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LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2)

Our LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2) course is designed for graduates who want to qualify as a solicitor using the new SQE route to practice and also gain a Master’s award. We focus on the skills that employers are seeking so that you can enhance your academic knowledge while preparing for the realities of life in legal practice, that’s why you’ll receive four weeks guaranteed Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) within our Legal Advice Clinics. This course will ensure you’re fully prepared for your career as a solicitor, as well as success in the SQE exams.

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We’re so confident in our SQE courses that, if you don’t pass SQE1 or SQE2, you can repeat our Exam Preparation Courses for free, as many times as you need.*

 

*See Terms and Conditions for full details

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above in any discipline (or equivalent), as well as knowledge of the seven foundation subjects of law.

 

Full requirements

Next start date

September 2022

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Study online

 

If you're looking for a more flexible approach to your studies, why not consider our online study option?

 

Receive four weeks of guaranteed Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) within our Legal Advice Clinics and put your theory into practice working on real-life cases.

Secure a job within 9 months of successfully completing your course or your fees back.

Terms and Conditions apply.

We have SQE covered. Be ready to progress your legal training and take the SQE exams with a course that covers all you need to succeed in the SQE assessments.

Course Details

LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2)

Our LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2) course will offer you the best possible preparation to practise law. This course incorporates preparation for both SQE1 and SQE2, as well as additional content considered highly desirable by law firms, including key practice areas (KPAs) and enhanced skills. The LLM  with the SQE programme will ensure you’re fully prepared for your career as a solicitor, as well as success in the SQE exams.

It is professionally-focused, and will equip you with the key legal knowledge and skills required to pass SQE and will prepare you for practice before your qualifying work experience (QWE).

On successful completion of this course, including both the SQE1 and SQE2 assessments, you will gain an internationally recognised Master’s qualification.

Why choose our LLM Legal Practice course?

  • Develop the knowledge and skills required for a career as a solicitor by studying a suite of modules in KPAs, along with modules in skills and practice area essentials.
  • With one of the largest legal careers services in the UK, ULaw gives you the support and the Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) opportunities you need to make the best start in your legal career.
  • Experience of working in legal practice. You’ll learn in the context of our virtual law firm, ULaw LLP. ULaw LLP replicates the working environment of a law firm and students perform real world tasks on simulated cases, deals and transactions, as if they were in the office.
  • Confidence for the assessments, we will prepare you for all the SQE assessments, giving you the best preparation for success.
  • Brand new resources, developed specifically for SQE by our expert tutors. You’ll be provided with all course materials, including:
    • an extensive bank of practice SQE exam questions
    • ULaw SQE – our intelligent revision app provides practice tests and feedback
    • brand new online study manuals.
  • In depth guidance and support from our experienced tutors, who will monitor your progress and give feedback using predictive analytics, so you’ll know where to focus.
  • Taught by qualified lawyers, with practical workshops to develop your legal skills, so you’ll know what to expect in a real-life work environment.
  • Enjoy flexible study – choose to study full-time or part-time at one of our locations nationwide, or online.
  • We work with over 90 of the top 100 law firms
  • Receive four weeks of guaranteed Qualifying Work Experience (QWE). Get hands-on legal work experience working with real clients in our Legal Advice Clinics. You’ll get to see how a case progresses in practice and how the skills that you will learn are relevant in a practical context.
  • Our Employment Promise - get a job in nine months or your fees back, up to 50% as cashback and 50% as credit towards another course**.

Our years of experience in training more practising lawyers in the UK than any other law school has helped our students go on to succeed in law, business, politics and more. We believe in training students for the real world from the moment they accept a place with us.

Introductory offer

When you book the LLM legal practice course, you’ll get our SQE1 Exam Preparation Course and SQE2 Exam Preparation Course for free. These short, intensive revision courses will ensure you’re confident and fully prepared for the SQE1 and SQE2 assessments. More information about our SQE2 Preparation Course is coming soon.

Programme Demands

This document explains the demands of the course in order to assess your ability for the course.

Full-time LLM Legal Practice (SQE 1&2) programme demands ➔

Part-time LLM Legal Practice (SQE 1&2) programme demands ➔

 

Course Structure

We recommend studens take a pre-study online diagnostic test to check their understanding of the key foundation law subjects.

This Academic Legal Knowledge Quiz is made up of 7 subjects which represent the Black Letter Law subjects.

We use diagnostic testing to assess each student’s knowledge in these subjects for SQE1. Based on your results, we may recommend extra revision aids or a law conversion course.

This course is divided into three parts:

  • SQE1 Preparation (60 credits)
    • Functioning Legal Knowledge (FLK)1 (Business Law and Practice, Legal Services, Dispute Resolution) (30 credits)
    • Functioning Legal Knowledge (FLK)2 (Property Practice, Wills, Solicitors’ Accounts, Criminal Practice) (30 credits)
  • SQE2 Preparation (30 credits)
    • Interviewing
    • Advocacy
    • Case and Matter Analysis
    • Legal Research
    • Legal Writing
    • Legal Drafting
  • SQE Plus (90 credits)
    • 3 Key Practice Areas (KPAs) (15 credits each) from one of two pathways: Corporate/Commercial or Commercial/Private Client
    • Preparation for Practice module (15 credits)
    • Plus the Business of Law module (30 credits) or The Professional Practice Report Module (30 credits)

 

KPAs for the Corporate/Commercial pathway include:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Debt Finance
  • Advanced Dispute Resolution
  • Advanced Real Estate
  • Commercial and International Trade
  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Equity and Competition (from September 2022 full-time or January 2023 part-time)

KPAs for the Commercial/Private Client pathway include:

  • Advanced Dispute Resolution
  • Advanced Real Estate
  • Commercial and International Trade
  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Family
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • Private Wealth
  • Advanced Criminal Practice and Immigration (from September 2022 full-time or January 2023 part-time)

All KPAs are available on-campus and online (subject to demand).

