Legal Practice Course (LPC)

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The award
LPC

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 14750 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
GBP 14750 per year

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About Legal Practice Course at City, University of London

Who is it for?

This course is designed for anyone who wants to become a solicitor – whatever area of law you are interested in. To apply, you will have already completed a qualifying law degree or a non-law degree, plus a Graduate Diploma in Law.

The course attracts a rich blend of students with a variety of backgrounds and interests – from around the world and from all parts of the UK.

Providing you with a solid academic foundation, this programme is taught at Masters level, and its structure and content fully meet the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) requirements. The Legal Practice Course (LPC) is part of the required training for qualification as a solicitor of England and Wales, and follows completion of the required academic stage of training.

City’s LPC is taught at Masters level. The course offers you two possible routes:

Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice ('The LPC'): If you successfully complete the compulsory taught element of the course (150 credits) you will be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma and be certified as having completed Stages 1 and 2 of the Legal Practice Course. This is the compulsory vocational qualification required to be completed as part of your training to become a solicitor and to be eligible to be admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales.

LLM in Legal Practice ('the LLM'): Alternatively, you may choose to complete both the LPC and an additional 30 credit practice-focussed dissertation to achieve a Master’s Degree.

It is also possible to join the course for Stage 1 of the LPC only, Stage 2 of the LPC only or one or more of the electives.

Objectives

The Legal Practice Course will help you:

Gain a strong foundation for a future career in the law.

Work on a series of client files, similar to the cases dealt with in a solicitor’s office. The law school’s experienced staff will guide you through the different tasks that would have to be undertaken to advance the client’s case.

Learn by performing tasks relating to the case studies that you are given. These include drafting legal documents, preparing letters of advice or delivering a submission at court.

Satisfy all the requirements of a traditional LLM, while gaining a primary focus on practice.

Focus on a specific area of professional legal practice related to the LPC. This can be linked to training contract applications to underline a commitment to a particular area. This route enhances your CV with an LLM from a University that provides academic excellence for business and the professions.

Chose the option of undertaking an additional, practice-focused dissertation to obtain the LLM in Legal Practice. There is no additional fee for this.

Become well prepared for your career in law.

Your approach to the course will be very different to the one experienced in an academic law course, offering you high levels of support, small class sizes, and one-to-one attention. You will also learn to apply knowledge in a way that best serves the client’s interests.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardLPCHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 14750 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14750 per year

Entry requirements

If you did not complete your degree within the United Kingdom, you will have to have an IELTS score of seven with no score less than six in any element of the assessment.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI’s list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

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