Taught course

Professional Legal Practice

Institution
Robert Gordon University · The Law School
Qualifications
PGDip

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Entry requirements

To gain admission to the Diploma course entrants require to obtain passes in certain "core" subjects (prerequisite professional subjects) in their LLB Degree from a Scottish university.

Alternatively you will have undertaken a pre-Diploma training contract and completed the Law Society of Scotland's professional qualifying examinations.

Those wishing to apply for a place on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice:

  • Will graduate LLB from Robert Gordon University this year, or earlier; OR
  • Are engaged on a pre-Diploma Training Contract
  • Will graduate LLB from another Scottish University this year or earlier

To apply for entry to the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice you must complete the application form specific to the Diploma.

If you wish to apply to study at another University, please check that University’s website in order to check if there are other requirements to comply with. If applying to Strathclyde University as first choice please note that the paper application should not be used but the online form on their website should be sent directly to them.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The flexible Diploma in Professional Legal Practice from Robert Gordon University enables you to train further to practice as a solicitor in Scotland and is a PEAT 1 accredited course by the Law Society of Scotland. Throughout the vocational course, you will learn the ethical rules, practical knowledge and professional skills required of solicitors in Scotland.

If you intend to become a solicitor after completion of an LLB Degree from a Scottish university, or the professional examinations of The Law Society of Scotland, you are required to undertake the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.

Throughout the course, you will be taught by practising solicitors in most modules, take part in client interviews and undertake skills related activities and assessment, to ensure you are ready for the working environment upon graduation from Robert Gordon University.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
All Students - Full-time £7,000 entire course All Students - Part-time £3,500 per academic year
International students
All Students - Full-time £7,000 entire course All Students - Part-time £3,500 per academic year

For more information, visit www.rgu.ac.uk/finance

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    7 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    This is an accredited PEAT 1 course with accreditation from The Law Society of Scotland.

Course contact details

Name
Student Admissions Service
Email
admissions@rgu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1224 262728