Taught course

Professional Legal Practice

Institution
University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

You should have, or expect to have LLB in Scots Law to include all subjects required by the Law Society of Scotland. Entry to the programme is restricted to approximately 80 places determined by the academic merit of applicants. The main criterion for academic merit is the average mark obtained at first sitting in the subjects required by the Law Society of Scotland.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Diploma in Professional Legal Practice is a postgraduate, vocational qualification which if completed, will allow you to pursue a career in the legal profession in Scotland, either as a solicitor or advocate.

The course is primarily delivered by practising solicitors and acts as a bridge between the academic study of law and the requirements of legal practice. We teach you the practical knowledge and skills needed for practice, as well as introducing the values and ethics of the legal profession in Scotland.

On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to take a two year traineeship within Scotland and qualify as a solicitor. If you want to practise as an advocate, you must complete additional training.

All of our teaching is based on achieving the outcomes set by the Law Society of Scotland. These outcomes emphasise the development of practical legal skills within a backdrop of ethical and professional behaviour.

You will consolidate and build on black letter law and the research and analytical skills that you acquired as undergraduates and apply them to practical situations through interactive learning.

As part of this course, included in your fee, you will receive:

  • an iPad (model to be confirmed)
  • the textbook "Conveyancing Practice in Scotland"

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Adele Ferrier
Email
a.ferrier@dundee.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1382 384454