Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC)

Manchester Metropolitan University

Program Description

Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC)

Manchester Metropolitan University


Our Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Manchester Law School gives you the essential training you need to prepare for life as a solicitor. Our client-focused LPC will give you the legal knowledge, skills and commercial understanding to thrive in today's market, placing an emphasis on simulating real-life legal scenarios.

The course is both practical and interactive, using workshops and effective teaching methods supported by online materials, to help you develop the practical and theoretical skills required for legal practice. You will learn how to think and behave like a legal professional from the outset.

If you are from the UK or EU, you may be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan to fund your studies if you choose the combined Legal Practice Course (LPC) and LLM course, the LLM in Legal Practice (Full Award). Terms and conditions apply.

Features and benefits of the course

Specialist LPC facilities

Recognising the challenging nature of solicitor training, the Law School offers a number of specialist facilities for the use of students on the LPC programme. Students benefit from specialist postgraduate study areas, LPC study suite, and legal libraries. There is also a mock courtroom in the Law School.

Practitioner Mentor Scheme

Specifically for LPC students at Manchester Law School, this scheme helps you to establish a direct link with someone in practice who you can approach for advice and questions.

Competitive course fees

Our LPC fees are more affordable than several other providers. We offer an alumni discount to former LLB or Graduate Diploma in Law students.

Pro Bono

Manchester Law School offers excellent Pro Bono opportunities, allowing students to undertake voluntary legal work with many organizations. Our dedicated careers adviser will provide assistance initiating new links to the profession. You will also receive support with careers from your tutors and you will have the opportunity to increase your links at our many events including external speakers and local and national firms.

Award-winning Faculty environment

At Manchester Law School you will have access to an outstanding Faculty building, housing spacious study and IT zones, laptop counters, cafes and coffee shops, and free WiFi. You will benefit from highly modern facilities on our thriving campus too, at the heart of the UK's second city.

Course details

Designed to prepare you for life as a solicitor, the LPC at Manchester Law School focuses on simulating real-life legal situations so that you learn how to think and behave like a legal professional.

The LPC is 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, mainly workshops and electronic learning.

Simulating a law firm's identity, you will work through transactional case studies, which are designed to reflect realistic legal challenges and scenarios. This approach allows you to learn skills such as interviewing clients, writing letters of advice, preparing legal documents and making court appearances.

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 competitive work placements for successful candidates providing vital work experience.

Typical units of study may include


Stage 1: Compulsory Core Units

All compulsory core units will enable successful students to meet the learning outcomes specified by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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

Stage 2: Elective Units

There are a number of units available to choose from so you can tailor your learning to reflect your career ambitions and legal interests. You will need to study three elective units. The content of each elective unit is designed to ensure practical relevance.

  • Advanced Criminal Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Property
  • Corporate Practice
  • Employment Law and Practice
  • Family Law and Practice
  • Immigration Law
  • Media and Entertainment Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Wills, Probate and Estate Planning.

PLEASE NOTE: The delivery of each elective is subject to the requirement that there must be sufficient students choosing to study it.

Entry Requirements

To enrol on the LPC you will need to satisfy us that you have a qualifying law degree or GDL qualification, or exemptions granted by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will normally have a UK honours degree, or international equivalent. International students please visit

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 4, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
10,500 GBP
UK and EU students: Full-time: £10,500 per year. Part-time: £2625 per 30 credits studied per year. Non-EU and Channel Island students: Full-time: £14,500 per year. Part-time: £3625 per 30 credits studied per year.
United Kingdom - Manchester, England
Start date : Sept. 2018
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Sept. 2018
United Kingdom - Manchester, England
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