Wolverhampton Law School

Law Conversion

LLM Part-time Distance Learning 2 years, Full-time 1 year, Part-time 2 years, Full time Distance Learning 1 year

Our LLM Law Conversion is designed for non law graduates wanting a fast-track pathway to a law qualification.

Our LLM Law Conversion is designed for non law graduates wanting a fast-track pathway to a law qualification.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022, 18 January 2023, 21 September 2022
  • Award LLM
  • Study Mode Part-time Distance Learning, Full-time, Part-time, Full time Distance Learning
  • Course Length Part-time Distance Learning (2 years), Full-time (1 year), Part-time (2 years), Full time Distance Learning (1 year)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Law School

Why choose this course?

Our LLM Law Conversion is designed for non law graduates wanting a fast-track pathway to a law qualification. It replaces our LLM Common Professional Examination (also known as the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)). The LLM Law Conversion also provides a foundation in law for non law graduates who want to progress onto the Solicitors Qualifying Examination Stage 1 (SQE 1) preparatory course to qualify as a solicitor or the Bar Practice Course (BPC) to qualify as a barrister.  

On our LLM Law Conversion course you will be supported by experienced and professional tutors who take pride in providing high levels of support and guidance. Our course is designed to enable you to develop key skills and competences as well as gain legal knowledge relevant to a career in law.

This course may be completed in one year of full-time, or two years of part-time, study.

What happens on the course?

The course consists of seven ‘foundation of legal knowledge’ (‘foundation’) modules that are core and the dissertation module.  The seven foundation modules are: - Constitutional and Administrative Law; Criminal Law; Equity and Trusts; European Union Law; Land Law; Law of Contract and the Law of Torts. You will also undertake a 10,000 words research dissertation in an area of law (for the eighth module) that is of interest to you, so that you will be able to deepen and broaden your legal knowledge in your chosen specific area. In addition, at the start of the course you will undertake an introductory module on the English Legal System and legal skills.

You may also apply to study one or more modules instead of the whole course. Where you pass modules undertaken by this route then you will be eligible for a University Statement of Credits or certificate commensurate to the credits completed. 

Accredited Prior Learning applications will also be considered provided your prior learning is compatible with the course learning outcomes and level of study.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to satisfy the Bar standards Board academic stage of legal training and will be able to progress onto a Bar Course.  The course also provides a foundation in law that will help towards preparation for the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations (SQE) Stage 1 for solicitors’ route to qualification.

With a Master of Laws (LLM) your employability will be enhanced in a variety of non-practising law and law-related areas in both the private and public sectors. Examples of such career opportunities include working as legal advisers for ‘in-house’ legal departments of companies, government departments and public bodies such as the National Health Service.

You may also choose to progress onto a career in teaching or continue with the study of law at a higher level by undertaking an M.Phil. or Ph.D.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The course is designed with the University of Wolverhampton Inclusive Framework in mind.  The course ensures that you have an equal opportunity to learn and succeed.

When you enrol onto this course you will gain access to module specific learning materials that are available on-line via the University's virtual learning environment (VLE).

You will be engaged with a variety of learning activities which will support you in your studies and enable you to meet the learning outcomes of the course. These learning activities will be accessible on-line and on campus with support from module tutors. Learning activities may include: -

  • Lectures (may also be available on-line via recorded lectures, where appropriate).
  • Seminars, including small and large group work
  • Tutorials
  • Self-study / research activities including access to e-books with guided preparation via the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE).
  • On-line discussion forums.
  • Collaborative on-line activities overseen by module tutors who will provide guidance and comments.

You will have access to one-to-one tutorials face-to-face to deal with any specific queries or study support needs that you may have.

You will be engaged with relevant learning tasks throughout your study on the course and will receive feedback on formative assignments and summative assessments. Feedback will be constructive and indicate to you how to progress in your learning.

The whole course is designed to enable you to develop knowledge on the law, legal research skills and application of the law. You will develop skills of legal analysis, critical thinking and application.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full time Distance Learning £7995 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £7995 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time Distance Learning £3998 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3275 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £3998 per year 2022-23
International Full time Distance Learning £7995 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14450 per year 2022-23
International Part-time Distance Learning £3998 per year 2022-23

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

The University will normally require an undergraduate degree with a 2:2 classification or above or equivalent in any discipline.

Non-native speakers are required to hold IELTS with an overall bandscore of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each element.

Accredited Prior Learning can be considered provided compatible with the course learning outcomes and level of study.

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate on-site programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.

Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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