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Legal Practice Course

Postgraduate course
Law

Take your legal career to the next level and train to become a solicitor for a career involving conducting proceedings in court.

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Studying our course put graduate Caroline Acton right in the heart of Leeds' business and legal community which enhanced her professional experience. Caroline now works as an emploment solicitor at Winston Solicitors LLP.
Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours qualifying Law degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE), or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applicants are required to be student members of the SRA prior to enrolment on the course. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link, please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature StudentsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however relevant work and life experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases relevant work and life experiences cannot be considered in lieu.
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours qualifying Law degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE), or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applicants are required to be student members of the SRA prior to enrolment on the course. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link, please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualificationsIf you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsmet.ac.uk.Need to improve your English Language skills?Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses click hereMore questions?No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours qualifying Law degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE), or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applicants are required to be student members of the SRA prior to enrolment on the course. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link, please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature StudentsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however relevant work and life experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases relevant work and life experiences cannot be considered in lieu.
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours qualifying Law degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE), or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applicants are required to be student members of the SRA prior to enrolment on the course. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link, please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualificationsIf you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsmet.ac.uk.Need to improve your English Language skills?Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses click hereMore questions?No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours qualifying Law degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE), or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link, please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature StudentsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however relevant work and life experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases relevant work and life experiences cannot be considered in lieu.
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours qualifying Law degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE), or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link, please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualificationsIf you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsmet.ac.uk.Need to improve your English Language skills?Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses click hereMore questions?No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours qualifying Law degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE), or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link, please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature StudentsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however relevant work and life experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases relevant work and life experiences cannot be considered in lieu.
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours qualifying Law degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE), or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link, please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualificationsIf you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsmet.ac.uk.Need to improve your English Language skills?Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses click hereMore questions?No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

  • Caroline Acton

Careers

Caroline Acton
Solicitor, Winston Solicitors LLP

PG Dip Legal Practice Course

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“Studying law at Leeds Beckett put me right in the heart of Leeds’ business and legal community which enhanced my professional experience, I was taught by solicitors who gave me a true insight into this fascinating and rewarding career.”

If you complete the LPC you’ll be able to proceed to the next stage of legal training as a solicitor by way of a training contract. The LPC provides credit points at masters level. You can enhance future employability by completing a top-up dissertation with a view to being awarded a masters in Law.

  • Barrister
  • Solicitor
  • Conveyancer
  • Partner
Our dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

Visit our Careers Site

MODULES & LEARNING

Advocacy

Business Law & Practice

Drafting

Interviewing & Advising

Litigation

Practical Legal Research

Professional Conduct & Regulation

Property Law & Practice

Solicitors Accounts

Taxation

Commercial Law & Practice

Commercial Leases

Employment Law

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Litigation

Private Acquisitions

Family Law

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Mental Health Law

Leeds Law School is situated in the heart of the Leeds legal community. The course is delivered by staff with significant professional expertise (all are qualified lawyers). You will engage in activities designed to optimise your employment prospects and enhance professionalism.

All students on the LPC have a professional mentor - a legal practitioner in the local area who can provide practical support and advice during the period of study and provide work-based learning and career opportunities. Local law firms engage with us by teaching, leading career development sessions, acting as mentors and judging and providing prizes for a number of legal competitions.

  • Professor Christopher Prince
    Legal Practice CourseProfessor Christopher Prince
    Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Business and Law

    We are proud of the success of our national and international graduates.

  • With over 20 years' experience of designing and delivering in-company education and training for private and public sector organisations in the UK and overseas, Professor Prince speaks at world-wide conferences on corporate education, his area of business expertise. In addition to his academic role within our University he also acts as an advisor to a number of leading blue-chip companies on management and organisational development. Professor Prince has also served as a member of the UK's Association of Business Schools' Executive, and as the Chair of the Management, Organisation and Community Development Steering Committee. He is a former Deputy Editor of the Journal of Strategic Change, and has served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Annual Conference of Management and Executive Development in the USA.
    Postgraduate Study - Invest in yourself
    Postgraduate Study - Invest in yourself
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2014/15 is £3750. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.



Registration fees - If you are a part-time student you will need to pay a £60 SRA registration fee. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.

Administration fees - An additional £6 SRA admin fee will also be payable to Leeds Metropolitan by students/student sponsors. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.



Registration fees - If you are a part-time student you will need to pay a £60 SRA registration fee. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.

Administration fees - An additional £6 SRA admin fee will also be payable to Leeds Metropolitan by students/student sponsors. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2014/15 is £7500. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.



Registration fees - If you are a full-time student you will need to pay a £120 SRA registration fee. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.

Administration fees - An additional £6 SRA admin fee will also be payable to Leeds Metropolitan by students/student sponsors. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2014/15 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.



Registration fees - If you are a full-time student you will need to pay a £120 SRA registration fee. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.

Administration fees - An additional £6 SRA admin fee will also be payable to Leeds Metropolitan by students/student sponsors. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £3750. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.



Registration fees - If you are a part-time student you will need to pay a £60 SRA registration fee. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.

Administration fees - An additional £6 SRA admin fee will also be payable to Leeds Metropolitan by students/student sponsors. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed



Registration fees - If you are a part-time student you will need to pay a £60 SRA registration fee. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.

Administration fees - An additional £6 SRA admin fee will also be payable to Leeds Metropolitan by students/student sponsors. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £7500. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.



Registration fees - If you are a full-time student you will need to pay a £120 SRA registration fee. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.

Administration fees - An additional £6 SRA admin fee will also be payable to Leeds Metropolitan by students/student sponsors. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.



Registration fees - If you are a full-time student you will need to pay a £120 SRA registration fee. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.

Administration fees - An additional £6 SRA admin fee will also be payable to Leeds Metropolitan by students/student sponsors. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.
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    The Rose Bowl

    The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

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    Gym

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Cloth Hall Court

Cloth Hall Court

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You'll find our Law School at Cloth Hall court - it's only two minutes away from the train station and is in the heart of Leeds' legal quarter. We offer our law students purpose-built facilities including their very own court room.

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