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Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) GDIP

University of Central Lancashire

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  • Qualification

    Graduate Diploma

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The GDL is a conversion course which gives non-law graduates or those with an overseas law degree an opportunity to pursue a career in law. It provides a rigorous and challenging learning experience, which is commended by employers and can lay the foundations of law knowledge necessary to move into legal professions such as a solicitor or barrister.

On successful completion of the GDL you can progress to the next stage of training; either the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) for those wishing to become barristers, or further training to become a solicitor.

We aim to consolidate and enhance your intellectual rigour and ability for independent learning through legal research, reasoning, and argument. You will acquire valued transferable skills in areas such as oral and written communication; group work; advocacy; interviewing and negotiation; critical thinking; and presentation skills. Not only will these skills assist you in entering the law profession, they will also assist your continuing development as you progress throughout your career.

Assessment

The seven foundation modules are assessed by a 1500-word piece of coursework (50%) and exam (50%). These exams are two hours long and held at the end of the semester in which the module is taught. Distance learning students are assessed on their contributions to synchronous discussions and work submitted to tutors. Legal Skills is assessed by an online assessment on the English Legal System (25%), and by a moot (75%).

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 13,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    121 55%

    54th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    84th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    35th

    14

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