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Birmingham City University

Legal Practice Course (LPC)

City Centre Campuses
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Rank: 84 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: City Centre Campuses

Website: https://www.bcu.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: PG Diploma

Start Date: 2020/09/01

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £12800


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Ranking and student feedback

84

The Complete University Guide
87

UKEAS Ranking

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Description

The Legal Practice Course (LPC) is the final academic stage of qualification before becoming a solicitor. The course bridges the gap between the academic study of law and the vocational stages of training. Following successful completion of the LPC you will need to undertake a two year vocational training contract to be able to practice as a solicitor. The Course also offers a unique learning experience in the shape of a virtual solicitor's office in the University's virtual town, Shareville. Our LPC is taught by an outstanding team of professional staff with extensive practice experience and a friendly, open door policy giving you all the support you need. We place our students at the centre of everything we do. What's covered in the course? The LPC is fully accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and includes the opportunity to study an LLM Legal Practice (Top Up) course (Please note the LLM (Top Up) will be subject to additional fees). You will cover elements required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority including Property Law, Business Law and Practice and Litigation (including Civil and Criminal Litigation) and choose from a list of Electives available. Our first-class facilities include two mock courtrooms and a comprehensive law library (with many resources accessible online), and there are extensive opportunities available with a variety of agencies throughout Birmingham. Our LPC is taught by an outstanding team of professional staff with extensive practice experience and a friendly, open door policy giving you all the support you need. We place our students at the centre of everything we do.

Requirements

Entry requirements

Students will require either a Qualifying Law Degree (e.g. an LLB from a University in England or Wales) or a Graduate Diploma in Law/Common Professional Examination. Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) are entitled to apply for direct entry to the course. The SRA require disclosure of issues relating to character and suitability before a trainee commences a period of recognised training, and again on admission as a solicitor. If an individual does have character and suitability issues to assess, they should apply to the SRA at least six months before they start training, to avoid any delays. Training cannot commence until the assessment has taken place. The SRA require disclosure of issues relating to character and suitability before a trainee commences a period of recognised training, and again on admission as a solicitor. If an individual does have character and suitability issues to assess, they should apply to the SRA at least six months before they start training, to avoid any delays. Training cannot commence until the assessment has taken place.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.0 (5.5 minimum in all bands)


Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for Birmingham City University.

Professional bodies

  • Solicitors Regulation Authority

About this university

International students

The university has the highest intake of international students of the universities in the city and this means there is plenty of assistance and support on hand for then. This starts with country-specific information to apply to the university as well as help with matters such as immigration and visas, as well as financial assistance and even bringing a family to Birmingham. Once in the city there is help adjusting as well as with matters such as getting a bank account, healthcare and finding work between studies. There is also an orientation week program that runs in September and helps students learn about their new home and find their way around the university. The Student Union is found in the City North Campus though it has offices across the other areas. Student run media opportunities include a radio station, TV station and a magazine. The union also organises some 250 societies and clubs for students so there is something for all tastes. These run from performance, professional development, interest and culture as well as sports, faith and belief groups and even academic plus students can start their own. The union also provides support and advice services for the students in case of health and wellbeing issues or the need for academic advice and support.

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