LPC - Legal Practice Course

University of Law - Bristol



Our LPC will prepare you for business. Future lawyers and business leaders need a wealth of skills to prepare them for today's market place. Our client focused LPC enables you to develop commercial awareness, critical thinking, project management, and the networking skills that will prepare you for the challenges ahead.

Why choose our LPC?

We’re confident that our LPC is the best preparation for entering legal practice by offering you the skills to succeed in the business world. After all, we are the preferred legal training provider to over 30 major law firms and we've trained more lawyers than anyone else.

Want the best start in your career as a solicitor? Study the LPC at The University of Law and develop the skills to succeed.

Gain a Masters for free

Rather than enrolling on the core LPC, you may prefer to enrol on one of a Masters qualifications which are available to you at no extra cost:

MSc in Law, Business and Management

If you want to become a partner in a law firm or progress through any number of career paths, our MSc will provide you with the skills you’ll need in practice:

  • Client-focus and embedded business skills to enable you to deliver commercially focused advice
  • Development of essential professional skills ranging from oral and written communication, through to meeting skills and project and risk management
  • A wide selection of electives to cover your specialist areas of interest
  • Innovative assessment to ensure you have the skills law firms require
  • Expert teaching by qualified solicitors and barristers in addition to lectures by visiting professors

Successfully complete your LPC course with an additional Law and Business module and Business Case Study Report and we will award you an MSc in Law, Business and Management.

LPC LLM in Professional Legal Practice

Alternatively, if you would like the opportunity to gain a broader insight into the law, our LLM will suit your needs. Successfully complete your LPC with either an extra elective or a Law and Business module and a Professional Practice Research Report and you will receive an LPC LLM in Professional Legal Practice.

Study your LPC with a Masters and you could be eligible for a £10,000 student loan

If you choose to study either the LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management or the LPC LLM in Professional Legal Practice, you could be eligible for the Student Loans Company Postgraduate Loan, worth up to £10,000.

If you only want the LPC

If you choose not to undertake either the MSc or LLM you can still enrol on the LPC without a Masters award. You will be issued with a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and will still have completed the vocational stage of training requirements.

  • Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Guilford, Reading: £12,750
  • Chester, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester: £11,950
  •  London (Bloomsbury & Moorgate): £16,230 

The University of Law welcomes students from all over the world. Our website contains lots of information to help you when making the decision to come and study in the UK.

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Our Employability Service brings together the expertise of The University of Law's Careers and Pro Bono departments, to give you the support and opportunities you need to make the best start in your legal career.

More information on our Employability Service

We were the first University to offer a money back employment guarantee, and as a part of our 100% for You initiative for 2016-17, our 100% Employment Promise is bigger and better. 

100% Commitment

Our LPC Employment Promise guarantees a job or your money back.

We’re so confident that you’ll succeed, that if you do not obtain a job in nine months, you will get 100% of your fees back, made up of 50% of your fees as cashback, plus 50% as credit towards any further courses.

All of this adds up to a 100% commitment to you and your future employability. It’s no wonder that in 2015 more graduates from The University of Law secured training contracts than from any other law school and 97% of our LPC graduates are employed within nine months.

Careers workshops (online and face-to-face)

Our careers workshops run throughout the year – both face-to-face in your centre and online. These group sessions help you to get a head start when it comes to applications, assessment centres, pupillage applications and much more.

Pro bono

The University of Law runs probably the largest and most varied legal pro bono programme in UK legal education, each year offering over 3,600 opportunities for you to put your skills into practice. We run a wide range of programmes, including:

  • Legal advice
  • Streetlaw and public legal education programmes 
  • External placements
  • Shadowing opportunities


Students at The University of Law have the opportunity to apply to be mentored by a practising solicitor or barrister. With the support of over 600 practising lawyers, our scheme is probably the most extensive legal mentoring scheme in the country. For those with little experience in the law, it’s an opportunity to gain an insider’s view of the profession, and benefit from the advice of those currently practising in the world of law.

Employer talks and events

With our national presence and strong connections with the profession, The University of Law is able to offer an extensive range of employer talks, workshops and careers fairs.

These events allow you to hear ‘straight from the horse’s mouth’ what it’s like in firms and chambers.

Practice-related activities

Whether it’s mooting or a share race, in each centre you’ll get the opportunity to participate in a number of extracurricular activities which have been designed to help you develop, and put into practice, vital skills you’ll need in the workplace.

Student Employability Programme

The University’s Future Lawyers Network gives you access to our award-winning Student Employability Programme (StEP). This is a comprehensive online programme of careers information and advice, which won the Association of Graduate Recruiters’ award for ‘Best Preparation for Work Initiative’ in March 2013.


JobSearch – our job vacancy database – is exclusively for University of Law students and alumni, allowing you to browse the many training contracts, paralegal jobs, temporary opportunities and non-legal jobs we advertise.

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