The UK LLB and Canadian JD are both “first level” undergraduate professional degrees. A LLM from the UK enables students with baccalaureate degrees to leverage their undergraduate degree programs into LLM specializations and obtain a legal practice niche career credential. This is the door opener to practice specialization departments in mid-size and large law firms and boutique law firms.

The LLM degree is recognized internationally and is now the career door opener since law firms, consultants, governments and NGOs want to hire legal specialists that can provide added value services to clients and UK Law schools are the international leaders in the development of innovative one year LLM degrees.

Canadian JD graduates can access innovative graduate LLM degree specializations in world class global law schools and experience the new international professional education being advocated by the Government of Canada. -link to article “The Canadian Government Wants Canadians to “Go Abroad” for Legal Education.

Masters of Law (LLM): What is an LLM?

The LLM Degree is a graduate law degree, distinct from the JD/LLB.

The LLM Degree is recognized internationally and opens doors to global professional careers. There is multitude of LLM degree programs. An increasing number are combined with undergraduate knowledge specializations that then qualifies you as an ‘expert in a niche area’ of law-related professional services.

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How is Professional Career Launcher able to offer free guidance and advice service?

Professional Career Launcher can offer this unique free service because our funding is provided from the British universities that have appointed us to represent them. This means we can offer students a choice in terms of programs, institutions and geographical locations in the UK.

Do Professional Career Launcher guarantee entry to their UK partner universities?

No we cannot. All final decisions are made by the Admissions team at each university and decisions are based on your own academic qualifications, standardized test results, personal statement and reference, and in some cases, a portfolio of work or audition tape. However we believe that by using our service you will increase your chances of acceptance, because we make sure that you are applying to universities that match your subject preferences and academic ability.Through our expertise and knowledge of the UK admissions process and criteria, we help you ensure that your application presents you in the best possible light to maximize your chances of acceptance.

Do I need a visa to study in the UK?

This depends on where you are from. Our Advisors can help you determine this, and if you do need one, they will help you apply for a visa in time for your studies.

Are the entry requirements to study with British universities the same?

No. All of our partner universities vary and so it is best to check with a Professional Career Launcher Advisor for the exact requirements needed. Department entry grades vary within the universities and can be higher than the minimum requirements of a university.

Can I work during my studies in the UK?

In general international students can work for up to 20 hours a week while studying in the UK. For more information, visit the Home Office website. Professional Career Launcher's British partner universities each have a careers service to help students find an appropriate job either on campus or in the local community. They will provide a wide range of help including: - Access to job adverts - Guidance with writing CVs and job applications - Support on preparing for job interviews - Information about working in the UK.

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