Taught course

Legal Practice Course

Institution
Nottingham Trent University · Nottingham Law School
Qualifications
LPC

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Entry requirements

You will need one of the following options:

  • a Qualifying Law degree (2.2 or above).
  • Graduate Diploma in Law / CPE with an undergraduate degree (2.2 or above).
  • Chartered Institute of Legal Executives qualification.

All applicants should provide evidence in their personal statement of their commitment to a career in law and will be required to provide a full reference in support of their application.

We specify these minimum entry requirements, but we will assess you individually on your ability to benefit from the course. We sometimes offer places on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications, and industrial or professional experience.

Accredited Prior Learning (APL)

Applications from students who have successfully completed either a Bar Vocational Course (BVC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) within five years of enrolment to our Legal Practice Course may be considered for exemption from attendance and assessment in the following:

  • Stage One - Litigation; Advocacy; Drafting
  • Stage Two - Two Vocational Electives.
  • It is important for such students to contact the Course Leader as promptly as possible prior to their application to the Central Applications Board to allow their APL application to be considered.

Students who transfer to Nottingham Law School to undertake Stage Two having successfully completed Stage One at another institution will be awarded the Professional Diploma.

Months of entry

September

Course content

We are confident that our LLM Legal Practice Course (LLM LPC) will provide you with the best training currently available - we have an excellent reputation within the legal profession.

Our LPC is approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and allows you to progress to qualifying work experience to become a solicitor.

Why study the LLM LPC at Nottingham Law School?

  • Successful completion of all elements of the LLM LPC will result in the award of a Masters degree – an internationally recognised qualification.
  • All our staff are experienced lawyers and you will benefit from their practical knowledge. Also you will benefit from our visiting lecturers.
  • We teach in as small groups as possible to encourage student participation.
  • Every student has a personal tutor. We get to know our students and support and encourage you in both your studies and in your employment applications at the start of your legal career.
  • We offer a multi-award-winning pro bono programme, including a Legal Advice Centre for the local community.
  • Our dedicated and experienced careers consultants provide guidance and support to help you secure a training contract or other legal employment. Applicants are invited to a careers event in June, before the LPC course starts, so that you can benefit from working with our successful careers team.
  • The number of graduates obtaining a training contract or paralegal work is consistently high.
  • The Professional Legal Practice module provides practical experience and commercial insight, which will ensure you hit the ground running at the start of your career.
  • Studying with Nottingham Law School means that you have all the facilities a large Law School can offer plus the advantages of studying within a university environment which offers outstanding library, IT, support, sports, language and student union services.
  • 94.4% of our Nottingham Law School postgraduates are in work or further study within 15 months of finishing their degrees (of those available for work or study, latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-18).
  • NTU is 1st for number of Law students taking Professional Qualifications (HESA, 18/19).
  • Scholarships worth up to half the fee are available.
  • The assessment fee for the Legal Practice Course is included in the course fee.

Information for international students

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 (5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LPC
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
applications@ntu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 848 4200