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The University of Law

About The University of Law

The University of Law prides itself on top tuition, facilities and door-opening opportunities. Read on to find out more.

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Law degree
Law conversion
Bar course
Postgraduate courses
Senior status law degree

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At The University of Law you'll get the best possible start to your legal career. With locations in Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Exeter, Guildford, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Reading and Sheffield, we're the UK’s long-established legal training provider.

What's on offer

Our innovative courses are designed and taught by lawyers, with a clear focus on building the practical skills, commercial awareness and independent thinking you'll need to succeed in the modern world of law. This is supported by an award-winning pro bono programme and one of the largest law careers service in UK legal education. You'll benefit from excellent tutor support, extensive facilities and access to unrivalled online and offline learning methods and resources.

Our courses

LLB Bachelor of Laws degree
We have a wide range of study options to meet your needs, from degrees with optional foundation years to online and accelerated programmes that prepare you for a professional career from day one.

Postgraduate Diploma in Law (full time/part time/online)
Learn to think like a lawyer with our Postgraduate Diploma in Law conversion course. This course replaces our Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and is the new pathway into practice for non-law graduates who want to progress onto the SQE1 Preparation Course, our LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2) to qualify as a solicitor or the Bar Practice Course (BPC) to qualify as a barrister.

MA Law (SQE1) (full time/part time/online)  
Our new MA Law (SQE1) is a law conversion course and includes our SQE1 Preparation Course, which prepares students for the SQE1 assessments. The course is designed for non-law graduates who want to qualify as a solicitor and gain a legal qualification at Master’s level. As an internationally recognised qualification, a Law Master’s is a great addition to your portfolio.

LLM Legal Practice (SQE1 and 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. This course will ensure you’re fully prepared for your career as a solicitor, as well as success in the SQE exams.

SQE1 preparation course
This course is for those who wish to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales using the SQE pathway to qualification. The course will prepare you for the SRA’s centralised SQE1 assessments, which will test functioning legal knowledge (FLK). It is part of our new suite of SQE courses. This course is designed for law graduates or those who’ve completed a law conversion course, including our SQE Law Essentials.

SQE2 preparation course
This course is for those who wish to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales with the SQE pathway. This course will prepare you for the SRA’s centralised SQE2 skills assessments, which will test the practical legal skills of client interviewing, advocacy, legal writing, drafting and research, and case and matter analysis. It is part of our new suite of SQE courses. This course is designed for those who’ve completed SQE1 training, such as our SQE1 Preparation Course.

Legal Practice Course (full time/part time/online)
We’re confident that our LPC is the best preparation for entering legal practice by offering you the skills to succeed in the business world. Our client focused LPC course enables you to develop commercial awareness, critical thinking and the necessary professional skills to prepare you for the challenges of working as a solicitor. Study our LPC and you can gain an MSc in Law, Business and Management or an LLM in Professional Legal Practice at no extra cost. LPC Masters students may also be eligible for a postgraduate student loan.

Bar Practice Course (full time/part time)
Our BPC is uniquely structured to mirror the real life experience of a barrister in practice. Our live selection process ensures you’ll study in small groups with the brightest students. You’ll also get the opportunity to complete up to 50 hours of advocacy training. With our BPC LLM you can choose from three pathways to success and may also be eligible for postgraduate funding.

LLMs (full time/part time/online)
LLMs from our Masters’ in Law suite of programmes are designed for law and non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of law. We have a wide range of LLM topics to choose from and with our flexible programme structure, you can design a degree pathway that suits you and meets your career objectives, whatever they might be.

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2 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8HQ
Phone: Freephone 0800 289 997
Email: [email protected]
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