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LPC Legal Practice Course

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  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

The purpose of the LPC is to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to enable you to enter your training contract with confidence and to feel at home in the exciting, demanding and rewarding world of legal practice.

We offer the latest version of the LPC, delivered one year full-time, you’ll benefit from the supportive team environment that we work hard to cultivate.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2019, September 2020

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

1 year full-time

Accreditations:

Solicitors Regulation Authority

Required subjects:

Qualifying Law Degree qualification approved by the SRA

Entry requirements:

For 2019 entry: A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject, a Graduate Diploma in Law or a Common Professional Examination (CPE). For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in each component of speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

Course details

We begin with an induction course to introduce you to the ethos of the LPC and concepts you’ll encounter throughout the programme. You’ll learn about professional conduct, IT and practical legal research.

To gain the LPC you must complete Semester 1 and Semester 2. The SRA requires all Semester 1 subjects to be taken at the same provider.

Download the programme specification (pdf 2.3mb)

Your application

Entry requirements

Careers

Completion of the LPC is a Solicitor Regulation Authority (SRA) requirement for anyone wishing to become a solicitor.

The BU LPC will give you a high level of interaction with professionally qualified staff in a realistic practice context. You will also have the opportunity to network with trainee solicitors and more senior members of the profession through our links with local firms, law societies, the Junior Lawyers Division and other bodies.

On completion of this course, you will be eligible to apply for the LLM Legal Practice course, which is designed to further enhance your skills and knowledge base.

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section.

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Course-specific funding

We recognise that studying to become a solicitor is a huge investment, especially when you add on the costs of books, accommodation, food, transport and travel, as well as tuition fees. That’s why we’ve researched the UK funding support that’s available*.

*This course is not eligible for the new Postgraduate Loan Scheme.

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.

Course changes