Entry requirements

Applicants will normally possess a law degree (minimum 2:2 or equivalent) in any discipline including non-UK law degrees. Applicants not holding a degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry

May, September

Course content

For many students based both in the UK and overseas, a law degree is an important part of a route into legal practice. However, changes to the legal profession mean that it is no longer necessary to have a ‘Qualifying Law Degree’ in order to take the national Solicitor’s Qualifying Examination (SQE) or the CILEX Professional Qualification (CPQ)– it is now open to graduates of any discipline.

This course is designed to allow you to acquire the knowledge and understanding of private, public and chancery law, that align with the key areas covered by the Solicitors’ Qualifying Examination (SQE) and the CILEX Professional Qualification (CPQ). Develop your ability to apply legal knowledge and skills to complex authentic legal scenarios; and enhance your transferable graduate and employability skills, particularly as they relate to the legal profession.

Graduates of other disciplines, or non-UK Law degrees should use this course to learn the key principles of UK Law prior to undertaking Coventry University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Understanding Legal Practice, the LLM Professional Legal Practice, or any other SQE preparation course.

Information for international students

This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Fees and funding

UK students
£3,733 per year
International students
£6,683 per year

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them, optional oversea field trips and any costs associated with securing, attending or completing a placement (whether in the UK or abroad). See website for more details.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    4 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Coventry Law School