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Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL)

University of Law - Guildford

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If you’re looking to make the change into legal study and already have an undergraduate degree in another discipline then our PGDL is your pathway into legal practice as a solicitor or barrister.

Our PGDL offers you a great chance to make the transition into legal study with excellent levels of support and guidance from our experienced, professional tutors. Not only will you learn the academic law necessary for converting to law, but you will also focus on key skills and competences crucial for your development as a lawyer.

Why choose our PGDL?

•       Learn to think like a lawyer and develop practical legal skills through practical workshops and problem-based learning.

•       Be ready to progress your legal training – go on to study the SQE1 Preparation Course and develop the skills required to answer SQE1 style legal knowledge questions or progress onto our LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2) or Bar Practice Course (BPC).

•       Stand-alone Skills & Behaviours module – designed to focus on key skills and behaviours necessary for practice as a solicitor or barrister.

•       Explore an area of law that interests you in our Law of Organisations module.

•       With one of the largest legal careers services in the UK, ULaw gives you the support and opportunities you need to make the best start in your legal career.

•       Taught by qualified lawyers, with lectures and practical workshops to develop your legal skills, so you’ll know what to expect in a real-life work environment.

Enjoy flexible study – choose to study full-time or part-time at one of our locations nationwide, or online.

Outside London: £9,850

London (Bloomsbury & Moorgate): £12,250

Online: £9,850

We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries available, which makes studying with us more affordable than ever.

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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

Careers workshops (online and face-to-face)

Our careers workshops run throughout the year – both face-to-face in your centre and online. These group sessions help you to get a head start when it comes to applications, assessment centres, pupillage applications and much more.

Pro bono

The University of Law runs a large and varied legal pro bono programme, offering over 3,500 opportunities each year to enable you to put the skills you’ve learnt into practice.

Mentoring

With the support of over 600 practising lawyers, students at The University of Law have the opportunity to apply to be mentored by a practising solicitor or barrister.

For those with little experience in the law, being mentored is an opportunity to gain an insider’s view of the profession and a chance to benefit from the advice of those currently practising in the world of law.

Employer talks and events

We have built up strong connections with firms and chambers nationally and are able to offer an extensive range of employer talks, workshops and careers fairs. These events allow you to hear exactly what it’s like in firms and chambers from those that do.

Student Employability Programme

The University’s Future Lawyers Network gives you access to our award-winning Student Employability Programme (StEP). This is a comprehensive online programme of careers information and advice.

JobSearch

JobSearch – our job vacancy database – is exclusively for University of Law students and alumni, allowing you to browse the many training contracts, paralegal jobs, temporary opportunities and non-legal jobs we advertise.

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