Legal Practice

Solicitor - Level 7
2 years
September 2024

Our MProf in Legal Practice is the next step in becoming a qualified Solicitor if you've already completed a law degree or a graduate diploma in law.

Why study with us

  • Our course is focused on developing your career, with opportunities to maximise your personal development and solicitor competencies.
  • 88% of our students passed the SQE 1 exam, which is well above the national average pass rate of 56%.
  • You’ll study in a practical environment, designed to develop your ability to deal with real-life legal situations.

What you'll do

  • You’ll develop a full range of legal skills including: research, interviewing and advising, advocacy, negotiation, drafting, as well as written and oral communication.
  • You’ll learn how to act ethically as a Solicitor. You'll establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with clients, managing yourself and your work effectively.
  • You'll have the opportunity to plan and implement a research project, applying critical perspectives on law, policy and behaviour.
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Jack Heyes – Solicitor Apprenticeship

Why choose a Degree Apprenticeship?

With a Degree Apprenticeship you get a great qualification and a career boost. It’s the perfect opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge through work-based learning, as you earn.

You’ll grow and nurture your talent through the forward-thinking businesses we collaborate with to offer a Degree Apprenticeship.

Who is this course for?

This programme is for those aiming to become a Solicitor. You'll develop the ability to provide legal advice to clients by applying your legal knowledge, skills and commercial judgement to find a solution to problems and operate within the requirements of the SRA’s Statement of Solicitor Competence.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Professional qualifications

The apprenticeship standard prepares you to undertake the Solicitors Regulation Authority central Solicitor Qualification Exams (SQE 1 & SQE2).

Future careers and jobs roles

By successfully completing the Solicitor Degree Apprenticeship you'll become a fully qualified Solicitor.

We have superb 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.


Information for employers

An apprentice is employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week at one of our campuses or training centres.

This course meets Apprenticeship Standards and your apprentice will have the knowledge and skills to either succeed in their chosen career or progress to the next apprenticeship level.

Benefits for employers

  • The programme is a great way to address skills and knowledge gaps in your workforce. As well as retain and attract staff who want opportunities for professional development through a high-quality degree.
  • If your payroll is under £3m, you don’t need to pay the Apprenticeship Levy but you can still get funding towards the cost of training and assessment of apprentices. You only pay 5% - the government will co-fund the other 95% (up to the funding band maximum).
  • If your payroll is over £3m, and you pay the Apprenticeship Levy utilise your funding contribution most effectively by signing up members of your own workforce to undertake a solicitor apprenticeship.

This course is based in the School of Law and Policing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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