Birmingham City University: LLM Professional Law

InstitutionBirmingham City University
Department School of Law View department profile
Telephone 0121 331 6295
Study type Taught


Looking for a law conversion course in Birmingham? Our LLM Professional Law is open to graduates from all subjects.

Our LLM Professional Law course, which incorporates the Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL) / Common Professional Examination (CPE), will provide you with a Master’s-level qualification. You don't need a Law degree to apply - the course is available to any student with a qualifying honours degree in any subject.

What's covered in the course?

While most providers deliver the course at graduate level as the Common Professional Examination / Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL), we have designed this course so that successful completion provides both a qualification at Master’s level and professional body accreditation.

This course is accredited by the Joint Academic Stage Board, which represents the Solicitors Regulatory Authority and the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales, and upon completion you are eligible to undertake the next stage of legal training (the Legal Practice course if you want to become a solicitor or the Bar Professional Training course if you want to become a barrister).

Why Choose Us?

  • You’ll have regular support from tutors in a friendly and supportive learning environment.

  • This course is a conversion LLM – you don’t need a degree in Law to be eligible to study it.

  • The course is focused on practice-led, skills-based teaching and assessment.

  • You may have the opportunity to undertake an internship in the US, strengthening your employability prospects.

  • You’ll also have the chance to get involved with pro-bono projects in the UK, as well as other legal work experience that contributes towards your final award for the course.

  • Birmingham City University has just launched the UK's first Centre for Brexit Studies, researching all aspects of the UK's vote to leave the EU, including the impact it has on domestic law and legislation.


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