Law Conversion Course (PGDL)

A law conversion course, also known as a PGDL, enables a smooth transition into studying law whilst developing the skills you need to secure pupillage or Qualifying Work Experience.

Upon completion of the Law Conversion Course (PGDL) you will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL).

We know how important it is to have live, face-to-face teaching so that’s why our course is taught via workshops to small groups of students. This provides an important social and collaborative learning environment as well as valuable interaction with our professionally experienced tutors, who use their expertise to bring your studies to life.   

Why choose our law conversion course?

·     We are one of the few providers who teach Company Law, a highly paid and popular area of law practice

·. Whether you’re wanting to get into family law, employment law, corporate law, commercial law, personal injury law, environmental law, criminal law or another area, we have the connections with specialist teams. 

·     Taught through a practice-focused lens to allow you to contextualise learning, gain a deep understanding of law and appreciate the demands of a law practice

·     Allows progression onto solicitor or barrister training

·     Modular structure means assessments are evenly spread throughout the course, so you can focus on a limited number of modules at a time

·     Get the skills, knowledge and work experience you need to secure qualifying work experience or pupillage by volunteering on legal projects through our award-winning Social Impact Team.

·     Gain extensive support with qualifying work experience and pupillage applications, mock interviews and CV advice from our expert Careers Service

Need postgraduate funding? Upgrade to our Law Conversion Course (Masters).

If you opt for our Master’s option, you’ll study all the modules of the PGDL plus an additional Professional Project module. This course qualifies for postgraduate loan funding.

Looking to qualify as a solicitor?

For those wanting to qualify as a solicitor, our LLM Law Conversion with SQE1 incorporates our law conversion course (PGDL) and SQE1 Preparation course. It will initially build your core foundational legal knowledge, before developing expertise of the legal practice areas that will be assessed in SQE1. The course is eligible for postgraduate loan funding, and you will receive a master’s award upon completion.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements to study the Law Conversion Course (Diploma) at BPP University Law School are as follows:

· Minimum 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject from a recognised UK institution (or overseas equivalent)

If you do not think you meet the entry requirements, but have other qualifications, strong references or relevant work experience, please contact us and we can review your options.


See website for fees.

Postgraduate Loan Funding

This course does not qualify for postgraduate loan funding. You can upgrade to our Law Conversion Course (Master’s) or LLM Law Conversion with SQE1, both of which are eligible for postgraduate loan funding of £12,167 from Student Finance England.


We offer over £1.25m in scholarships to applicants of our postgraduate law programmes, ensuring finance isn’t a barrier to your legal career.

Interest free payment plans

Explore interest-free payment plans that help you to spread the cost of your course through instalments.


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