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Just curious to know how it all works.

Do you have to take a 1 year law conversion course to apply for postgrad law courses (not having done Law at undergrad)?

How do law conversion courses work, do you apply for them too? Just sign up? Do universities offer these courses within them or do you have to apply elsewhere?

What are the requirements to apply for conversion law courses?

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Just curious to know how it all works.

Do you have to take a 1 year law conversion course to apply for postgrad law courses (not having done Law at undergrad)?

How do law conversion courses work, do you apply for them too? Just sign up? Do universities offer these courses within them or do you have to apply elsewhere?

What are the requirements to apply for conversion law courses?

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What do you mean by law conversion courses?

If it is just an LLM then you should check with the Uni as to what their entrance requirements are and whether they include any legal qualifications.

If you mean conversion course to become a solicitor, then that is the 1 year GDL (1year) , which is to be replaced by the SQE in 2020.
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What do you mean by law conversion courses?

If it is just an LLM then you should check with the Uni as to what their entrance requirements are and whether they include any legal qualifications.

If you mean conversion course to become a solicitor, then that is the 1 year GDL (1year) , which is to be replaced by the SQE in 2020.
Yes, I think it's the GDL. Can anyone with an undergraduate degree get in?

Once you've obtained the GDL, are you able to apply to most LLM courses or do they require an undergrad law degree (forcing you to do an accelerated 2 year law course?)
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Did you just look as I suggested? They are all different. In some circumstance the GDL might help, in some it inst needed and in others it will be insufficient.

Sheffield University

Entry requirements

We normally require a minimum 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, usually in law or a subject with a sufficient legal component. Other qualifications will be considered as will applications from candidates with work experience in a relevant field.

Nottingham University

Entry requirements2.1 (or international equivalent) in law, humanities or social sciences


Bristol University
Entry requirements An upper second-class honours degree in Law or a degree with an adequate law component. International students with equivalent qualifications should supply a transcript of their examination results (an official English translation if the original is in a language other than English).

Warwick University
Admissions Requirements If applying for one of our LLMs, we would normally expect you to have at least an upper second class honours degree in law or its equivalent from your home country. If you hold a good lower second class honours degree or equivalent and practical and/or other relevant experience then you may also be admitted, in appropriate circumstances. If your first degree is not in law then you may still be admitted, if we are satisfied that you will be able to complete the relevant LLM satisfactorily.
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For the GDL you just need a 2:2.
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Did you just look as I suggested? They are all different. In some circumstance the GDL might help, in some it inst needed and in others it will be insufficient.

Sheffield University

Entry requirements

We normally require a minimum 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, usually in law or a subject with a sufficient legal component. Other qualifications will be considered as will applications from candidates with work experience in a relevant field.

Nottingham University

Entry requirements2.1 (or international equivalent) in law, humanities or social sciences


Bristol University
Entry requirements An upper second-class honours degree in Law or a degree with an adequate law component. International students with equivalent qualifications should supply a transcript of their examination results (an official English translation if the original is in a language other than English).

Warwick University
Admissions Requirements If applying for one of our LLMs, we would normally expect you to have at least an upper second class honours degree in law or its equivalent from your home country. If you hold a good lower second class honours degree or equivalent and practical and/or other relevant experience then you may also be admitted, in appropriate circumstances. If your first degree is not in law then you may still be admitted, if we are satisfied that you will be able to complete the relevant LLM satisfactorily.
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I did have a look at a few, I'll look around for more information. Would you say it would be better to do an accelerated Law course at Oxford (or any other university doesn't have to be that one) or take the GDL for a year and then apply for an LLM?
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I did have a look at a few, I'll look around for more information. Would you say it would be better to do an accelerated Law course at Oxford (or any other university doesn't have to be that one) or take the GDL for a year and then apply for an LLM?
Why do you want to do an LLM?
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Why do you want to do an LLM?
Obviously just exploring my options at the moment since this would be in a few years but it would be to specialise in either corporate/criminal law (don't know which one yet) and then eventually practice law.
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Obviously just exploring my options at the moment since this would be in a few years but it would be to specialise in either corporate/criminal law (don't know which one yet) and then eventually practice law.
Obviously I think the whole thread is misguided, You need to go back and do some research or maybe someone else will take it up for you.
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Obviously I think the whole thread is misguided, You need to go back and do some research or maybe someone else will take it up for you.
Will do. Thanks for the help.
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Obviously just exploring my options at the moment since this would be in a few years but it would be to specialise in either corporate/criminal law (don't know which one yet) and then eventually practice law.
Do an undergrad law degree (of the 3-year variety), and then apply for an LLM.

Alternative, try the two-year 'MA Law' programmes offered by universities such as Bristol or ULaw. As far as I know, they are open to non-law undergrads. I'm not sure about how much specialisation they allow, however.
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Just curious to know how it all works.

Do you have to take a 1 year law conversion course to apply for postgrad law courses (not having done Law at undergrad)?

How do law conversion courses work, do you apply for them too? Just sign up? Do universities offer these courses within them or do you have to apply elsewhere?

What are the requirements to apply for conversion law courses?

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Yes you do have to do a conversion before an LPC if you don't have a law degree. You have to apply just like any other post graduate course and some are more competitive than others.
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