Shape your future. Have you gained your qualifying law degree; perhaps you are a Fellow of CILEx, or have undertaken a graduate law conversion course? Whatever the situation, now’s the time to look at the next step in your career, the MA in Legal Practice (Legal Practice Course).
Our LPC trains you to Masters standard, allowing you to develop an excellent academic understanding in an area of law and practice whilst also providing you with the vocational qualification you need in order to go on to practise as a solicitor.
At the University of Sheffield, we offer an emphasis on practice and commercial awareness, embedding these within different teaching and learning methods. All our LPC tutors are qualified solicitors ensuring that the files you work on and the materials used reflect current practice. Our well-regarded and established course sits within the Centre for Professional Legal Education here at the School of Law, where students benefit from the facilities and resources offered by the University voted number one for student experience in the Russell Group - Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017. With 1:1 support on careers and employability offered for up to three years after completion of the course, we support your ambition of becoming a valued member of the legal profession.
We offer flexible study options for LPC students and you can choose from either full-time or part-time study. The full-time pathway is taught in two stages and lasts one year, starting in September and running until June. You can expect to have on average ten hours per week of formal contact time in workshops. We also expect you to spend time on independent study preparing for workshops and assessments.
If you opt to take the course part-time you will study for both stages 1 and 2 over two years. You will be required to come in for just one day a week, allowing you the rest of the week to gain valuable work experience to enhance your CV and employability. The part-time course runs from early September to June.
Our electives are also offered on a standalone basis for those wishing to learn a new area of practice, or to update their knowledge.
In joining us you’re not just a member of our School community; you become a member of our University student community. You can enjoy 24/7 library services, Wi-Fi across campus, practical help and careers advice, and an excellent range of clubs and societies to join as well as opportunities to engage with the local community through volunteering projects and student representation. With outstanding facilities to support your studies, Sheffield is a university like no other.