Entry requirements

  • UK undergraduate degree with minimum 2:2 classification or equivalent qualification or experience.
  • Applications are still invited from those with a third-class degree, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. You may be invited to an informal interview with our Academic Team to determine suitability for admission.
  • If English isn’t your first language, English language qualifications equivalent to IELTS at level 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6 in each component (writing, listening, speaking, reading). You can be exempt from this requirement if you have a qualification which is equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree which was taught in English.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

The Graduate Foundation in Law Programme is a 20-week full-time or 40-week part-time course for graduates from a non-law background. This course is designed for those who want to take the SQE but do not have a law degree or equivalent experience. If you don’t have a law degree, we strongly recommend that you take this programme prior to starting preparation training for the SQE1 Assessment.

The programme covers six foundation areas of law. The syllabus for each of these six areas is aligned to the Solicitors Regulation Authority specification of functioning legal knowledge for the SQE. In each area, you will develop a practical and functional understanding of the foundations of English & Welsh Law, and core analytical and practical legal skills.

The programme comprises of seven modules: Introduction to Law, Contract, Tort, Land, Trusts, Criminal Law and Public Law/EU.

Included in the programme:

  • Full access to online Learning Portal and virtual community
  • Videos, practice tasks and activities to access as and when you like
  • Multiple case studies across each area
  • Hard copy and electronic Foundations Manuals
  • Online workshops with a subject matter expert
  • Virtual town halls
  • Individual supervisions and personal tutors to monitor and support your progress

Why study with us?

  • Interactive, intuitive and accessible learning activities and platform
  • High levels of 1-2-1 supervision and teaching
  • Designed for online, backed by 20 years of proven digital learning experience
  • Highly experienced and practice-based supervisors and personal tutors
  • Fully accredited by the Office for Students as a higher education provider.
  • Purposely designed to prepare you to take the SQE1 Preparation Course

What do our students think?

“It was something new for me, as a business Management student first I thought I would not understand anything, but by the end of the workshop I realised that I easily participated in the workshop.”

“The lecturer was fantastic. He asked questions that encouraged us to delve deeper into the key issues, and demonstrated how to delineate between what information would be relevant through the lens of tort law, and what would not.”

The Graduate Foundation in Law Programme runs twice a year, starting in February and October.

Information for international students

We have no specific requirements for international students.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A deposit is required to secure your place and you can pay via instalments, please see the fee schedule for details.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Conversion Course for SQE
    part time
    8 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    4 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations100

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Team