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Legal Practice (LPC) PgDip

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Law / Legal Studies Legal Practice

Course type


Course Summary


Are you interested in a career as a solicitor? Our Legal Practice course (LPC) is the first stage of the professional training you will need to become a solicitor.

The LPC is run by the School of Law at UWL and provides a bridge between academic study and working in a law firm. It is an intensive course designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you will need to work as a solicitor or trainee solicitor.

If you choose this course, you will study Stages 1 and 2 of the LPC. On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Course detail

The teaching on our PgDip Legal Practice course is practice-based and delivered mainly through small group sessions. Through these, you will gain experience of legal tasks and skills that closely simulate the work of a real legal office. You will act for specific example clients and see their cases through from beginning to end.

Our teaching staff includes experienced practising solicitors with a range of specialisms. They will provide you with both the high-quality teaching and the personal attention you need to make the most of your studies.

Study & career progression

On graduating with this PgDip Legal Practice, you are qualified to work as a trainee solicitor. Our Careers and Employment Service provides careers workshops tailored for our LPC students, as well as practical help with applications and interviews for a training contract.

On completing your PgDip Legal Practice, you may choose to take our LLM Legal Practice (Top-up) course, which will boost your education to a Masters-level degree.


Civil and Criminal Litigation - Core
Legal Skills - Advocacy, Interviewing and Advising, Drafting, Practical Legal Research and Writing - Core
Property Law and Practice - Core
Professional Conduct and Regulation - Core
Taxation - Core
Solicitors' Accounts - Core
Legal Practice

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

We are no longer accepting International applications for February and June 2023. We welcome applications for September 2023 entry.

Entry requirements

You should have one of the following: a qualifying law degree (usually 2:2 or above); a Common Professional Examination/Graduate Diploma in Law usually with an average of at least 50%.

University information

The University of West London (UWL) is based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, with a number of global organisations such a GlaxoSmithKline and Sky based locally. The University offers postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from nursing to music. Known as the ‘career university’, there is an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after...more