Taught course

LLM Law Conversion with SQE1

BPP University · BPP University Law School

Entry requirements

The entry requirements to study the Law Conversion with SQE1 are:
  • Minimum 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject from a recognised UK institution (or overseas equivalent)
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

Benefit from unrivalled connections to law firms with our SQE training

Whether you’re from a non-law background or you’re new to studying law, our LLM Law Conversion with SQE1 course will prepare you for a career in practice.

Law training to prepare you for SQE1

Develop a deep understanding of fundamental legal principles while building your expertise in the legal practice areas that are assessed in SQE1.

  • Benefit from maximum support including monthly skills and knowledge drop-in sessions, revision forums and 1-2-1s with your dedicated personal tutor.
  • Access Bridge to the SQE as soon as you accept your place, with 40 hours of additional study covering Navigating the SQE, Legal Technology and Virtual Vacation Schemes to enhance your employability before the start of your SQE course.
  • Don’t let finances stand in your way. Our LLM Law Conversion with SQE1 is eligible for postgraduate loan funding of £12,167 from Student Finance England.
  • Career Guarantee: if you don’t secure a relevant legal role within six months of passing SQE2, study our Career Boost package including a range of valuable employability courses for free.

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 LLM Law Conversion with SQE1 is made up of two courses: Law Conversion Course (PGDL) and SQE1 Preparation.

Our Law Conversion Course (PGDL) features are variety of assessments, including:

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

Some exams will be part-seen, involving advanced release of assessment material.

The pass mark for all assessments is 50%.

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

For SQE1 Preparation, you’ll sit multiple-choice assessments, which are written in the same style as the SQE1 papers and reflect the knowledge you’ll need to pass the external assessment. You’ll also be required to submit a portfolio of skills and a reflective statement to demonstrate the development of your core legal skills.


Law Conversion Course (PGDL)
The Law Conversion Course develops your legal knowledge, professional capabilities and problem-solving skills and is closely aligned to the foundational law elements of the SQE1 assessment.
  • Company Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Land Law
  • Public Law I
  • Public Law II
  • Tort Law
  • Trusts Law
  • Foundational Legal Skills

SQE1 Preparation
SQE1 Preparation focuses on the legal practice areas collectively known as Functioning Legal Knowledge (FLK). This is assessed in SQE1 and comprises two exams: FLK1 and FLK2. SQE1 Preparation includes materials and revision opportunities for the core areas of law from your previous studies. These include:
  • Business Law and Practice (FLK1)
  • Dispute Resolution (FLK1)
  • Criminal Law and Practice (FLK2)
  • Property Law and Practice (FLK2)
  • Wills and the Administration of Estates (FLK2)

Our approach not only provides you with the key legal knowledge you’ll need to pass the exam, but also introduces you to the legal skills necessary to pass SQE2 – giving you the best chance for overall success.

Fees and funding

UK students
London South: £17,100 Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester: £14,200 Online: £14,200

Our LLM Law Conversion Course (PGDL) 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
    26-29 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-16 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