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Legal Practice Course (LPC)

Course Description

Our LPC will prepare you for business

Future lawyers and business leaders need a wealth of skills to prepare them for today's market place. Our client focused LPC enables you to develop commercial awareness, critical thinking, project management, and the networking skills that will prepare you for the challenges ahead.

With a clear focus on your future employability we are more confident than ever in your success and offer our Employment Promise http://www.law.ac.uk/postgraduate/employment-law-promise/guaranteeing you a job within 9 months or 50% of your money back.

Why choose our LPC?

We’re confident that our LPC is the best preparation for entering legal practice by offering you the skills to succeed in the business world. After all, we are the preferred legal training provider to over 30 major law firms http://www.law.ac.uk/postgraduate/lpc/#law-firms and we've trained more lawyers than anyone else.

Want the best start in your career as a solicitor? Study the LPC at The University of Law and develop the skills to succeed.

Gain a Masters for free

When you enrol on the core LPC, either of the following Masters qualifications are available to you at no extra cost:

MSc in Law, Business and Management

If you want to become a partner in a law firm or progress through any number of career paths, our MSc will provide you with the skills you’ll need in practice:

‌•Client-focus and embedded business skills to enable you to deliver commercially focused advice
‌•Development of essential professional skills ranging from oral and written communication, through to meeting skills and project and risk management
‌•A wide selection of electives to cover your specialist areas of interest
‌•Innovative assessment to ensure you have the skills law firms require
‌•Expert teaching by qualified solicitors and barristers in addition to lectures by visiting professors
‌•Successfully complete your LPC course with an additional Law and Business module and Business Case Study Report and we will award you an MSc in Law, Business and Management.

LPC LLM in Professional Legal Practice

Alternatively, successfully complete your LPC with an extra module and a Professional Practice Research Report and you will receive an LPC LLM with a Masters in Law.

If you only want the LPC

If you choose not to undertake either the MSc or LLM you can still complete the LPC without the Masters award. You will be issued with a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice and will still have completed the vocational stage of training requirements.

Unrivalled employability support

You will also benefit from our excellent track-record of helping students to find training contracts – with access to our award-winning Careers and Employability Service as soon as you accept your place.

In 2014, more graduates from The University of Law secured training contracts than from any other college. 97% of our full-time 2014 and 2015 LPC students had secured employment within nine months of graduation (based on known destinations).

Flexible study options

Each course features modular delivery incorporating flexible study options to suit you, including accelerated, full and part-time courses:

‌•Our full-time accelerated LPC allows you to complete the course in just six months, meaning you can fast-track your training and start your career months ahead of students on standard full-time courses. You can choose between two convenient start dates – January and July – and benefit from a choice of convenient locations across the country.

‌•Our full-time LPC allows you to complete your training and start your career within a year. You can choose to have all your face-to-face tuition and workshops for the core practice areas concentrated into two set days a week. Please note that you may have to come into university on additional days for assessments and that this option is subject to availability at your centre of choice.

‌•Our part-time LPC allows you to complete the course within two years during the day, evening, or at weekends. The course blends self-study with either one full day a week, two evenings a week, or one full weekend, approximately twice a month. This means you can fit your study around existing work or other commitments and offers a choice of convenient study locations.

Please note: Students with a disability applying for a Disabled Students’ Allowance, please be advised that they are not eligible to apply for the full-time 6 months accelerated LPC. A list of University of Law courses designated for DSA funding can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England website http://www.hefce.ac.uk/TheRegister/Provider/10039956/

Develop your legal skills

Our successful blend of learning methods encourages you to develop autonomy across a wide range of professional skills including research, drafting, critical thinking, analysis and time and risk management. It’s something we take right through to our innovative assessment policy which will require you to apply these skills in order to submit office quality work to a deadline.

Receive practice-focused training on your LPC

Improve your career prospects by focusing on the essential skills legal employers are looking for. In small group workshops, you'll be taught by qualified lawyers with extensive practice experience. You’ll also benefit from online learning resources and personal feedback from our tutors, who are available in person, by phone or via e-mail.

University of Law's teaching and learning model

Our unique teaching and learning model ensures integration of key skills and competencies, essential for employability, into the course content. This helps you to relate what you’ve learnt in the workshop to what is expected of you in practice. It’s based on what we know leading law firms look for and is designed to give you an edge from the moment you go for your first interview to when you start your training contract.

How to Apply

Please follow this link http://www.law.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply-for-a-postgraduate-course/#apply-for-the-lpc


This course is available at all University of Law locations: Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guilford, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Leeds.http://www.law.ac.uk/locations/

Further Information

For more information on funding, eligibility, course content, structure and assessment, dates and locations, course fees and the application process, please visit this link http://www.law.ac.uk/postgraduate/lpc/

Visit the Legal Practice Course (LPC) page on the University of Law website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Sakaria Amin

The LPC at ULaw is client focused and the way it is presented by the tutors workshop it gives you a practical insight into life as a trainee and it really makes you think as a future solicitor by enhancing your commercial awareness


