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Why choose this course?

  • 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.
  • The course is taught over one year full-time or two years part-time. The part-time course usually involves attendance on two evenings per week, although day-time attendance would be permissible but will be subject to the University’s timetabling of classes. In relation to the full-time course, class sessions are flexible and can be attended by a mix of day and evening classes.

Careers

  • 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.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • English Legal System and Legal Skills
  • Criminal Law
  • Land Law
  • Law of the European Union
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Contract Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    79

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    6.5

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    165

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    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

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    54

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Applicants for the CPE/LLM must satisfy the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority & Bar Standards Board academic stage to gain entry to the CPE/LLM
  • 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. Candidates must also have IELTS level 6.5. This is in line with the University requirement at postgraduate level

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    12700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Wolverhampton

  • 550 - 900 GBP/month
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