Application Information

Applications to the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice for 2018/19 are now open.

Diploma applications are handled separately by each university. You must submit an application to the university where you studied for your LLB, even if you wish to study the Diploma here at Edinburgh. 

Application form 

Theclosing date for receipt of applications is Friday 13 April 2018 and applicants submitting their applicationforms late may not be considered for a place.

You will be notified if you have been successful/unsuccessful in gaining a place no later than Friday 29th June 2018.

Download application form for 2018/19 entry [Word Document]

Guidance for 2018/19 applicants

The Law Society of Scotland provide guidance for students who are thinking about applying for the 2018/19 Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.

Law Society of Scotland Diploma application guidance pages

Download the Law Society of Scotland Diploma application guidance notes in PDF

Entry Requirements

Places will be offered to students based on academic merit on the basis of the marks obtained in the Law Society of Scotland's professional subjects at first sitting. To find out more about the criteria for admission please visit the Law Society of Scotland's website.

Criteria for admission

Contact Information


Contact Details

Edinburgh Centre for
Professional Legal Studies

Edinburgh Law School
9 B Holyrood Road

Phone: 0131 651 4254
or 0131 650 2004
or 0131 650 9477


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