UCLan’s combined LLM and Legal Practice Course (LPC) gives you not only the opportunity to gain the professional qualification needed to become a solicitor, but also at the same time achieve a Master’s qualification in Law. By completing both components side by side you can graduate with additional knowledge, skills and professional awareness that will serve you in entering the legal profession as a solicitor. Our internationally recognised qualification includes the fully-accredited LPC with the further Master’s qualification that can demonstrate to employers a high level of professional and academic competence.
Your studies will take place in a practical learning environment that is designed to prepare you for real-life legal situations. This includes our moot court room for simulating legal proceedings and providing you with first hand practical experiences. You will be supported with strong individual support to maximise your personal potential and help you to meet your career aspirations.
Law is a broad postgraduate subject so our course features a range of specialist modules that allow you to customise your qualification and the skills and knowledge you will have gained upon successful completion of the programme.
The LPC comprises an introductory section, three core practice areas and three electives. Legal skills of interviewing, practical legal research, writing, drafting and advocacy will be practised on the programme. In addition you will be required to demonstrate competence in the pervasive topics of Professional Conduct and Regulation, Accounts, Financial Services and Markets, Taxation and Human Rights. There is a strong emphasis on enhancing your commercial awareness and personal and professional development to prepare you for employment in a competitive business place. The LPC fosters the acquisition of transferable skills such as team working, numeracy, communication, presentation, IT, critical thinking and problem solving.
The programme can be completed in one year of full time study, or over two years part time.
This programme is available for study on a full-time or part-time basis at the UCLan Preston campus – home of Lancashire Law School.
Students on the LLM in Legal Practice programme study ten modules overall. Students must take seven compulsory modules including: Property Law and Practice; Litigation; Business Law and Practice; Wills, Probate and Administration of Estates; Professional Conduct and Regulation; Accounts (Solicitors); and Legal Skills: Advocacy, Drafting, Interviewing and Advising, Legal Research and Legal Writing.
Three further option modules are chosen from a range of specialist subjects including: Commercial Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property Law, Employment Law, Insolvency, Commercial Property, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, Family Law and Practice, Immigration Law, and Elderly Client Law and Practice.
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You must have completed the academic stage of legal training. This stage is usually completed either by graduating with a qualifying law degree or with a non-law degree then passing the Common Professional Examination (Graduate Diploma in Law).
Applicants must have a qualifying law degree (2:2 or above) which satisfies the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales.
Where English is not the applicants first language then a score of 6.5 on IELTS (with no individual component below 6.0) or equivalent.
Our students are valued highly by employers due to their aptitude and skills profile. They have an impressive track record of gaining graduate level jobs or professional training contracts.
Some of Lancashire Law School’s eminent alumni include judges, Queen’s Counsel, barristers and solicitors across the UK, Europe and around the world, CEOs, business leaders and industrialists, entrepreneurs and business owners, senior public servants such as civil servants, politicians, senior police and local government officers, senior academics and researchers at all levels, authors of many academic works, leading voluntary sector workers, board representatives and trustees.