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    Postgraduate Law Courses


    Applications open for our 2018 GDL, MA Law, LPC and our LLMs.

    New for January 2018: Study our LPC Full-time at London Bloomsbury.  


    Our innovative postgraduate law courses are designed and taught by lawyers with real commercial experience and have a strong emphasis on building the practical skills that employers are looking for. We offer flexible study options to suit your needs: choose to study full-time, part-time or via our supported online distance learning programme.

    • Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
      The conversion course for non-law graduates wanting to become a successful solicitor or barrister.
    • MA Law
      Take your career to law and beyond with our MA Law, designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Masters Level. 
    • 96% Employability
    • Legal Practice Course (LPC)
      For students with a GDL or law degree, our LPC is the best preparation to practise as a solicitor, with the skills to succeed in business.
    • Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
      For students with a GDL or law degree, our BPTC now includes the option to qualify with an additional Master of Laws (BPTC LLM) to help you secure pupillage and prepare you for life as a barrister.
    • LLM Legal Practice Programmes
      Master English Law and progress your career with our new face-to-face LLMs. Choose from LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution) and LLM Legal Practice (Intellectual Property). New for 2018.
      • Online LLM Programmes
        Designed for law graduates and qualified lawyers, our LLMs will broaden your career horizons and enhance your legal skills in a specialised practice area: LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution) and LLM Legal Practice (Intellectual Property).
      • Online MSc Programmes

        Building on expertise gained from the International Compliance Association (ICA) Professional Postgraduate Diploma, develop your international legal and compliance knowledge with our career enhancing Masters qualifications.

    • Select your preferred course below to find out more
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      In the meantime, why not order a prospectus or book an open day at one of our centres?

      If you have any other questions feel free to call us on 0800 289 997

    • Our track record speaks for itself

      We combine years of experience, unrivalled legal expertise, and a focus on your future employability:

      • An established history in legal education: We’ve trained more lawyers than anyone else in the UK as one of the longest-established provider of legal education.
      • TEF Gold Standard: We have been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework for our teaching, learning and results.                            
      • Over 64,000 alumni: We have the UK’s largest legal alumni group, offering students exceptional networking opportunities.
      • Specialist legal career service: Our legal careers and employability service is one of the largest in the UK, with over 30 experts providing one-to-one support
      • Award winning pro bono team: As a ULaw student, you will have access to over 3,000 opportunities to put your legal skills into practice. 
      • 96% employment: Helping you become employable is a central aim of our legal training programmes. 96% of our full-time summer LPC graduates have secured employment or a training contract within nine months of completing the course.
      • Exceptional pupillage rates: 66% of UK/EEA students from the full-time BPTC, who passed in 2016 have secured pupillage within 12 months of completing the course.
      • Established professional mentoring programme: We work with over 500 practising lawyers who bring a wealth of experience to our student mentoring programme.
      • Taught by qualified lawyers: All of our postgraduate tutors are qualified lawyers, bringing extensive practical experience to your studies.
      • Ten locations in nine cities: We have ten locations in nine cities around the UK, including two collaborations with the University of Exeter and Reading. 

      Solicitors Regulation Authority - Training for Tomorrow

      The Solicitors Regulation Authority is proposing to introduce a new assessment framework for intending solicitors.

      • The SRA has confirmed the start of a new era in the legal education and training of solicitors, with its decision to introduce a centrally set Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).

        When will the SQE come into effect and who will be affected by the changes?*

        The SQE will not be introduced until September 2020 at the earliest, and there will be transitional arrangements to phase it in.

        The SRA are due to consult on the transitional arrangements. Subject to that consultation, and confirmation of the actual launch date for the SQE, their proposals are that any domestic candidates starting a law degree, GDL, LPC or training contract prior to September 2020 can choose to whether or not to qualify under the current route or to take the SQE.

        From September 2020 all overseas candidates and solicitor apprentices will be required to take the SQE. Individuals who start a law degree or post-graduate conversion course in September 2020 or after may no longer qualify through the current route and must take the SQE.

        What is the SQE and how will it work?

        The SQE is a new approach to qualification for intending solicitors. In order to be admitted as a solicitor under the new regime, individuals need to pass a new centralised exam – the SQE.

        The SQE will be divided into two parts:
        The first stage will test a candidate’s ability to use and apply functioning legal knowledge and the second stage will test practical legal skills.

        In addition to passing the SQE, to qualify as a solicitor candidates will need to:

        • Hold a degree or equivalent
        • Have undertaken two years of workplace training
        • Meet SRA character and suitability requirements

        If you have further queries about this please look at the following SRA webpage and the accompanying FAQs:
        https://www.sra.org.uk/sra/consultations/solicitors-qualifying-examination.page

        *Note:  This information is based on SRA’s announcement dated 25 April 2017, and is also subject to further consultations on transitional arrangements.