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Our Postgraduate Diploma in Law/CPE will expand the knowledge of those working in the justice, social and consumer sectors, as well as supporting a move to a career as a barrister or solicitor.
Recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the bar Standards Board, this course enables graduates in non-law related studies to convert to a career in law.
Experienced lecturers will support you through this practice-led, skills-based course, integrating guest talks from local practitioners and judges.
Extracurricular activities, such as mooting, client interviewing and pro bono work, allow you to develop practical skills in legal research, problem-solving, critical analysis and communication.
Classes are taught in small groups of exclusively postgraduate law students by enthusiastic, expert
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Students applying for this course must fall into one of the following two categories:
1) You must have obtained a good honours degree awarded by a recognised UK or Republic of Ireland institution (at least 2:2 standard if you want to qualify as a barrister).
2) Applicants with non-standard UK degrees or qualifications obtained overseas may need to obtain a Certificate of Academic Standing. Prospective barristers should obtain the certificate from the Bar Standards Board.
English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.
"It was with some trepidation that I completed an application form for the Law CPE at the University of Brighton. It's not that I had reservations about the course – I did about myself. Fifteen years in the music industry had taught me a great deal about life (on the wild side) but little about law. I should also add I was not entirely confident that I could retrain and qualify as a solicitor as I was clearly not fresh out of university.
"The teaching staff quickly dispelled those doubts and gave me the confidence to make the great leap forwards. Indeed, I use many of the skills taught to me on a daily basis in my professional career, particularly when analysing complex commercial or IP-related issues.
"The results? Following a great two years at Brighton, I sailed through law school with distinctions in all subjects and landed a training contract with the south east's top-ranked law firm, DMH Stallard."
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