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Course summaryCombine the study of law with experience of legal practice in our on-campus law firm alongside practising lawyers.Develop transferable professional and legal skills, such as interviewing, legal writing and drafting, teamwork and commercial awareness.Study the core foundations of legal knowledge through modules which blend legal theory with practice.For non-law graduates, this course is a stepping stone to go on to qualify for a career in law and will give you a practical edge in
Combine the study of law with experience of legal practice in our on-campus law firm alongside practising lawyers.
Develop transferable professional and legal skills, such as interviewing, legal writing and drafting, teamwork and commercial awareness.
Study the core foundations of legal knowledge through modules which blend legal theory with practice.
For non-law graduates, this course is a stepping stone 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 alongside legal work experience in our on-campus law firm.
How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
We have highly motivated, knowledgeable and creative staff across the department, who bring a breadth and depth of knowledge and skills from legal practice. This enables high quality learning of the core aspects of the discipline and a range of specialist topics and areas of study.
You learn through
group work and presentations
practically based case studies
professional work-based learning
As a law conversion course, the LLM in Legal Professional Practice is the first step towards a career in the legal profession, typically as a solicitor or barrister. With a law degree, you will also be in the top 25% of those who secure graduate jobs in the wider commercial and business sector. This course helps prepares you for a career in a number of fields such as:
law (solicitor, barrister, paralegal, in-house counsel, in the private or public sector)
Typically a 2.2 honours degree or above in any subject. Students without a 2:2 honours degree from the UK or Republic of Ireland are required to evidence that they meet the academic entrance requirements of the relevant professional body. This includes applicants with overseas degrees or mature students without an undergraduate degree.
When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University students will be working at the cutting edge of their discipline, using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace.
There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a particular focus on experience in industry and the pursuit of applied learning.
Students at Hallam enjoy studying a range of courses at the heart of this vibrant city in the North of England. One of the university’s strengths is in its ability to prepare students for creative problem-solving and dealing with complexity in the real world.