Taught course

Legal Practice

University of Central Lancashire · Lancashire Law School

Entry requirements

You must have completed the academic stage of legal training. This stage is usually completed either by graduating with a qualifying law degree or with a non-law degree then passing the Common Professional Examination (Graduate Diploma in Law). All full time applications must be made through this website.

Months of entry


Course content

UCLan’s new combined LLM and LPC course gives students the opportunity to gain the professional qualification needed to become a solicitor, at the same time as achieving a Masters qualification. You will:

  • Obtain an internationally recognised qualification
  • Gain a fully-accredited LPC and a Masters upon successful completion of your course
  • Show employers a higher level of professional and academic competence
  • Study in a highly practical learning environment designed to prepare you for real-life legal situations
  • Receive excellent individual support to maximise your personal potential and career aspirations

LPC: Students not wishing to pursue the full LLM, may pursue the traditional LPC qualification and obtain a postgraduate diploma.

The aims of the course are to:

  • prepare students for work-based learning
  • provide a general foundation for practice.

Accordingly at the end of the course, successful students should be able, under appropriate supervision, to:

  • research and apply knowledge of the law and legal practice accurately and effectively
  • identify the client's objectives and different means of achieving those objectives and be aware of:
  1. the financial, commercial and personal priorities and constraints to be taken into account
  2. the costs, benefits and risks involved in transactions or courses of action
  • perform the tasks required to advance transactions or matters
  • understand where the rules of professional conduct may impact and be able to apply them in context
  • demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and skills in the areas of:
  1. Professional Conduct and Regulation
  2. the core practice areas of Business Law and Practice, Property Law and Practice, Litigation and the areas of wills and administration of estates and taxation
  3. the course skills of Practical Legal Research, Writing, Drafting, Interviewing and Advising, and Advocacy. Students should also be able to transfer skills learnt in one context to another;
  • demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and skills in the three areas covered by their choice of electives, and
  • reflect on their learning and identify their learning needs.

Information for international students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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