University of Wolverhampton

Common Professional Examination

The course is suitable for non-law graduates wanting a fast-track route to a professional law qualification and obtaining a Master's degree. This course provides the same opportunities open to those who have graduated with a qualifying LLB degree - exemption from the academic stage of training and to enable you to proceed to undertaking the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) exams. It is also of interest for students wishing to undertake an intensive study of the core elements of English Law.

Entry requirements

A minimum qualification of 2.2 Honours Degree from the UK is essential. Applicants with degrees that are non-standard or an overseas qualification, must obtain a Certificate of Academic Standing, from the Solicitors Regulation Authority. There is normally no restriction on the subject matter of the applicant's degree. Non standard entrants, for example if the applicant's degree is from outside of the UK, need to contact the Solicitors Regulation Authority for further details.

Course modules

The LLM [CPE] course consists of seven compulsory foundation modules. These are prescribed by the JASB, ensuring that you have the relevant knowledge base in each of the following areas: Constitutional and Administrative Law; Criminal Law; Equity and Trusts; European Union Law; Land Law; Law of Contract and Law of Tort.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Part-time September 2017 3,010 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2017 12,445 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2017 6,020 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years

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