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How to apply to the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice

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.

Applications for September 2021 will open in February 2021.

Guidance for applicants

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

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

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

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