De Montfort University: Solicitors Qualifying Exam Preparation (for Law Graduates) LLM

InstitutionDe Montfort University
Department Business and Law View department profile
Telephone 0116 257 7458
Study type Taught


This programme is effectively the successor programme to DMU’s long running LPC, preparing you for the SQE assessments which will be taken externally at a central provider appointed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

The programme enables you to practically apply your theoretical legal knowledge, previously gained during a law degree, and it also teaches you legal skills such as researching, interviewing, drafting, writing, advocacy and negotiation which will help you towards your SQE 2 preparation as well.

Further, this programme will also incorporate a choice of three specialist elective subjects, including Employment Law & Practice, Advanced Criminal Practice, and Immigration Law & Practice.

Assessments will consist of two hour closed book examinations containing SQE type questions and also a critical analysis-based reflective portfolio.

The programme will be offered on a FT (one year) and PT (two years) basis with an exit point at PG Dip level.

Key features

  • As this is an LLM, it will attract Government postgraduate loan funding if you are eligible.
  • Support from a friendly and approachable staff team with practical experience and close links to legal practice
  • A blended learning delivery method to enable you to both work and study. Part-time delivery will be online.
  • Preparation for both SQE 1 and 2 assessments
  • The incorporation of three specialist elective subjects, thus enhancing students’ employability


De Montfort University
Leicester De Montfort Law School


Study at Leicester De Montfort Law School in our state-of-the-art £35 million Hugh Aston Building, with its own mock courtroom, a client interviewing room and an integrated law library really putting the focus of your degree on practical experience.

You can develop the practical professional skills that employers look for through activities such as mooting (a legal debate in a courtroom setting), giving free legal advice at our Law Clinic to staff and fellow students through client interviewing (under the supervision of qualified lawyers) and getting involved in our Street Law Society …

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