The Professional Legal Practice PGDip from University of Dundee is primarily delivered by practising solicitors and acts as a bridge between the academic study of law and the requirements of legal practice. We teach you the practical knowledge and skills needed for practice, as well as introducing the values and ethics of the legal profession in Scotland.
On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to take a two year traineeship within Scotland and qualify as a solicitor. If you want to practise as an advocate, you must complete additional training.
All of our teaching is based on achieving the outcomes set by the Law Society of Scotland. These outcomes emphasise the development of practical legal skills within a backdrop of ethical and professional behaviour.
You will consolidate and build on black letter law and the research and analytical skills that you acquired as undergraduates and apply them to practical situations through interactive learning.
As part of this course, included in your fee, you will receive:
- an iPad (model to be confirmed)
- the textbook "Conveyancing Practice in Scotland"
This course will give you the skills necessary to work as a solicitor or advocate.
We have close links with employers and we offer programmes to support and develop your employability.
The Law School runs an annual Law Fair which attracts law firms and employers from around the UK and further afield. Law firms also regularly visit the law school on an individual basis for recruitment purposes.
Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland
- Business and Financial Services
- Private Client
- Criminal Court Practice
- Professional Practice
- Civil Court Practice
- 9 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- You should have, or expect to have LLB in Scots Law to include all subjects required by the Law Society of Scotland.
- Entry to the programme is restricted to approximately 80 places determined by the academic merit of applicants. The main criterion for academic merit is the average mark obtained at first sitting in the subjects required by the Law Society of Scotland.
International8350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8350 GBP per year during 9 months.
National8350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8350 GBP per year during 9 months.
Living costs for Dundee
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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