London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

This is an intensive postgraduate conversion course designed for graduates in subjects other than law who wish to qualify to take either the Legal Practice Course (to become solicitors) or the Bar Vocational Course (to become barristers). The course aims to develop an understanding of the English legal system, to provide a thorough grounding in the foundations of legal knowledge and to train you in the professional skills of legal research, analysis and presentation in a friendly and nurturing environment. You may choose your own title for your research dissertation, subject to approval, which gives you the early opportunity to specialise in an area of particular interest to you.

Course Modules

The 7 taught modules are the foundation subjects prescribed by the Joint Academic Stage Board on behalf of the Law Society and General Council of the Bar: Criminal law; obligations A (contract); obligations B (tort); property law A (land law); property law B (equity and trusts); UK public law and human rights; law of the European union; 8th area of legal study (dissertation). In the 1st year, part'time students for the following examinations: Obligations A (contract); obligations B (tort); UK public law and human rights; law of the European union.

Course Additional Entry

A UK 1st degree at 2.2 or above. Applicants who do not hold a UK 1st degree must obtain a Certificate of Academic Standing from either the Solicitors Regulation Authority. If English is not your 1st language, you must demonstrate sufficient fluency in both written and spoken English. This would normally be indicated by an IELTS score of 7 or more.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
Common Professional Examination (CPE) £5,720  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
Common Professional Examination (CPE) £5,720  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
Common Professional Examination (CPE) £2,860  Academic year. First year home fees