You will need:
- to have completed the academic stage of training as prescribed by the SRA. This is normally evidenced by the possession (actual or predicted) of a qualifying law degree or the Common Professional Examination/Graduate Diploma in Law
a minimum second class honours average of at least 50% actual or predicted in the Common Professional Examination/Graduate Diploma in Law
- IELTS 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
- Pearson PTE Academic 64 (minimum 59 in each component for UKVI purposes)
- RPL is not accepted on this course
- International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU should check if they require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. Contact International Admissions Team for more details
- International students entering on a Student visa cannot study par-time
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Months of entry
LJMU's Legal Practice Course produces highly skilled, commercially aware and effective Trainee Solicitors, prepared for the demands of a Training Contract.
- Long running course with an established reputation
- Highly experienced team of tutors, including current practitioners
- Established links with the local legal profession, leading to job opportunities for graduates
- Commended pastoral support during your studies, personal tutors and subject tutors all offering an open door to deal with issues quickly and appropriately
- Flexible part-time study routes
- Generous funding scholarships available for home and overseas students
The School of Law is dedicated to enabling its students to become highly effective trainee solicitors through our well respected Legal Practice Course (LPC). As an LPC student, you will join an established professional legal network and continue your professional development with experts across a variety of legal fields. The opportunity to combine the study of legal practice to meet Solicitors Regulation Authority requirements with the creation of a dissertation reflecting extensive research into your chosen area of law will enhance your personal development and your chances of securing employment within a very competitive legal profession.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority is proposing to change the route individuals must take to qualify as a solicitor.
The proposal is to create a new national assessment in two parts, covering elements of the current qualifying law degree (QLD) and the current LPC. That assessment will be implemented nationally in 2020 and will stand alone; students will then have to decide how they will undertake the vast amount of learning required to pass the assessment. Higher Education Institutions and private providers are currently planning how they will develop learning programmes to support the new assessment.
The School of Law has over 25 years’ experience delivering academic and vocational courses in Law, making us ideally placed to deliver high quality learning opportunities aimed at meeting the new assessment criteria.
Our LPC has run since 1994 and more than 1100 of our graduates have embarked on successful careers within the legal profession. Many have joined our established employer network and keep in touch with us via Facebook. When you join our LPC you join an established community of legal professionals.
We provide extensive networking and work-placement opportunities, including enhanced work experience via our Solicitor Mentor Scheme and voluntary legal case work as part of the School of Law's Legal Advice Centre. The dissertation element of the course provides the opportunity to enhance your career prospects through acquiring vocationally relevant knowledge. It will enable you to make a significant and measurable contribution to the body of legal knowledge in your chosen subject.
Information for international students
There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist postgraduate funding pages.
Please be aware that the UK’s departure from the EU may affect your tuition fees. Learn more about your fee status and which tuition fees are relevant to you.
Fees and funding
Please see the course page for more information.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Emquiries
- 0151 231 5090