updated on 10 February 2021
The University of Law (ULaw) has revealed new courses focused on preparing students for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE).
The new LLM Legal Practice (SQE1 & 2) will combine preparation for both stages of the SQE with skills development and a master’s qualification. This new LLM will gradually replace the LPC and is set to cost £12,000 to £16,500.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL) is the University’s new conversion course for non-law graduates, which will eventually replace the old GDL. The PGDL enables students to progress onto the LLM Legal Practice (SQE1 & 2) or the more basic SQE1 Preparation Course. Fees for the PGDL will range from £9,850 outside London to £12,250 in London.
ULaw is also offering shorter courses that provide students with an introduction to SQE or focus on exam preparation. See ULaw’s website for the full range of new SQE courses.
As well as preparing students for the SQE assessments, the new courses have been developed to meet the requirements of legal recruiters who have said they want their future trainees to have knowledge and skills beyond the SQE
Professor Peter Crisp, Pro Vice Chancellor (External), said: “Our new programmes will enable students to pass the SQE with confidence as well as making them office-ready for practice in a law firm by empowering them with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for a successful career in law.
“Our new SQE courses give students teaching from our outstanding tutors who have extensive experience of practice as well as access to our award winning Employability Service along with all our Wellbeing and other student services offered by one of Europe’s largest law schools.
“As the SQE is gradually phased in, students joining us from May will be able to choose whether to stay with the established route or be one of the first to study for the new qualification. It will be an exciting time for students to join us.”