POSTGRADUATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Find out about the entry requirements and selection criteria for your chosen postgraduate course at The University of Law, by accessing the relevant tab on this page. 

The University of Law fully complies with equal opportunities legislation and actively encourages diversity within the legal profession. Our admissions process acts fairly and aims to enable students to make the best use of their talents.

Use the tabs on this page to find entry requirements and selection criteria for your chosen course.

To be eligible to take up your place on the course, you must comply with the following requirements:

  • A UK undergraduate degree in any discipline (minimum 2:2), or an equivalent qualification.

  • Overseas graduates and mature non-graduates:

    • Future barristers - please apply for a Certificate of Academic Standing from the Bar Standards Board (BSB)
    • Future solicitors - please send your qualifications through to the Admissions team who can deem whether you are eligible for the course 
  • A sufficient command of English is required to successfully complete the course. Please note that students providing a degree from a UK university as proof of English must have studied the whole degree in the UK.

  • If you have a legal qualification from outside England and Wales or have studied aspects of law as part of a non-qualifying degree course, you may be exempted from certain elements of the course. If this applies to you:

    • Future barristers - please apply for a Certificate of Academic Standing from the Bar Standards Board (BSB)
    • Future solicitors - please e-mail a copy of your degree transcript, certificate and syllabus information through to the Admissions team who can deem whether you are eligible for certain exemptions on the course                               
    • If you are claiming full exemptions for the course, you will need to apply for a Certificate of Exemption from the Bar Standards Board or Equivalent Means from the Solicitors Regulation Authority

    Further information can be obtained from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) (for future solicitors) or Bar Standards Board (BSB) (for future barristers)

    If you have completed a degree outside the UK and you do not come from a majority English speaking country:

    A certified copy of any document that proves that you are qualified in English at CEFR level B2 or above in each of the four components of language learning.  Providers that we would suggest you contact are listed below.

    Pre-sessional English course

    We are now offering a pre-sessional English course to students who need to improve their English skills in order to meet the IELTS requirements for entry onto the course. Read more

    English language requirements
    IELTS (academic) Overall band score of 6.5 with no one component below 6.0. 
    ISE III (Trinity College London) Pass in all four components
    Pearsons (academic) Score of 58 with no one component below 51 

    Cambridge English: First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency (tests taken from January 2015)

    Overall 176 with no one component below 169 

    Cambridge English: First Certificate (test taken before January 2015)

    Pass at Grade A and Exceptional in all four components

    Cambridge English: Advanced (test taken before January 2015)

    Pass at Grade B or C and Borderline in all four components

    Cambridge English: Proficiency (test taken before January 2015)

    Pass at Grade C1 and Weak in all four components

    Failure to comply with these eligibility requirements means that the University will have no option but to cancel your place on the course. It is important you check out any queries before you apply. 

    Full-time and i-GDL selection criteria
    • Academic performance at school and university
    • Demonstration of an informed decision to study law
    • Any special circumstances revealed in your application
    • Academic or other references
    Part-time (Evening/Weekend) selection criteria
    • Open access, subject to the above entry requirements

    The University of Law fully complies with equal opportunities legislation and actively encourages diversity within the legal profession. Our admissions process acts fairly and aims to enable students to make the best use of their talents. You are encouraged to tell us about any special requirements at the earliest opportunity. This will allow us to discuss how we may go about meeting your requirements.

    Progression for January start Full-time GDL and September start Full-time i-GDL students

    Please note that due to the projected end date of the course, you will not be eligible to commence the BPTC or LPC that year (i.e. January 2019 Full time GDL and September 2018 Full-time i-GDL students will not be able to commence the BPTC in September 2019). The earliest start date for the BPTC will be September 2020 and for the LPC, January 2020. 

    Important notice

    You are advised to make your own enquiries with any professional bodies to which you may seek admission, to determine whether you will meet all their requirements, including academic, character and suitability requirements. The University cannot be held responsible for any decisions subsequently taken by a professional body concerning these requirements.

Visa requirements

If you are a non-EEA national who requires a visa to attend an assessment or study weekend, the University can provide you with a supporting letter to come to the UK as a Short-Term Student.  You can find further information about the Short-Term Study route on our Visa Requirements page.

Please note that you will not be eligible for Tier 4 sponsorship, as this is not permitted for online courses.

