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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the country of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

Completing this course will part fulfil the vocational stage of your training to qualify as a solicitor. Recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, it meets the authority's training requirements and covers a range of legal subjects prescribed by the professional body.

Your learning will focus on realistic case studies and you will take part in workshops that explore the challenges of professional practice. You will be taught by a team of academic staff who are qualified lawyers with wide-ranging professional experience. Their expertise will feed into your learning and they will be able to support you through a variety of option modules as you start to explore particular areas of interest.

As a student of Leeds Law School, you will be able to access a wide range of law textbooks online for free through Law Trove, a subscription-only service offered by Oxford University Press.

This course will provide credit points at masters level, and you could further enhance your future employability by completing a dissertation to secure a masters in law.

Changes to legal education and training

Legal education and training has been subject to a detailed review by professional regulators in the legal sector. The review has examined the routes to qualification as a solicitor or barrister.

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) no longer requires the study of a 'Qualifying Law Degree' (QLD), however, the study of what are referred to as the 'legal foundations of knowledge' is still required before the vocational stage of bar training. Our GDL course and our LLM version meet this requirement.

TEACHING & LEARNING

Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.

Tuition fees

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£ 10,500per year

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

University information

Leeds Beckett University

  • University League Table

    110th

  • Campus address

    Leeds Beckett University, City Campus, Leeds, Leeds, LS1 3HE, England

Leeds Beckett University is a global university, with an alumni community based in 153 countries around the world.
Degrees available to study in-country in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal and Singapore. In-country staff provide application support and advice.
International students are eligible for scholarships of up to £5,000.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    64th out of 104 32

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    102 45%

    77th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    57th

    30
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    64th

    32

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