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Law Conversion Course (Masters)

BPP University · BPP University Law School

Entry requirements

The entry requirements to study the Law Conversion Course (PGDL) are:

  • Minimum 2:2 honours degree
  • Students without a 2:2 honours degree from the UK or Republic of Ireland are required to evidence that they meet the academic entrance requirements of the relevant professional body. This includes applicants with overseas degrees or mature students without an undergraduate degree.
If you do not think you meet the entry requirements, but have other qualifications, strong references, or relevant work experience, please contact us and we would be happy to review your options.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

The number one choice for your legal career, with over 30 years’ experience in shaping the careers of aspiring lawyers.

If you’re looking to step into a law career, our Law Conversion Course (Masters) will provide you with the knowledge and skills to bring you up to the level of a law graduate.

Step into your legal career

Learn through interactive small group teaching sessions led by experienced solicitors and barristers. Apply your legal knowledge and develop the core skills you need for practice.

  • One of few providers that teach Company Law, a highly paid and popular law practice area
  • Practice focused teaching to contextualise your learning. Gain a deep understanding of law and the demands of a legal career.
  • Modular structure so that assessments are evenly spread throughout the course.
  • Gain real world experience by advising clients through our award-winning e.
  • Extensive support with qualifying work experience and pupillage applications, mock interviews and CV advice from our expert Careers Service
  • Progress onto solicitor or barrister training

Innovative learning methods with proven results

Our technology driven approach to developing knowledge and skills maximises your success with law training that’s tailored to you.

  • Virtual Practice Environment: Experience realistic briefs and case handling in a way that mirrors legal practice.
  • Adapt: Our unique platform embeds your course learning in AI that tracks your progress, measures your strengths, and develops your target areas for improvement.

Assessment method

Our Law Conversion Course (PGDL) is assessed by a variety of methods.

These include:

  • Written exams
  • Multiple-choice questions,
  • Oral assessments
  • Written coursework

Some examinations will be part-seen, with an advanced release of assessment material.

Coursework is in the form of essays, reports or case studies, while group or individual presentations may be required to assess other competencies.

The pass mark for all assessments is 50%.

BPP University offers flexibility in how these assessments are undertaken, and the programmes will utilise online tools where available to deliver assessments.

Online students will take invigilated assessments in London. You may request to sit assessments overseas or at a regional study centre, though this is not guaranteed, and you will need to meet certain requirements. For more information, please speak to our admissions team.


You will complete a variety of modules covering the essential knowledge and skills you need for practice.

These key areas include:

  • Company Law (15 credits)
  • Contract Law (15 credits)
  • Criminal Law (15 credits)
  • Foundational Legal Skills (non-credit bearing)
  • Land Law (15 credits)
  • Public Law I (15 credits)
  • Public Law II (15 credits)
  • Tort Law (15 credits)
  • Trusts Law (15 credits)

In addition to these core modules, you will also complete a professional project.

This will be completed through independent research and result in a project that could be, for example, a briefing note, presentation, article, report, or training session.

The subject of this project will reflect your own interests, relating to an area of law or practice, business, or innovation.

You will also write a 3,000 word reflective statement which shows your ability to act independently, reflecting on your learning and personal development throughout the project.

You will be guided and supported throughout the project through meetings with a tutor supervisor and extensive online resources.

Fees and funding

UK students
Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds and Manchester: £14,100 Online: £14,100 London South: £15,800

Our Law Conversion Course (Masters) is eligible for postgraduate funding of up to £12,167.

To widen access to the legal profession, we offer an extensive range of funding options to ensure finance isn’t a barrier to a promising legal career.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    part time
    20 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

BPP Admissions
+44 (0) 3300 603 100