University of West London
Legal Practice PgDip
University of West London

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

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.

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.

We know how important it is for your future career for you to get high-quality legal work experience on your CV. So, as well as skills-based learning, you will be offered access to valuable hands-on legal work experience and networking opportunities:

You will have chances to meet and network with local solicitors and trainees through our close connections with the Middlesex Law Society. You can meet former LPC students now practising as qualified solicitors, who may share their experience, guidance and expertise. You will be encouraged to get involved with the Law School’s Community Advice Programme – a free legal advice clinic run in conjunction with Ealing Equality Council. You will be able to access a range of further work experience opportunities offered by employers through our careers service.

Our courses are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), so you can feel confident in the quality and standards of the teaching you will receive

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 5.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
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You should have: an honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or equivalent; a Common Professional Examination/Graduate Diploma in Law with an average of at least 50% We may also offer you a place based on relevant experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications are considered individually.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
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
Insurance £51
Other £95
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.

University Rankings

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What students say about studying Legal Practice in the UK?

  • Q&A with a Law Student (LPC) | The Legal Tea
  • i finished the legal practice course. here’s the tea
  • day in the life // LEGAL PRACTICE COURSE

About University of West London

The University of West London (UWL) is a government funded university in England. West London is made up of eight distinct schools: Claude Littner Business School, London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism, the School of Computing and Engineering, the College of Nursing, London College of Music, the School of Law and Criminology, the School of Human and Social Sciences, and the London School of Film.

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Where is this programme taught

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