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MALegal Practice Course

Tuition fee £16,000.00 per year
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Sheffield is the only research-led university in England to offer an LPC.

Our students benefit from the internationally acclaimed academic legal research being done here, which gives them an edge.

An LPC is compulsory if you plan to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales. It combines the study of law with practical training in legal research, interviewing and advising, writing, drafting and advocacy.

Our Legal Practice Course (MA in Legal Practice) is a hands-on course, using case studies and files based on those used in practice.

It incorporates performance-based assessments to hone your legal reasoning and develop skills in advocacy and client interviewing.

For even more experience, you can apply to work in our FreeLaw clinic, providing free legal advice to the local community.

The course has a high pass rate and a dedicated careers adviser within the law school to help you get the job you want.

Programme structure

Stage One (compulsory)

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

Stage Two (optional, choose three)

Acquisitions and Mergers
Advanced Commercial Litigation
Corporate Finance
Commercial Property
Commercial Law
Family Law
Employment Law
Advanced Criminal Litigation
Private Client
Personal Injury Litigation

Dissertation (submitted in August)

Your dissertation can be up to 12,000 words. You can pick any topic that interests you as long as it is related to an aspect of legal practice. Further guidance will be given in the research methods seminars.

The tutor who teaches the research methods seminars will also be your dissertation supervisor. Your dissertation supervisor will be able to answer queries by email and meet you on three occasions.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States