Course information for 2024/25

  95 places available inclusive of online and in person modes of study along with both full and part time options. 

   Full-time, part-time and online study options available

  Full Time course : £8,250.00. Part Time course: Year 1, £4,125; Year 2, £4,125. 

*20% Alumni Loyalty Discount available to RGU alumni

Cost for additional materials: Included in course fees. Students may wish to purchase new or second hand books for their own use separately. 

  RGU's full application guidance can be found on their website


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Studying at RGU

The Diploma in Professional Legal Practice from Robert Gordon University 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 this vocational course, you will learn the ethical rules, practical knowledge and professional skills required of solicitors in Scotland.

 Throughout the course, you will be taught by practising solicitors in most modules and undertake skills related activities and assessment, to ensure you are ready for the working environment upon graduation from Robert Gordon University.


Duration of the course and mode of teaching (full time students)

The course duration is one academic year, divided into two semesters (semester 1 – September to December, semester 2 – January to April)

Duration of the course and mode of teaching (part time students)

The course duration is two academic years, each academic year is divided into two semesters (semester 1 – September to December, semester 2 – January to April)

Mandatory modules of study are:

  • Litigation (Civil and Criminal)
  • Conveyancing
  • Private Client
  • Business, Finance and Practice

Optional modules include:

  • Advanced Civil Litigation
  • Practical Dispute Resolution
  • Legal Technology
  • Employment Practice
  • Advanced Conveyancing
  • Practical Social Work and Child Law
  • Oil and Gas Practice (On campus only)


Timetable for the 2024/25 course

9 months - September to May (or August if resits/deferrals)
On-campus and online

2 years (same as above for each year)
On-campus and online

Further information

Full time


Part time

£4,125 per year

(£8, 250 Total over two years of study)


Payment options

Instalment plans are available but depend on which version of the course is being studied. Please see the links below to RGU website for further details:-

Full Time On Campus -

Part Time and Distance Learning -


20% alumni discount for RGU graduates details of other scholarships etc are available here Funding and Scholarships Search | RGU .

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.

We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests

 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

Start Date: 

9th September 2024 (Welcome week with Induction)
16th September 2024 (Start of Semester 1 teaching)

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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.