Taught course

Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE) Part-time Study

University of Westminster, London · Westminster Law School

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

This intensive conversion course is designed for non-law graduates of any discipline, or overseas law graduates who wish to qualify as either barristers or solicitors. The course begins with a two-week introduction to the English Legal System and the legal profession. You will then study the seven foundation subjects.

If you successfully complete the course you will be eligible for entry on to the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).

We have been successfully running this conversion course since 1977 and our students have taken a variety of first degrees at a wide range of universities. Our teaching team contains a rich mix of those who are professionally qualified and others who are active researchers. The course therefore provides a stimulating learning experience. This is reinforced by our small class sizes and the supportive atmosphere within the School of Law.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Margaret Harrington
020 7911 5000 extn 69565