Taught course

Understanding Legal Practice PGDip

Coventry University · Coventry Law School

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be required to hold a UK law degree (minimum 2:2), the Graduate Diploma in Law (or equivalent law conversion course) or have completed the PGCert Principles of Law at Coventry University.

Alternative qualifications or work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The course aims to provide you with the knowledge, skills and related professional practice required to undertake the Solicitors’ Qualifying Exam (SQE) Part 1 and/or the CILEX professional stage (CPQ). It will develop your ability to apply legal knowledge and skills, to both the theory and practice of law utilising complex authentic scenarios, and expand your understanding of the professional ethics requirements of a legal practitioner, based upon the Code of Conduct of the SRA and CILEX.

This course is ideal for candidates who already have some legal work experience and want to focus on preparation for SQE 1.

On completion of the course, if students wish to become a solicitor they are required to arrange and take the applicable examination with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Or with CILEX if they wish to become a CILEX lawyer and pay the associated fee. Students will also be required to undertake relevant work experience as per SRA/CILEX requirements.

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
£7,466 per year
International students
£13,366 per year

For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Postgraduate Finance page and see the university's Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.

We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.

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

  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Coventry Law School