Taught course

Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE) Full-time Study

University of Westminster, London · Westminster Law School

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of a Lower Second Honours degree in a non-law degree, or equivalent postgraduate degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Non-law graduates wishing to become barristers or solicitors must take the Graduate Diploma in Law conversion course, sometimes referred to as the 'Common Professional Exam'. The course seeks to develop knowledge of the core areas of law and the skills of legal analysis and research that are essential to succeed on the professional courses and in the early years of practice. Once you have completed this course, you can go on to study the Legal Practice Course or the Bar Vocational Course.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course.

Fees and funding

There will be a £500 discount for students with a 2.1 degree or above from a UK institution.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

LPC Admissions
(0)20 7911 5017