Taught course

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Manchester Law School
Qualifications
Graduate Diploma

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree from the UK or the ROI. International students with a degree are eligible to apply as long as equivalence to a UK/ROI honours degree is demonstrated.

International applicants or students without a degree but with work experience should contact law@mmu.ac.uk for further details on entry requirements. Due to the popularity of the GDL, preference is usually given to higher classifications.

International students, please visit mmu.ac.uk/international or contact law@mmu.ac.uk.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) is a conversion course. If you have a non-law undergraduate degree it can help you gain your first legal qualification quickly. In just one year you’ll lay down the foundations you need to forge a legal career.

There’s a strong focus on developing your practical legal skills. We’ll also help you develop the fundamental legal knowledge you’ll need to work in the sector.

It’s a great introduction to law and a stepping stone to further legal qualifications, such as the Legal Practice Course to become a solicitor or the Bar Professional Training Course to become a barrister.

Legal knowledge

You’ll cover core areas of law, including criminal, public and land law. There are also specific units to develop your practical skills, in particular mooting.

Many of our team are practising legal professionals and understand what’s needed to succeed in the field. We have experts in various areas of the law who will share their passion and enthusiasm with you.

Supporting your studies

You’ll have plenty of support from your tutors during this course. There are high levels of face-to-face teaching and an open-door policy for advice and academic support.

Information for international students

International students please visit our website for more information.

Fees and funding

Funding options available, please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration

Graduate Diploma

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 247 6969