- Learning resources and timetables are online so a laptop (with a working microphone and webcam) is essential for your studies. You will also need Wi-Fi at home.
- All lectures are made available for online viewing. You will attend some live lectures, but the majority will be viewed online giving you flexibility in your studies.
- Please note that assessments take place throughout the year and some will take place on Fridays.
- The majority of teaching takes place over one weekend each month but teaching in November and May will take place over the course of a full week (Monday – Friday).
- You must attend all small group sessions. They are very different to traditional tutorials – your group will be divided into subgroups and you will carry out practical legal tasks very similar to those you’d encounter in a solicitor’s office.
- If you work in a legal environment while studying, you may be able to apply for a reduction of up to six months from your training contract. If you’re able to secure a training contract at the start of the course, you will undertake a part-time study training contract. This allows you to qualify as quickly as a full-time student. See the SRA website for more information.
- It will help you if you do a limited amount of preparatory reading before the course starts. Information on this will be sent to you once you’ve accepted your place.
Our offer is based on the assumption that when you applied you disclosed any disability that might affect the way in which we deliver the course or assess you. In such a case, we will either:
- agree with you that the disability will require no special facilities, or
- meet you to discuss what facilities will be necessary.
If you have a disability, we need to hear from you immediately so that we can evaluate your needs and determine what adjustments we’re able to make to accommodate those needs. Please contact Student Support Services by emailing Student Support.
Please note that if you’re an existing student at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and you already have adjustments through the Student Support Services from your undergraduate or GDL / Postgraduate Diploma in Law course, these adjustments won’t automatically be carried forward on to the LLM LPC. You’ll need to contact Student Support Services as soon as possible so a fresh evaluation can be made to accommodate your needs for this course.
We work closely with our specialist careers advisers to ensure that the electives available are tailored to the needs and career aspirations of our students. Please refer to the course page for further details.
Some firms insist that their trainees study specific electives; others give their trainees a free choice. If you’ve already secured a training contract, you should first ask your firm if they have a preference as to which particular elective(s) you should select.
You should only choose LPC electives that support your choice of career. You should never choose elective subjects because you think they will look good on your CV. Selecting the wrong mix of electives will put you at a disadvantage when making training contract applications.
Elective modules will only run if sufficient numbers of students select them. You will study your electives during year 2 and you will be asked to select your choices part way through year 1.
As a postgraduate student, you can apply for University accommodation. To guarantee yourself a place, you should apply and pay your deposit before the end of May.