Taught course

Legal Practice Course (LPC) Full time

De Montfort University · Leicester De Montfort Law School

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a qualifying law degree or the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE). The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has set conditions for joining the LPC. Please contact them directly to ensure that you are eligible before applying to DMU - www.sra.org.uk.

Months of entry


Course content

This course, based on work-related skills training, is for those wishing to become solicitors. The Legal Practice Course (LPC) equips you with the appropriate knowledge, skills and understanding of procedures and practice to embark effectively on the period of further training within a firm.

  • Attendance
    Only two days compulsory attendance per week. The nature of the course, makes it more flexible and enables you to meet other commitments
  • Pastoral Support
    Excellent pastoral care and support by staff
  • Careers and pro bono
    Access to a mentor, individual careers advice and guidance as well as opportunities for involvement in an extensive range of pro bono activities
  • Teaching
    Leicester De Montfort Law School boasts an excellent reputation for teaching quality.
  • Facilities
    Students are taught in the state-of-the-art £35 million Hugh Aston Building, complete with its own mock courtroom, client interviewing room, an integrated law library and book shop.
  • Location
    Central UK location and attractive city centre campus
  • E-learning
    Additional online learning support provided via DMU’s Blackboard facility

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required. English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
£9,400. There is an additional administrative charge of £150 per annum for students who live overseas

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer two scholarships.

Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship page.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Up to £6,000 worth of support available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Business & Law
+44 (0)116 250 6070