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Legal Practice Course, LPC / LLM

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The Legal Practice Course from Liverpool John Moores University is a long running course with an established reputation.

The course does not follow the standard University calendar and runs from the beginning of September until June with only two weeks holiday at Christmas and two weeks at Easter/Spring Holiday.

The part-time course is offered in day release or evening modes. You will attend all day Tuesday in year 1 and all day Wednesday in year 2, or Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in both years.

Teaching methods

Much of the course is taught through small group skills-based teaching (maximum group size 20), supplemented with large group sessions, directed reading and self-study exercises and preparation.

Applied learning

Considerable emphasis is placed on practice and you will acquire a range of essential lawyers’ skills by carrying out realistic transaction-based tasks.

Career

Students often worry whether they will find a training contract which will enable them to complete their qualification. The good news for students at LJMU is that, outside of London, the greatest number of training contracts are offered in the North West.

It is also the case that the skills you develop and demonstrate during your LPC are transferable to many different roles. Nationally, LPC graduates have been recruited into various careers including: banking and finance, civil service, editorial roles, insurance, and management roles in industry and retail.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Business, law and practice incorporating tax
  • Litigation
  • Property law and practice
  • Combined legal skills and probate
  • Professional conduct and regulation incorporating solicitors accounts
  • Advanced criminal litigation law and practice
  • Advanced personal injury law and practice
  • Commercial property law and practice
  • Employment law and practice
  • Family law and practice
  • General commercial law and practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • 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
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • to have completed the academic stage of training as prescribed by the SRA. This is normally evidenced by the possession (actual or predicted) of a qualifying law degree or the Common Professional Examination/Graduate Diploma in Law
or
  • a minimum second class honours average of at least 50% actual or predicted in the Common Professional Examination/Graduate Diploma in Law

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        12600 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
      • EU/EEA

        10700 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 10700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
      Home (part-time, per year): £5,350

      Living costs for Liverpool

      • 556 - 1040 GBP/month
        Living Costs

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

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