Full-time: One year. Three days per week: Monday -Wednesday 9.00am-6.00 pm. Part-time: Two years. One day per week: Wednesday 9.00am-6.00pm
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
UCLan’s new combined LLM and LPC course gives students the opportunity to gain the professional qualification needed to become a solicitor, at the same time as achieving a Masters qualification. You will:
Students not wishing to pursue the full LLM, may pursue the traditional LPC qualification and obtain a postgraduate diploma.
You must have completed the academic stage of legal training. This stage is usually completed either by graduating with a qualifying law degree or with a non-law degree then passing the Common Professional Examination (Graduate Diploma in Law). All full time applications must be made through http://www.lawcabs.ac.uk/.
Three of the following:
(c) = compulsory (o) = optional
In Year 1 you will select two of the optional modules (except Commercial Property or Insolvency).
In Year 2 you will select one of the optional modules.
(c) = compulsory (o) = optional
The next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be on Thursday 10th November 2016.
For details and registration for this event please visit our Eventbrite page.
Please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.
Full-time study over one year or part-time study over two years. Part-time teaching takes place Wednesday 9-7 pm. Occasionally, it is necessary to run classes or assessments on Thursdays or Fridays but these are usually student study days.
The LPC comprises an introductory section, three core practice areas and three electives. Legal skills of interviewing, practical legal research, writing, drafting and advocacy will be practised on the course. In addition you will be required to demonstrate competence in the pervasive topics of Professional Conduct and Regulation, Accounts, Financial Services and Markets, Taxation and Human Rights. There is a strong emphasis on enhancing your commercial awareness and personal and professional development, to prepare you for employment in a competitive business place. The LPC fosters the acquisition of transferable skills such as team working, numeracy, communication, presentation, IT, critical thinking and problem solving.
The aims of the course are to:
Accordingly at the end of the course, successful students should be able, under appropriate supervision, to:
Full listings of non-standard fees course can be found on our Fees and Finance page
Any student who has a UCLan PGDip LP awarded earlier than 2015, may apply for the LLM LPC course, stating clearly that they have a UCLan PGDip LP award. This enables them to 'top-up' their LPC to a Masters in Legal Practice by completing a 5,000 - 7,000 word project.
Application is online and students will need to find a supervisor for their project which must be linked to legal practice.
You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Full-time: LLM £10,000
Part-time: LLM £5,000
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
The UK Government has confirmed that a new postgraduate loan scheme will be introduced for students commencing a Full Masters Postgraduate programmes from 2016/17 academic year.
The course is approved by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority
Lancashire Law School has excellent links with the law profession, police and probation services and our students enjoy regular visits and talks from leading practitioners, academics, barristers, solicitors and judges.
There is an annual careers fair which attracts solicitors practices, the CPS and other public sector employers, such as local authorities. There is a vibrant guest speaker programme which is supported by legal and other professionals.
The School’s teaching environment is designed to stimulate learning. The course is delivered through a series of interactive large and small group sessions, where the focus is on student centred learning. Attendance is compulsory at all sessions.
The majority of small group teaching sessions will take place in the impressive Harris Building, the home of Lancashire Law School. For large group teaching, we make use of the many modern lecture theatres across campus all of which have state of the art audio visual support and presentation facilities. The Harris Building is also the location for the Law School's dedicated moot court room which contains a mock-up of a real court room with latest audio-visual technology and is available for your use, particularly in the development of oral skills.
There are a number of dedicated skills development rooms with recording and play back facilities within the Law School. There is a resource room exclusively for the use of LPC students, equipped with IT facilities and a range of practitioner and academic texts.
The Library contains a dedicated Law Library and our extensive e-law library facility gives access to many legal and academic and practitioner sources on campus and remotely.
There is a strong emphasis on professional development and careers support. There is a vibrant guest speaker programme supported by alumni and people from all walks of legal and other professional practice and an annual careers fair. Students have the opportunity to participate in the School’s Pro Bono Law Clinic and Mediation Clinic offering them a ‘real life’ insight in to legal practice. The School has a busy activity programme including an active Student Law Society and diverse social events.
Core practice areas and elective subjects are assessed by unseen open book application-based examinations. The Legal Skills elements are assessed as appropriate, eg, a role-play interview, district judge appointment.
The support offered by teaching staff when studying LPC at UCLan is brilliant.
Our students are valued highly by employers due to their aptitude and skills profile. They have an impressive track record of gaining graduate level jobs or professional training contracts.
Some of our eminent alumni include judges, Queen’s Counsel, barristers and solicitors across the UK, Europe and around the world, CEOs, business leaders and industrialists, entrepreneurs and business owners, senior public servants such as civil servants, politicians, senior police and local government officers, senior academics and researchers at all levels, authors of many academic works, leading voluntary sector workers, board representatives and trustees.
It is an understatement to say that I have been impressed with the wide range of opportunities UCLan has to offer, from its free law clinic service which gives LPC students the chance to give real legal advice, to the opportunities to compete in external competitions in mediation and negotiation.
Students have the opportunity to participate in the Law School Pro Bono Law Clinic and so to provide advice to ‘real’ clients. There is an established programme of visiting speakers with guests covering a huge range of relevant employment opportunities. The Law School hosts a ‘Law Fair’ inviting a range of legal employers and giving students an opportunity to discuss work experience, the application processes and training contracts.
You will be offered a wealth of opportunities for personal skills development, for example, taking part in mooting and mediation competitions.