The University of Law

The University of Law

Law (LPC)

We're confident that our LPC is the best preparation for entering legal practice by offering you the skills to succeed in the business world. After all, we are the preferred legal training provider to over 30 major law firms and we’ve trained more lawyers than anyone else.

Future lawyers and business leaders need a wealth of skills to prepare them for today's market place. Our client focused LPC enables you to develop commercial awareness, critical thinking, project management and the networking skills that will prepare you for the challenges ahead.

Study our LPC and you can choose from one of the following three options:

1. LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management – the core LPC with a Masters in Law, Business and Management
2. LPC LLM in Professional Legal Practice – the core LPC with a Masters in Professional Legal Practice
3. LPC – the core LPC, enabling to you practice law as a fully qualified solicitor

An online option is also available leading to an LLM in International or Professional Legal Practice.

When you enrol on the core LPC, either of the following Masters qualifications are available to you at no extra cost:

MSc in Law, Business and Management

If you want to become a partner in a law firm or progress through any number of career paths, our new MSc will provide you with the skills you'll need in practice:

  • Client-focus and embedded business skills to enable you to deliver commercially focused advice
  • Development of essential professional skills ranging from oral and written communication, through to meeting skills and project and risk management
  • A wide selection of electives to cover your specialist areas of interest
  • Innovative assessment to ensure you have the skills law firms require
  • Expert teaching by qualified solicitors and barristers in addition to lectures by Visiting Professors
  • Successfully complete your LPC course with an additional Law and Business module and Business Case Study Report and we will award you an MSc in Law, Business and Management.

LPC LLM in Professional Legal Practice

Alternatively, complete your LPC with an extra module and a Professional Practice Research Report and you will receive an LPC LLM with a Masters in Law.

If you only want the LPC

If you choose not to undertake either the MSc or LLM once your course has started, you can still complete the LPC without the Masters award. You will be issued with a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice and will still have completed the vocational stage of training requirements.

Entry requirements

Academic profile and achievement, generally a minimum of an actual or predicted 2nd class Honours law degree or GDL/CPE. A sufficient command of the English language to successfully complete the course. Students with an overseas degree should discuss their eligibility with the SRA. English language requirements. Students that have completed a degree outside the UK and do not come from a 'majority English speaking country', should provide a certified copy of one of the below approved English Language Tests: IELTS (academic) - a score of 6.5 in all 4 areas - Pearsons academic - a score of 58 in four areas.

Course modules

Stage one: Core practice area modules

  • Introduction to professional practice
  • Business law and practice knowledge
  • Business law and practice skills
  • Dispute resolution knowledge (including criminal litigation)
  • Dispute resolution skills
  • Real estate knowledge
  • Real estate skills

Each module covers a range of skills including advocacy; interviewing and advising; practical legal research; critical thinking; writing and drafting; and project and risk management.

Stage two: Professional elective modules

Choose three of the following professional elective modules:

  • Advanced criminal litigation law and practice
  • Advanced real estate law and practice
  • Commercial dispute resolution law and practice
  • Debt finance law and practice
  • Employment law and practice
  • Family law and practice
  • Commercial law and practice
  • Competition law and practice
  • Immigration law and practice
  • Intellectual property law and practice
  • Mergers and acquisitions law and practice
  • Public companies law and practice
  • Personal injury and clinical negligence litigation law and practice
  • Private client law and practice

LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management

  • Stage one and two LPC modules (as above)
  • Law and Business module consisting:
    • Classical and contemporary theories of business
    • Critically reading financial accounts
    • Analysing a company’s competitive advantage
    • Understanding and developing business strategy
    • Analysing trends in global business
    • Understanding a company’s share price
    • Corporate marketing and management skills
  • Business Case Study Report

LPC LLM in Professional Legal Practice

  • Stage one and two LPC modules (as above)
  • Law and Business module or a fourth professional elective
  • Professional Practice Research Report

Assessment methods

The course is assessed by a variety of assessment methods including open book examinations, course work, which includes a professional practice dissertation, and oral skills role plays.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Legal Practice Course Full-time - 6 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time - 9 months
Legal Practice Course Part-time - 21 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Guildford centre Guildford GU3 1HA South East
London Moorgate centre City of London EC1Y 8HQ South East
Birmingham centre Birmingham B18 6AQ West Midlands
De Broc School of Business (London Bloomsbury) WC1E 7DE
Bristol centre Bristol BS1 6HG South West
Manchester centre Manchester M1 4HJ North West
Chester centre Chester CH3 7AB North West
De Broc School of Business (Leeds) Leeds LS1 5HD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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