University Of Edinburgh Diploma

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University Of Edinburgh Diploma

Applications for the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice 2017/18 have now closed. 

The Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, delivered by the Edinburgh Centre for Professional Legal Studies (ECPLS), will equip you with all the skills and knowledge you need to embark on your legal career with confidence.

Why choose the Diploma at ECPLS?

Edinburgh Law School is ranked as the top Law School in Scotland, in the top 10 in the UK and top 30 in the world.
Our Diploma is acknowledged by students and firms as providing a second-to-none preparation for a legal career in Scotland.
Employability prospects are excellent. More than 85% of our 2013-14 students have obtained traineeships since graduating.
You will have access to the University’s excellent careers service, including bespoke legal careers advice.
The Diploma teaching team has substantial experience in the legal field, and all our tutors are – or have been – solicitors, advocates and other legal professionals.
You will have the unique opportunity to deliver a plea in mitigation before a Sheriff in Edinburgh Sheriff Court and to participate in a tender, in which you will work collaboratively to tender and pitch for legal work.
You will get hands on experience through working with our Free Legal Advice Centre.
The programme is rigorous, with significant contact hours, helping you make a smooth transition into practice.
You will be part of a strong community that not only works hard, but has fun doing so.
The connections and friendships you form will provide an invaluable network when you join the professional world.

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


Map of ECPLS Location