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Professional Legal Practice PGDip

University of Dundee

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Dundee City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

The Diploma in Professional Legal Practice is a postgraduate, vocational qualification which if completed, will allow you to pursue a career in the legal profession in Scotland, either as a solicitor or advocate. The course is primarily delivered by practising solicitors and acts as a bridge between the academic study of law and the requirements of legal practice. We teach you the practical knowledge and skills needed for practice, as well as introducing the values and ethics of the legal profession in Scotland.

On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to take a two year traineeship within Scotland and qualify as a solicitor. If you want to practise as an advocate, you must complete additional training. All of our teaching is based on achieving the outcomes set by the Law Society of Scotland. These outcomes emphasise the development of practical legal skills within a backdrop of ethical and professional behaviour. You will consolidate and build on black letter law and the research and analytical skills that you acquired as undergraduates and apply them to practical situations through interactive learning.

As part of this course, included in your fee, you will receive:

  • an iPad (model to be confirmed)
  • the textbook "Conveyancing Practice in Scotland"

Professional accreditation

Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland

Careers:

This course will give you the skills necessary to work as a solicitor or advocate. We have close links with employers and we offer programmes to support and develop your employability. The Law School runs an annual Law Fair which attracts law firms and employers from around the UK and further afield. Law firms also regularly visit the law school on an individual basis for recruitment purposes.

Tuition fees

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£ 8,650per 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 Dundee

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of disciplines within a friendly and integrated community, to create a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 104 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    186 83%

    11th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    31st

    26
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    23rd

    3

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