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PgCert/PgDip Legal Practice (LPC)


Course Description

Our Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Manchester Law School gives you the essential training you need to prepare for life as a solicitor. Our client focused LPC will give you the legal knowledge, skills and commercial understanding to thrive in today's market, placing an emphasis on simulating real-life legal scenarios.

The course is both practical and interactive, using workshops and effective teaching methods supported by online materials, to help you develop the practical and theoretical skills required for legal practice. You will learn how to think and behave like a legal professional from the outset.

Special features

Specialist LPC facilities

Recognising the challenging nature of solicitor training, the Law School offers a number of specialist facilities for the use of students on the LPC programme. Students benefit from specialist postgraduate study areas, LPC study suite and legal libraries. There is also a mock courtroom in the Law School.

Practitioner Mentor Scheme

Specifically for LPC students at Manchester Law School, this scheme helps you to establish a direct link with someone in practice who you can approach for advice and questions.

Competitive course fees

Our LPC fees are more affordable than several other providers. We offer an alumni discount to former LLB or Graduate Diploma in Law students.

Pro Bono

Manchester Law School offers excellent Pro Bono opportunities, allowing students to undertake voluntary legal work with many organisations. Our dedicated careers adviser will provide assistance initiating new links to the profession. You will also receive support with careers from your tutors and you will have the opportunity to increase your links at our many events including external speakers and local and national firms.

Award-winning Faculty environment

At Manchester Law School you will have access to an outstanding Faculty building, housing spacious study and IT zones, laptop counters, cafes and coffee shops, and free WiFi. You will benefit from highly modern facilities on our thriving campus too, at the heart of the UK’s second city.

Placement options

Firms from across the North West and nationally provide outstanding Manchester Law School LPC students with exclusive work placements related to their elective subjects. The number of placements is growing and this is an invaluable opportunity for you to gain experience in an area of the law that interests you.

Visit the PgCert/PgDip Legal Practice (LPC) page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

To enrol on the LPC, you must satisfy the Solicitors Regulation Authority that you have completed the academic stage of your training by completing either an LLB or GDL qualification. You will normally have a UK honours degree (or international equivalent) preferably at least 2:2, but we will take in to account relevant legal experience. We also welcome applications from mature students with a background in legal practice. All students must enrol as members of the SRA before the programme begins.

Course Fees

Please refer to our website for the latest fee informaiton.


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