  • To be eligible to take up your place on our MA Law you must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) at 2:1 or above in any discipline.
  • To be eligible to take up your place on one of our new Master's law courses (from our Master's in Law suite of programmes), you must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject at 2:2 or above. 

Overseas graduates and mature non-graduates:

  • Please send your qualifications through to the Admissions team who can advise on your eligibility for the course
  • If you decide you wish to proceed onto the BPTC, please apply for a Certificate of Academic Standing from the Bar Standards Board (BSB)

A sufficient command of English is required to successfully complete the course. Please note that students providing a degree from a UK university as proof of English must have studied the whole degree in the UK.

Further information can be obtained from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) (for future solicitors) or Bar Standards Board (BSB) (for future barristers)

If you have completed a degree outside the UK and you do not come from a majority English speaking country:

A certified copy of any document that proves that you are qualified in English at CEFR level B2 or above in each of the four components of language learning. Providers that we recommend you contact are:

MAs 
IELTS (academic) Overall band score of 6.5 with no one component below 6.0 
ISE III (Trinity College London) Pass in all four components
Pearsons (academic) Score of 58 with no one component below 51 

Cambridge English: First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency (tests taken from January 2015)

Overall 176 with no one component below 169 

Cambridge English: First Certificate (test taken before January 2015)

Pass at Grade A and Exceptional in all four components

Cambridge English: Advanced (test taken before January 2015)

Pass at Grade B or C and Borderline in all four components

Cambridge English: Proficiency (test taken before January 2015)

Pass at Grade C1 and Weak in all four components

 

To avoid cancellation of your place on the course, please ensure you check that you comply with these eligibility requirements before you apply.

 

The University of Law fully complies with equal opportunities legislation and actively encourages diversity within the legal profession. Our admissions process acts fairly and aims to enable students to make the best use of their talents. You are encouraged to tell us about any special requirements at the earliest opportunity. This will allow us to discuss how we may go about meeting your requirements.

 

Successful completion of the MA Law course satisfies the requirements of the academic stage of legal education as prescribed by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for legal practice in England and Wales. As such it enables students to progress on to the Legal Practice Course (for solicitors) or the BPTC (for barristers).  

Study at Master's Level helps prepare for further academic study of the Law through LLM or PhD.

 

Visa requirements

Further information for visa students

Non-EEA students requiring a visa to study should refer to the UKVI Policy Guidance, which can be found on their website: https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa. Please note that immigration regulations are subject to change at any time. Specific enquiries regarding University sponsorship of students under Tier 4 of the Points Based System can be e-mailed to  visaoffice@law.ac.uk

It is the responsibility of all students from outside the EU to ensure you have a visa covering the full duration of your course.

Pre-sessional English Programme entry requirements


We are now offering a pre-sessional English course to students who need to improve their English skills in order to meet the IELTS requirements for entry onto the course. Read more

Important notice

You are advised to make your own enquiries with any professional bodies to which you may seek admission, to determine whether you will meet all their requirements, including academic, character and suitability requirements. The University cannot be held responsible for any decisions subsequently taken by a professional body concerning these requirements.

To be eligible to take up your place on the course, you must comply with the requirements for commencing a Legal Practice Course (LPC) set out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) – see below. Failure to comply with these eligibility requirements means that the University will have no option but to cancel your place on the course.

If you are a non-EEA student you will also require a visa covering the full duration of your course.       

University of Law LPC selection criteria
  • Academic profile and achievement, generally a minimum of an actual or predicted second class honours law degree or GDL/CPE or MA Law*

  • A sufficient command of the English language to successfully complete the course - see English language requirements below

  • Any special circumstances revealed in your application

  • Academic or other references

*This requirement is met by either: A) The award of a Qualifying Law Degree. Your law degree must meet certain academic standards in order to qualify. This must include having adequately passed assessments in the seven Foundations of Legal Knowledge – Public Law, Obligations I (Contract), Obligations II (Tort), Criminal Law, Land Law, Equity & Trusts and Law of the European Union. Further guidance on what is a Qualifying Law Degree  ; or B) Passing a Common Professional Examination (CPE)/ Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)/ MA Law and being awarded a Graduate Diploma in Law, MA Law, or similar such as CILEX.

The University of Law fully complies with equal opportunities legislation and actively encourages diversity within the legal profession. Our admissions process acts fairly and aims to enable students to make the best use of their talents. You are encouraged to tell us about any special requirements at the earliest opportunity. This will allow us to discuss how we may go about meeting your requirements.  

