Entry requirements

Minimum lower 2nd class degree or equivalent required. Overseas graduates from a UK NARIC-listed university issued with a Certificate of Academic Standing (COAS) from the Bar Standards Board or Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Mature non-degree holders with suitable management experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

BPP University Law School’s GDL is designed to help you make a smooth transition from being a non-law graduate into a career in law. We don't just give you an excellent qualification, we give you an insight into life in practice, so you enter the next stage of your training more informed, more prepared and more effective, and able to demonstrate a higher competency when applying for training contracts and pupillages.

Giving you more weekly contact time and more ways to study than any other leading provider. Our GDL is a highly flexible programme, so as well as the compulsory modules we’ve created extra optional content such as Company Law and professional skills programmes, such as GDL Extra, developed in conjunction with some of the leading city law firms. All designed to prepare you for practice, polish your performance and boost your prospects.

Compulsory modules

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • English Legal System
  • Independent Research Essay
  • Land Law
  • Law of Equity and Trusts
  • Law of the European Union
  • Law of Torts

Information for international students

No fee surcharge for overseas students. International students must have at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Your studies are a smart investment so we want to give you every opportunity to use your money wisely.

We offer flexible payment options so you can spread the cost of your studies. This allows you to concentrate on your education without worrying about paying for it all upfront.

You can find out more about this by visiting: bppuniversity.ac.uk/studentfinance

Other funding options

For those who need it, BPP University’s Student Services support team can also provide funding information and assistance. This includes information on other options open to you, such as bursaries and grants from professional bodies, charities, employers and other institutions that give financial support. For instance, funding may be available through scholarships or interest-free payment plans. If you do not qualify for one of these options you may still be able to apply for funding via Future Finance student loans.

Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the Future Finance loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website at: futurefinance.com/uk. BPP University Limited acts as a credit broker and is not a lender for this arrangement.


We have a wide range of scholarships available across our law programmes. To find out more about the scholarships please visit: bppuniversity.ac.uk/scholarships

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
distance learning
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

BPP University Law School
03300 370 642