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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Diploma in Law (GDL)/Common Professional Examination (CPE), this degree focuses on the key areas of the law in England and Wales and provides a solid foundation for preparing for the first stage of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), paving the way for a number of career options including: qualifying as a solicitor, qualifying as a barrister, undertaking legal research, and undertaking further study.

Key areas you’ll explore include contract law, criminal law, tort law, EU law, public law, land law, as well as equity and trusts. You can choose an area of the law that interests you most for your own legal research. Throughout your studies, you’ll develop legal awareness and engage in informed discussion of the law. You’ll also experience some of the approaches used in vocational legal training such as the SQE.


As a graduate, you can work towards qualifying as a law professional. You’ll also be well prepared for roles working in-house without qualifying in any particular jurisdiction, or to go on to further study. Career paths may include solicitor (Solicitors’ Qualifying Exam), barrister (Bar Professional Training Course), paralegal/legal executive, in-house counsel, judge, legal researcher or librarian, the Civil, Police or Probation Service, and local government.

Application deadline

01 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 18,500per 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 Sussex

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  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Situated on the sunny South Coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The sector leading business school offers a complete understanding of management, owing to Sussex’s interest in policy and expertise in science and technology.
One of the most international universities in the UK, Sussex welcomes students to join its friendly community of 150+ nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    140 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%



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