1. Postgraduate Applicants: LPC
  2. What next?

What next?

Congratulations on receiving your offer for postgraduate study at City, University of London.

Having received an offer to study at City, we hope that you will find the information on this site helpful as you make preparations to embark on your study with us.

Located in the heart of legal London, The City Law School was the first in London to educate students and practitioners at all stages of legal education. At the postgraduate level the School's high quality courses for law and non-law graduates are highly regarded by the profession.

We are delighted both that you applied to City and also that your application was successful. Our courses are highly competitive and we aim to attract the very best applicants to our postgraduate degree programmes.

We hope very much that you will take up the offer of your place at City, and we very much look forward to meeting you in September!

Receiving your offer

You will receive your offer by email. All offerees will also be sent an offer pack by post which will include further information about the course and an acceptance form. Unless, you only applied for Stage 1, this offer will be for both Stage 1 (the Core Practice Areas and Skills) and Stage 2 (the Electives). As you will be aware students are able to take the two stages of the LPC at different providers. If you wish to accept the offer for Stage 1 only please indicate this on the acceptance form included in your offer pack.

All offers will be conditional upon you obtaining a minimum lower second class honours in a Qualifying Law Degree or at least a lower second class honours in a non-law degree and a pass in the GDL/CPE. If you have already completed your degree you will need to provide evidence of this.

Your offer will be valid either for the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice or the LLM in Legal Practice.

Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) requirements

The SRA do not, generally, require students to register with them in advance of starting the LPC. You should, however, still apply for Student Enrolment/Completion of the Academic Stage if you have a character or suitability issue. You should ensure you make this application six months before the course begins

Responding to your offer

Should you wish to accept your offer please complete the acceptance form enclosed with your offer pack and return it to us along with two passport photographs and your deposit payment (or evidence of payment) of £350. The deposit can be paid online using your student number (at the top of the offer letter). Alternatively you can send a cheque made payable to "City, University of London" along with your acceptance form. You should return this by the date stated on your offer.

If you have a Training Contract it will be possible to postpone the deposit payment (should you need to). Please just include a copy of your Training Contract offer letter along with your acceptance form.

You will need to indicate at acceptance whether you wish to study the Postgraduate Diploma or the LLM.

Please note that, in accordance with the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000, you have fourteen days from the time we receive your acceptance and deposit in which to cancel your acceptance. After such time your deposit will become non-refundable.

Extensions to accept offers

The School is willing to be flexible with regards to acceptance deadlines. We understand that it is a big commitment and we want you to be sure it is the correct thing for you, so if you need to some extra time to consider please get in touch with our Admissions Office (lpc@city.ac.uk). We cannot guarantee that a place will be held for you if you do not obtain an extension.

Paying your deposit/tuition fees

The course fee for the 2017/18 academic year will be £14,500. This is payable in two instalments; the first upon registration and the second by the end of January.

The fee includes the deposit, course fee, the Solicitors Regulation Authority fee (£45) and all core text books.

Please note that students who have already completed a course at City University London are eligible for a Graduate Loyalty Discount which is a 10% discount off your fees.

Please also note that you will also have the opportunity of applying to convert your LPC into an LLM for no extra cost.

For further information about scholarships and funding your course please read the course webpages.

International students & organising your visa

In order to register for any course at City students must provide evidence of an immigration status permitting them to study in the UK. If you are an international student, you may therefore need to apply for a Tier 4 visa in order to study at City University London. It is important you read the online guidance carefully in order to start to prepare for this.

City, University of London also has a team of International Student Advisers who can help with the Tier 4 application process. You can contact the team directly if you have further questions by emailing visaadvice@city.ac.uk.

Please note: if you are holding a Tier 4 visa sponsored by a different institution or for a different course at City University London, you will have to make a new visa application before you will be able to complete your registration and start studying with us. If you have undertaken previous study in the UK as a Tier 4 student which you have not previously informed us of this may affect your eligibility for a Tier 4 visa and you should contact us immediately with further information.

City offers further advice to international students on a range of topics, which you can read on our International Students pages.

What happens after you accept your place?

All acceptances will be acknowledged by email within one week. We will contact you at various points during the late spring/summer by post and by email, so it is important to inform us if you change either address.

Would you like to meet or visit us?

We regularly host Open Days/Events which give you the opportunity to find out more about your preferred course and postgraduate study at City. For details visit the Law events webpage.

Alternatively you can arrange an individual tour of the Law School. Please email lpc@city.ac.uk to arrange this.

Additionally our administrative staff are happy to speak to you at any time during office hours either by email (lpc@city.ac.uk) or on the telephone (020 7040 0332). If you would prefer to speak to an academic please email your details and availability to the above email address and we will arrange for someone to call you.

Students with a disability/specific learning difficulty

If you have indicated on your application form, or consider, that you have any disability of specific learning difficulty which may impact on your studies then you must agree any adaptations or special arrangements before enrolment (you do not need to do this before accepting the offer). If you would like to discuss any special arrangements you might require, you may contact the LPC DSLD co-ordinator David Amos (David.Amos.1@city.ac.uk)