Taught course

Legal Practice Course

Northumbria University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

Applicants must either have obtained a qualifying law degree, passed the Graduate Diploma in Law or otherwise have satisfied the SRA requirements to embark on the vocational stage of training

Months of entry


Course content

Northumbria’s LPC provides vocational training across a range of subjects and practical skills, enabling students to learn how to apply their legal knowledge in a practical context. The well-established, highly successful programme offers flexible learning options, a strong staff/student ratio, a guaranteed legal placement or professional mentor scheme and a wide range of electives tailored to both general and commercial practice.

The course is taught in two blocks, stage 1 from September to January and stage 2 from February to May.

In stage 1, students study three core practice areas:

  • Business Law and Practice
  • Property Law and Practice
  • Civil and Criminal Litigation

The skills of legal writing, interviewing and advising, drafting, research and advocacy and solicitors accounts and professional conduct and regulation are also taught and assessed during stage 1. Students will have the opportunity to tailor their LPC to their preferred career path as stage 1 is offered in two routes, general practice and commercial practice.

In stage 2, students choose three elective modules. Guidance as to appropriate choice of electives is given by subject tutors during the early part of stage 1

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4533