Professional courses

We are proud of our partnership with the University of Law for the future provision of the Legal Practice Course (LPC), Conversion Courses and Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) courses in Sheffield.

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Thanks to a collaboration between The University of Sheffield and The University of Law (ULaw), students can study ULaw’s Legal Practice Course (LPC), Conversion Courses and Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) courses at our Sheffield campus. The University of Law will be responsible for providing the educational content, teaching and support of both programmes.

If you have already applied to one of ULaw’s courses in Sheffield and have questions about the rest of your applicant journey, or if you are considering applying, please contact ULaw at admissions@law.ac.uk or on 01483 216000.

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Professional courses

Legal Practice Course (LPC)

The LPC is the final vocational stage of training to become a qualified solicitor. You can study the LPC if, on or before 31 August 2021, you completed, started, accepted an offer, or paid a non-refundable deposit for one of the following:

For more information about the Legal Practice Course (LPC).

LLM Legal Practice (SQE 1&2)

ULaw’s LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2) course is designed for graduates who want to qualify as a solicitor using the new SQE route to practice and also gain a Master’s award. We focus on the skills that employers are seeking so that you can enhance your academic knowledge while preparing for the realities of life in legal practice, that’s why you’ll receive four weeks guaranteed Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) within our Legal Advice Clinics. This course will ensure you’re fully prepared for your career as a solicitor, as well as success in the SQE exams.

Find out more about the LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2)

SQE Preparation courses

ULaw’s SQE1 Preparation course and SQE2 Preparation course are for those who wish to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales using the Solicitor Qualifying Examination (SQE) pathway to qualification. The courses will prepare you for the SRA’s centralised SQE1 and SQE 2 assessments.

Find out more about the SQE preparation courses

Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL)

ULaw’s Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL) is a law conversion course that teaches you to think like a lawyer and prepare for the realities of life in legal practice. This course replaces our Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and provides the foundation for the pathway into practice for non-law graduates who want to progress onto the SQE1 Preparation Course, and our LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2) to qualify as a solicitor or the Bar Practice Course (BPC) to qualify as a barrister.

Find out more about the PGDL

MA Law (SQE1) 

The MA Law (SQE1) law conversion course and includes ULaw’s SQE1 Preparation Course, which prepares students for the SQE1 assessments. The course is designed for non-law graduates who want to qualify as a solicitor and gain a legal qualification at Master’s level. With a strong level of support from the start, as well as four weeks guaranteed Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) within our Legal Advice Clinics, this course is a great introduction to law if you hold an undergraduate degree in another discipline.

Find out more about the MA Law (SQE1)

MA Law (Conversion) 

Unlike the MA Law (SQE1) which prepares students for the SQE 1 exam, the MA Law (Conversion) allows you to study a Master’s level qualification and keep your options open by giving you the option of progressing on to study the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) to become a solicitor or the Bar Practice Course (BPC) to become a barrister. 

Find out more about the MA Law (Conversion)


Scholarships

The University of Law offer a number of scholarships and bursaries available to help their students to achieve their career ambitions. With a fund of over £2 million available, the scholarships offered range from financial contributions to full course fee payments and are awarded based on merit, need or a combination of the two. 

Information about each scholarship and the eligibility criteria can be found on the ULaw scholarships page.

Scholarships for University of Sheffield students

As part of the collaborative partnership between The University of Sheffield and The University of Law, every University of Sheffield student joining a ULaw programme in September 2022 or January 2023 will be eligible to a Sheffield alumni discount of £250 off their course fee.

In addition to this, we are also making available 5 Future Lawyers scholarships worth £5,550 to students who have graduated from any degree programme at the University of Sheffield and who will start a ULaw programme in September 2022 or January 2023. The purpose of these scholarships is to support Sheffield graduates who wish to progress to study for a professional legal qualification.

The scholarship will be awarded as a tuition fee discount at the start of your ULaw course.

To be eligible you must:

  • be a graduate from any University of Sheffield degree programme
  • Hold an offer to study any ULaw postgraduate programme commencing September 2022 or January 2023
  • Be able to demonstrate how you have overcome adversity and hardship while pursuing your aspiration to a legal career, and to outline how the scholarship will provide necessary financial assistance to support you with your career development"

How to apply

  • Using this application form, submit a supporting statement of a maximum of 500 words outlining how you have overcome adversity while studying for your current degree, and how this scholarship will provide necessary financial assistance to support you with your career development.

In order to be eligible for the Scholarship you must also be able to:

  • Submit proof of successful completion of any University of Sheffield degree programme
  • Demonstrate your intention to study on a ULaw programme by providing evidence of your application and/or offer.

Please note that applicants who are not able to meet these requirements will not be considered for these scholarships. Please also note that these scholarships are subject to terms and conditions.

Deadline for applications

Applications must be made via the online form by 1 July 2022.

Applications will be considered by a panel and successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible after this date. Please note that we will not be able to provide any feedback on applications.


You can view further information in our FAQ document here.

For any questions, please contact ULaw at admissions@law.ac.uk  or on 01483 216000. 

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