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Legal Practice Course, Postgraduate Diploma

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #751 (QS) ,
The Legal Practice Course from London Metropolitan University is designed to prepare you for employment as a trainee solicitor by providing a solid foundation in the skills and knowledge required in this career.

About

Why study this  Legal Practice Course from London Metropolitan University ?

If you have completed the academic stage of legal training, the Legal Practice Course postgraduate diploma will provide you with the professional stage of training required to qualify as a solicitor. London Metropolitan University has a long-standing reputation for training solicitors and was one of the first universities to be validated to run the LPC.

The Legal Practice Course from London Metropolitan University imitates the nature of the work you would encounter in legal practice and follows clients through various legal transactions and court hearings. It builds on the substantive law that you will have already learnt and includes the study of both law and procedure in the major areas of practice.

You’ll also learn the everyday skills of practical legal research, interviewing and advising, writing, drafting and advocacy. This will prepare you for your subsequent professional training and practice as a solicitor.

The majority of London Met's LPC tutors are qualified lawyers with extensive practice experience. You will find all of our tutors to be friendly and approachable.

The classes are highly interactive in their small groups of three-hour sessions and are supplemented with online tests, revision lectures and materials.

Although some lectures that cover more complex subjects will be available online, the emphasis is on face-to-face teaching and individual feedback. This is in accordance with overwhelming student feedback that prefers the benefits from live contact with tutors and fellow students. You learn by doing on this course.

The course has dedicated facilities, including an LPC resource room with a dedicated LPC room containing practitioner text and IT resources and teaching rooms with audio-visual recording facilities. Materials and case studies are provided within the course fee.

The careers team will also be on hand to help you in your career development, whether you are seeking a training contract, applying for work placements or other pro bono opportunities to enhance your employment prospects.

This is a competitively priced Legal Practice Course provided by a London university with flexible study options. Upon completion of the LPC, there is an option to apply for a top-up LLM in Legal Practice by completing Legal Research Methodology and Legal Practice Dissertation modules.

After the course

London Met is focused on helping its LPC students obtain a training contract and legal work experience. You will be designated a professional mentor to provide individual advice and guidance.

Our excellent careers team are able to help you with advice regarding training contract applications and preparation of your CV, as well as by providing mock interview practice which will help you find valuable work placements and pro bono opportunities to enhance your CV and establish contacts with the solicitors' profession.

Accreditation

This LPC course is approved by the SRA.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advocacy Skills
  • Business Law and Practice
  • Drafting Skills
  • Interviewing
  • Litigation
  • Professional Conduct and Regulation
  • Property Law and Practice
  • Research Skills
  • Solicitors Accounts
  • Wills and Administration of Estates

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course. 

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a qualifying law degree awarded by a SRA approved provider with at least second class honours that must include having adequately passed assessments in the seven Foundations of Legal Knowledge: Public Law, Obligations I (Contract), Obligations II (Tort), Criminal Law, Land Law, Equity and Trusts and Law of the European Union, or;
  • if you’re a non-law graduate, a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or Common Professional Examination (CPE) having obtained overall average marks 50% or above

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10510 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10510 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10510 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10510 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part time tuition:

  • UK and EU: £5,255 per year
  • International: £5,255 per year (if you require a Tier 4 visa you will not be able to study on a part-time basis)

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Our team of specialist advisers aim to make your time at the University as affordable and stress-free as possible. You can come in and see us even before applying, and we can help you with your applications for funding to support your studies.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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