Taught course

Legal Practice Course

Swansea University · College of Law and Criminology

Entry requirements

We welcome students holding the following qualifications: 2:2 degree or above in Law or students holding a Graduate Diploma in Law. Degrees must be a qualifying law degree as specified by the SRA. Students without a 2:2 degree or above may still be considered subject to satisfactory interview. If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification such as the IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 6.5 in each component) or equivalent. .

Months of entry


Course content

The Swansea Legal Practice Course is a professional practical course commencing 11th September 2017 that develops important practical skills and confidence for a successful career in law in England and Wales. Consistently rated as excellent by both students and external organisations in support of students the Swansea Legal Practice Course represents the best of innovation in professional legal education.

The Swansea LPC is known for the excellence of its pastoral care and support of students and personal tutors provide best practice guidance for personal development and training.

The LPC is taught in two distinct stages. Core subjects (Stage 1) and the elective subjects (Stage 2).

Stage 1 – Core Subjects

  • Business Law and Practice
  • Property Law and Practice
  • Litigation (Criminal & Civil)
  • Wills and Administration of Estates

In addition students will have stand-alone sessions in Professional Conduct & Regulation, Solicitors Accounts and Taxation. These subjects are also taught pervasively throughout the other modules.

Stage 2 – Electives

Students can choose 3 of the following:

  • Business Leases
  • Family Law & Practice
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
  • Advanced Commercial Law
  • Advanced Criminal Law

(It should be noted that not every elective module listed may be available every year and is dependent on amongst other things at least 6 students electing to take the module)

Course Skills

A unique feature of the Swansea LPC is that we deliver a separate skills course in addition to the skills being delivered pervasively. Students build up a portfolio of skills in the following areas:

  • Advocacy
  • Interviewing & Advising
  • Practical Legal Research
  • Drafting
  • Writing

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

College of Law and Criminology
+44 (0)1792 295913