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Embark on your journey to becoming a qualified solicitor in England and Wales with De Montfort University's LLM SQE programme. Designed to prepare you for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE 1 and SQE 2), this course is led by legal experts with extensive professional experience. You will master core legal principles and practical skills essential for success in the SQE exams and beyond. The programme offers a diverse range of modules, including Business Law, Property Law, Dispute Resolution, Criminal Litigation, and a Dissertation in Legal Practice. With entry requirements of a 2:2 or above undergraduate law degree and an IELTS score of 6.5, DMU provides English language support if needed. Benefit from BARBRI SQE Prep software, dedicated SQE personal tutors, and the Law Mentoring Scheme for invaluable career connections. Explore specialist law facilities, industry visits, and engaging extracurricular activities to enhance your learning experience. Join DMU's LLM SQE programme and pave your way to a successful legal career.

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Overview

DMU’s SQE preparation course has been thoughtfully designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for the challenging Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE 1 and SQE 2), the new route to qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally hold a undergraduate law degree at 2:2 or above (or equivalent).

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with 5.5 in each band (or equivalent) when you start the course is essential.

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council-accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.


Fees

2023/24 tuition fees for UK students: £11,450

2023/24 tuition fees for international students: £17,950

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