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About the course

If you are aiming for a career in law in England or Wales, this is the course you need.

The Legal Practice Course (LPC) is essential for anyone who wants to qualify as a solicitor in both countries, and will give you the practical skills and confidence you need for a career in this exciting and challenging profession.

Taught entirely by experienced solicitors and barristers, the course is designed for law graduates and those who hold a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). It bridges the gap between academic study and practical training.

Why Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Swansea?

As a Legal Practice Course (LPC) student on a professional programme at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, you will be part of a globally recognised law school, with a thriving academic environment

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Entry Requirements

We welcome students holding the following qualifications to the Legal Practice Course (LPC): 2:2 degree or above in Law or those holding a Graduate Diploma in Law. Degrees must be a qualifying law degree as specified by the SRA. English language requirement IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 6.0 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent. Please visit our website for more information on entry requirements for the Legal Practice Course (LPC).


Fees

Please visit our website for the Legal Practice Course (LPC) fee information.

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Kate Howell

408.JPG KATE HOWELL, FROM WALSALL, WAS AN ARCHAEOLOGIST FOR TEN YEARS BEFORE OPTING TO RE-TRAIN IN LAW. SHE EXCELLED IN HER GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN LAW AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY AND HAS NOW BEEN OFFERED A TRAINING CONTRACT WITH A LARGE REGIONAL LAW FIRM.

"After working as an archaeologist for 10 years, I decided that I wanted a career change and decided on law. The Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) offered a relatively quick way of retraining for a legal career, without the need to do another three-year degree.

The GDL is a ‘law conversion course’ which covers seven key areas of law - constitutional, contract, criminal, EU, land, tort, and trusts. Although there was a huge amount of new information to take in, we got on very well as a group and the support and camaraderie was invaluable.

I opted for Swansea University because of its excellent reputation, first-rate facilities and attractive location, and I have really enjoyed the experience. Although it’s been hard work, I’ve relished the challenge of learning a new subject, practicing new skills and making new friends. Although there has been a short-term cost, I am confident of the long term benefits, both financially and in terms of job satisfaction.

During my GDL I undertook a vacation placement with the firm Morgan Cole, after which I was invited to an assessment day and interview. They covered the cost of my LPC and offered me a training contract. Postgraduate study has provided me with a fantastic opportunity to retrain and take my career in a different direction - I’ll be sorry to leave University, but am really excited about starting my new job and commencing my legal career!"


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