Legal Practice Course
London Metropolitan University
Key Course Facts
Why study this course?
London Met's Legal Practice Course (LPC) postgraduate diploma is designed to prepare you for employment as a trainee solicitor by providing a solid foundation in the skills and knowledge required in this career. Approved by the Solicitor Regulation Authority (SRA), this course can be studied full-time or part-time in the day or the evening.
More about this course
If you have completed the academic stage of legal training, the Legal Practice Course postgraduate diploma will provide you with the professional stage of training required to qualify as a solicitor. London Metropolitan University has a long-standing reputation for training solicitors and was one of the first universities to be validated to run the LPC.
The course imitates the nature of the work you would encounter in legal practice and follows clients through various legal transactions and court hearings. It builds on the substantive law that you will have already learnt and includes the study of both law and procedure in the major areas of practice.
You’ll also learn the everyday skills of practical legal research, interviewing and advising, writing, drafting and advocacy. This will prepare you for your subsequent professional training and practice as a solicitor.
The majority of London Met's LPC tutors are qualified lawyers with extensive practice experience. You will find all of our tutors to be friendly and approachable.
The classes are highly interactive in their small groups of three-hour sessions and are supplemented with online tests, revision lectures and materials.
Although some lectures that cover more complex subjects will be available online, the emphasis is on face-to-face teaching and individual feedback. This is in accordance with overwhelming student feedback that prefers the benefits from live contact with tutors and fellow students. You learn by doing on this course.
The course has dedicated facilities, including an LPC resource room (LC2-33) with a dedicated LPC room containing practitioner text and IT resources and teaching rooms with audio-visual recording facilities. Materials and case studies are provided within the course fee.
The careers team will also be on hand to help you in your career development, whether you are seeking a training contract, applying for work placements or other pro bono opportunities to enhance your employment prospects.
This is a competitively priced Legal Practice Course provided by a London university with flexible study options. Upon completion of the LPC, there is an option to apply for a top-up LLM in Legal Practice by completing Legal Research Methodology and Legal Practice Dissertation modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
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You will be required to hold a qualifying law degree, with at least second class honours or (if a non-law graduate) the graduate diploma in law or common professional examination with an average of at least 50 per cent. Prior to joining the course, applicants will also need to provide evidence of completion of the academic stage of training in the form of a letter or email from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) or a letter from the awarding university to state that your undergraduate degree is a qualifying law degree (to be issued on completion of your award) or that you have completed and passed all seven core GDL/CPE subjects within the maximum number of attempts allowed (not more than three). All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.
Tuition Fees Legal Practice Course PgDip
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About London Metropolitan University
Founded in 1848, London Metropolitan University is located in the urban setting of North London. LMU is just a 40-minute walk to Camden Town or a 20-minute tube ride from central London. Some of the benefits that students can expect when choosing LMU include a variety of residence halls at distinct price points, reputable career guidance services, and orientation services for recently-arrived international students. This institution has a selective admissions standard, so it’s recommended to prepare for your interview well in advance.
Student composition of London Metropolitan University
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Legal Practice Course (LPC) LPC||Birmingham City University||-||-||-||£10000||£16300||-||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Legal Practice Course LPC||BPP University||-||-||-||£17706||£17706||-||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Law and Legal Practice DipHE||University of Wales||-||-||-||£9000||£13500||-||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Legal Practice Course (LPC) LPC||The University of Law||-||-||-||£14150||£14150||-||Guildford||On campus Full-time|
|Legal Practice Course PgDip||London Metropolitan University||-||-||-||£11500||£16874||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Legal Practice Course LLM||City University London||-||-||-||£15050||£15050||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Legal Practice Course PgDip||University of Sunderland||-||-||-||£7600||-||-||Sunderland||On campus Full-time|
|Legal Practice PgDip||Swansea University||-||-||-||£6350||-||-||Swansea||On campus Part-time|
|Legal Practice Course LLM||Northumbria University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Newcastle||On campus Part-time|
|Legal Practice Course PgDip||Anglia Ruskin University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Cambridge||On campus Full-time|