You must fulfill all eligibility requirements by the start of the course – failure to do so may result in you being prevented from joining the course. If you think that this may be a problem (for example, if you have late assessment results), please contact Admissions as soon as possible on 0800 289997 (UK), +44 (0)1483 216000 (international) or email admissions@law.ac.uk

Future trainee solicitors

If you have been offered a training contract, you need to make sure the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has checked your "character and suitability" to be a solicitor.

This may take at least six months to complete if you have:

  • Committed certain criminal offences
  • Been found guilty of an academic offence
  • Had serious financial issues (such as bankruptcy, Individual Voluntary Arrangements or County Court Judgments)
  • Been subject to adverse regulatory findings
  • Demonstrated any other behaviour that we would not expect of a solicitor (for example behaviour that was dishonest, violent or discriminatory)

Please take a look the SRA Suitability Test 2011 for more information and fill in the eligibility application if you need to tell them about any issues.

If you have nothing to tell the SRA, you can inform them of this when you and your employer let them know your training is due to start.

Should the SRA’s decision not be confirmed prior to the LPC start date, you can continue with the course but do so at your own financial risk. If you have any concerns about a character and suitability issue, please contact the SRA on 0370 6062555 or http://www.sra.org.uk/contact-us/

Exemptions and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have previously studied a qualification or a module(s) within a qualification which you believe may be considered for an exemption or recognition of prior learning (RPL), please refer to this link which provides further information and application details.

English language requirements

If you have completed a degree outside the UK and you do not come from a ‘majority English speaking country’, please provide a certified copy of one of the below approved English Language Tests:

English language requirements  
IELTS (academic)  Overall band score of 6.5 with no component below 6.0.
ISE III (Trinity College London) Pass in all four components 
Pearsons (academic)  Score of 58 with no one component below 51  
Cambridge English: First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency (test taken after January 2015)  Overall 176 with no one component below 169  
Cambridge English: First Certificate (test taken before January 2015) Pass at Grade A and Exceptional in all four components 

Cambridge English: Advanced (test taken before January 2015)

Pass at Grade B or C and Borderline in all four components 
Cambridge English: Proficiency (test taken before January 2015) Pass at Grade C1 and Weak in all four components 
Important notice

You are advised to make your own enquiries with any professional bodies to which you may seek admission, to determine whether you will meet all their requirements, including academic, character and suitability requirements. The University cannot be held responsible for any decisions subsequently taken by a professional body concerning these requirements.

Visa requirements

Non-EEA students requiring a visa to study should refer to the UKVI Policy Guidance, which can be found on their website: https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa . Please note that immigration regulations are subject to change at any time. Specific enquiries regarding University sponsorship of students under Tier 4 of the Points Based System can be e-mailed to visaoffice@law.ac.uk  

It is the responsibility of all students from outside the EU to ensure you have a visa covering the full duration of your course. You may find our visa FAQs for international students helpful. 

Important note for non-EEA students requiring our sponsorship for a visa

Due to UKVI rules and the time period required to obtain a visa, we are unable to accept you on our LPC full-time accelerated - 6 month course starting in July if you are intending to start this course immediately after your GDL or degree course finishing in June/July in the same year. This is because the UKVI require evidence of your GDL/degree result as part of your application for a visa. You will however be able to start on the January intake of the LPC full-time accelerated - 6 month course in the following year. 

To be eligible to take up your place, you must comply with the requirements for commencing a Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) set out by the Bar Standards Board (BSB). The Academic Stage Handbook gives you full information about these requirements.

  • You will be required to pass the Bar Course Aptitude Test by August of the year you commence your studies. The test opens on Monday 17 December. Further details on this test can be found on the Bar Standards Board website
  • You will need either a qualifying law degree (QLD) 2:1 minimum or an undergraduate degree in any other subject (2:1 minimum*) and a Graduate Diploma in Law/CPE
  • For qualifying law degrees, all offers based on predicted grades will be conditional upon achieving a 2:1 or above 
  • Applicants who meet the basic eligibility criteria may then be invited to attend a  selection interview at one of our campuses.       

    * For non QLD applicants with a 2:2, offers based on predicted GDL grade will be conditional upon achieving distinction or commendation
English language requirement
  • You must be fluent in English and you will need to be able to demonstrate your oral and written English is equivalent to:
BPTC
IELTS (academic) Score of 7.5 in all four areas
Pearsons (academic) Score of 73 in all four areas
  • UK or Republic of Ireland award:
    • Qualifying Law Degree - 1st or 2:1
    • GDL - distinction or commendation
    • Medical, dentistry, veterinary degree - pass

If you are a non-EEA student you will also require a visa covering the full duration of your course (see below).

