Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of a Lower Second Class Honours Qualifying Law degree or non-law degree followed by Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) Level 6 qualification. Students must have covered the following seven law topics:

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • The Law of Contract
  • Criminal Law
  • Equity and Trusts
  • EU Law
  • Land Law (Property Law)
  • Law of Torts

Months of entry

September

Course content

If you want to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales, you will need to complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC) – the vocational stage of training that bridges the gap between academic studies and life in a law firm. Westminster Law School has a well established reputation for the delivery of solicitors' vocational training, which will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful 21st-century lawyer.

On successful completion of the LPC, you can apply to transfer to the research and dissertation stage of the Legal Practice LLM. The fee to progress to the LLM is £2,000 in 2018/19.

Distinctive features of the course include:

  • Highly experienced and approachable lecturers who are all qualified solicitors or barristers.
  • Small, interactive group work, allowing you to benefit from individual guidance and help.
  • All sessions are set within a balanced timetable to replicate the tasks undertaken in practice.
  • A broad range of Stage 2 electives, reflecting areas of practice from high-street to city firms.
  • The opportunity to undertake real client legal work under the supervision of tutors working in the Student Law Centre. The focus is on experiential learning through reflection, analysis and planning.
  • A mentoring scheme which pairs you with mentors working in an area you are interested in. Our mentors are predominantly former Westminster LPC students who are now working in an area of legal practice.

The course is taught at Westminster Law School's recently refurbished state-of-the-art premises in the heart of London's West End and within the vicinity of many law firms.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in each element.

Fees and funding

UK students
£12,500
International students
£12,500

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    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
Course Enquiries Team
Email
course-enquiries@westminster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7911 5000