London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Legal Practice

The Legal Practice Course (LPC) aims to prepare you for employment as a trainee solicitor and to provide you with a solid foundation for subsequent practice as a solicitor. This course provides graduates who have completed the academic stage of legal training with the professional stage of training required to qualify as a solicitor. We have a long-standing reputation for training solicitors and were 1 of the 1st universities to be validated to run the Legal Practice Course. The course emulates the nature of the work encountered in practice and is transactional, following clients through various legal transactions and court hearings. It builds on the substantive law that you will have already learnt and includes the study of both law, and procedure in the major areas of practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a qualifying law degree, with at least 2nd Class Honours or(if a non-law graduate) the graduate diploma in law or common professional examination with an average of at least 50%. Prior to joining the course, applicants will also need to provide evidence of completion of the academic stage of training in the form o: a letter or email from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA); or a letter from the awarding university to state that your undergraduate degree is a qualifying law degree (to be issued on completion of your award) or that you have completed and passed all 7 core GDL/CPE subjects within the maximum number of attempts allowed (not more than 3). All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.

Course modules

During Stage 1 of the Legal Practice Course you will study the core practice areas of: Civil litigation; criminal litigation; property law and practice; business law and practice; professional conduct and regulation; taxation; wills and administration of estates. In addition we will teach you to develop the following skills essential to practice as a solicitor: Practical legal research; interviewing and advising; advocacy; legal drafting; legal writing. During Stage 2 you choose 3 from the following list of vocational electives: Commercial law and practice; corporate law and practice; advanced business law and practice; alternative dispute resolution and mediation law and practice; employment law and practice; intellectual property law and practice; child law and practice; immigration law and practice; family law and practice; housing law and practice.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods are designed to reflect how solicitors work today, and include skills assessments and open book examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 9,810 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 9,810 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 4,905 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Aldgate Tower Hamlets E1 7PF South East

Key information

Postgraduate admissions
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020 7133 4202