Taught course

Legal Practice Course (LPC)

Institution
University of Law · University of Law
Qualifications
LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management or LPC LLM in Professional Legal Practice or LPC

Entry requirements

A minimum of an actual or predicted second class honours law degree or GDL/CPE. For more information on LPC entry requirements, visit http://www.law.ac.uk/postgraduate/postgraduate-entry-requirements/#llm-lpc-entry-requirements

Months of entry

January, September, July, March

Course content

Offering you the best possible preparation to practise law as a fully qualified solicitor with the skills to succeed in business.

  • Qualify with an LPC, with the option to gain an MSc or LLM at no extra cost
  • Develop your commercial awareness, critical thinking, project management and networking skills to prepare you for the challenges ahead
  • Tailor your course to your specialist areas of interest through a wide choice of elective subjects
  • Flexible study options to suit you, including accelerated, full-time, part-time and online courses
  • Study your LPC with a Masters and you could be eligible for a £10,000 postgraduate student loan
  • We are the preferred legal training provider to over 30 major law firms


Course content


Choose from three awards:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (PgDip) - the core Legal Practice Course
  • LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management
  • LPC LLM in Professional Legal Practice


LPC modules

Stage One: Core Practice Area Modules

  • Introduction to Professional Practice
  • Business Law and Practice knowledge and skills
  • Dispute Resolution knowledge and skills (including Criminal Litigation)
  • Real Estate knowledge and skills

Each module covers a range of skills including advocacy, interviewing and advising, practical legal research, critical thinking, writing and drafting, and project and risk management.

Stage Two: Professional Elective Modules

Choose three of the following professional elective modules:

  • Advanced Criminal Practice*

  • Advanced Real Estate

  • Banking and Debt Finance

  • Commercial Law

  • Commercial Dispute Resolution

  • Competition Law*

  • Employment Law

  • Family Law*

  • Immigration*

  • Intellectual Property

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence*

  • Private Client*

  • Public Companies

Masters options

If you choose to study the LPC MSc or LPC LLM your programme of study will cover:

LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management:

  • Stage One and Two modules
  • Law and Business module:

- The economy, business environment and globalisation

- The functioning of the City

- People and Project Management

- Financial analysis

- Corporate finance

- Marketing

- Strategy

  • Business Case Study Report

LPC LLM in Professional Legal Practice

  • Stage One and Two modules
  • Law and Business module or a fourth professional elective
  • Professional Practice Research Report


Assessment and exams

LPC:

  • Open and closed-book assessments
  • Research, writing and drafting assignments
  • Oral presentations
  • Work across elective modules


LPC MSc:

Same as LPC, plus:

  • Law and Business assessment consisting of a 3,000 word report
  • Business Case Study Report (a self-study module consisting of a 3,000 word report and 20 minute oral presentation which can be completed during training contract for LPC Accelerated)

LPC LLM

Same as LPC, plus:

  • Law and Business assessment, if that module is selected
  • Professional Practice Research Report (a self-study module consisting of a 3,000 word report and 20 minute oral presentation which can be completed during training contract for LPC Accelerated)


For more information on our LPC, visit http://www.law.ac.uk/postgraduate/lpc/

*Not available on the Full-time Accelerated course starting in July. If you wish to study these modules, you will need to change to a September or January start. Note that availability of each module in January and September is subject to sufficient uptake by students.

Information for international students

Students with an overseas degree should discuss their eligibility with the SRA. For more information on our LPC entry requirements, visit http://www.law.ac.uk/postgraduate/postgraduate-entry-requirements/#llm-lpc-entry-requirements

Fees and funding

UK students
From £10,950
International students
From £10,950

If you’re bright, ambitious and want a career in law, but a lack of funding is standing in your way, we offer a range of funding options to provide financial support and assistance to our students including:

  • The Student Loans Company Postgraduate Loan: study your LPC with an LLM or MSc and you could be eligible for a £10,000 loan. Students also can also consider Future Finance or Career Development loans
  • Access to the UK’s largest University law scholarships, awards and bursaries fund. With £600,000 available to 2017 courses, we’re enabling more students from more backgrounds to achieve their ambitions
  • Flexible payment options to help you pay for your postgraduate course. We give you peace of mind by spreading out the tuition fee payments and arrange payments by direct debit

For more information on sources of funding for our LPC, visit http://www.law.ac.uk/postgraduate/postgraduate-funding-options/

Qualification and course duration

LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management or LPC LLM in Professional Legal Practice or LPC

distance learning
21 months
full time
6 or 9 months
part time
21 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Formal exams/ oral/ written coursework100

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@law.ac.uk
Phone
0800 289997