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Law Conversion Course

If you’re looking to switch to a career in law, our law conversion courses will build the foundational knowledge you need for your future legal training to become a solicitor or barrister. On successful completion you will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL), or if you opt for the master’s route, a Master of Laws in Law and Legal Practice.

Key Facts



LLM (Hons) Law Conversion Course


Degree Duration

PGDL - 8 months
Master's - 12 months


Start Dates

January 2024September 2023

Degree Overview

For those wanting to qualify as a solicitor, our LLM Law Conversion with SQE1 incorporates our Law Conversion Course (PGDL) and SQE1 Preparation course. It will initially build your core foundational legal knowledge, before developing expertise of the legal practice areas that will be assessed in SQE1. The course is eligible for postgraduate loan funding, and you will receive a master’s award upon completion.

What is a law conversion course?
A law conversion course, also known as a PGDL, enables a smooth transition into studying law whilst developing the skills you need to secure pupillage or qualifying work experience.

You will learn like a lawyer from the outset, with teaching delivered by experienced solicitors and barristers. Through highly interactive small group teaching sessions, we provide opportunities to apply your growing legal knowledge and develop the core skills you need for practice.

  • If you meet all the requirements for direct admission to this university, you won’t need to join a pathway course before you apply.

Why Study this Degree

We have been training future legal professionals for 30 years

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