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Questions about pursuing SQE in UK

Hey guys. I’m an international student who did his LLB hons from university of London which was an external degree.

Now I’m looking at either LLM or the Sqe+ masters route that’s being provided by a handful of unis. The reason I’m pivoting towards sqe+ masters is because of job opportunities. I’ve heard with just a masters degree your job prospects aren’t that good but once u earn ur solicitor title, u are better suited to getting legal jobs in the induistry. I couldn’t find many universities offering this infact I only found a handful. And the ones i did find are not really reputable.

The unis I’m looking at are: university of law, Bpp, Manchester metropolitan university, Edge hill university, Nothingham trent etc

My concerns are if these are legit because ranking wise they are not very good.. I heard a lot about ULAW from educational consultants but on Reddit I keep hearing horror stories.

Can someone please guide me because I really wanna become a solicitor in Uk but I’m just really struggling with how to go about it.

Thankyou
Original post by monkeydluffy301
Hey guys. I’m an international student who did his LLB hons from university of London which was an external degree.
Now I’m looking at either LLM or the Sqe+ masters route that’s being provided by a handful of unis. The reason I’m pivoting towards sqe+ masters is because of job opportunities. I’ve heard with just a masters degree your job prospects aren’t that good but once u earn ur solicitor title, u are better suited to getting legal jobs in the induistry. I couldn’t find many universities offering this infact I only found a handful. And the ones i did find are not really reputable.
The unis I’m looking at are: university of law, Bpp, Manchester metropolitan university, Edge hill university, Nothingham trent etc
My concerns are if these are legit because ranking wise they are not very good.. I heard a lot about ULAW from educational consultants but on Reddit I keep hearing horror stories.
Can someone please guide me because I really wanna become a solicitor in Uk but I’m just really struggling with how to go about it.
Thankyou

Hi @monkeydluffy301!

Our LLM Legal Practice course combines SQE 1 and 2 preparation alongside a Master's degree. There are units on the course which are specifically designed to prepare you for the external examinations set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

A great resource for information on how to qualify as a solicitor through the SQE route is the SRA website as it explains the qualifications and work experience needed to enter the profession.

If you've got any questions about the course we offer at Man Met, feel free to contact our Course Enquiries team who will be happy to help!

Chloe🙂
Original post by monkeydluffy301
Hey guys. I’m an international student who did his LLB hons from university of London which was an external degree.
Now I’m looking at either LLM or the Sqe+ masters route that’s being provided by a handful of unis. The reason I’m pivoting towards sqe+ masters is because of job opportunities. I’ve heard with just a masters degree your job prospects aren’t that good but once u earn ur solicitor title, u are better suited to getting legal jobs in the induistry. I couldn’t find many universities offering this infact I only found a handful. And the ones i did find are not really reputable.
The unis I’m looking at are: university of law, Bpp, Manchester metropolitan university, Edge hill university, Nothingham trent etc
My concerns are if these are legit because ranking wise they are not very good.. I heard a lot about ULAW from educational consultants but on Reddit I keep hearing horror stories.
Can someone please guide me because I really wanna become a solicitor in Uk but I’m just really struggling with how to go about it.
Thankyou

Hi @monkeydluffy301

I cannot speak for the other institutions you have named, but I have studied at Ulaw for 2 years now (MA Law (conversion) and now the BPC). I have really enjoyed my time at Ulaw and have found staff to be supportive, the teaching to be good and the networking opportunities ample.

I think that rankings can be quite confusing with these sorts of degrees because they are not traditional degrees and so often do not run in the same way as other degrees or at a lot of unis. Therefore, it is hard to draw comparisons between them and probably not best to rely too much on certain stats or hearsay. Again, this is only from personal experience, but I know everyone I studied with last year and this year have found Ulaw to be a good uni to study this sort of course and progress onto the next vocational stage.

I hope this helps and good luck! 🙂
Original post by monkeydluffy301
Hey guys. I’m an international student who did his LLB hons from university of London which was an external degree.
Now I’m looking at either LLM or the Sqe+ masters route that’s being provided by a handful of unis. The reason I’m pivoting towards sqe+ masters is because of job opportunities. I’ve heard with just a masters degree your job prospects aren’t that good but once u earn ur solicitor title, u are better suited to getting legal jobs in the induistry. I couldn’t find many universities offering this infact I only found a handful. And the ones i did find are not really reputable.
The unis I’m looking at are: university of law, Bpp, Manchester metropolitan university, Edge hill university, Nothingham trent etc
My concerns are if these are legit because ranking wise they are not very good.. I heard a lot about ULAW from educational consultants but on Reddit I keep hearing horror stories.
Can someone please guide me because I really wanna become a solicitor in Uk but I’m just really struggling with how to go about it.
Thankyou

Hello,

At Edge Hill University we offer a LLM SQE/ Legal Practice which I feel may suit you perfectly. The 1-year course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed for the Solicitors’ Qualification Exams (SQE1) which is the first stage of qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales, as well as providing the opportunity for you to obtain an LLM in law. The course will also introduce you to the requirements of SQE2. The course combines practice-based and academic subjects delivered in partnership with BARBRI (bar review institution) which is an award-winning provider of professional legal education. As part of the course, you will explore core areas of functional legal knowledge and and learn how to apply this knowledge to the SQE 1 examination.

Here is all the information on the course and your future career.

Edge Hill is a great uni and has been ranked in the top 3 for University facilities (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023), UK number 1 for Student Accommodation (Uni Compare 2023), as well as being rated Gold for Student Experience and Silver for Student Outcomes (Teaching Excellence Framework 2023). I have been here at EHU for three years and I couldn't speak highly enough of the university in terms of the teaching, support, career prospects, I have loved it. Edge Hill also has a great International team with lots going on, I am friends with a lot of international students who have loved their time here at Edge Hill. It is also a really pretty campus uni. I would say if you can, to maybe to go and visit all of the universities you are looking into to see where feels right for you. It will also give you the chance to chat to current students and lecturers and get a feel for the uni as a whole. You can book onto our Open Days here.

If you have any questions about the course feel free to contact course enquires or chat to current students online on our Ambassador Platform , we have Nicole on there who is currently studying Law, who may be able to give you greater insight into the Law department at Edge Hill. I am also on there as well so feel free to ask me any questions too! : )

I hope this helps,
Katie - Third year Psychology student

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