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Professional Legal Practice PgDip

University of Aberdeen · School of Law

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Course content


DPLP is practial transaction based learning to prepare graduates for legal practice in Scotland. It satisfies the requirements of the Professional Education and Training Stage 1 for solicitors in Scotland. If you are a graduate of Law and you want to practice Law this programme is an essential requirement.

Students study conveyancing, private client work, litigation, business and environment and ethics, with optional courses in civil litigation, contracts, finance and acquisitions, dispute resolution, family law, energy law, employment law, public law, advanced criminal litigation and negotiation.

Courses include: Conveyancing, Private Client, Litigation, Business Environment and Ethics. Four Optional Courses include choice from: Advanced Civil Litigation, Contracts, Corporate Finance and Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution, Family Law, Energy Law, Employment Law, Public Law and Administration, Advanced Criminal Litigation, Negotiation.


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • This programme is ideal if you are situated or can visit the campus from the nearby regions of Scotland. It is nine months in length. You can study directly after your degree in Law.
  • The Law School is ranked in 10th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2018)

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  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time
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Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months

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