The University of Law

The University of Law

Legal Practice Course (LPC)

This is the qualification that must be completed in order to train as a Solicitor and is aimed at students with a law degree or non-law graduates who have completed the GDL and who want to qualify as a solicitor. It is taught at Masters level and carries 120 credits. Students who successfully complete the programme are awarded a Postgraduate Diploma.

It is vocationally-focused and equips students with the key legal knowledge and skills required to work successfully in legal practice as trainee Solicitors.

Entry requirements

To be eligible to take up your place on our LPC, you must comply with the requirements for commencing a Legal Practice Course (LPC) set out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Students must possess either a Qualifying Law Degree usually at 2:2 or above, or a Common Professional Examination (CPE)/Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or similar qualification such as CILEX. Students applying from outside of the UK must also possess an English Language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Your law degree must meet certain academic standards in order to qualify. This must include having adequately passed assessments in the seven Foundations of Legal Knowledge; Public Law, Obligations I (Contract), Obligations II (Tort), Criminal Law, Land Law, Equity & Trusts and Law of the European Union.

Course modules

Stage 1 modules

  • Introduction to professional practice
  • Business Law and Practice Knowledge & Skills
  • Dispute Resolution Knowledge & Skills
  • Real Estate Knowledge & Skills

Stage 2 modules

Students choose 3 from the following options:

  • Advanced Criminal Practice
  • Advanced Real Estate
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Competition Law
  • Banking & Debt Finance
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
  • Public Companies
  • Private Client

Assessment methods

There are a range of assessments, including oral assessments in Interviewing and Advocacy, open book exams, closed book exams and take home 24 hour assessments. Mock assessments are arranged in order to prepare students for the real assessments.

Course fees

Course fees vary slightly depending on which campus you'd like to study at. Please contact the University of Law for more information on course fees.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2018 GBP 12,750 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2018 GBP 16,230 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2018 GBP 11,950 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2018 GBP 11,950 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2018 GBP 16,230 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2018 GBP 12,750 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2018 GBP 12,750 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2018 GBP 12,750 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2018 GBP 11,950 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time weekend September 2018 GBP 11,950 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time evening September 2018 GBP 12,750 per Module (Home/EU) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time evening September 2018 GBP 12,750 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time weekend September 2018 GBP 11,950 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time day September 2018 GBP 16,230 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time evening September 2018 GBP 11,950 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time weekend September 2018 GBP 12,750 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time day September 2018 GBP 11,950 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time weekend September 2018 GBP 16,230 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time evening September 2018 GBP 16,230 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time day September 2018 GBP 12,750 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time day September 2018 GBP 12,750 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time weekend September 2018 GBP 11,950 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time weekend September 2018 GBP 12,750 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time evening September 2018 GBP 16,230 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time day September 2018 GBP 11,950 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time evening September 2018 GBP 11,950 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time day September 2018 GBP 11,950 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time weekend September 2018 GBP 12,750 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years

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
Bristol centre Bristol BS1 6HG South West
Manchester centre Manchester M1 4HJ North West
Chester centre Chester CH3 7AB North West
Leeds centre Leeds LS1 5HD Yorkshire and the Humber
Exeter centre (University of Exeter) Exeter EX4 4RJ South West
The University of Law London Bloomsbury London WC1E 7DE

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Enquiries (Law)
Telephone number: 
01483 216500