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Solicitors Qualifying Exam Preparation (for Law Graduates) LLM

De Montfort University · Faculty of Business and Law

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Entry requirements

An undergraduate law degree at 2:2 or above, preferably including a result at 2.1 level or above in each of the following subjects:

  • English Legal System
  • Contract
  • Tort
  • Public Law
  • Land Law
  • Trusts
  • Criminal Law

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is effectively the successor programme to DMU’s long running LPC, preparing you for the SQE assessments which will be taken externally at a central provider appointed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

The programme enables you to practically apply your theoretical legal knowledge, previously gained during a law degree, and it also teaches you legal skills such as researching, interviewing, drafting, writing, advocacy and negotiation which will help you towards your SQE 2 preparation as well.

Further, this programme will also incorporate a choice of three specialist elective subjects, including Employment Law & Practice, Advanced Criminal Practice, and Immigration Law & Practice.

Assessments will consist of two hour closed book examinations containing SQE type questions and also a critical analysis-based reflective portfolio.

The programme will be offered on a FT (one year) and PT (two years) basis with an exit point at PG Dip level.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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