Our LPC will prepare you for business. Improve
your career prospects by learning the essential professional skills that 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.
With a clear focus on your future employability, we are more confident than ever in your success and offer our LPC Employment Promise. Get a job in nine months, or we’ll give you 100% of your fees back: 50% of your fees as cashback plus 50% of your fees as credit towards any further courses.
Since 2013, over 90% of
our full-time summer LPC students secured
legal positions within nine months of graduation, the majority with
Here are just some of the reasons why we’re best placed to help
you prepare for your future career as a solicitor:
* In 2016, 96% of our full-time LPC students who passed the course in the summer were employed within nine months.
Gain a Masters for free
Rather than enrolling on the core LPC, you may prefer to
enrol on one of the following Masters qualifications which 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:
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, if you would like the opportunity to gain a
broader insight into the law, our LLM will suit your needs. Successfully
complete your LPC with either an extra elective or a Law and Business module
and a Professional Practice Research Report and you will receive an LPC
LLM in Professional Legal Practice.
If you only want the LPC
If you choose not to undertake either the MSc or LLM you can
still enrol on the LPC without a Masters award. You will be issued with a Postgraduate
Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and will still have completed
the vocational stage of training requirements.
For further information on the different LPC award choices, please read our student FAQ sheet.
Each course features modular delivery incorporating flexible
study options to suit you, including accelerated, full and part-time courses:
To be eligible to take up your place on our LPC, you must comply with the requirements for commencing a Legal Practice Course (LPC) set out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) – see below. Failure to comply with these eligibility requirements means that the University will have no option but to cancel your place on the course.
If you are a non-EEA student you will also require a visa covering the full duration of your course.
*This requirement is met by either: A) The award of a Qualifying Law Degree.Your law degree must meet certain academic standards in order to qualify. This must include having adequately passed assessments in the seven Foundations of Legal Knowledge – Public Law, Obligations I (Contract), Obligations II (Tort), Criminal Law, Land Law, Equity & Trusts and Law of the European Union. Further guidance on what is a Qualifying Law Degree ; or B) Passing a Common Professional Examination (CPE)/ Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and being awarded a Graduate Diploma in Law, or similar such as CILEX.
The University of Law fully complies with equal opportunities legislation and actively encourages diversity within the legal profession. Our admissions process acts fairly and aims to enable students to make the best use of their talents. You are encouraged to tell us about any special requirements at the earliest opportunity. This will allow us to discuss how we may go about meeting your requirements.
You must fulfill all eligibility requirements by the start of the course – failure to do so may result in you being prevented from joining the course. If you think that this may be a problem (for example, if you have late assessment results), please contact Admissions as soon as possible on 0800 289997 (UK), +44 (0)1483 216000 (international) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The SRA has recently made a number of changes to its regulations, including removing the requirement for students to apply for student enrolment and approval of their academic stage of training prior to commencing the LPC.
If you have been offered a training contract, you need to make sure the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has checked your "character and suitability" to be a solicitor.
This may take at least six months to complete if you have:
Please take a look the SRA Suitability Test 2011 for more information and fill in the eligibility application if you need to tell them about any issues.
If you have nothing to tell the SRA, you can inform them of this when you and your employer let them know your training is due to start.
Should the SRA’s decision not be confirmed prior to the LPC start date, you can continue with the course but do so at your own financial risk. If you have any concerns about a character and suitability issue, please contact the SRA on 0370 6062555 or http://www.sra.org.uk/contact-us/
If you have previously studied a BVC or BPTC, you may be exempt from certain elements of the LPC. For more information, please visit the SRA website and contact our Admissions team on 0800 289997 (UK), +44 (0)1483 216000 (international) or email email@example.com
If you have completed a degree outside the UK and you do not come from a ‘majority English speaking country’, please provide a certified copy of one of the below approved English Language Tests:
Cambridge English: First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency (test taken before January 2015)
Cambridge English: First Certificate (test taken before January 2015)
Cambridge English: Advanced (test taken before January 2015)
Cambridge English: Proficiency (test taken before January 2015)
Non-EEA students requiring a visa to study should refer to the UKVI Policy Guidance, which can be found on their website: https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa . Please note that immigration regulations are subject to change at any time. Specific enquiries regarding University sponsorship of students under Tier 4 of the Points Based System can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org It is the responsibility of all students from outside the EU to ensure you have a visa covering the full duration of your course. You may find our visa FAQs for international students helpful.
