PG Dip Legal Practice Course

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Prepare to practise as a solicitor by learning a variety of aspects of law and keep up to date with the latest opportunities in the legal profession.

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You’re a law graduate with ambitions to work as a solicitor. You want to enhance your legal knowledge and gain hands-on experience, backed up by professional careers advice.

The Legal Practice Course is designed for Law graduates who want to pursue a career as a solicitor.

It’s flexible, so you can fit your studies around other commitments with two days on campus every week and i-lectures that you can access remotely.

What’s more, you’ll have access to the latest careers advice thanks to our network of affiliated law practitioners.

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Hands-on experience

By studying our PG Dip Legal Practice Course, you’ll have access to:

  • a mock courtroom to hone your legal skills
  • Our Cambridge Law Clinic, where you can volunteer to help members of the public
  • ARU’s student-led Law Society, which takes part in national competitions.

Outstanding student support

Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.


Our Legal Practice Course will prepare you for life as a practising solicitor in England or Wales. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to continue on to the two-year training contract that will fully qualify you for professional practice*.

You’ll most likely choose to complete your two-year training contract with a firm of solicitors in private practice, but might prefer to take one with an alternative employer, such as the UK Government (through the Government Legal Service), local government, the Crown Prosecution Service or a law centre.

Whatever you decide, you can be sure of receiving specialised guidance for your career in law, through our links with practitioners. We’ll also keep you up to date on vacancies in the legal job market.

Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a Masters or research programme at ARU.

*Unless you have a FILEX qualification and exemption from the SRA.

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