GDL - Graduate Diploma in Law





With over 25 years’ experience, we are proud to be one of the UK’s leading law schools. Trusted by some of the most influential law firms. Driving innovation in legal training. Our courses focus on your employability. Developing your skills as a lawyer. Giving you the edge to secure a training contract or pupillage. So you’re ready to embrace the demands of practice from day one.


The Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) is the conversion course for non-law graduates who want to qualify as either solicitors or barristers. Our GDL will prepare you for practice, polish your performance and boost your prospects.

We offer highly flexible ways to learn, designed to fit around your other commitments: full-time, part-time day, evening and weekend, and our online GDL.

Why Choose BPP University Law School?

  • Over 60 leading law firms exclusively send their trainees to study with us

  • Learn from qualified solicitors, barristers and judges who can help develop your legal career and have links to employers

  • Explore the areas of law that align to your career goals through our GDL Extra lecture series

  • Enhance your legal CV with GDL Skills in Practice workshops and working with real clients through our Pro Bono Centre

  • Flexible study to fit your commitments – learn full-time, part-time, online or face-to-face at one of our UK study centres

  • Pass our GDL and you are guaranteed a place on our Legal Practice Course (LPC), which offers our Career Guarantee

  • Expert support with training contract and pupillage applications, mock interviews and CV advice from our Careers Service

Get all the guidance you need to start your legal career journey at our Getting Ahead events and Virtual Open Evenings. Speak to lawyers and tutors, get practical employability advice and experience a taster session. Register your place.


Fees vary for the GDL programme depending on which location you choose to study at. Part-time study may not run at all locations.

There are also a number of funding options available. For more information, visit our website.

You can also choose to study our LLM [Law Conversion], which provides the necessary training needed to convert your non-law degree, and qualifies for a postgraduate loan from the Student Loans Company. Find out more.

We welcome students from all over the world. To learn more about entry requirements, including English language requirements, please visit our website.

Our Career Guarantee means that if you do not secure a training contract or pupillage within six months of completing your LPC or BPTC with us, we will let you study another qualification to further enhance your skills and employability (T&Cs apply). Find out more.

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