What will I learn?

About this course

Transform and advance your career with LJMU's professionally accredited Qualifying Law LLM conversion course (previously GDL) delivered by academics and practitioners.

  • Choose from flexible modes of study
  • Study on a course accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority/Bar Standards Board
  • Progress to the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
  • Apply even if you are a non-law graduate wanting to convert a degree into a qualifying legal qualification
  • Prepare for a professional legal career as well as opportunities in public services and management
  • Generous funding scholarships available for home and overseas students

This exciting degree is designed to enable non-law graduates to gain an exempting legal qualification at Masters level.

The degree will provide you with opportunities to broaden your legal interests, while equipping you with the skills and knowledge necessary for a rewarding future in the legal profession.

On completion of the course you will have the skills, knowledge and confidence to study on a Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and ultimately qualify as a solicitor or barrister.

The programme also allows you to undertake a dissertation module in any area of law, enabling you to pursue an academic career.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Foundation subjects on this course are formally assessed by coursework and examination. Assessment for the supporting and additional legal subjects will be conducted using mainly coursework and presentations.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,600.00 (US$ 21,144) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Liverpool John Moores University

Egerton Court (Headquarters),

2 Rodney Street,

Liverpool,

L1 2UA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require a four-year bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA: 2.5/4.0 (equivalent to 2:2) or 3.0/4.0 (equivalent to 2:1). IELTS 6.0 Overall with 5.5 in each component.

For international students

You will need: a minimum second class honours degree or equivalent previous experience. Additional Information: IELTS 6.5 (minimum. 6.0 in each component); Pearson 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes); RPL is accepted on this programme; International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU should check if they require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part-time.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Liverpool John Moores University

LJMU ranks in the Global Top 100 universities under 50 years old in the world (The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2021).

  • Investment of GBP 160 million into cutting-edge facilities
  • Located in ‘the coolest place to live in the UK’
  • Students from over 100 different countries

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