The Legal Practice Course, also known as the LPC, is a postgraduate course that is normally studied after an undergraduate degree or law conversion course.
If you are looking to become a solicitor, our LPC offers the practical knowledge and commercial awareness to succeed in practice. We focus on the skills and the knowledge you need to secure a training contract.
Our training is trusted by the profession. BPP has unrivalled relationships with over 150 top law firms, 60 of whom send all their trainees exclusively to us for the LPC. These include four of the five Magic Circle firms and the City Consortium – a group of highly prestigious law firms.*
LLM Legal Practice (Solicitors)
Incorporating all elements of the LPC and taught at Master’s degree level, our LLM Legal Practice (Solicitors) is built around simulated client portfolios to build the legal skills that employers and recruiters are looking for. You will learn from qualified lawyers who can help to shape your career, with links to firms and in-house teams at every level.
99% of LPC graduates** were in employment or further study 15 months after graduation.
Why choose this programme?
Learn from qualified lawyers who can help develop your legal career, with links to firms and in-house teams at every level
Explore the practice areas that align with your career goals, through our wide range of electives
Get ahead of the competition with our cutting-edge Legal Technology Innovation and Design optional module
Enhance your professional skills and commercial awareness through additional skills workshops during our Employability Week
Expert support with training contract applications, mock interviews and CV advice from our Careers Service
Gain practical legal work experience by advising real clients through our award-winning Pro Bono Centre
Access unique coaching, mentoring and placement opportunities through our partnership with Aspiring Solicitors, with employers including Reed Smith, American Express and Network Rail***
Each year over £1,000,000 is awarded through our postgraduate scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies
*As at September 2020.
**Of those graduates seeking employment or further study. Based on The Graduate Outcomes survey of 2017/18 graduates 15 months after graduating for UK students.
***Subject to meeting the eligibility criteria for Aspiring Solicitors’ services.
Postgraduate funding – our Master’s version of the LPC, the LLM Legal Practice (Solicitors), qualifies for a postgraduate loan of up to £11,222
Law scholarships – we support the brightest future legal talent, from all backgrounds
Future Finance – you can borrow between £2,000 and £40,000 to pay tuition fees and living expenses for higher education in the UK+
+Please note that we do not act as a credit broker to Future Finance and are not responsible for providing the loan or assessing your eligibility for a loan. Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website.
We welcome students from around the world to undertake their legal training with us. Both our Legal Practice Course (LPC) and LLM Legal Practice (Solicitors) qualify for a Tier 4 visa (excluding our Cambridge study centre).
English language requirements
If English is not your first language and you do not hold an honours degree that was delivered in English, you will be required to provide certified proof of ability in written and spoken English to at least IELTS 6.5 (overall) or equivalent.
We focus on your employability. Taught through simulated client portfolios, you will gain the in-depth legal knowledge, commercial awareness and practical skills employers are seeking.
Specialist careers advice
Our specialist careers service is available to you for support and guidance from the moment you accept your place until up to 12 months after you complete your studies with us.
With our one-to-one support, we give you the edge when it comes to enhancing your legal career. You’ll have everything you need including access to our vacancies database, advice on filling out application forms, intensive interview coaching, employer research and networking opportunities.
BPP Pro Bono Centre
Gain hands-on legal experience by volunteering for a project with our award-winning Pro Bono Centre. Opportunities are available at all our study centres.
96.5% of our full-time and part-time postgraduate law students have secured employment or further study.*
*Of surveyed students graduating from BPP University Law School postgraduate programmes in 2017.