GDL - Graduate Diploma in Law

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Fast-track your legal career with our GDL law conversion course, your first step into law if you have already completed a non-law undergraduate degree.

Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits.

Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.

Why choose our GDL?

Here are just some of the reasons why we’re best placed to help you prepare for your future career as a solicitor or barrister:

  • Learn to think like a lawyer and develop practical legal skills with training built around real-life case studies
  • Explore an area of law that interests you via your own Research Project or our unique Law of Organisations module (not available to online students)
  • With our structured study pattern, foundation module teaching and assessments are spread out so you can focus on selected modules each semester
  • Unrivalled face-to-face teaching and individual tutor support
  • Choose to study full-time at one of ten locations nationwide, or choose one of our varied part-time study options, so you can fit your study around your life
  • Award-winning employability support from the moment you accept
  • Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Guildford, Reading: £9,120
  • Chester, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester: £8,990
  • London (Bloomsbury and Moorgate): £11,270

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The University of Law welcomes students from all over the world. Our website contains lots of information to help you when making the decision to come and study in the UK.

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Our Employability Service brings together the expertise of The University of Law's Careers and Pro Bono departments, to give you the support and opportunities you need to make the best start in your legal career.

More information on our Employability Service