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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.

Applications for September 2020 entry are now open.

Application form

Current University of Edinburgh Law School students or graduates should complete the application form below.

Download application form [Word doc.]

Completed applications should be sent to:

Jane Mckenzie
The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh Law School
9B Holyrood Road
Edinburgh
EH8 8FQ

Or by email to law.diploma@ed.ac.uk

Edinburgh students/graduates wishing to be considered for a place elsewhere should send two copies of their completed applications to Jane McKenzie at the above address.

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.

Diploma in Professional Legal Practice Guidance note for applicants 2020/21 [PDF]

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

Application deadline

The closing date for applications for September 2020 entry is 17th April.

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