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Legal Practice Postgraduate Diploma

University of Westminster, London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Regent Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

If you want to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales, you will need to complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC) - the vocational stage of training that bridges the gap between academic studies and life in a law firm. Westminster Law School has a well established reputation for the delivery of solicitors' vocational training, which will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful 21st-century lawyer.

On successful completion of the LPC, you can apply to transfer to the research and dissertation stage of the Legal Practice LLM. The fee to progress to the LLM is £2,000 in 2020/21.

Distinctive features of the course include:

  • Highly experienced and approachable lecturers who are all qualified solicitors or barristers.
  • Small, interactive group work, allowing you to benefit from individual guidance and help.
  • All sessions are set within a balanced timetable to replicate the tasks undertaken in practice.
  • The opportunity to undertake real client legal work under the supervision of tutors working in the Student Law Centre. The focus is on experiential learning through reflection, analysis and planning.
  • A mentoring scheme which pairs you with mentors working in an area you are interested in. Our mentors are predominantly former Westminster LPC students who are now working in an area of legal practice.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY SERVICE

Our Careers and Employability Service is here to support you to achieve your full potential.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we provide you with a variety of opportunities to work and develop new skills. As a University of Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements, graduate jobs or voluntary experience related to your course
  • discover international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • write effective CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our career consultants
  • gain insights into your chosen industry through mentoring
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events

LEGAL SKILLS ACADEMY

The Legal Skills Academy is a joint initiative between Westminster Law School and the Careers and Employability Service.

As a law student you will have access to specialist workshops and presentations to help you to develop your employability skills. Our events are usually led by legal professionals, giving you the opportunity to network with lawyers and other professionals in the field.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 13,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Westminster, London

  • University League Table

    114th

  • Campus address

    University of Westminster, London, 101 New Cavendish Street, LONDON, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, W1W 6XH, England

With students coming from 170 nations around the globe, Westminster is one of the most internationally diverse universities in the UK.
Courses at Westminster aim to prepare students for industry and ensure that work experience and placement opportunities are accessible to all.
Westminster offers a wide range of scholarships, including a fully-funded postgraduate award, supporting students from over 50 countries across the world.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 104 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    111 50%

    65th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    65th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    58th

    15

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