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

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


This programme effectively combines DMU’s long running Legal Practice (LPC) and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) Courses, preparing you for the SQE assessments which will be taken externally at a central provider appointed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Students commencing UG legal studies after 2020 will have no option but to undertake the SQE if they wish to qualify as solicitors. The GDL will not be recognised as a route into becoming a solicitor after 2021. The programme enables you as a non-law graduate to study the main areas of law (which law graduates would have covered during their UG degree and which previously a GDL would have covered) before you are taught to practically apply this theoretical legal knowledge. Assessments will consist of two hour closed book examinations containing SQE type questions. 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

  • Preparation for SQE 1 assessments


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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