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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    PG Dip 9 months

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    17 August 2017

Course content

Your programme of study

This programme is suitable for solicitors in Scotland to enter the legal profession. It is an essential part of your training within law and it is Stage 1 (PEAT 1) of the professional training for solicitors in Scotland. At Aberdeen you gain a Diploma from a team trained and experienced in law with strong networks to ensure your training is 'fit for purpose.' Your training is complemented by presentations from law professionals and you can become involved in the various law societies which are student led clinics and projects designed to align your skills to real challenges.

The DPLP is a practical transaction- based learning programme which aims to prepare suitably qualified graduates for legal practice in Scotland. The DPLP satisfies the requirements of Professional Education and Training Stage 1 (PEAT 1) of the professional training programme for solicitors in Scotland. Completion of PEAT 1 is required for entry into the legal profession in Scotland.

Courses listed for the programme


Private Client


Business Environment and Ethics

Optional Courses

Advanced Civil Litigation


Corporate Finance and Acquisitions

Dispute Resolution

Family Law

Energy Law

Employment Law

Public Law and Administration

Advanced Criminal Litigation


Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page


Why study at Aberdeen?

  • The programme prepares you fully for legal practice in Scotland
  • Aberdeen is ranked in the top 10 Schools of Law (The Complete University Guide 2018)
  • Your learning is complemented by real world insights from our team. 

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • PgDip Full Time
  • 9 Months

Find out about fees


*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.


View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page



Living in Aberdeen

Find out more about:

  • Your Accommodation
  • Campus Facilities
  • Aberdeen City
  • Student Support
  • Clubs and Societies

Find out more about living in Aberdeen:


Living costs


Visit the Professional Legal Practice PGDip page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!






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