Taught course

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)/ CPE Graduate Diploma

Institution
De Montfort University · Leicester De Montfort Law School
Qualifications
GradDip

Entry requirements

Generally you should have a good honours degree in any subject other than law or a non - qualifying law degree. You need to prove to us that you meet the SRA’s requirements for admission to the GDL, and provide evidence for any exemptions that you may request from individual subjects. You need to do that before you start the GDL by providing any documentation we require. A Certificate of Academic Standing is required from the BSB if you are going to undertake the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) following the GDL. We recommend that you request this before embarking on the GDL. Please contact either for further details. If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent is normally required.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This is the conversion course for graduates in subjects other than law or who have a non-qualifying law degree, who intend to become solicitors or barristers.

  • Attendance
    Only two days compulsory attendance per week
  • Careers and Pro Bono
    Access to a mentor, individual careers advice and guidance as well as opportunities for involvement in an extensive range of pro bono activities
  • Teaching
    Leicester De Montfort Law School boasts an excellent reputation for teaching quality.
  • Facilities
    Students are taught in the state-of-the-art £35 million Hugh Aston Building, complete with its own mock courtroom, client interviewing room, integrated law library and book shop.
  • Location
    Central UK location and attractive city centre campus
  • Pastoral Support
    Excellent pastoral care and support by staff
  • E-learning
    Additional online learning support provided via DMU’s Blackboard facility

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent is normally required.

Fees and funding

UK students
£5,500
International students
£11,750

Visit www.dmu.ac.uk/pgfees for more information.

Qualification and course duration

GradDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Business & Law
Email
bal@dmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)116 250 6070