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Professional Legal Practice PgDip

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Full time | Robert Gordon University | 26 weeks | SEP

Study mode

Full time


26 weeks

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Legal Practice Law / Legal Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The flexible Diploma in Professional Legal Practice from Robert Gordon University enables you to train further to practice as a solicitor in Scotland and is a PEAT 1 accredited course by the Law Society of Scotland. Throughout the vocational course, you will learn the ethical rules, practical knowledge and professional skills required of solicitors in Scotland.

If you intend to become a solicitor after completion of an LLB Degree from a Scottish university, or the professional examinations of The Law Society of Scotland, you are required to undertake the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.

Throughout the course, you will be taught by practising solicitors in most modules, take part in client interviews and undertake skills related activities and assessment, to ensure you are ready for the working environment upon graduation from Robert Gordon University.


This is an accredited PEAT 1 course with accreditation from The Law Society of Scotland.


This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of legal and business ethics, business organisations and of the provision and regulation of financial services and business accounts.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

To gain admission to the Diploma course entrants require to obtain passes in certain "core" subjects (prerequisite professional subjects) in their LLB Degree from a Scottish university. Alternatively you will have undertaken a pre-Diploma training contract and completed the Law Society of Scotland's professional qualifying examinations. Those wishing to apply for a place on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice: Will graduate LLB from Robert Gordon University this year, or earlier; or are engaged on a pre-Diploma Training Contract; Will graduate LLB from another Scottish University this year or earlier.