Taught course

Professional Legal Practice

Institution
University of Strathclyde · School of Law
Qualifications
DiplomaLLM

Entry requirements

LLB from a recognised university.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Diploma in Professional Legal Practice is essential for entry to both the solicitors' and advocates' branches of the profession and meets the requirements of the Law Society of Scotland's Professional Education and Training Stage 1 (PEAT 1).

The Diploma is a vocational course on which you will learn the ethical rules, practical knowledge and personal skills required of lawyers in Scotland. During the Diploma you will be introduced to the practices, values and attitudes of the legal profession. You will find a sharp shift in focus from undergraduate academia, with its intricate theoretical concepts to intensive skills-based learning and professional training. We train our students to be practising lawyers. We seek to produce professional, resilient, critical thinkers with a thorough knowledge of legal principles and a proper appreciation of the practical context within which they are applied.

Qualification and course duration

Diploma

part time
24 months
full time
9 months

LLM

distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Kirsty Stewart
Email
k.stewart@strath.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 141 548 4945