An Honours degree (2:2 or above).
Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide adequate evidence of English language competence. This normally means having achieved at least an average of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum score of 6.0 in each component.
As this course satisfies the academic stage requirements for the solicitor and barrister professional qualification, students who complete the course will usually be able to progress to the vocational stage of training for solicitors or barristers. Full details of the vocational stage of training requirements are on the SRA’s website (for solicitors) and the Bar Standards Board (for barristers). This includes degree classification requirements for entry onto the Bar Professional Training Course and character and suitability requirements for entry to either profession.
Students should be aware that both the Bar Standards Board and the SRA are in the process of reviewing their current education and qualification requirements and students are advised to check the BSB and SRA websites www.sra.org.uk and www.barstandardsboard.org.uk for updates.
Months of entry
This course is validated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board and is ideal for non-law graduates who want to progress towards qualification as a solicitor or barrister. It is highly valued in other professions where a critical understanding of the legal system and foundations of legal knowledge is beneficial in carrying out day to day work, thus enhancing employability skills.
You will study the English Legal System plus Criminal Law, Law of Contract, Tort, Public Law, Land Law, Equity and Law of the EU. Some or all of these subjects inform the work of those employed in areas such as human resources, local government, management, the NHS, accountancy and banking. You will also engage in a research project, providing an opportunity for you to investigate an area of interest from a list of topics or one identified by your employer to further your work.
The LLM Law (Exempting) Degree is also a springboard if you intend to pursue a PhD.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions (M142)
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