University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Common Professional Examination

For those looking for a change career direction, 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 enables students to proceed to undertaking the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) exams.

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 SRA. 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 induction which is studied over 2 weeks provides a background of the English Legal System, including topics on: court structure; common law and equity; the anatomy of a statute; the anatomy of a case; civil and criminal procedure. The LLM (CPE) course consists of 7 compulsory foundation modules: constitutional and administrative law; criminal law; equity and trusts; European union law; land law; law of contract; law of tort.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Part-time - 2 years
LLM Full-time £ 11,960 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

Key information

Course Enquiry Unit
Telephone number: 
0800 953 3222