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  • 89%* of Manchester Law School’s LPC students go into legal roles after graduating.

    *Recent Destination Survey of Postgraduate Law Students

     

  • Placements. Pro Bono. Mentoring. Networking…

    The LPC at Manchester Law School is packed with unmissable, career boosting opportunities.

     

  • At Manchester Law School you’ll get dedicated tutor support.

    And all the help you need to excel.

Legal Practice Course (LPC)

One year full-time/ 18-24 months part-time

  • Our Legal Practice Course (LPC) is a professional law course that enables you to qualify as a solicitor
  • Focused on bringing law to life, the LPC is centred around real-life legal situations
  • Perfect for helping you to develop the core practice skills you need as a solicitor: preparing legal documents, advising and interviewing clients

About the LPC programme

  • Manchester Law School’s LPC combines traditional teaching methods with innovative techniques, all conducted in our leading £16m purpose-built Law School
  • Offering high levels of face-to-face tuition, interactive workshops and e-learning via moodle to create a supporting learning environment
  • The LPC teaching team is made up of dedicated, highly experienced lawyers, all of whom write and deliver the course
  • Students have access to outstanding placement opportunities, an impressive mentoring scheme and voluntary legal schemes
  • You will have access to a Careers and Employability adviser to help you take the necessary steps into a fulfilling legal career

Full-time/Part-time

  • For full-time students the course operates a typical teaching week of 12 – 15 hours face-to-face tuition, exclusive of student preparation time
  • Part-time students learn via a mix of lectures, face-to-face and online workshops and can expect to receive 6 – 7 teaching hours per week running alongside supplementary online and preparatory work.

Study programme in detail

  • You will work through case studies devised to reflect realistic legal scenarios and will be encouraged to think and act like a legal professional from the outset
  • You will learn core practice skills such as interviewing clients, writing letters of advice, preparing legal documents and court appearances
  • Core units include:

– Business Law and Practice
– Property Law and Practice
– Civil and Criminal Litigation
– Professional Conduct and Regulation
– Solicitors Accounts
– Wills and Administration of Estates
– Writing and Drafting
– Practical Legal Research
– Interviewing and Advising
– Advocacy
– Taxation

  • The courses are delivered in our purpose-built Law School by a highly experienced academic team from a variety of legal professional backgrounds
  • Your tuition will be delivered through a combination of methods including workshops and electronic learning
  • You will receive the opportunity to hone your legal skills through involvement in one of our voluntary legal work schemes that offer pro Bono legal services to those in need
  • Manchester Law School also offers an outstanding work placement programme to enable students to gain vital work experience during their electives.

Assessment and feedback

  • Predominantly by open book examinations. There are separate oral and written assessments for the skills.

Career prospects

  • Manchester Law School places emphasis on helping you establish your career. Many students begin the course without a training contract, but 90% of LPC students find legally related employment after graduating. The Law School features a dedicated Careers and Employability Advisor, alongside a well-developed practitioner mentor scheme and guest lecture programme.

LPC – Summary of benefits

  • Prepares you for practice, equipping you with the essential skills required for a successful career as a solicitor
  • Teaching by dedicated and experienced professional, many of whom still practice
  • Practical advice and links with the legal profession through our outstanding mentor scheme.
  • Opportunity to gain valuable work experience and boost your CV with pro bono work.
  • Exclusive work placement opportunities, directly related to many elective options
  • Innovative practice in e-learning with the course being taught through the medium of a virtual firm.

MMU Alumni Loyalty Discount

  • If you are a Manchester Metropolitan University graduate, you will be eligible for our alumni loyalty discount worth 20% off the tuition fees.

More information – contact us

For more information about the course, fees and entry requirements visit our online prospectus, or contact lpc@mmu.ac.uk

For entry requirements, fees and detailed course info, view our online prospectus here.

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Jennifer Nash, LPC

“My experience at Manchester Metropolitan University has been really good. The staff are very supportive and have shown genuine concern whenever I have needed any help.”


Case Study:
Nadia McMahon-Wilson, LPC

“I chose Manchester Law School because of its reputation as I had heard good things about the university from friends, who all said it was a great university in which to undertake postgraduate study.”

Case Study:
Eve St Pierre

My lasting impressions of the University are very good and I received a lot of extra support. Between my undergraduate degree and my LPC I wasn’t working in the legal profession; I applied for over 50 jobs, but they all required at least six months’ experience, which I didn’t have.

Case Study:
Charles Hine

I looked at other universities before choosing Manchester Metropolitan University, but the Law School was attractive because it is excellent value for money, the timetables suited me and the courses as a whole are pretty flexible in terms of study. The excellent links the Law School has with external Law firms was the deciding factor.