Taught course

LLM Legal Practice Course (LPC)

Institution
University of Derby · Derby Law School
Qualifications
LPC

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Entry requirements

This course is for those wishing to become a solicitor. It is the second stage of your path towards qualification after your qualifying law degree. The course is based on work-related skills and introduces you to the vocational skills of legal practice. Whether you aspire to work in a city or commercial practice, a high-street or niche practice, or in-house, our LLM LPC provides an excellent foundation for your future career in law.

You will need:

  • A Qualifying Law degree (2.2 or above)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law/CPE with an undergraduate degree (2.2 or above)

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Derby LLM LPC equips you with a masters qualification and includes the Legal Practice Course (LPC) needed for professional practice as a Solicitor. You'll gain the in-depth legal knowledge, commercial awareness and practical skills that employers are seeking.

  • This course prepares you for a training contract - the next stage in the route to becoming a solicitor
  • Tailor your LLM LPC to suit your own professional interests by choosing from a range of elective modules, including Advanced Criminal Litigation, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury, Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property, Employment Law, Family Law and Practice and Private Client (Estate Planning)
  • Professional facilities including mock courtroom and interview suites, enabling you to improve your vocational skills and make the transition from graduate to lawyer
  • A flexible course enabling you to meet other commitments; 2 days attendance per week full-time or 1 day per week part-time and flexibility over when you sit your assessments
  • Excellent pastoral care, careers advice and opportunities - increase your chances of gaining a training contract via our Professional Mentoring Scheme and our influential network of contacts within the legal profession
  • Learn from a high calibre, enthusiastic teaching team made up of experienced local practitioners
  • Volunteering opportunities as a student legal advisor in our Student Legal Advice Clinic (SLAC).

For those interested in becoming a solicitor, the route to qualification is changing. At Derby Law School we are working hard to ensure that the necessary changes are made to our undergraduate and postgraduate courses to provide our students with maximum opportunity and flexibility to further their legal career.

Information for international students

A minimum IELTS 7.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all components

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LPC
    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

Name
University of Derby
Email
marketing@derby.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1332 591044