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Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, June 2017.


Qualification type

CPE - Common Professional Examination

Subject areas

Law / Legal Studies

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, June 2017.

This is an intensive postgraduate conversion course designed for graduates in subjects other than law who wish to qualify to take either the Legal Practice Course (to become solicitors) or the Bar Vocational Course (to become barristers). It will help you develop an understanding of the English legal system, give you a thorough grounding of legal knowledge and train you in the professional skills of legal research, analysis and presentation. In the most recent (2014-15) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

The Common Professional Exam will give you a sound knowledge of the seven areas of law considered fundamental by the professional bodies. The seven areas of law involve contracts, tort, constitutional and administrative law, European Union law, land law, equity and trusts, and criminal law. You'll acquire an understanding of the legal system and processes and develop an appreciation of the relationship between national and community law. The Common Professional Exam (CPE) is a well-recognised route to a legal career, and many employers in the legal field actively favour postgraduate students who have a proven expertise outside the area of law. Success on the CPE will also enable you to apply to take an LLM if you wish to pursue an academic career or simply to expand your legal knowledge.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, June 2017.

Full time | Moorgate | 1 year | 25-SEP-17

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, June 2017.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, June 2017.

Students will be required to have a UK first degree at 2.2 or above (students who do not hold a UK first degree must obtain a Certificate of Academic Standing from either the Solicitors Regulation Authority or The Bar Council).

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