• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

The Legal Practice course, offered by University of South Wales, incorporates a programme of study and assessment approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), which you must complete if you want to qualify as a solicitor.

You will develop an in-depth understanding of business and property law, litigation and court procedure, and enhance your ability to engage in critical academic study and research by way of a research project, helping you to develop the professional and reflective skills necessary for practice.

What you will study

Full-time students will typically be expected to attend university two days a week and part-time students one day per week. Note that assessments and the module electives may be held on different days throughout the week.

There will be an additional seven days of teaching dedicated to research methods on a monthly basis throughout the Autumn and Spring terms. You will then be expected to submit a research proposal at Easter following which you will be allocated a supervisor for the Summer term to complete your research project, with submission at the end of August.

Career:

The LLM Legal Practice, and in particular, the LPC element of this course, is a requirement for qualification as a solicitor and develops the skills you will need on entering the profession.

Accreditation

The LPC elements of the LLM Legal Practice programme of study and assessment has been approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

Programme Structure

Courses included::

  • Legal Practice Research Project 
  • Business Law and Practice and Taxation 
  • Property Law and Practice
  • Litigation and Advocacy 
  • Skills for Legal Practice
  • Business Law and Practice and Taxation
  • Property 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
  • More information Go to the programme website

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

  • LLB (Hons) degree usually of class 2:2 or above, or all subjects of the Common Professional Examination, or a combined studies degree including the core law subjects prescribed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). 
  • Students who have reached the appropriate level of qualification with the Institute of Legal Executives are also eligible for consideration for admission to the course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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