Convert to study Law and prepare for you career in the legal profession
Law exists to regulate pretty much everything we do, which is why it remains such a relevant and fascinating subject to study.
Our Master of Laws (LLM) degree will enable students who have achieved a degree in a subject other than Law to study the Foundations of Legal Knowledge.
This will enable you to meet the academic stage to qualify as a Barrister and provide legal understanding for the first Solicitors’ Qualifying Examination (SQE), for those who want to progress to a career in the legal profession.
Choose your route
You can choose to study our LLM Law Conversion course with or without the preparation for the SQE exam.
You will need to indicate when applying which route you would like to take as it will affect the cost of your course.
Study the foundations of legal knowledge
Taught in small groups you will develop your research, academic writing, critical thinking, and employability skills.
You will also complete a dissertation on an area of your choice, supported by our expert academics.
Moreover, at the end of your Master’s degree you will have the option to complete a specialist preparation course for the first Solicitors’ Qualifying Examination.
Indicative topics include:
- Criminal law
- Contract law
- Tort law
- EU law
- Public law
- Land law
- Equity law
- Legal research methods
Develop strong professional links and seize vital networking opportunities
Within our close-community of students, there are many extra-curricular opportunities you can be involved in, including:
- Pro bono work
- Work experience in a law firm
- Mini pupillage
- Participate in mooting competitions
- Contribute to the University of Chichester Student Law Review
Feel the support of experienced expert staff with our smaller class sizes
Smaller class sizes
You will learn in small groups to allow our experienced and expert staff to mould their teaching around you.
You will develop your research, critical thinking, academic writing and employability skills.
Preparation for SQE
Dedicated support for new postgraduate examinations for solicitors
The way to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales has changed through the introduction of a new postgraduate examination process known as the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations, known as SQE 1 and SQE 2.
If you choose to study the LLM with SQE preparation you will be given dedicated support in preparing for SQE 1, which you can sit externally after completing your course.
Support will include:
- Dedicated SQE resources taking you through all elements of the SQE specification.
- Skills development to assist you in studying, revising, and sitting the SQE examination.
- Access to more than 1200 multi-choice questions and mock examinations designed to mirror the format of the SQE.
Open up your future career options
Potential career paths include:
- Legal secretaries
- In-house lawyers
- Human resources
- Local and national government
- Civil services
Course fees 2022/23
There are multiple routes for the LLM:
Option 1 is LLM only at £9250
Option 2 is LLM with SQE preparation at £11,450.
If you want to sit the SQE exam, then this can be booked and paid for at a Pearson’s assessment centre externally. The cost of this is approx. £1650 – find out more on the Solicitors Regulation Authority website.
University of Chichester alumni who have completed a full undergraduate degree at the University will receive a 15% discount on their postgraduate fees.
Typical Offer (individual offers may vary)
If an applicant has a non-UK degree and intends to qualify as a barrister, they should also have a certificate of academic standing from the Bar Standards Board.
Choose your route
You can apply for this course with or without the SQE Preparation. When applying for this course, you will need to indicate which route you wish to take.
LLM Law Conversion with SQE Preparation
To apply for this course with the SQE Preparation included, please follow the link below through to our external application page.
LLM Law Conversion
To apply for this course without the SQE Preparation, please follow the link below through to our external application page.