Our LLM SQE1&2 course will prepare you for the SQE1 and SQE2 assessments, as well as building the additional specialist knowledge you need for a career in legal practice. This complete course includes:

SQE1 Preparation

Our SQE1 Preparation module focuses on key legal practice areas that are examined in both stages of the SQE assessments. It includes materials and revision opportunities for the core areas of law from your previous studies.

SQE2 Training

This module builds on the foundations laid in the SQE1 Preparation module and prepares you for the SQE2 assessments. It offers extensive diagnostic testing and practice of SQE2 skills tasks across all of the featured SQE legal contexts. This module also includes live intensive coaching workshops that simulate the SQE2 exam experience, with personalised feedback to help you build a personal development plan for exam success.

Essentials for Practice

This module has been informed by research and collaboration with some of the UK’s leading law firms and legal services employers, offering a range of specialist legal knowledge areas and professional skills that are widely sought by employers beyond the basic SQE curriculum.

You will choose a pathway dependent on the type of clients you want to act for and the areas of legal practice that align with your career aspirations. You will also study an additional Business of Law module which is focussed on developing your understanding of the role of technology in the delivery of legal services.

Also, in collaboration with The O Shaped Lawyer™, you will be introduced to the O Shaped 5 Os and 12 Attributes and will consider how these are relevant in practical real-world legal case studies. Using a reflective portfolio, students will start their own personal journey towards being client and people-centric, developing strong foundations for the growth mindset needed to thrive in today’s legal services market.

Why choose our LLM SQE1&2 course?

·      Includes our Essentials for Practice module, which introduces you to knowledge in several practice areas not covered in the SQE syllabus, as well as enhanced skills teaching, endorsed by the O Shaped Lawyer™, so you are ready to hit the ground running on ‘Day 1’ of your Qualifying Work Experience

·      Experience realistic briefs and case handling in a way that mirrors legal practice in a firm through our Virtual Practice Environment.

·      Using BPP Adapt, you can track your progress, understand your strengths and target areas for improvement, ensuring you’re fully prepared to pass your SQE assessments.

·     6-month QWE placement contracts are exclusively available for five of our students in our award-winning Social Impact Team. 

·      Access to an extensive careers advice service and pro bono work experience opportunities that can count towards your QWE.

·      Access to materials covering foundational areas of legal knowledge to help refresh your knowledge for SQE1.

·      Don’t let finances stand in your way. Our LLM SQE1&2 is eligible for postgraduate loan funding of £12,167 from Student Finance England. 

·      Access coaching, mentoring and placement opportunities with leading employers such as AstraZeneca, Barclays, Channel 4 and Sky, through BPP’s exclusive partnership with Aspiring Solicitors*.

Once you secure your place, you’ll get instant access to our Bridge to SQE programme. With up to 40 additional hours of study, it’s designed to help you transition from your degree towards the next stage of your legal training, while delivering knowledge on Navigating the SQE, Legal Technology and Virtual Vacation Schemes.

Your SQE Career Guarantee

If you don’t secure a relevant legal role within six months of passing your SQE2 assessments, our Career Guarantee means you’ll have access to our Career Boost package. This includes additional courses which will develop your employability further with negotiation, influencing and networking skills, free of charge. You’ll also have the exclusive opportunity to be considered for one of five paid 6-month QWE placements in our Social Impact Team.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements to study the LLM SQE1&2 are as follows:

2:2 honours law degree that covers the following seven foundational areas of legal knowledge (Criminal Law, Equity and Trusts, Law of the European Union, Contract, Tort, Property/Land Law and Public Law) OR  

2:2 honours degree in a non-law subject (or overseas equivalent in any subject) and a minimum of a pass in a GDL/PGDL or CPE that covers the foundational areas of legal knowledge; OR  

2:2 honours degree in a non-law subject (or overseas equivalent in any subject) and have obtained a mark of 50% or more in our admissions test on the foundational areas of legal knowledge set by BPP University Law School; OR 

Equivalent qualifications (such as ILEx/CILEx) 

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 would be happy to review your options.


See website for fees.

Postgraduate Loan Funding

This course is 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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