LLM (Professional Legal Practice)

If you complete your LPC or BPTC with us, you can convert it to a full Masters degree in as little as 15 weeks to gain a real advantage in the employment market. Taught predominantly online, with face-to-face options in London, The LLM (Professional Legal Practice) offers a wide range of specialist areas to develop your legal skills and knowledge.

The LLM (Professional Legal Practice) is awarded by BPP University

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Key Information

  • Convert your BPP LPC or BPTC to a full Masters degree by completing only an additional 60 credits
  • Choose from a wide choice of specialist subjects from our full LLM programmes, taught face-to-face in London
  • Receive individual supervision on your practice-based project
  • Develop your knowledge and skills in specialist areas of law and boost your CV
  • Study at a pace to suit you and complete within 4 months or up to 5 years from starting the LPC/BPTC/BVC
  • Funding available through Scholarships, interest-free payment plans and Future Finance student loans^
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Convert your legal training to an LLM

With wide-ranging modules and research topics, you can choose whether to specialise in something you have already studied, or develop a brand new area of knowledge.

Whichever route you choose, the LLM (Professional Legal Practice) provides a significant boost to your career prospects and sets you apart from other LPC or BPTC graduates.

More details about the programme can be found in the programme specification handbook.

How the programme is structured

As our LPC and BPTC are taught at Masters level, you already have 120 of the 180 credits required for a full Law Masters. You can complete the remaining 60 credits of your LLM (Professional Legal Practice) by taking one of the following pathways:

  • Two research projects; or
  • One research project and one taught module from our range of LLMs

You have five years from the start of your LPC and BPTC to complete the full Masters Degree programme.

Ways to study

The LLM (Professional Legal Practice) is taught predominantly online, with face-to-face options in London. You can complete it in just 15 weeks after finishing your LPC or BPTC, or up to four years later.

There are multiple start dates each year. You can choose to take both modules at the same time or you can do the modules consecutively taking a break between them if it suits you. You can sign up for the full Masters degree when you register for the LPC or BPTC if you wish or you can choose to convert to a full Masters degree during or after your LPC or BPTC.

How the LLM is taught

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All your research will need to demonstrate practical relevance – enhancing the skills you learnt in your LPC or BPTC. This developed knowledge and understanding of your chosen subject areas could enhance your prospects with prospective employers. The taught modules are delivered by experts in their fields with relevant practical experience.

From the beginning you'll receive help developing your own ideas for research. While you are undertaking your research, you will receive supervision on a one-to-one basis – face-to-face, by telephone or email.

How the LLM is assessed

The method of assessment is:

  • 2 x Practice-based assessments or
  • 1 x Practice-based assessment, memorandum of advice and examination




Research project

You have 15 weeks to complete each research project and you can choose different study approaches depending on your time and circumstances:

  • Complete two research projects at the same time
  • Complete your research project at the same time as a taught module
  • Complete one at a time, at your own pace


Taught modules

You can choose from a number of taught modules (all 30 credits each):

  • Advanced Corporate Law
  • Business Organisations Law
  • Business Tax Law
  • International and Comparative Tax Law
  • Chinese Business Law
  • Chinese Finance and Investment Law
  • Chinese Public Law and Human Rights
  • Commercial Law
  • Comparative Commercial Law
  • Corporate Finance Law
  • Law Relating to Financial Transactions
  • Financial Regulation and Compliance
  • Fraud and Financial Crime
  • Investigation Law and Practice
  • International Business Law
  • Islamic Finance Law
  • Islamic Business Law
  • UK and International Banking Law
  • Corporate Securities Law
  • Transnational Criminal Justice Law

Please view the modules tab on LLM (Commercial Law) for the full module overviews.

All students are required to attend the compulsory preparation and planning module at the start of the programme. This module is not assessed.

Please note that modules run subject to demand, therefore all modules may not run in all locations.

Entry requirements

This is available to BPP students only. In order to qualify you must have completed BPP’s LPC, BPTC or BVC.

You have five years from the start of your LPC and BPTC to complete the full Masters Degree programme.

You should have completed all LPC or BPTC (BVC) assessments before you start your research.

How to apply

To apply for a place on the LLM (Professional Legal Practice), you will need to complete a BPP application form.

Key dates

The LLM (Professional Legal Practice) programme has multiple start dates throughout the year. You can attend the Preparation and Planning module on several different dates.

For further information or to request a prospectus, call 020 3131 4701 or email us at admissions@bpp.com

International students

For details of which international qualifications are accepted for this programme, please see our country-specific entry requirements.

Study locations

The LLM (Professional Legal Practice) is available at the locations below. The taught modules are only available at our Holborn centre in London.

You'll also benefit from our digital and interactive learning materials.

Study centres:


View full list of start dates and locations.

Programme fees

The LLM (PLP) fee, payable in addition to the LPC or BPTC fee, is: £3,450

A deposit of £250 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer, in order to secure your place.

Additional charges

In addition to your programme fees, there may be additional charges associated with your studies, which include:

Resit fees for assessments £75
Resit fees to repeat a 15 credit module £400
Resit fees to repeat a 20 credit module £530
Resit fees to repeat a 30 credit module £800

Payment plans and schedules

View a full list of payment plans and schedules.


BPP welcomes and supports applications for student scholarships. We offer a number of scholarships and discretionary awards for our law programmes.