The Metro Bank Professional Studies Loan for Legal Studies - 20+ Awards

The Metro Bank Professional Studies Loan for Legal Studies is exclusively available for University of Law students
Borrow up to £25,000 to help with course fees and living expenses; no need to repay until six months after you finish your final courseThe Metro Bank Professional Studies Loan for Legal Studies is available for GDL, LPC and BPTC courses at any of our centres and for full-time, part-time and online students who meet Metro Bank’s eligibility criteria.You could borrow between £1,000 and £25,000 and only have to start paying it back six months after you complete your study with us (providing you do not take a study gap** between any courses or switch from full time to part time course mid term). For example, if you study our GDL and go on immediately to study the LPC or BPTC with us, there’s no need to commence repayments of your GDL loan until you finish your final course.You can apply for a Metro Bank Professional Studies Loan up to six months before your course start date. You must however have accepted an offer before you apply for the loan. Last year 95% of all loan applications submitted by University of Law students were approved by Metro Bank.
Key features‌•Use the loan to cover all or part of your course fee (minimum £1,000, maximum £25,000*).
‌•Borrow up to 20% of your full course fee amount to cover living expenses (subject to the total maximum loan amount of £25,000).
‌•Defer repayments until up to six months after you finish your studies with The University of Law (providing you do not take a study gap** between courses).
‌•Up to five years to repay from the repayment start date.
‌•No early repayment charges.
‌•Course fees paid directly to The University of Law – no need to worry about meeting fee instalment dates.
‌•Living expenses paid directly to your nominated bank account.
‌•Interest will be added to the principal amount during the repayment holiday, including during the course.
‌•Should you intermit or defer your study after applying for a Metro Bank Professional Studies Loan, your loan will be affected. All payments yet to be released will be cancelled and your loan will enter repayment after the six month grace period. Once you return to your studies you will need to revisit the funding options available to cover any remaining costs you may have.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,000 - £25,000


You must be aged 18 or over and be a UK resident to apply

Application Procedure

Follow this link https://metrobank.icehosted.com/MetroBank/Web/Landing/Begin

Further Information



Future Finance Student Loans - 20+ Awards

Loan highlights‌•Loans are offered from £2,500 - £40,000 to cover both tuition and living costs
‌•Loans are offered to UK, EU and even international students with a UK domiciled address
‌•Loans are available to students studying at an undergraduate or postgraduate level
‌•Loans are repayable up to 10 years and three months after graduation
‌•Students can apply for up to four payment breaks of three months each during the loan period
‌•Representative 10.8% APR (variable)

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,500 - £40,000


Loans are offered to UK, EU and even international students with a UK domiciled address

Application Procedure

Students with an offer can submit an application online up to nine months prior to course start.You would need to submit an application via the Future Finance website. https://universityoflaw.futurefinance.com/The University of Law will be required to verify your enrolment on the course before any funding is released; this will be completed after you have undergone registrationAny loan funds requested for tuition will be released directly to The University of Law to be applied towards your tuition.

Further Information



University of Law postgraduate scholarships - No. of awards TBC

At The University of Law, we are committed to widening participation to those wishing to study law. We are offering a comprehensive range of scholarships and law bursary schemes with a fund of more than £400,000 available.
Financial contributions are available towards all postgraduate course fees and are available to those whose circumstances may otherwise prevent them from entering the legal profession. This may include those who do not possess the traditional qualifications or means to study at university.We are continuing to offer discretionary financial awards for July 2016 applicants with strong academic credentials. The available funds for such awards are limited and are awarded on the basis of merit and need.

Value of Scholarship(s)



You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and be from a household where the average income for the last 12 months has been £25,000 or less.

Application Procedure

You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and be from a household where the average income for the last 12 months has been £25,000 or less.Register your interest in one of the awards listed below to commence the application process. You’ll receive an email to confirm your registration and to explain the next steps of the application process. As part of the application, you will be required to take an online skills assessment.Note that by registering your interest below, depending on your eligibility, you could be put forward for multiple scholarships and bursaries. Successful applicants will only be eligible for one award.Any queries about the scholarships and bursaries available should be directed to our scholarships team via [email protected] wish you the best of luck.

Further Information



Choose Law Full-Fee Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

The University of Law are offering four full-fee scholarships to students wishing to studythe GDL, BPTC or LPC in September 2016, giving you the opportunity to choose law, irrespective of your financial situation.Entry criteria: You must obtain (or expect to be awarded) at least a Lower Second Class degree or international equivalent.Personal information required: ‌•Full name
‌•Name of institution studying / have studied with
‌•Confirmation have obtained (or expect to be awarded) at least a Lower Second Class degree (or international equivalent)
‌•Household income in the last 12 months
‌•Any challenges that the student may be facing that would not allow them to study with usProcess: On receipt of your scholarship application, you will be invited to take an online skills assessment and if successful, you will be required to submit a short essay on a law related topic. Students who submit an essay but are not awarded a full-fee scholarship, will automatically be put forward for one of our four runner up awards, each worth £2,000.Deadlines:‌•The deadline for completing the online skills assessment is 16 June 2016.
‌•The deadline for submitting the short essay is 30 June 2016.
‌•Successful candidates will be notified by 1 August 2016.
‌•The deadlines for January 2017 will be published in due course. We will also be offering a full-fee scholarship for January 2017 courses.

Value of Scholarship(s)



You must obtain (or expect to be awarded) at least a Lower Second Class degree or international equivalent.

Application Procedure

The application process will be announced in September 2016.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Academic profile and achievement, generally a minimum of an actual or predicted second class honours law degree or GDL/CPE* Please see website for more details View Website

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