Successful completion of the Common Professional Examination programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton provides you with a dual purpose qualification that completes the academic stage of legal training to progress onto the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and an LLM (Master in Laws). This combination is rarely offered elsewhere and may be completed in one year.
If you are looking for the chance to change career direction, this course provides the same opportunities open to those who have graduated with a qualifying LLB (Hons) degree – that gives exemption from the academic stage of training for progression to the final course for qualification as a solicitor or a barrister.
In addition, this course gives you the opportunity to gain a postgraduate degree in law which will enhance your employability.
Drawing on the expertise of law academics and teachers within the Wolverhampton Law School, the course satisfies the academic stage of legal training required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board, and provides you with the essential knowledge and skills to succeed in the legal profession.
The course is approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and meets the Joint Statement on legal academic qualification of the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Potential Career Paths
Although most students who undertake this qualification will go on to complete either the LPC or the BPTC, this qualification does not restrict your career opportunities. The award of an LLM will enhance your career prospects and employability, as the qualification if recognised by a variety of non-practising law and law-related areas in both the private and public sectors.
Examples of such career opportunities include working as legal advisors for the in-house legal departments of companies, banks, insurance sector, government departments or other private or public sector organisations such as the NHS. Students could also progress to a career in teaching or continue with the study of law by undertaking a Ph.D.
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- English Legal System and Legal Skills
- Criminal Law
- Land Law
- Constitutional and Administrative Law
- Law of Tort
- Research Methods and Dissertation
- Law of the European Union
- Contract Law
- Equity and Trusts
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Direct applications can be made any time prior to the course start date but we will need sufficient time to process it.
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- Students who wish to qualify as a solicitor should obtain a Certificate of Academic Standing from the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
- Students who wish to qualify as a barrister should obtain a Certificate of Academic Standing from the Bar Standards Board.
- A Certificate of Academic Standing issued by one professional body is not binding upon the other professional body
- The university will normally require an undergraduate degree 2:2 or above from a UK university. There is normally no restriction on the subject matter of your degree. Candidates from other institutions will be considered on an individual basis.
International13650 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13650 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7650 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7650 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
- Part time Home/EU: £3825 per year
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