Taught course

Graduate Diploma in Law

Institution
Bournemouth University · Faculty of Media and Communication
Qualifications
CPE

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Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This highly valued qualification is primarily intended for non-law graduates planning to enter the legal profession. Accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the course will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities and further study.

  • Acquire knowledge of the foundation law subjects and of the English Legal Systems and processes required by The Law Society and The General Council of the Bar
  • Develop the ability to analyse legal problems and provide a range of solutions to them
  • Gain a critical understanding of contemporary legal issues and develop the ability to synthesise and challenge legal doctrines and concepts
  • Research and write a paper on a further area of law that interests you, and that you may wish to pursue in the future.
  • Benefit from a focused learning environment and individual support from our experienced academic staff, whose education is informed by their professional qualifications and experience as well as their research and publication interests.
  • Graduate able to proceed to the vocational stage of legal education

For September 2022 entry: The GDL is intended for those wanting to qualify as a barrister via the BTC route. From 31 August 2021, this route does not apply to those wanting to qualify as a solicitor via the LPC. We are currently developing a new Postgraduate provision for those wanting to qualify as a solicitor via the Solicitors Qualifying Examination from September 2022. Please contact Jamie Fletcher, fletcherj@bournemouth.ac.uk, for more information.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in each component of speaking, listening and reading, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,000
International students
£12,000

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CPE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Future Students Enquiry Team
Email
futurestudents@bournemouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1202 961 916