The University of Law

University of Law

Law (LPC)

Our Legal Practice Course (LPC) is the best possible preparation to practise law as a fully qualified solicitor and the skills to succeed in business.

  • Qualify with an LPC, with the option to gain an MSc or LLM at no extra cost
  • Develop your commercial awareness, critical thinking, project management and networking skills to prepare you for the challenges ahead
  • Tailor your course to your specialist areas of interest through a wide choice of elective subjects
  • Flexible study options to suit you, including accelerated, full and part-time courses
  • Study your LPC with a Masters and you could be eligible for a £10,000 postgraduate student loan

Choose from three awards:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (PgDip) – the core Legal Practice Course
  • LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management
  • LPC LLM in Professional Legal Practice

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 and skills
  • Dispute Resolution knowledge and skills (including criminal litigation)
  • Real Estate knowledge and 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 Practice*
  • Advanced Real Estate
  • Banking and Debt Finance
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Competition Law*
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law*
  • Immigration*
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence*
  • Private Client*
  • Public Companies

* Not available on Full-time Accelerated course starting in July. If you wish to study these modules, you will need to change to a September or January start.

Note that availability of each module in September and January is subject to sufficient uptake by students.

Masters options

If you choose to study the LPC MSc or the LPC LLM your programme of study will cover:

LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management

  • Stage One and Two LPC modules
  • Law and Business module:
    • The economy, business environment and globalisation
    • The functioning of the City
    • People and Project Management
    • Financial analysis
    • Corporate Finance
    • Marketing
    • Strategy
  • Business Case Study Report

LPC LLM in Professional Legal Practice

  • Stage One and Two LPC modules
  • Law and Business module or a fourth professional elective
  • Professional Practice Research Report

Assessment methods

LPC

  • Open and closed-book assessments
  • Research, writing and drafting assignments
  • Oral presentations
  • Work across elective modules

LPC MSc

Same as LPC, plus:

  • Law and Business assessment consisting of a 3,000 word report
  • Business Case Study Report (a self-study module consisting of a 3,000 word report and 20 minute oral presentation which can be completed during training contract for LPC Accelerated)

LPC LLM

Same as LPC, plus:

  • Law and Business assessment, if that module is selected
  • Professional Practice Research Report (a self-study module consisting of a 3,000 word report and 20 minute oral presentation which can be completed during training contract for LPC Accelerated)

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.

Course fees

Course fees vary slightly depending on which campus you are studying at, or if you're studying online. Please visit http://www.law.ac.uk/postgraduate/lpc/ for details.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2016 - 6 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2016 - 6 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2016 - 6 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2016 - 6 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2016 - 6 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2016 - 6 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2016 - 6 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2016 - 6 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
Legal Practice Course Part-time September 2016 - 21 months
Legal Practice Course Part-time September 2016 - 21 months
Legal Practice Course Part-time September 2016 - 21 months
Legal Practice Course Part-time September 2016 - 21 months
Legal Practice Course Part-time September 2016 - 21 months
Legal Practice Course Part-time September 2016 - 21 months
Legal Practice Course Part-time September 2016 - 21 months
Legal Practice Course Part-time September 2016 - 21 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time January 2017 - 6 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time January 2017 - 6 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time January 2017 - 6 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time January 2017 - 6 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time January 2017 - 6 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time January 2017 - 6 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time January 2017 - 6 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time January 2017 - 9 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time January 2017 - 9 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time January 2017 - 9 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time January 2017 - 9 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time January 2017 - 9 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time January 2017 - 9 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time January 2017 - 9 months
Legal Practice Course Part-time January 2017 - 21 months
Legal Practice Course Part-time January 2017 - 21 months
Legal Practice Course Part-time January 2017 - 21 months
Legal Practice Course Part-time January 2017 - 21 months
Legal Practice Course Part-time January 2017 - 21 months
Legal Practice Course Part-time January 2017 - 21 months
Legal Practice Course Part-time January 2017 - 21 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time February 2017 - 6 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time February 2017 - 9 months
Legal Practice Course Part-time February 2017 - 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
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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