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Professional Legal Practice

University of Strathclyde

9 months
Duration
17150 GBP/year
7700 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Professional Legal Practice at University of Strathclyde is essential for entry to both the solicitors’ and advocates’ branches of the profession. It meets the requirements of the Law Society of Scotland’s Professional Education and Training Stage 1.

Overview

With the Professional Legal Practice at University of Strathclyde you’ll learn the ethical rules, practical knowledge and personal skills required of lawyers in Scotland.

We train you to be a practising lawyer. You’ll gain a thorough knowledge of legal principles and an appreciation of the practical context in which they’re applied.

We place great importance on preparing you for what really happens in legal practice by giving you hands-on experience in an office environment. We also use realistic simulations to recreate situations you’ll experience in your work.

You’ll study

The course starts with a week-long Foundation Skills course for both full-time and part-time students. It consists of lectures, demonstrations and workshops in the following areas:

  • Effective Communications
  • Case Analysis & Problem-Solving
  • Interviewing
  • Legal Drafting
  • Negotiation
  • Advocacy
  • Legal Ethics

The skills gained are further developed and assessed within the core and elective modules taken during the remainder of the course.

The core curriculum consists of seven compulsory modules, plus a choice of five elective modules.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Practice & Ethics
  • Business & Financial Awareness
  • Conveyancing
  • Private Client
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Personal Injury Claims Handling

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 9 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • LLB degree (or equivalent) which meets the requirements and outcomes of the Law Society of Scotland’s foundation programme. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17150 GBP per year during 9 months.
  • National

    7700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7700 GBP per year during 9 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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