The flexible Diploma in Professional Legal Practice enables you to train further to practice as a solicitor in Scotland and is a PEAT 1 accredited course by the Law Society of Scotland. Throughout the vocational course, you will learn the ethical rules, practical knowledge and professional skills required of solicitors in Scotland. If you intend to become a solicitor after completion of an LLB Degree from a Scottish university, or the professional examinations of The Law Society of Scotland, you are required to undertake the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice. Throughout the course, you will be taught by practising solicitors in most modules, take part in client interviews and undertake skills related activities and assessment, to ensure you are ready for the working environment.
Full details of modules can be found on the RGU website - https://www.rgu.ac.uk/study/courses/746-pgdip-professional-legal-practice
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- The Law Society
How to apply
Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent. Find out more on the RGU website - https://www.rgu.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-requirements
To gain admission to the Diploma course entrants require to obtain passes in certain "core" subjects (prerequisite professional subjects) in their LLB Degree from a Scottish university. Alternatively you will have undertaken a pre-Diploma training contract and completed the Law Society of Scotland's professional qualifying examinations. Those wishing to apply for a place on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice: Will graduate LLB from Robert Gordon University this year, or earlier; OR Are engaged on a pre-Diploma Training Contract OR Will graduate LLB from another Scottish University this year or earlier
Fees and funding
No fee information has been provided for this course
Additional fee information
You may be eligible for scholarships or funding, find out more on the RGU website - https://www.rgu.ac.uk/study/finance-funding/funding-and-scholarships-search