University of Plymouth LPC Review
The Legal Practice Course transferred from Exeter to the University of Plymouth in 2006 – so it has now had time to become more established in its new home. This was a good thing for law students at Plymouth as it meant they did not need to move to a different law school for the LPC or GDL. But how does Plymouth rank amongst the other LPC providers?
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University of Plymouth LPC Location
The University of Plymouth Contact Details
Plymouth Law School
Plymouth Business School
University of Plymouth
Drake Circus, Plymouth,
Devon, PL4 8AA
Telephone: +44 (0)1752 585500
Fax: +44 (0)1752 585501
University of Plymouth LPC Facilities
The University of Plymouth legal practice course is taught in the Cookworthy Building which contains all the facilities you need including library, computer facilities and post graduate common room so you don’t have to mix with the hoy polloi.
You will find sessions in small groups (workshops with 12-14 students as standard) and an experienced teaching team providing ‘excellent pastoral support’.
Another advantage of being in Plymouth is that they have plenty of reasonably priced student accommodation and being a fee paying post graduate you should get priority if you apply early.
University of Plymouth LPC Online Learning
There is no specific online learning programme for the University of Plymouth LPC.
University of Plymouth LPC Distance Learning
No distance learning is available at this time.
University of Plymouth LPC Electives
In Stage Two you can choose three vocational electives. University of Plymouth LPC has slightly less choice than other LPC providers but they still cover all the main areas of practice that most people are interested in.
- Housing and Welfare Benefits
- Family Law
- Private Acquisitions
- Insurance Law and Practice
- Commercial Leases
- Employment Law
- Private Client
- Commercial Law and Practice
University of Plymouth LPC Study Hours
The University of Plymouth Legal Practice Course timetabling for Stage 1 (September – February) is generally a mix of 2 days a week(Tuesday and Thursday) and 3 days a week (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday). For Stage 2 (March – June) it will depend on your choice of electives.
University of Plymouth Law School LPC Admissions Requirements / Application
- A qualifying law degree normally of at least second-class honours standard, actual or predicted, or an average of at least 50 per cent, actual or predicted, in the Common Professional Examination or a recognised GDL.
- As with all other LPC law schools, admission applications are handled via the Central Applications Board.
University of Plymouth LPC Fees
The University of Plymouth Law School’s Legal Practice Course, like most providers can be divided between Stage 1 and Stage 2.
- LPC 1 year full-time £8,670 HEU
- Stage 1 only £7,350
- Stage 2 only £2,100
- Stage 2 module £700
- They do not currently have a part time LPC option.
- A 10% loyalty discount is on offer to Plymouth graduates. There are also a few bursaries and scholarships available.
University of Plymouth LPC Open Days
The University of Plymouth’s Law School has separate open days for the LPC so it is best to contact the Law School directly.
University of Plymouth LPC Careers Service
At the University of Plymouth you’ll benefit from careers support from both the Law School and the University’s Careers Service. They also have a goods careers website with a specific section on careers in law http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/pages/view.asp?page=32236
Not surprisingly, University of Plymouth LPC’s best career prospects are with firms in the south west who often favour applicants who have studied their LPC locally.
University of Plymouth LPC – Additional Information
Pro Bono and other experience
The University of Plymouth’s Law School has developed a mentoring/work experience scheme with several firms and organisations, in the South West. The scheme is designed to give you the opportunity to find out about life in specific departments and to assist you in choosing and finding appropriate future employment – so it would be worth trying to get a place on especially if you wish to stay in the South West.
They also offer opportunities to be involved in “Pro Bono” work through their South West Employment Rights Centre. This allows you to work on real employment tribunal cases under supervision (they won’t let you have free reign just yet!).
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