• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The Legal Practice (Part time) course from De Montfort University equips you with the appropriate knowledge, skills and understanding of procedures and practice to embark effectively on the period of further training within a firm.

Reasons to study a part-time Legal Practice Course/LLM in Legal Practice (LPC/LLM) at DMU:

  • Attendance - Suitable if you have work and/or family commitments as predominantly weekend study
  • Location - Central UK location and attractive city centre campus
  • Pastoral support - Excellent pastoral care and support by staff
  • Careers and Pro Bono - Access to a mentor, individual careers advice and guidance as well as opportunities for involvement in our pro bono activities
  • Teaching - Leicester De Montfort Law School boasts an excellent reputation for teaching quality
  • Facilities - Students are taught in the state-of-the-art £35 million Hugh Aston Building, complete with its own mock courtroom, client interviewing room and integrated law library
  • E-learning - Integrated use of IT
  • Administrative support - Comprehensive administrative support provided by CILEx Law School, one of the largest providers of open and distance learning legal courses in the UK

Graduate careers

The LPC is a course of work-based skills training for those wishing to become solicitors.

All students have access to our mentoring programme and can take part in Pro Bono activities offered.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundation Course: An intensive, short introduction to the Additional Areas.
  • Core Areas: Business Law and Practice, Litigation (Criminal and Civil) and Property Law and Practice
  • Additional Areas: Professional Conduct and Regulation, Taxation, Wills and Administration of Estates, Solicitors’ Accounts
  • Course Skills: Advocacy, Interviewing, Writing, Drafting, Practical Legal Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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

  • Generally, you should have completed the academic stage of your training by obtaining either a qualifying law degree with a minimum pass of 2:2 or the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE).
  • The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) requires you to prove to us that you have a qualifying law degree or have met the CPE/GDL requirements. You need to do that before you start the LPC/LLM by providing us with a copy of your degree transcript or proof that you have successfully completed the GDL.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5124 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5124 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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