Taught course

Legal Practice Course

University of West London · School of Law

Entry requirements

You should have:

  • an honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or equivalent
  • a Common Professional Examination/Graduate Diploma in Law with an average of at least 50%

We may also offer you a place based on relevant experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications are considered individually.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you interested in a career as a solicitor? We are now offering the LPC as part of a Masters’ degree – the LLM Legal Practice course. This incorporates both stages 1 and 2 of the LPC – the professional qualification you will need to become a solicitor.

You will have opportunities to meet and network with local solicitors and trainees through our close connections with the Middlesex Law Society and our LPC graduates who are now in practice. You will also have opportunities to apply for a range of legal work experience opportunities and to take part in the Law School's free legal advice clinic, run jointly with Ealing Equality Council.

We are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and receive excellent feedback from our students, so you can feel confident in the quality and standards of our course.

During the LLM course you will receive training and support in order to become an effective trainee solicitor. In addition there are opportunities to apply for legal work experience. You will also be able to network with local solicitors and trainees through:

  • our close connection with the Middlesex Law Society
  • our LPC graduates who are now in practice.

You will be able to take part in Law Society’s free legal advice clinic run jointly with the Ealing Equality Council.

You will start the course with a foundation week early in September. You will be introduced in workshops to the course and the skills of interviewing and advising, legal writing, and drafting, professional conduct and taxation.

Following this foundation week you will start your study of stage one of the course, which runs from September until February. From March to June you will study stage two. To complete the LPC, you must pass stages one and two within five years.

On the LLM Legal Practice Course, in addition to the LPC modules, you will study Research Methodology and write a 15,000 word dissertation on an area related to legal practice.

Information for international students

For more information please visit: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Not Specified
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

Course Information
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