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  • Qualification

    Graduate Diploma

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Key information

Develop a strong base of knowledge in the dynamic area of law and accelerate towards your professional ambitions through our Graduate Diploma. You will cover core content including case law, legal analysis and oral argument, as well as an introduction to legal ethics. Your future in law starts here.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

You will learn how to directly read case law and build skills in legal analysis, oral argument and writing.

We cover the seven core foundation subjects that are required for progression to professional legal training.

You are encouraged to consider your reasons for practising law, and how you will personally experience value in practise.

Our programme is designed to be accessible and focused on your experience. We welcome your questions and offer significant one-to-one support.


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)

Who is this course for?

You will be best suited to our Diploma if you are focused on legal practice in the UK, either at the Bar or as solicitors. We encourage you to use your studies to make that choice.

Your undergraduate studies may have been taken anywhere in the world and in various disciplines.


By completing the Diploma you will be qualified to take the Legal Practice Course (LPC) for solicitors and the Bar Vocational Studies (BVS) for barristers.

You will be guaranteed a place on our LPC and strongly advised to apply for the BVS. All UK lawyers are currently required to take one of these.

We hold regular career events where you can network with professionals from leading firms and chambers.

Most of our graduates ultimately progress to become barristers and a select few have set a global benchmark for legal practice.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,200per year

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

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    61st out of 104 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    136 61%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.57 71%



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