Course information for 2023/24

  Approx 156 spaces on the Diploma full-time course, approx 16 spaces available on the part-time option 

   Full-time and part-time study options available

   Full-time course fees: £8,400 (part time students pay half the full time fee applicable for the year of study)

   Cost for additional materials: Approx. £300 for textbooks

Open day

If you're interested in Strathclyde's course, the best way to find out more is by attending their open day.

Wednesday 22 March.
Please email if you wish to attend.
What will I study at the University of Strathclyde?

Watch the video to get an insight into how their course runs.

Students are assigned to firms of four at the start of the course. Most of the teaching and learning is done in these firms. Teaching and supervision is provided by practising solicitors, who have been trained as course tutors.

In addition to learning legal subjects, students will also develop generic skills which are required for professional life including:

  • problem solving
  • oral and written presentations
  • interviewing
  • negotiation


In the first semester full time students will study the core modules:- 

Professional Practice and Ethics  

Business and Financial Awareness 


Private Client  

Criminal Litigation  

Civil Litigation 


For the part time cohort, the core subjects are taken over the two years of study in the first semester of each year.  


In the second semester students have a choice of 5 subjects (part-time students will study 5 electives over the 2 years; 2 in year 1 and 3 in year 2) from 14 available electives and the timetable will vary depending on the subjects taken.  Classes will generally still be held over 4 days per week Monday to Friday.  

Students on the full time course and year 1 part time course will also continue with the Professional Practice and Ethics module and complete the Personal Injury Claim Handling module.  

Available Electives: 

Advanced Civil Advocacy 

Advanced Criminal Advocacy 

Advanced Private Client 

Commercial Contracts and Intellectual Property 

Commercial Conveyancing 

Company Law  

Employment Law 

Family Business 

Family Law 

General Practice – Problem Based Learning 

Mediation and Mediation Advocacy 

Practical Public Administration 

Project Management for Lawyers 

Work Based Learning in a Legal Environment 


Sample timetables are available on their website.  These can be subject to change and will be updated before the course starts.  


Timetable for the 2022/23 course
Full-time students

9 months - on campus during the day. Delivered September to April.

Part-time students

2 years – on campus during the evening.

Two blocks of study delivered September to April of each year of study.


Further information


 ( part time students pay half the full time fee applicable for the year of study)
Payment via instalments is available - 


Information for international students applying to Strathclyde can be found here.

An LLB from a Scottish University which includes passes in all of the LSS Foundation Programme Learning  Outcomes.

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Virtual Diploma Fair

Before applying for the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, it's essential for you to be as informed as possible about your options. That's why we run the Virtual Diploma Fair every year.