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Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Qualifying Law

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

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

Entry requirements

LLM: You will need:

a minimum second class honours degree


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. Contact International Admissions Team for more details
International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part-time

If you have any specific queries, please contact

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

View country specific entry requirements:

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team ( for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages:

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning.

Core Modules

English Legal System and Legal Research (10 credits)
Public Law (15 credits)
EU Law (10 credits)
Criminal Law (15 credits)
Contract Law (15 credits)
Law of Tort (15 credits)
Land Law (15 credits)
Equity and Trusts (15 credits)
Legal Research Methodologies (10 credits)
Dissertation (60 credits)

Assessment methods

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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 5,700 (Academic year) Home/EU 1 Years
LLM Full-time £ 11,630 (Academic year) International 1 Years
LLM Part-time £ 2,850 (Academic year) Home/EU 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2019 37 (Credit) Home/EU 2 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 13,950 (Year 1) International 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2019 36 (Credit) Scotland 2 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 6,600 (Year 1) England 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 6,600 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 6,600 (Year 1) Wales 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2019 36 (Credit) Northern Ireland 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2019 36 (Credit) Wales 2 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 6,600 (Year 1) EU 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 6,600 (Year 1) Scotland 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2019 36 (Credit) England 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2019 36 (Credit) EU 2 Years

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