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Postgraduate Law Courses

There are a range of different postgraduate degrees and other qualification pathways for aspiring solicitors, barristers, chartered legal executives and other legal professionals.

Options include full Law Masters degrees such as the Master of Laws (LLM), Law conversion courses such as the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), and professional training qualifications such as the Legal Practice Course (LPC), Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and CILEx Fast-Track Diploma.

You can use the clear and simple guides below to learn more about these qualifications (and the differences between them).

Master of Laws (LLM)

The LLM is an academic Masters degree in Law. These courses don't qualify you to practice unless they also award an LPC.

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LPC (Legal Practice Course)

The LPC builds on an existing undergraduate Law degree to qualify graduates as legal professionals.

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BPTC (Bar Professional Training Course)

The BPTC is an important part of the training to qualify as a barrister in England and Wales.

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GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law)

The GDL allows postgraduates to train professionally in law, despite having studied an unrelated undergraduate subject.

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CILEx Graduate Fast-Track Diploma

CILEx provides a quicker route for postgraduates to qualify as a chartered legal professional.

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Other types of Masters

Looking for a more general Masters degree? Browse our guides to other postgraduate course types.

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