Law Conversion Course (PGDL)




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With over 25 years’ experience, we are proud to be one of the UK’s leading law schools. Trusted by some of the most influential law firms. Driving innovation in legal training. Our courses focus on your employability. Developing your skills as a lawyer. Giving you the edge to secure a training contract or pupillage. So you’re ready to embrace the demands of practice from day one.

The Law Conversion Course (PGDL)

If you’re a non-law graduate, our new Law Conversion Course (PGDL) is your first step into a legal career. This course allows for progression onto the current LPC or future SQE preparation course for solicitors, or further training to become a barrister. It’s built for practising law and not just to pass your assessments. 

This course enables a smooth transition into studying law whilst developing the skills you need to secure a training contract or pupillage. Non-law graduates are often in demand by recruiters, because they can offer transferable knowledge and skills that go beyond that of other candidates.

Why Choose BPP University Law School?

  • Learn from experienced lawyers in extended, highly interactive small group teaching sessions
  • Discover how legal issues are encountered in practice, through realistic case studies that span multiple legal disciplines
  • Benefit from innovative and intuitive online tools that track your progress, help you to understand your strengths, and target areas for improvement, ensuring you’re fully prepared to pass your assessments
  • Our modular structure means assessments are evenly spread throughout the course
  • Graduate with a Master’s degree and access postgraduate loan funding, by completing an additional professional research project
  • Flexible study to fit your commitments – learn full-time, part-time, online from any location or face-to-face at one of our UK study centres
  • Set foot into the real world of law and gain practical work experience by advising real clients through our award-winning Pro Bono Centre
  • Gain extensive support with training contract and pupillage applications, mock interviews and CV advice from our expert Careers Service


Get all the guidance you need to start your legal career journey at our Getting Ahead events and Virtual Open Evenings. Speak to lawyers and tutors, get practical employability advice and experience a taster session. Register your place.

Postgraduate funding – you can choose to graduate with an LLM Law and Practice, by completing an additional professional research project. This qualifies for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,906

Law scholarships – we support the brightest future legal talent, from all backgrounds

Future Finance – you can borrow between £2,500 and £40,000 to pay tuition fees and living expenses for higher education in the UK*

*Please note that we act as a credit broker to Future Finance and are not responsible for providing the loan or assessing your eligibility for a loan. Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website.

If English is not your first language and you do not hold an honours degree that was delivered in English, you will be required to provide certified proof of ability in written and spoken English to at least IELTS 6.5 (overall) or equivalent with a minimum of 6.0 in each module.

Discover how legal issues are encountered in practice by working in our Virtual Practice Environment, using realistic case studies that span multiple legal disciplines. You’ll learn to think like a lawyer from the outset, with opportunities to apply your growing legal knowledge, professional capabilities and problem-solving skills. Through our advanced approach, your preparation for practice starts from day one.

Specialist careers advice

Our specialist careers service is available to you for support and guidance from the moment you accept your place until up to 12 months after you complete your studies with us. 

With our one-to-one support, we give you the edge when it comes to enhancing your legal career. You’ll have everything you need including access to our vacancies database, advice on filling out application forms, intensive interview coaching, employer research and networking opportunities. 

BPP Pro Bono Centre

Gain hands-on legal experience by volunteering for a project with our award-winning Pro Bono Centre. Opportunities are available at all our study centres.

96.5% of our full-time and part-time postgraduate law students have secured employment or further study.*

*Of surveyed students graduating from BPP University Law School postgraduate programmes in 2017.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject from a recognised UK institution

You are guaranteed a place if your honours degree is a 2:1 or above

Students without a 2:1 honours degree from the UK or Republic of Ireland are required to evidence that they meet the academic entrance requirements of the relevant professional body. This includes applicants with overseas degrees or mature students without an undergraduate degree

If you wish to study our LLM Law and Legal Practice with the BTC Part 1 option, you will be required to meet the BTC eligibility criteria.

Course start date

Three per year from September 2020


Please visit our website for fees.

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