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The University of Law announces new SQE courses

The University of Law (ULaw) announces the launch of an exciting portfolio of SQE programmes providing students with choice and flexibility in the route to qualification as a solicitor.

Students seeking to sit the new SQE1 and 2 assessments will be able to select from a suite of Masters programmes, which will incorporate SQE preparation and will be eligible for postgraduate funding. Alternatively, students may choose to study standalone SQE preparation courses.

The Masters portfolio comprises programmes for both law and non-law graduates and will enable students to develop their legal knowledge and skills beyond that required by the SQE for life in legal practice.

The standalone SQE 1 and SQE 2 preparation courses are entirely focussed on preparation for the SRA assessment and are supported by the SQE Law Essentials Course for non-law graduates.

Supporting the portfolio, ULaw is launching a smartphone app, ‘ULawSQE’, which will be integrated into the programme design and provide students with practice tests and feedback. Students will be able to personalise their learning in response to the predictive analytics received and monitor their progress to ensure success on the SQE.

A range of new study manuals will be available, written specifically for the SQE by ULaw expert faculty, which will support students throughout their studies.

Prospective students in need of guidance on the SQE can attend a law virtual open day, where they can receive personalised advice on the most suitable route to qualification as a solicitor.

The online SQE Preparation courses will launch in January 2021 with SQE Law Essentials, aimed at non-law graduates and providing a 10-week online focussed study of the law required for the SQE assessment. This will be followed by the online SQE1 Preparation Course with the Masters programmes starting in September 2021.

ULaw’s LLB already incorporates preparation for the SQE1 assessment into the degree through study of appropriate option modules in years 2 and 3. Additionally, ULaw offers a solicitor apprenticeship route to qualification for A level graduates which will also be available from 2021 as a graduate entry apprenticeship

Peter Crisp, Pro-Vice Chancellor at ULaw, comments: “Following the approval of the SQE by the Legal Services Board, we are thrilled to announce our exciting range of innovative SQE preparation courses which we are launching over the coming year. Our programmes, building on our heritage of outstanding teaching and support for our students, incorporate the latest learning technology and analytics which we are confident will ensure exam success in the SQE.  

Our focus is developing and supporting our students to get the careers they want by ensuring they have the skills, knowledge and behaviours employers are looking for.  Our exclusive SQE Plus content will empower students to be practice-ready and lay excellent foundations for their legal careers. Importantly for students, our Masters programme will be eligible for student loans.

“The introduction of the SQE is a monumental moment for legal education. As the major provider of legal education in this country and with our focus on quality and student experience, The University of Law is leading the way with its new generation of SQE programmes.”


Learn more about our SQE courses.