The PGDL 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.
Our Law Conversion Course (PGDL) has been developed following extensive research with firms, chambers and aspiring lawyers.
On our PGDL, you will learn like a lawyer from the outset, with teaching by experienced solicitors and barristers. Through highly interactive small group teaching sessions, we provide opportunities to apply your growing legal knowledge, professional capabilities and problem-solving skills.
Our approach is trusted by 60 leading law firms, who exclusively send their trainee solicitors to study our LPC. These include four out of five Magic Circle firms and the City Consortium — a group of highly prestigious law firms.* So when the profession trusts us, you can too.
LLM Law and Legal Practice
Our LLM Law and Legal Practice incorporates all elements of our Law Conversion Course (PGDL) plus an additional module and qualifies for postgraduate loan funding of up to £11,222.
You will complete an additional module from a choice of three routes:
Professional Project: Law (which is popular with students going on to the LPC)
Barrister Training Course (Part 1)
(Coming soon) SQE 1 preparation course
Why choose this programme?
Learn from experienced lawyers in extended, highly interactive small group teaching sessions
Discover how legal issues are encountered in practice by working in our Virtual Practice Environment, using realistic case studies that span multiple legal disciplines
Supported by our innovative learning platform, BPP Adapt, you can track your progress, 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 and you can focus your attention on a limited number of legal modules at a time
Flexible study to fit your commitments – learn full-time, part-time, online or face-to-face at one of our UK study centres
Set foot in the real world of law 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
Each year over £1,000,000 is awarded through our postgraduate scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies
*As at September 2020.
Postgraduate funding – our Master’s version of the PGDL, the LLM Law and Legal Practice, qualifies for a postgraduate loan of up to £11,222
Law scholarships – we support the brightest future legal talent, from all backgrounds
Future Finance – you can borrow between £2,000 and £40,000 to pay tuition fees and living expenses for higher education in the UK+
+Please note that we do not 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.
We welcome students from around the world to undertake their legal training with us. Both our Law Conversion Course (PGDL) and LLM Law and Legal Practice qualify for a Tier 4 visa (excluding our Cambridge study centre).
English language requirements
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 7.0 (overall) with a minimum level 6.5 in each component or suitable equivalent.
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.