postgraduate loan.

Find out more about the full-time course here or the part-time course here

Apply through LawCAB using the GDL/law conversion application form.

Course length

One year, full-time

Two years, part-time

Eligibility requirements

Any undergraduate degree from a UK or Irish university or its equivalent in any discipline with a minimum of a 2.2 classification or its equivalent. Students without a 2:2 honours degree from the UK or Republic of Ireland must evidence that they meet the academic entrance requirements of the relevant professional body. Applicants who do not hold a UK first degree must obtain a Certificate of Academic Standing from The Bar Standards Board if they wish to qualify as a barrister.

Graduate Visa eligibility

Full-time - yes

Part-time - no

Read about the graduate visa

Qualification Level

180 credits

Find out here what the different qualification levels mean

Course fees


Full-time Home: £10,310 for the course
Full-time International/EU: £17,205 for the course

Part-time Home: £10,310 for the course
Part-time International/EU: £17,205 for the course

Please refer to the SHU website for information about course fees for the full-time and part-time options

Sheffield Hallam University
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Law conversion - Masters
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