Taught course

PG Dip Legal Practice Course

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

  • One of the following: A UK qualifying Law degree with a minimum classification of 2.2 honours; a pass in the Common Professional Examination (CPE); or a recognised Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). Filex students issued with a Certificate of Exemption from the CPE by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) are also eligible.
  • If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of face-to-face and online learning in September 2021, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2021-22.

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email answers@aru.ac.uk for further information.

Months of entry


Course content

Prepare to practise as a solicitor by learning a variety of aspects of law and keep up to date with the latest opportunities in the legal profession.

You’re a law graduate with ambitions to work as a solicitor. You want to enhance your legal knowledge and gain hands-on experience, backed up by professional careers advice.

ARU is the only university in East Anglia to offer the Legal Practice Course, which is designed for Law graduates who want to pursue a career as a solicitor.

It’s flexible, so you can fit your studies around other commitments with two days on campus every week and i-lectures that you can access remotely.

What’s more, you’ll have access to the latest careers advice thanks to our network of affiliated law practitioners.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

ARU Applicant Enquiries Team