Selection event

In order to be considered for a place on the BPTC, applicants will be required to attend a selection interview in February at our BPTC campuses. At the interview you will undertake:

  • A 5 minute 'plea in mitigation' in the magistrates' court - you will be given 40 minutes to prepare
  • A 10 minute interview
Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT)

Candidates seeking entry to the BPTC are required to pass the Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT) before being allowed to enrol on the course. The BCAT opens in April next year.

We strongly recommend you sit the test as soon as possible and no later than the end of August. We will guarantee to hold your offer open until you have successfully passed the test. Should you fail to pass, you are able to re-sit the test after 30 days. As you must successfully pass the test before you can enrol on the BPTC course, we encourage you to sit the test as early as you can – this will allow plenty of time should you need to take it again, before the deadline. For further information please check the Bar Standards Board website.

Inns of Court

You must join an Inn of Court before you can start the BPTC. The closing date for application to an Inn of Court is 31 May of the year your BPTC is due to commence. Please contact the relevant Inn for further details: 

 

Again, you must fulfil all eligibility requirements by the start of the course – failure to do so may result in you being prevented from joining the course. If you think that this may be a problem (for example, if you have late assessment results), please contact our Admissions Team as soon as possible on 0800 289997 (UK), +44 (0)1483 216000 (international) or e-mail bptcadmissions@law.ac.uk 

 

BPTC selection criteria
  • Academic profile and achievement
  • Demonstrated fluency in English language
  • Oral and written communication skills 
  • Demonstrated commitment to a career as a barrister 
  • Demonstrated commitment to studying with The University of Law 
  • Any special circumstances revealed in your application 
  • Academic or other references

 

The criteria for admission onto the Master of Laws (LLM) is the same as for the BPTC.

 

The University of Law fully complies with equal opportunities legislation and actively encourages diversity within the legal profession. Our admissions process acts fairly and aims to enable students to make the best use of their talents. You are encouraged to tell us about any special requirements at the earliest opportunity. This will allow us to discuss how we may go about meeting your requirements.

Please see important information issued by the Bar Standards Board for those wishing to study for the Bar of England and Wales.

Important notice

You are advised to make your own enquiries with any professional bodies to which you may seek admission, to determine whether you will meet all their requirements, including academic, character and suitability requirements. The University cannot be held responsible for any decisions subsequently taken by a professional body concerning these requirements.

Visa requirements

If you are a non-EEA national who requires a visa to attend an assessment or study weekend, the University can provide you with a supporting letter to come to the UK as a Short-Term Student.  You can find further information about the Short-Term Study route on our Visa Requirements page.

Please note that you will not be eligible for Tier 4 sponsorship, as this is not permitted for online courses.

To study our MSc Legal Technology, you must have the following:

  • a UK bachelor's degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. 
  • if you are not from a majority English-speaking country, a score of at least 6.5 in all sections of the relevant tests administered by the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) (Academic).

To study our MSc Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance, MSc Law and Financial Crime Compliance or our MSc Law & Private Wealth Advice you must have the following:

We also normally expect you to have one of the following qualifications:

*if you wish to follow the “Law Background” route through either the MSc Law, Governance, Risk & Compliance, the MSc Law and Financial Crime Compliance or the MSc Law and Private Wealth Advice, you must hold an undergraduate law degree at 2:2 or equivalent.

New LLMs (Master's in Law) entry requirements  

To be eligible to take up your place on our new LLMs, you must comply with the following requirements:

  • Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in law at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications.
  • We recommend that you consider our MA courses if you do not already possess a bachelor's degree in law. 
  • Overseas graduates, in addition to the above, we also require an English language qualification at a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
LLMs (Legal Practice Programmes) entry requirements

To be eligible to take up your place on our LLMs (Legal Practice Course), you must comply with the following requirements:

  • Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications.
  • Overseas graduates, in addition to the above, we also require an English language qualification at a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
 

If you have completed a degree outside the UK and you do not come from a majority English speaking country:

A certified copy of any document that proves that you are qualified in English at CEFR level B2 or above in each of the four components of language learning. Providers that we recommend you contact are:

