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Common Professional Exam (GDL) CPE

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Qualification type

CPE - Common Professional Examination

Subject areas

Law / Legal Studies

Course type


Course Summary

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.

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Full time | Moorgate | 1 year | SEP-18

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Public Law B (European Union Law) (24 Credits) - Core
Obligations B (Tort) (24 Credits) - Core
Assessed Essays (24 Credits) - Core
Property Law B (Equity and Trusts) (24 Credits) - Core
Extended Essay (24 Credits) - Core
Public Law A (Constitutional and Administrative) (24 Credits) - Core
Case and Statute Analysis (24 Credits) - Core
Criminal Law (24 Credits) - Core
Obligations A (Contract) (24 Credits) - Core
Property Law A (Land Law) (24 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

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).

University information

Whether you’re looking to change career direction, improve your job prospects or simply pursue a passion, London Met is an excellent choice for postgraduate study. London Met offers taught master’s degrees in a wide range of subject areas as well as postgraduate diplomas and certificates, and PGCEs. The university also provides a number of research opportunities, with a choice of MPhils, PhDs (including through distance learning) and...more

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