We’re confident that our newly designed 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 and we’ve trained
more lawyers than anyone else.
Future lawyers and business leaders need a wealth of skills to prepare
them for today's market place. Our client focused LPC course enables you to
develop commercial awareness, critical
thinking, project management and the networking skills that will prepare
you for the challenges ahead.When you enrol on the LPC, you can choose from one of the
following three options:
When you enrol on the core LPC, either of the following Masters
qualifications are available to you at no extra cost:
If you want to become a partner in a law firm or progress
through any number of career paths, our new 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.
Alternatively, 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 choose not to undertake either the MSc or LLM once your course has started, 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.
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.
Each course features modular delivery incorporating flexible study options to suit you, including accelerated, full and part-time courses:
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.
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.
your career prospects by focusing on the essential skills legal employers are
looking for. We provide expert teaching by Visiting Professors
and small group workshops led 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.
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.
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The LPC is made up of two
Stage one comprises seven 15
credit compulsory modules to cover:
Each core practice area has a discrete
knowledge and skills module. The skills modules cover a range of skills
appropriate to that practice area including:
The focus of study across the core practice
areas is on practical application, using tailored case studies and simulated
provides you with the opportunity to study three of the
following professional elective modules (15 credits each):
you’ve started your course, you’ll have an opportunity to discuss your options
with course tutors. If you are an LPC+ student, your firm will advise you on
which electives to take.
MSc students (and LLM students if they do not wish to take a fourth professional elective module) will undertake a Law and Business module which will cover:
LPC full-time accelerated*
part-time: day or evening**
LPC part-time weekend**
*Important note for non-EEA students requiring our sponsorship for a visaDue to UK Border Agency (UKBA) 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 of the same year. This is because the UKBA requires 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 course.
** Please note that assessments will take place during weekdays.
04 January 2016
06 July 2015
04 January 2016
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