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University of Law at Newcastle

You can study The University of Law’s (ULaw) courses at Newcastle University.

If you are looking for a career in law, you can now study ULaw’s Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Solicitor Qualifying Exam (SQE) courses to become a solicitor or the Bar Practice Course (BPC) to become a Barrister.

If you’re looking to convert to law after completing an undergraduate degree in another discipline you can also study ULaw’s Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL), MA Law (SQE1) or MA Law (Conversion).

These programmes are delivered by the University of Law who are responsible for providing the educational content, teaching and support of both programmes. 

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Legal Practice Course (LPC)

As a law graduate aiming to become a solicitor, the LPC represents the final stage of your training. You will study the LPC after gaining a qualifying law degree or the Graduate Diploma in Law (law conversion course). This bridges the gap between academic study and training in a law firm.

Find out more about the University of Law’s LPC.

LLM Legal Practice (SQE 1&2)

ULaw’s LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2) course is designed for graduates who want to qualify as a solicitor using the new SQE route to practice and also gain a Master’s award. We focus on the skills that employers are seeking so that you can enhance your academic knowledge while preparing for the realities of life in legal practice. You’ll receive four weeks guaranteed Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) within our Legal Advice Clinics. This course will ensure you’re fully prepared for your career as a solicitor, as well as success in the SQE exams.

Find out more about the LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2)

SQE Preparation courses

ULaw’s SQE1 Preparation course and SQE2 Preparation course are for those who wish to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales using the Solicitor Qualifying Examination (SQE) pathway to qualification. The courses will prepare you for the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s centralised SQE1 and SQE 2 assessments.

Find out more about the SQE Preparation course

Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL)

ULaw’s Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL) is a law conversion course that teaches you to think like a lawyer and prepare for the realities of life in legal practice. This course replaces our Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and provides the foundation for the pathway into practice for non-law graduates who want to progress onto the SQE1 Preparation Course, and our LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2) to qualify as a solicitor or the Bar Practice Course (BPC) to qualify as a barrister.

Find out more about the PGDL

MA Law (SQE1)

The MA Law (SQE1) law conversion course and includes ULaw’s SQE1 Preparation Course, which prepares students for the SQE1 assessments. The course is designed for non-law graduates who want to qualify as a solicitor and gain a legal qualification at Master’s level. With a strong level of support from the start, as well as four weeks guaranteed Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) within our Legal Advice Clinics, this course is a great introduction to law if you hold an undergraduate degree in another discipline.

Find out more about the MA Law (SQE1)

MA Law (Conversion)

The MA Law (Conversion) allows you to study a Master’s level qualification and keep your career options open. It will give you the option of progressing on to study the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) to become a solicitor or the Bar Practice Course (BPC) to become a barrister.

Find out more about the MA Law (Conversion)

Bar Practice Course (BPC)

The Bar Practice Course (BPC) is the qualifying postgraduate course allowing graduates to prepare and practise as barristers in England and Wales. It is the vocational stage of training, which you’re required to pass before you can go on to complete the final, practical stage of training: pupillage.

Find out more about the BPC

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