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LPC Legal Practice Course

The LPC will 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.

  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

Why study the Legal Practice Course at BU?

  • Build upon your previous acquired legal knowledge to enable you to advise in practice 
  • Gain insight into further areas of law and procedure and the means of accessing legal information and resources 
  • Develop the skills and analytical ability to deal with legal problems, to research the law and to apply it to factual situations 
  • Critically evaluate legal problems within an academic and practical context 
  • Benefit from a supportive team environment that we work hard to cultivate.

Find out more about the content of this course.

For September 2021 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in June 2021 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

Accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority 

The Legal Practice Course is designed to meet and complies with the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority outcomes and requirements, ensuring that you are properly equipped to proceed onto a Training Contract and ultimately to become an effective legal practitioner.

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Key information

Next start date:

20 September 2021, September 2022


Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus


1 year full-time


Solicitors Regulation Authority

Required subjects:

Qualifying Law Degree qualification approved by the SRA

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject, or a pass in the Graduate Diploma in Law/ 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


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

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