Thanks to an innovative collaboration with The University of Law (ULaw), students can convert to law by studying their range of conversion courses and continue their journey to becoming a solicitor by studying ULaw's Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) courses.
The University of Law will be responsible for providing the educational content of both programmes, which includes face-to-face teaching from qualified lawyers, tutor support and an award-winning employability programme to boost workplace skills. Students will also benefit from the campus experience offered at the Streatham Campus, which has recently received £380 million in investment and is known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK.
We can now also accept Tier 4 visas from international students who wish to study with us at Exeter. Further information on visa requirements can be found on our dedicated page.
Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL)
ULaw’s Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL) is a law conversion course that teaches you to think like a lawyer and prepare for the realities of life in legal practice. This course replaces our Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and provides the foundation for the pathway into practice for non-law graduates who want to progress onto the SQE1 Preparation Course, and our LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2) to qualify as a solicitor or the Bar Practice Course (BPC) to qualify as a barrister.
MA Law (SQE1)
The MA Law (SQE1) law conversion course and includes ULaw’s SQE1 Preparation Course, which prepares students for the SQE1 assessments. The course is designed for non-law graduates who want to qualify as a solicitor and gain a legal qualification at Master’s level. With a strong level of support from the start, as well as four weeks guaranteed Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) within our Legal Advice Clinics, this course is a great introduction to law if you hold an undergraduate degree in another discipline.
MA Law (Conversion)
Unlike the MA Law (SQE1) which prepares students for the SQE 1 exam, the MA Law (Conversion) allows you to study a Master’s level qualification and keep your options open by giving you the option of progressing on to study the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) to become a solicitor or the Bar Practice Course (BPC) to become a barrister.
Legal Practice Course (LPC)
Improve your career prospects with the LPC from ULaw. Learn the essential professional skills that legal employers are looking for, from qualified lawyers with extensive practice experience. With a clear focus on your future employability, ULaw are more confident than ever in your success and offer their LPC Employment Promise. Get a job in nine months, or you’ll get 100 per cent of your fees back (subject to full terms and conditions).
You can study the LPC if, on or before 31 August 2021, you completed, started, accepted an offer, or paid a non-refundable deposit for one of the following:
- the LLB
- the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) / the Common Professional Examination
- the MA Law
- the Legal Practice Course (LPC)
- a period of recognised training (also known as a training contract)
LLM Legal Practice (SQE 1&2)
ULaw’s LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2) course is designed for graduates who want to qualify as a solicitor using the new SQE route to practice and also gain a Master’s award. We focus on the skills that employers are seeking so that you can enhance your academic knowledge while preparing for the realities of life in legal practice, that’s why you’ll receive four weeks guaranteed Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) within our Legal Advice Clinics. This course will ensure you’re fully prepared for your career as a solicitor, as well as success in the SQE exams.
SQE Preparation courses
ULaw’s SQE1 Preparation course and SQE2 Preparation course are for those who wish to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales using the Solicitor Qualifying Examination (SQE) pathway to qualification. The courses will prepare you for the SRA’s centralised SQE1 and SQE 2 assessments.