14700 GBP/year
10500 GBP/year
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The Legal Practice Course programme from University of Derby equips you with a masters qualification and includes the Legal Practice Course (LPC) needed for professional practice as a Solicitor. You'll gain the in-depth legal knowledge, commercial awareness and practical skills that employers are seeking.

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  • This Legal Practice Course programme from University of Derby prepares you for a training contract - the next stage in the route to becoming a solicitor
  • Tailor your LLM LPC to suit your own professional interests by choosing from a range of elective modules, including Advanced Criminal Litigation, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury, Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property, Employment Law, Family Law and Practice and Private Client (Estate Planning)
  • Professional facilities including mock courtroom and interview suites, enabling you to improve your vocational skills and make the transition from graduate to lawyer
  • A flexible course enabling you to meet other commitments; 2 days attendance per week full-time or 1 day per week part-time and flexibility over when you sit your assessments
  • Excellent pastoral care, careers advice and opportunities - increase your chances of gaining a training contract via our Professional Mentoring Scheme and our influential network of contacts within the legal profession
  • Learn from a high calibre, enthusiastic teaching team made up of experienced local practitioners


As a University of Derby LLM LPC graduate, you’ll be highly employable. Employers rate our graduates not just for their knowledge and skills but also for their work ethic, commercial awareness and standards of professional behavior - all the attributes which ensure they can make a valuable contribution from day one in a solicitor’s practice.

During your LLM LPC studies you’ll have access to:

  • Specialist careers tutors
  • Dedicated employability advisor
  • Professional Mentoring Scheme

We run regular careers sessions, talks and presentations where guest speakers from the profession provide invaluable advice on commercial awareness, CV-building skills, interview techniques and what firms are seeking in successful training contract applicants.

Programme Structure

You’ll study and be assessed in:

  • Core subjects: business law and practice; litigation (civil and criminal); and property law and practice
  • Professional conduct and regulation: covering the conduct of solicitors in their professional practice and the regulation of financial services and solicitors’ accounts
  • The skills of writing, drafting, practical legal research, interviewing, advising and advocacy
  • Wills and administration of estates

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You will need:

  • A Qualifying Law degree (2.2 or above)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law/CPE with an undergraduate degree (2.2 or above)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP per year
  • National

    10500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 GBP per year

UK part time : £1,170 per 20 credits


  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 
  • Our new EU Transition Bursary offers financial support to our European students. If you normally reside in the EU and are starting your undergraduate or postgraduate taught course in September or January , you could be eligible for this reduction in your tuition fees. If you have home fee status or have EU settled or pre-settled status in the UK, you are not eligible for international scholarships but you may be eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship. 

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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