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). This LPC is trusted by the legal profession as a real predictor of your ability to meet the demands of legal practice. It is a practice-based programme - students engage in analysis and application, and workplace simulation, allowing them to develop the skills and competence required for ‘day one’ of legal practice.
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 LPC has been the prescribed course for graduates wishing to qualify as a solicitor since 1992, over 1300 lawyers have graduated from the LPC at LJMU.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority's introduction of the SQE now changes the route individuals must take to qualify as a solicitor. You can still take the traditional taught LPC here at LJMU, recognised by thousands in the legal profession, to enhance your personal development and your chances of securing employment within a very competitive legal profession.
The deadline for full-time applications (made via the central Applications Board) is Friday 18 August 2023. Part-time applications must be made through the LJMU online application form. The deadline for part-time applications is Friday 25 August 2023.
The programme starts on Monday 4 September 2023.
We provide extensive networking and work-placement opportunities, including enhanced work experience via our Solicitor Mentor Scheme. 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