Postgraduate Diploma in Law

Registered programme at Hong Kong Education Bureau (Non-Local Higher Professional Education)
Registration Number: 253091

Law Conversion Course (Diploma)

Award on completion: Postgraduate Diploma in Law

BPP University Law Conversion Course (Diploma) is the foundations course for any degree graduates who want to qualify as either Solicitors or Barristers. Progress onto our SQE preparation courses to become a solicitor, or our BTC to become a barrister.

BPP University Law Conversion Course (Diploma) is a leading-edge law programme that using machine learning technology to provided tailored learning experiences for individuals. On our programme, you will learn like a lawyer from the outset, with teaching by experienced solicitors and barristers. Through highly interactive small group teaching sessions, we provide opportunities to apply your growing legal knowledge, professional capabilities and problem-solving skills.

 

We’re proudly announcing that BPP PGDL students have achieved outstanding performance in the exams with high successful rates, and stepped forwards their career goal in legal practice. The followings are the latest graduate outcomes released by BPP University.

For BPP University PGDL students graduating in June 2021, the distribution for their final honors classifications:


Distinction: 43% of the graduates
Merit: 49% of the graduates


 

This course is one of the eligible courses under the Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme administered by the Student Finance Office (SFO), Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA).

Our PGDL is also a recognised qualification for admission into PCLL in Hong Kong.

Modules

You will study an introduction to the English Legal System & Foundational Legal Skills followed by the eight foundation modules, through a wide range of study materials and two-hour live workshop/ tutorial – plus consolidation week on the middle of each term.

As a full-time Law Foundations Course (Diploma) student your modules will be structured as follows:

Term 1

  • Public Law I
  • Contract Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Company Law

Term 2

  • Public Law II
  • Criminal Law
  • Land Law
  • Trusts Law

As a part-time Law Foundations Course (Diploma) student your modules will be structured as follows:

Year one:

Term 1

  • Public Law I
  • Contract Law

Term 2

  • Law of Tort
  • Company Law

Year two:

Term 1

  • Public Law II
  • Criminal Law

Term 2

  • Land Law
  • Trusts Law
 

If you wish to have more information, you can download the Programme Handbook and Specification with the button below:

This course is registered with the Hong Kong Non-local Courses Registry (NCR). It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

  • You should hold a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any subject from a recognised institution

  • Non-degree holders could also apply as mature students with their working and managerials experiences or with other qualifications or memebership of professional bodies.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS Level 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components or;

  • Provide HKDSE / HKALE certificate with satisfactory result or;

  • Undertake our internal English Test.

How to apply

We recommend you apply as soon as you’re ready – if you apply it earlier, you will have higher chance to get admitted to the programme.

 

Our five-step approach

When you study with BPP, you will experience an innovative and personalised learning methodology designed to best prepare you for assessments and your career in legal practice.

BPP Adapt

Our innovative online platforms help progress you through your studies; using machine learning technology to collect insights based on how you learn. The sophisticated algorithm continually assesses your unique capabilities and areas for development so you can work through your studies on an entirely personalised learning path, testing and refining your knowledge and maximising your chances of success.

Virtual Practice

You will also complete and submit real-world tasks in a simulated legal environment, experiencing realistic document handling and case management in a way that mirrors legal practice in a barrister’s chambers. This contextualised approach helps develop your practical legal and digital skills, so you are better prepared for legal practice. It also helps you to recall and apply key legal principles, so you are better prepared for the centralised assessments set by external bodies.

Paying for your Law Conversion Course (Diploma)

Distance Learning

Full-time and Part-time Law Conversion Course (Diploma) programmes

Distance Learning

£13,400  £10,700

Study in the UK

Full-time Law Conversion Course (Diploma) programmes

Location

Total (inc £350 deposit)

London

£13,400

Birmingham

£10,700

Bristol

£10,700

Leeds

£10,700

Manchester

£10,700

 

Additional charges

In addition to your programme fees, there may be additional charges associated with your studies, which include:

Resit fees for assessments

£75

Resit fees to repeat a 1-credit module

£84

Resit fees to repeat a 5-credit module

£420

Resit fees to repeat a 10-credit module

£840

Resit fees to repeat a 15-credit module

£1260

Resit fees to repeat a 20-credit module

£1680

Resit fees to repeat a 30-credit module

£2520



Overviews

The course is mainly assessed open-book home examinations. They may include examinations with a case and multiple-choice questions, an oral assessment and coursework. The pass mark for all assessments is 50%. Details are as follows,

Weighting of each assessment?

Unit

Mode of assessment

Weighting

Public Law I

2-hour Exam

12.5%

Contract Law

2-hour Exam

12.5%

Law of Tort

2-hour Exam

12.5%

Company Law

2-hour Exam

12.5%

Public Law II

Research Coursework

12.5%

Criminal Law

1-hour MCT

5%

20 mins Oral Presentation

7.5%

Land Law

1-hour MCT

5%

2-hour exam

7.5%

Trusts Law

1-hour MCT

5%

2-hour exam

7.5%

 

Total

100%

Application Deadline:
24 October 2023

Commencement Date:
15 January 2024

Length of Programme:
8 months Full-Time
20 months Part-Time

Mode of Study:
Distance Learning
Study in the UK

Download:
Prospectus

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