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Legal Practice Postgraduate Diploma (LPC)

Course Description

About this course

Northumbria’s LPC provides vocational training across a range of subjects and practical skills, which enables you to apply your legal knowledge in a practical context. This highly successful course offers flexible learning options to allow you to choose a specialism that is right for you.

All LPC students are guaranteed either a placement with a legal firm or a mentor, who is a recent LPC graduate either undertaking a training contract or a newly qualified solicitor. Our placements offer a range of opportunities and can accommodate individual preferences in legal practice. These can include placements in small or large firms, commercial or high street firms or in-house with companies such as Virgin Money and Sage group.

The course has a high staff/student ratio meaning you will have regular contact with highly qualified and experienced practitioners.

The course is taught in two blocks: in stage 1, the three core practice areas of Business Law and Practice, Property Law and Practice and Litigation are taught and assessed, along with Wills and Administration of Estates, Solicitors’ Accounts and Professional Conduct. The skills of Legal Writing, Interviewing and Advising, Drafting, Research and Advocacy, are taught and assessed in the context of the core subjects.

You will have the opportunity to tailor your LPC to your preferred career path as stage 1 is offered in two routes; general practice and commercial practice.

In stage 2, you will choose three elective modules which you will decide on in close consultation with your tutor, ensuring your LPC is tailored according to your interests and career plans.

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Part time


LPC Dean's Award

Northumbria Law School is pleased to announce that we have established a Dean’s Awards Fund for the 2016 LPC intakes, to which students can apply for scholarships of up to £1,000. If successful, this amount will be deducted from your course fees.

The Dean’s Awards will be open to students who have applied to Northumbria Law School for either the full-time or part-time LPC. Students must have selected Northumbria as either their first, second or third choice and have applied via the Central Applications Board for the full time programme, or directly to the University for the part time programme.

Given that the Legal Practice Course is designed to prepare students for training contracts in England and Wales, a simulated training contract application will be used as the selection method.

Who would this Course suit?

This course is ideal for those who already have a law degree/qualifying law degree and wish to develop their interest and develop their career in this field. Alternatively students from non-law degree backgrounds are welcome if they do want to do a conversion into a law degree.

Visit the Legal Practice Postgraduate Diploma (LPC) page on the Northumbria University website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must either have obtained a qualifying law degree, passed the Graduate Diploma in Law or otherwise have satisfied the SRA requirements to embark on the vocational stage of training.

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