Due to UKVI rules and the time period required to obtain a visa, we are unable to accept you on our LPC full-time accelerated - 6 month course starting in July if you are intending to start this course immediately after your GDL or degree course finishing in June/July in the same year. This is because the UKVI require evidence of your GDL/degree result as part of your application for a visa. You will however be able to start on the January intake of the LPC full-time accelerated - 6 month course in the following year.
Full-time and Accelerated LPC
Stage one: Core practice area modules This comprises three 30 credit compulsory modules and one 15 credit compulsory module to cover:
Each module covers a range of skills including advocacy, interviewing and advising, practical legal research, critical thinking, writing and drafting.
The focus of study across the core practice areas is on practical application, using tailored case studies and simulated transactions.
Stage two: Professional elective modulesStudy three of the following professional elective modules (15 credits each):
*Not available on Full-time accelerated LPC July start.
ᴧNot available on Full-time LPC January start. If you wish to study these modules, you will need to change to a September full-time or January accelerated start. Professional elective modules are subject to demand and timetabling constraints.
The Stage one core
practice areas are studied and assessed from September to March. Stage two
electives are studied and assessed from March to June.
The course is spread
over two 12 week terms. Each module has 9 weeks tuition followed by a 3 week
revision and assessment period. Stage one is taught and assessed in the first term,
with the exception of Real Estate, which is spread over both terms. Stage 2
electives are taught and assessed in the second term.
Year one covers most of the Introduction to
Professional Practice module, Business Law and Practice knowledge and skills
and one elective.
Year two comprises two 30 credit modules and two 15 credit modules:
In each year the
Stage one core practice areas are studied and assessed from September to March,
and Stage two electives are studied and assessed from March to June.
Please note that availability of each elective module is
subject to demand and timetabling constraints.
Your firm may advise you on which award and electives to take.
If you choose to study the LPC MSc or the LPC LLM your programme of study will cover: LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management
Refer to our matrix showing the LPC structure and assessment by study mode.
2 January 2018
2 January 2018
2 July 2018
Start dates are subject to change. Thereis a compulsory induction for all study modes at the start of the course: Full-timeand accelerated students will attend for one day; part-timeday and evening students will need to attend two full days and part-timeweekend students over a three-day weekend.
LPC Full-time Accelerated course dates - January 2018
Detailed course dates for September 2018 will be published soon.
Each location will hold an induction programme, which will be scheduled during the first week of the course. More information on our locations
i-LLM LPC Course dates
Course Length - LPC
Course Length - LLM and MSc
Course Dates - LPC
Course Dates - LLM and MSc
08 Jan 2018 to 13 Oct 2018
08 Jan 2018 to 27 Oct 2018
Note to prospective students:
w/c means week commencing
There are no teaching sessions or examinations on bank holidays
Examinations may take place on Saturday
Further information about course fees and instalment options.
*Subject to increase by the SRA.
information about course fees and instalment options.
Study your LPC with a Masters and you could be eligible
for a £10,280 student loan
If you choose to study either the LPC MSc in Law, Business
and Management or the LPC LLM in Professional Legal Practice, you could be
eligible for the Student Loans Company
Postgraduate Loan, worth up to £10,280.
Places are available for our January, July and September 2018 LPC.
Current students looking to apply to ONLY The University of Law for their LPC If you are a current University of Law student looking to apply solely to us for the LPC you will not need to provide a personal statement or reference with your application.
LPC Factsheet LPC Award Choices – Student FAQsLPC Structure and assessment by study mode
LPC Programme Specification
LPC, MSc and LLM full-time Programme Demands
LPC, MSc and LLM part-time Programme DemandsLPC Full-time
Accelerated course dates - January 2018
Thank you for registering your interest in our LPC programme. We will be in touch over the next couple of days with all the information you’ll need to know about the course.
In the meantime, why not order a prospectus or book an open day at one of our eight centres?
If you have any other questions feel free to call us on 0800 289 997
Studying law gives you a unique skillset
Shanice McAnuff, LPC Student, Moorgate
Studying law gives you a unique skillset