London South Bank University

Course Introduction

This is an accredited conversion course for non'law graduates aiming for a professional career in law. It satisfies all the requirements of the professional bodies including the Bar Standards Board and Solicitors Regulation Authority. On successfully completing the CPE you are eligible to enter the Legal Practice Course (for intending solicitors) or the Bar Professional Training Course (for intending barristers), which has some additional entry requirements including an aptitude test and English language proficiency.

Course Modules

Introduction to the English legal system; law of the European Union; obligations 1 (law of contract); obligations 2 (law of tort); public law; land law; criminal law; equity and trusts; project module; and for the LLM: dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

Degree in any subject at a minimum of 2.2; you are not required by this University to have a CoAS from the BSB to join the LLM/PGDLS+CPE. However, unless you are certain you will never want to become a barrister, you should consider obtaining one before your CPE course commences. If English is not your first language: IELTS score of 6.5 or Cambridge Proficiency or advanced grade C.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
Common Professional Examination (CPE)
2 years
Part Time
Common Professional Examination (CPE)
1 year
Full Time
LLM
2 years
Part Time
LLM
1 year
Full Time
PgDip
2 years
Part Time
PgDip