Taught course

Legal Practice Course

Manchester Metropolitan University · Manchester Law School

Entry requirements

To enrol on the LPC, you will need to satisfy us that you have a qualifying law degree or GDL qualification. You will normally have a UK honours degree, or international equivalent, but we will take into account relevant legal experience. We also welcome applications from mature students with a background in legal practice. International students please visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Months of entry


Course content

Designed to prepare you for life as a solicitor, the LPC programme at Manchester Law School will provide you with a thorough and rigorous start to your career. With an emphasis on simulating real life legal situations, the course is both practical and interactive, using workshops and teaching methods supported by online materials, to help you develop the practical and theoretical skills required for legal practice. You will learn how to think and behave like a legal professional from the outset.

You will work through case studies designed to reflect realistic legal scenarios, serving as the perfect way to learn skills such as interviewing clients, writing letters of advice, preparing legal documents and making court appearances.

The courses are delivered in our purpose-built Law School by a highly experienced academic team from a variety of legal professional backgrounds. Your tuition will be delivered through a combination of methods, mainly workshops and electronic learning.

You will receive the opportunity to hone your legal skills through involvement in one of our voluntary legal work schemes that offer pro bono legal services to those in need. Manchester Law School also offers an outstanding candidates with the opportunity to gain competitive work placements in a number of electives, providing successful candidates with vital work experience.

Manchester Law School places great emphasis on helping you establish your career. 90% of LPC students find legally related employment after graduating, despite many of our students starting the course without a training contract in place prior to arriving. Careers advice is available from our Careers and Employability Service and our highly experienced tutors, alongside a well developed practitioner mentor scheme, guest lecture programme, and several events offering the opportunity to network with employers.

Further information on the study of law:

Professional regulators in the legal sector are currently conducting an extensive consultation about legal education and training. This includes review about the routes and qualifications to become a solicitor or barrister. Some of the considerations include changing or ending existing routes, or opening new ones. The current routes of a qualifying law degree or the GDL, and the BPTC to become a barrister will remain in place until summer 2017. The current route of a qualifying law degree or GDL and LPC will remain in place until summer 2018.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board will make announcements after their consultations and reviews at the end of 2015. These decisions will then inform the different routes to qualification as a solicitor or barrister.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Please refer to http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/2016/13385/
International students
Please refer to http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/2016/13385/

We are pleased to announce that we are offering scholarships of £1,000 each towards your tuition fees.

for more information and how to apply visit www.law.mmu.ac.uk/scholarships

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations45
Written coursework / continuous assessment22
Skills assessments33

Course contact details

LPC Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 247 3047