Entry requirements

This is a postgraduate course with basic entry requirements prescribed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA, formerly the Law Society). Most students will have a UK honours degree in law, normally Second Class or above. However, students can hold a degree in another subject, with a further qualification in law such as the Graduate Diploma in Law or the Graduate Entry LLB in Law. The SRA can advise on non-standard qualifications. Before enrolling on the course, all students must meet SRA requirements for evidence of completion of the academic stage of legal training and become SRA student members.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Legal Practice Course (LPC) has been designed to ensure that you are fully prepared to meet the demands of the modern legal profession. The course is taught in the heart of the legal profession at our campus in Gray's Inn, Holborn. We help you to master the vital skills and knowledge you need to be a successful solicitor. We also allow you to develop your interest in a particular specialist area of law by offering a range of vocational electives.

Course Content

The Legal Practice Course is comprised of Stages One and Stage Two. Stage One gives you the key skills and knowledge you need to go on to be a trainee solicitor and Stage Two allows you to enhance your knowledge in three particular specialist areas of law.

Written and developed in consultation with practitioners in a number of core areas our LPC focuses on giving you the practical legal skills you really need.


The LPC marks the start of your professional legal career and so you are expected to attend and work as if you were in practice. Our course closely replicates the demands and disciplines of practice through realistic and engaging scenarios. In addition to the core knowledge and legal subjects, we focus on professional behaviours and commercial awareness.The tasks you undertake are designed to provide you with transferable skills that can be applied in a variety of contexts.

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice. As our LPC is taught at Masters level rather than at degree level, you can convert your final award into an LLM Professional in Legal Practice by writing an additional dissertation.

Why the City LPC

  • Benefit from expert legal training -all our tutors have strong practice experience
  • Strengthen your knowledge by learning at Masters level rather than degree level Enhance your legal skills with expert face-to-face teaching four days a week and one-to-one support from the Training Contracts Advisory Service
  • Improve your legal skills by undertaking pro bono work with a partnership organisation
  • Gain an LLM in Professional Legal Practice simply by undertaking an additional dissertation

Fees and funding

We offer a number of scholarships to postgraduate students. For more information, please visit our website

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

The School Office
+44 (0)20 7404 5787
+44 (0)20 7831 4188