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How to apply

Applications to study the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice 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 Law School.

Application deadline

The closing date for applications for 2019/20 entry was Friday 12 April 2019.

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.

Visit the Law Society's website to find out more about the criteria for admission

Guidance for applicants

The Law Society of Scotland provide guidance for students who are thinking about applying for the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice. The guidance below is for for 2019/20 applications.

Visit the Law Society of Scotland's application guidance web pages

Download the Law Society of Scotland's application guidance [PDF]

Contact us

If you have any questions about applying to the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice please don't hesitate to contact us.

law.diploma@ed.ac.uk