Professional Body Accreditation

Wolverhampton Law School's professional qualifications are fully accredited by the appropriate professional bodies and are designed to accelerate your career progression by allowing you to demonstrate your commitment to achieving the highest professional standards.

Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board

Undergraduate

Our LLB degree provides a qualifying law degree enabling successful graduates to progress to further study on the Legal Practice Course (Solicitor) or the Bar Professional Training Course (Barrister) and is therefore designed in accordance with the professional body requirements.

The course complies with the Joint Statement of the Bar Standard’s Board and the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority (overseen by the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority). This provides stringent regulations, in addition to those of the University, to quality-control the Qualifying Law Degree which provides graduates with the necessary qualification to further study to become a solicitor or a barrister.

Visit the Solicitors Regulatory Authority and Bar Standards Board for further guidance in respect of qualifying Law degrees.

Postgraduate

LLM (Common Professional Examination) -  drawing on the expertise of our Law staff, the course keeps up-to-date with the latest requirements from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), providing you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the field. The course is approved by the Joint Academic Stage Board (JASB), on behalf of the SRA and Bar Standards Board (BSB).

Our Legal Practice Course  and LLM Legal Practice Course are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)

The University of Wolverhampton is proud to work in collaboration with CILEx to offer an alternative route to becoming a lawyer. Driven by flexibility, the courses offer opportunity to further your career and qualification ambitions.

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‌‌We offer the following CILEx courses:

Together these two awards form the first academic stage in the process of becoming a Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer.

Find out more about building a career as a Chartered Legal Executive and the opportunities available through CILEx on our CILEx course information page.

There is more  information about becoming a Chartered Legal Executive on the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives website

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

‌‌‌Chartered Institute of Arbitrators logoThe University has 'recognised course provider' status from the CIArb. The CIArb accredits an introductory module on alternative dispute resolution on the LLB and LLM courses. The module includes coverage of negotiation, mediation and arbitration. On successful completion of the specified modules and course, you can choose to apply for Associate Membership with the CIArb.