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Where can I study?

Explore the institutions and courses on offer


The traditional journey to solicitor qualification...

The traditional journey to solicitor qualification...

The flexible SQE journey to solicitor qualification...

The flexible SQE journey to solicitor qualification...

Which route am I eligible for?

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Original route

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)

Apply to start a full-time GDL in 2021 if you have a degree other than law, a non-qualifying law degree or a law degree obtained outside the UK

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Legal Practice Course (LPC)

Apply for the full time LPC course if you hold a qualifying UK law degree or a GDL

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The new route to qualification...

Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE)

Apply here for a course to help prepare you for the SQE assessments

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International Applicants

How to qualify as a lawyer in the UK - guidance for non-UK nationals

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Further careers & wellbeing resources

Including guidance for A level students thinking about a career in the law, those seeking general work experience, those wanting to work in legal aid, alternative legal careers, health & wellbeing resources, and keeping up to date as a qualified lawyer

Further careers resources

Alternative routes to qualification

Don't hold a degree? Other routes are available to qualify as a solicitor, including apprenticeships

Alternative routes to qualification

Funding options whilst qualifying

Explore your options for financing your studies

Funding your studies

Qualifying Work Experience Survey

Aspiring solicitors - help us develop an excellent qualifying work experience service for you

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