Legal Practice Course, PGDip, Preparation Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
Completing the Legal Practice Course at Anglia Ruskin University will allow you to move on to take a training contract. You will explore a number of areas of practicing law, and keep up to date with the latest opportunities in the legal profession. Thanks to our flexible teaching, you will have time to follow these opportunities up, too.

About

Students in the Legal Practice Course at Anglia Ruskin University will explore civil litigation and dispute resolution, criminal law, property law and business law. As well as this, our range of optional modules will give you the chance to learn about family law, employment law, child care, commercial dispute resolution and private client work.

You will benefit from extra support and training as well. We offer non-assessed training in areas like billing, file management, commercial awareness and family law.

Careers:

Our LPC course will prepare you for life as a practising solicitor in England or Wales, and allow you to continue on to the two-year training contract that will fully qualify you for professional practice.

You will most likely choose to complete your two-year training contract with a firm of solicitors in private practice, but might prefer to take one with an alternative employer, such as the UK government (through the Government Legal Service), local government, the Crown Prosecution Service or a law centre. Whatever you decide, you can be sure of receiving specialised guidance for your career in law on our Legal Practice Course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • More details: It’s best to apply at least a month before your preferred start date.
                    • Programme intensity Full-time
                      • Full-time duration 12 months
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus

                    English Language Requirements

                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

                    • Minimum required score:

                      6.5

                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

                      Schedule IELTS

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                    • Minimum required score:

                      88

                      The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                    Academic Requirements

                    You need the following GPA score:

                    Required score: Lower Second Class

                    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                    • One of the following: A UK qualifying Law degree with a minimum classification of 2.2 honours; a pass in the Common Professional Examination (CPE); or a recognised Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). Filex students issued with a Certificate of Exemption from the CPE by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) are also eligible.
                    • If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International Applies to you

                      12500 GBP/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                    • EU/EEA Applies to you

                      9500 GBP/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 9500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                    Living costs for Cambridge

                    • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
                      Living Costs

                    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                    Funding

                    We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

                    From September, EU students starting a postgraduate degree with us can access a £600 bursary.

                    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.