 

The Preparation for Practice module (which is a compulsory module underpinning the 3 KPAs) includes commercial and well-rounded lawyer skills content taught within the delivery of the KPAs.

You may then choose between studying the Business of Law module or the Professional Practice Report module.

 

The Business of Law module consists of two compulsory modules: Professional Effectiveness, and Law Firms and their Clients.

Plus a choice from one of the following additional modules:

  • Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Employment Law
  • Innovation, Technology and Legal Project Management
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade

 

The Professional Practice Report module consists of: research method induction, individual tutor supervision and the completion of an extended research report based on one of your chosen KPAs.

 

On successful completion of this course, including both the SQE1 and SQE2 assessments, you will gain an internationally recognised Master’s qualification.

Course Start Dates

  • LLM Legal Practice (SQE 1&2)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Guildford, Leeds, Liverpool, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Reading, Sheffield and Southampton
  • LLM Legal Practice (SQE 1&2)
    • Part-time Day: Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Guildford, Leeds, Liverpool, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Reading, Sheffield and Southampton
    • Part-time Evening: London Bloomsbury and Manchester
    • Part-time Weekend: Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Exeter, Guildford, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield
  • LLM Legal Practice (SQE 1&2)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Exeter, Guildford, Leeds, Liverpool, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Reading, Sheffield and Southampton
  • LLM Legal Practice (SQE 1&2)
    • Part-time Day: Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Guildford, Leeds, Liverpool, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Reading, Sheffield and Southampton
    • Part-time Evening: London Bloomsbury and Manchester
    • Part-time Weekend: Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Exeter, Guildford, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield

Online

Study LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2) Online starting September 2022, January 2023, March 2023 or June 2023

As part of the new SQE route to practice, you must complete two years of Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) which can be completed with up to four employers.

For all students on this course, we’re offering you the chance to complete four weeks of QWE within our Legal Advice Clinics*.

How it works

You’ll get the opportunity to work on a range of real-life cases by providing free legal advice and representation to members of the public.

Throughout the programme you’ll get to put the theory and skills you have learnt into practice. You’ll be able to demonstrate your ability to deal with a number of processes such as triaging, conflict checks, familiarisation with Case Management Systems, client meetings and interviews, drafting letters, research and ensuring solicitor competencies.

At each stage you will be closely supervised by a qualified Supervising Solicitor to ensure what you are doing and the advice you are giving is correct.

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*On enrolment to the course, you’ll get the opportunity to opt-in to complete QWE within our Legal Advice Clinics.

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Study Online

You can also study this course online.

The online version of this course covers the same content as the on campus version, while still offering you a high level of professional tutor support.

If you’re looking for a more flexible approach to your studies, why not consider our online study option?

LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2) Online

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Course Information

 

With so many options for how and where you can study the LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2) course, you can be sure to find a start date and study option to suit your needs.

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SQE1 and SQE2 will be assessed by centralised assessments introduced by the SRA, not by The University of Law. These assessment are an essential requirement to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales.

You will sit your SQE assessments at Pearson VUE test centres in the UK and internationally. For details on how to book, pay and receive your results for your SQE assessments, as well as request any reasonable adjustments, please visit the SRA website on https://sqe.sra.org.uk.

Please note: you must successfully pass both the external SQE1 and SQE2 assessment, and provide us with your results, to receive a Master’s award.

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Each unit will follow our unique adaptive and personalised learner journey, using our dynamic learning model: Prepare, Engage, Consolidate (PEC), covering all professional practice subjects and revision of all law subjects in the SRA’s assessment specification.

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We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying

 

Applications for this course are now open.

If you’d like to study full-time you can apply through CAB. For part-time study you can apply directly with us.

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2022/23 Course Fee

  • London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate: £16,950
  • Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Guildford, Norwich, Reading, Southampton: £13,350
  • Chester, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield: £12,300

 

Discounts:

We are offering a £500 Postgraduate Award to students studying at the University of Southampton and Newcastle University and a £1,000 Postgraduate Award to students studying at our Nottingham Campus. Course must start between 1 September 2022 and 30 June 2023. Terms and conditions apply.

 

Introductory offer: We’re so confident in our SQE courses that, if you don’t pass SQE1 or SQE2, you can repeat our Exam Preparation Courses for free, as many times as you need.*

When you book this course, you’ll get our SQE1 Exam Preparation Course and SQE2 Exam Preparation Course for free - saving you £1,500.

Study manuals: eBooks are included in the course fee, and you’ll receive a 50% discount if you’d like to purchase print versions.

Please note: The SQE assessment fee is not included in this course fee.

We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries available, which makes studying with us more affordable than ever.

You could also be eligible for a postgraduate student loan.

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

If you are an international student and are coming to the UK to study, then you must apply to the Home Office for a visa. In most cases you will need to obtain a Student Route visa. In order to apply for this visa you must be sponsored by an education provider which is licensed by the UK Home Office.

The Home Office has also introduced a Graduate Work visa which allows Graduates to work flexibly, switch jobs and develop their career in the UK for 2 years post completion of a UK degree. The Graduate route is an unsponsored visa, meaning students will not need a job offer to apply for this visa.

Please note that the University does not currently provide visa sponsorship to students for part-time study. We also cannot sponsor students for online courses due to Home Office regulations.

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