Postgraduate Diploma in Law - PGDL/CPE

Birmingham City School of Law



The PGDL is an ideal stepping stone into either a full-time law career or advanced legal study. If you do not have an LLB Law degree awarded by a university of England and Wales, completing this course enables you to go on to professional training as a barrister or a solicitor.

Upon completion of the PGDL, you are eligible to undertake the Bar Professional Training Course if you want to qualify as a barrister, or the Legal Practice Course if you want to qualify as a solicitor. If you do not intend to qualify as a solicitor or barrister, the PGDL can also be a stepping stone into further advanced legal study.

Home Students

Full-time: £5,266 per year 
Part-time: £2,633 per year 

International Students

£8,000 per year 

100% of Graduate Diploma in Law UK postgraduates were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation (DLHE Survey 2015/16). 

Previous students have gone on to successful careers in the legal professions. We have recent ex-students currently working as solicitors at regional law firms such as Duncan Lewis, Syeds Law Office Solicitors and Wragge & Co, as well as national and international firms, such as and at national and international firms such as DLA Piper. We also have ex-students who have qualified as barristers and one who is a QC.

UK Students
Minimum Second Class UK degree or international equivalent in any subject area.

EU / International students
IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands 

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