LLMs 
IELTS (academic) Overall band score of 6.5 with no one component below 6.0
ISE III (Trinity College London) Pass in all four components
Pearsons (academic) Score of 58 with no one component below 51
Cambridge English: First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency (tests taken from January 2015) Overall 176 with no one component below 169
Cambridge English: First Certificate (test taken before January 2015) Pass at Grade A and Exceptional in all four components
Cambridge English: Advanced (test taken before January 2015) Pass at Grade B or C and Borderline in all four components
Cambridge English: Proficiency (test taken before January 2015) Pass at Grade C1 and Weak in all four components

Failure to comply with these eligibility requirements means that The University of Law will have no option but to cancel your place on the course. It is important you check out any queries before you apply. 

The University of Law fully complies with equal opportunities legislation and actively encourages diversity within the legal profession. Our admissions process acts fairly and aims to enable students to make the best use of their talents. You are encouraged to tell us about any special requirements at the earliest opportunity. This will allow us to discuss how we may go about meeting your requirements.

Visa requirements  
Further information for visa students 

Pre-sessional English Programme entry requirements

We are now offering a pre-sessional English course to students who need to improve their English skills in order to meet the IELTS requirements for entry onto the course. Read more

Important notice

You are advised to make your own enquiries with any professional bodies to which you may seek admission, to determine whether you will meet all their requirements, including academic, character and suitability requirements. The University cannot be held responsible for any decisions subsequently taken by a professional body concerning these requirements.

Online LLM entry requirements

 

To be eligible to take up your place on our Online LLMs, you must comply with the following requirements:

 

  • Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications.
  • Overseas graduates, in addition to the above, we also require an English language qualification at a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

If you have completed a degree outside the UK and you do not come from a majority English speaking country:

A certified copy of any document that proves that you are qualified in English at CEFR level B2 or above in each of the four components of language learning. Providers that we recommend you contact are:

 LLMs  
 IELTS (academic)  Overall band score of 6.5 with no one component below 6.0
 ISE III (Trinity College London)  Pass in all four components
 Pearsons (academic)  Score of 58 with no one component below 51
 Cambridge English: First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency (tests taken from January 2015)  Overall 176 with no one component below 169
 Cambridge English: First Certificate (test taken before January 2015)  Pass at Grade A and Exceptional in all four components
 Cambridge English: Advanced (test taken before January 2015)  Pass at Grade B or C and Borderline in all four components
 Cambridge English: Proficiency (test taken before January 2015)  Pass at Grade C1 and Weak in all four components

Failure to comply with these eligibility requirements means that The University of Law will have no option but to cancel your place on the course. It is important you check out any queries before you apply. 

The University of Law fully complies with equal opportunities legislation and actively encourages diversity within the legal profession. Our admissions process acts fairly and aims to enable students to make the best use of their talents. You are encouraged to tell us about any special requirements at the earliest opportunity. This will allow us to discuss how we may go about meeting your requirements.

Immigration and visas  
You do not require a visa to study the LLM Legal Practice by distance learning, as all elements of the course are delivered entirely online. If you require a visa to attend Graduation, please refer to the International Students section on ELITE for further guidance. Please note that we cannot provide Tier 4 sponsorship for any of our online courses, as this is not permitted by Home Office regulations. 
Important notice

You are advised to make your own enquiries with any professional bodies to which you may seek admission, to determine whether you will meet all their requirements, including academic, character and suitability requirements. The University cannot be held responsible for any decisions subsequently taken by a professional body concerning these requirements.

We are now offering a pre-sessional English course to students who need to improve their English skills in order to meet the IELTS requirements for entry onto our GDL, MA Law and attendance mode LLM courses.

Students will have the opportunity to improve their English language skills in a supportive learning environment whilst developing their academic study skills in the areas of writing academic assignments, preparing examinations, giving presentations and participating in seminars and reading research articles.

All pre-sessional English courses will be offered on a full time basis through a seven or twelve week program at our London Bloomsbury campus. Students will be able to meet their future course leaders and be introduced to the facilities and resources specific to their main degree programmes as well as develop their understanding of University systems, services and facilities.  

Eligibility

Seven Week Programme

Students will be admitted to the pre-sessional programme with IELTS 6.0 overall and no less than 5.5 in any sub-component.

Twelve Week Programme

Students will be admitted to the pre-sessional programme with IELTS 5.5 overall and no less than 5.0 in any-sub component.

