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LPC Legal Practice Course

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    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Part-Time

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, which enables you to study the course in one year full-time, or over two years part-time, but whichever option suits you best, you’ll benefit from the supportive team environment that we work hard to cultivate.

This course is open for applications for September 2018. 

For September 2019 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 September 2018 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

“This course is based on realistic scenarios It’s taught by solicitors who will help you put what you have learned academically into everyday practice.”
Nigel Astbury, LPC Director

Key information

Next start date:

September 2018, September 2019

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Accreditations:

Solicitors Regulation Authority

Required subjects:

Qualifying Law Degree, CPE or a law qualification approved by the SRA.

Entry requirements:

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

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

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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

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.

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 annum. 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 changes