Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Legal Practice Course

Northumbria's LPC provides vocational training across a range of subjects and practical skills, which enables you to apply your legal knowledge in a practical context. This highly successful course offers flexible learning options to allow you to choose a specialism that is right for you.

All LPC students are guaranteed either a placement with a legal firm or a mentor, who is a recent LPC graduate either undertaking a training contract or a newly qualified solicitor. Our placements offer a range of opportunities and can accommodate individual preferences in legal practice. These can include placements in small or large firms, commercial or high street firms or in-house with companies such as Virgin Money and Sage group.

The course has a high staff/student ratio meaning you will have regular contact with highly qualified and experienced practitioners.

The course is taught in two blocks: in stage 1, the three core practice areas of Business Law and Practice, Property Law and Practice and Litigation are taught and assessed, along with Wills and Administration of Estates, Solicitors' Accounts and Professional Conduct. The skills of Legal Writing, Interviewing and Advising, Drafting, Research and Advocacy, are taught and assessed in the context of the core subjects.

In stage 2, you will choose three elective modules which you will decide on in consultation with your tutors, ensuring your LPC is tailored according to your interests and career plans.

Assessment methods

Sponsorship information

Career Development Loan; LEA; or employee funded.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST North East

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0191 227 4453