PGCert Foundations in Law

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Designed for non-law graduates, LJMU's Foundations in Law PG Cert will provide the legal knowledge and competencies needed to complete the Solicitors Qualifying Examination. (This course is not suitable for those wishing to qualify as a barrister.)

This programme is designed for non-law graduates who wish to qualify as a solicitor in England or Wales by way of the Solicitors Regulation Authority's SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Examination) examinations. It aims to provide both legal knowledge and linked practical skills in order to put the non-law graduate in a position to commence onto a SQE prep course in order to complete the vocational phase of qualification as a solicitor. 

Find out more about this course 

Apply for this course using the SQE application form on LawCAB.

Course length

6 months, full-time

Eligibility requirements

Non-law student graduates with 2:1 or above or overseas graduates with IELTS at least 6.5

Graduate Visa eligibility

(Check with LJMU)

Read about the graduate visa

Qualification Level

Level 7

Find out what the different qualification levels mean.

How to apply

Log in to LawCAB

Create a SQE application form from your dashboard.

Select Liverpool John Moores University from the list of institutions in the course choice section of your form and then select the course, location and start date you want to apply for.

Full details of the application process are available here.


General enquiries: 0151 231 5090
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Course fees

Home fee - £3,600
International fee - £6,950

For details about course fees, please see the LJMU website

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