Note: Pre Sessional English programme students will need to reach the equivalent of IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each component by the start of the GDL and MA Law courses.

Please note students requiring a visa who provide IELTS for admission must ensure that they provide the IELTS for UKVI test. The non-UKVI IELTS Academic is not acceptable for Pre-Sessional English programmes.

Structure

The pre-sessional English language program will be held at our London Bloomsbury Campus over seven week or twelve weeks.

Seven Week Programme

Week 1:
- Diagnostic testing/ needs analysis
- Communication and listening skills
- General and academic reading skills
 - Academic listening and writing


Week 2:
- Communication and listening skills
- Effective reading techniques
- Research reports and questionnaires
- Field Trip 1


Week 3:
- Seminar skills
- Referencing and citation
- Progress test (formative assessment)


Week 4:
- Presentation skills
- Summaries and paraphrase
- Academic essays


Week 5:
- Dealing with lectures
- Dealing with textbooks
- Critical reading

Week 6: 
- Assessment workshops
- Essay structures and analysis
- Presentation skills

Week 7:
- Field Trip 2
- Final assessments: presentation; reading, writing and listening tests

Twelve Week Programme

Week 1:
• Diagnostic testing/ needs analysis
• Communication and listening skills
• Vocabulary workshop

Week 2:
• Communication and listening skills
• Grammar workshop
• Starting to write
• Field Trip 1

Week 3:
• Vocabulary workshop
• Starting to write
• General reading skills

Week 4:
• Grammar workshop
• Developing your writing
• Progress test (formative assessment)

Week 5:
• General reading skills
• Communication and listening skills
• Developing your writing

Week 6:
• Communication and listening skills
• General and academic reading skills
• Academic listening and writing

Week 7:
• Communication and listening skills
• Effective reading techniques
• Research reports and questionnaires
• Field Trip 2

Week 8:
• Seminar skills
• Referencing and citation
• Progress test (formative assessment)

Week 9:
• Presentation skills
• Summaries and paraphrase
• Academic essays

Week 10:
• Dealing with lectures
• Dealing with textbooks
• Critical reading

Week 11:
• Assessment workshops
• Essay structures and analysis
• Presentation skills

Week 12:
• Field Trip 2
• Final assessments: presentation; reading, writing and listening tests  

Dates

 

2018

Preparation for 2018 intake of GDL, MA Law and LLM courses:

Seven-week programme:
Start date:
23 July 2018
End date:
7 September 2018

Twelve-week programme:
Start date:
18 June 2018
End date:
7 September 2018

2019

Preparation for January 2019 intake:

Seven-week programme:

Start date: 29 October 2018
End date: 14 December 2018

Twelve-week programme:
Start date: 24 September 2018
End date: 14 December 2018

Location

All pre-sessional English language programs will be held at our London Bloomsbury Campus.

Course Fees

Seven-week programme: £1,400

Twelve-week programme: £2,400

Please note that pre-sessional students who require a CAS will only have to make a pre-payment of the full pre-sessional course fee rather than the usual £3,000.

This fee is non-refundable. Fees include all learning materials and test fees.

Application

Apply via the normal application route: for full-time GDL and MA Law via the Central Applications Board (CAB) and for part-time courses and our LLM via The University of Law portal registration page. Visit https://www.law.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply-for-a-postgraduate-course/ for more details.

Applicants who do not meet our English Language requirements will be contacted if eligible for the pre-sessional English language programme. 

Applications will close prior to the start of the pre-sessional programme. 

Non-tier 4 students can apply right up to the start of the pre-sessional programme. Tier-4 students have a deadline of 27 August 2018 for the 2018 intake start date.

No late starts are permitted on a pre-sessional course. 

Note: Pre Sessional English programme students will need to reach the equivalent of IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each component by the start of their course.

If you have previously studied a qualification or a module(s) within a qualification which you believe may be considered for an exemption or recognition of prior learning (RPL), please refer to the link below which provides further information and application details.

Exemptions and Recognition of Prior Learning 

To study our PGDip Legal Technology, you must have the following:

  • a UK batchelor's degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. 
  • if you are not from a majority English-speaking country, a score of at least 6.5 in all sections of the relevant tests administered by the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) (Academic).


* 97% of our full-time 2016/17 and accelerated 2017/17 LPC students graduating in summer 2016 secured employment, a training contract, or further study within nine months of successfully completing their course.