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University of Strathclyde: Professional Legal Practice

Institution University of Strathclyde
Department School of Law View department profile
Telephone 0141 444 8600
Study type Taught


This course is designed specifically for graduates with both a qualifying law degree and a Diploma in Legal Practice/Professional Legal Practice. It operates as a research based ‘top-up’ for Diploma graduates. It allows graduates of the Diploma to build on their previous study and focus on a particular area of law and legal practice by way of an extended, 20,000 word dissertation.

Ranked 6th in the UK for Law (Times Good University Guide 2023)

The aim of this course is to offer suitably qualified graduates the opportunity to gain enhanced legal research skills as well as to engage in in-depth study of your chosen area of interest. Whether you've already commenced your legal career and want to undertake a research project on something relevant to your professional practice, or you're just starting out in your career and want to undertake research in a particular area with a view to developing your understanding and enhancing your employment prospects, this course will provide you with the skills and relevant supervision to write a Masters’ level dissertation. This will allow you to demonstrate distinctiveness over others by enhancing your skill-set and knowledge of your chosen area of study.


University of Strathclyde
Law School

Study at a multi award-winning university
The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university located in the heart of Glasgow – Scotland’s largest, most cosmopolitan city. With more than 23,000 students from over 100 countries, the University of Strathclyde is a vibrant and welcoming place for students from all backgrounds.

For more than 200 years Strathclyde has been delivering academic excellence through world-class research and teaching, providing students with flexible, innovative learning in preparation for their chosen career path.

We’re delighted to have won Times Higher Education University of the Year 2019 – …

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