Masters | Postgraduate Course - Legal Practice Course PG Dip Course Details within London Metropolitan University

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Legal Practice Course PG Dip

Study Details

PgDip: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

If you have completed the academic stage of legal training, the Legal Practice Course postgraduate diploma will provide you with the professional stage of training required to qualify as a solicitor. London Metropolitan University has a long-standing reputation for training solicitors and was one of the first universities to be validated to run the LPC.

The course imitates the nature of the work you would encounter in legal practice and follows clients through various legal transactions and court hearings. It builds on the substantive law that you will have already learnt and includes the study of both law and procedure in the major areas of practice.

Module details

Stage one modules include:

  • Advocacy Skills
  • Business Law and Practice
  • Drafting Skills
  • Interviewing
  • Litigation
  • Professional Conduct and Regulation
  • Property Law and Practice
  • Research Skills
  • Solicitors Accounts
  • Wills and Administration of Estates

Stage two modules include:

  • Child Law and Practice
  • Civil and Commercial Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Law and Practice
  • Employment Law and Practice
  • Family Law and Practice
  • Housing Law and Practice
  • Immigration Law and Practice
  • Intellectual Property Law and Practice

Entry Requirements

  • a qualifying law degree awarded by a SRA approved provider with at least second class honours that 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 and Trusts and Law of the European Union, or;
  • if you’re a non-law graduate, a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or Common Professional Examination (CPE) having obtained overall average marks 50% or above

Student Destinations

London Met is focused on helping its LPC students obtain a training contract and legal work experience. You will be designated a professional mentor to provide individual advice and guidance.

Our excellent careers team are able to help you with advice regarding training contract applications and preparation of your CV, as well as by providing mock interview practice which will help you find valuable work placements and pro bono opportunities to enhance your CV and establish contacts with the solicitors' profession.