The University of Law

The University of Law

Legal Practice Course (LPC)

Our LPC will prepare you for business. Future lawyers and business leaders need a wealth of skills to prepare them for today's marketplace. Our client focused LPC enables you to develop commercial awareness, critical thinking, project management, and the networking skills that will prepare you for the challenges ahead.

With a clear focus on your future employability we are more confident than ever in your success and offer our Employment Promise. Get a job in nine months, or we’ll give you 100% of your fees back: 50% of your fees as cashback plus 50% of your fees as credit towards any further courses.

Entry requirements

University of Law LPC selection criteria

  • Academic profile and achievement, generally a minimum of an actual or predicted second class honours law degree or GDL/CPE*
  • A sufficient command of the English language to successfully complete the course - see English language requirements below
  • Any special circumstances revealed in your application
  • Academic or other references

Future trainee solicitors

The SRA has recently made a number of changes to its regulations, including removing the requirement for students to apply for student enrolment and approval of their academic stage of training prior to commencing the LPC.

If you have been offered a training contract, you need to make sure the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has checked your "character and suitability" to be a solicitor.

This may take at least six months to complete if you have:

  • Committed certain criminal offences
  • Been found guilty of an academic offence
  • Had serious financial issues (such as bankruptcy, Individual Voluntary Arrangements or County Court Judgments)
  • Been subject to adverse regulatory findings
  • Demonstrated any other behaviour that we would not expect of a solicitor (for example behaviour that was dishonest, violent or discriminatory)

Course modules

Full-time and Accelerated LPC

Stage one: Core practice area modules 
This comprises three 30 credit compulsory modules and one 15 credit compulsory module to cover:

  • Introduction to Professional Practice (Professional conduct within this module carries 15 credits) 
  • Business Law and Practice knowledge and skills 
  • Dispute Resolution knowledge and skills (including criminal litigation)
  • Real Estate knowledge and skills

Stage two: Professional elective modules
Study three of the following professional elective modules (15 credits each):

  • 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

*Not available on Full-time accelerated LPC July start.

Part-time LPC

Year one comprises one 30 credit compulsory module and two 15 credit compulsory modules to cover:  

  • Introduction to Professional Practice (Professional conduct within this module carries 15 credits) 
  • Business Law and Practice knowledge and skills (30 credits)
  • One elective (15 credits)

Year two comprises two 30 credit modules and one 15 credit module:

  • Real Estate knowledge and skills (30 credits)
  • Dispute Resolution knowledge and skills (30 credits)
  • Two electives (15 credits each)

Masters options

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

LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management

  • Stage one and two LPC modules
  • Law and Business module which covers:
    • 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 LPC modules
  • Law and Business module or a fourth professional elective
  • Professional Practice Research Report

Assessment methods

The course is assessed by a variety of methods including a combination of open and closed book examinations, deadline driven research assessments, written assignments and oral presentations.

Fees

Fees vary depending on study location; see course page for more details.
Course fees are the same for the full-time and part-time LPC programme.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Fee status Fee Study period Duration
Legal Practice Course Full-time Home/EU Whole course 27 40 weeks
Legal Practice Course Part-time day and evening Home/EU Whole course 93 weeks
Legal Practice Course Part-time weekend Home/EU Whole course 93 weeks
LLM Full-time Home/EU Whole course 40 44 weeks
LLM Part-time day and evening Home/EU Whole course 96 weeks
LLM Part-time weekend Home/EU Whole course 96 weeks
MSc Full-time Home/EU Whole course 40 44 weeks
MSc Part-time day and evening Home/EU Whole course 96 weeks
MSc Part-time weekend Home/EU Whole course 96 weeks

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