Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (2.2 or above).

Months of entry


Course content

This is a one year full-time conversion course for non-law graduates who wish to qualify as a solicitor or barrister. Successful completion of the course allows candidates to proceed to the LPC or BPTC. It is also available by distance learning. Overseas students should note that the GDL is usually only recognised as a qualifying law programme within the UK.

Students who successfully complete the GDL at Nottingham Law School are guaranteed a place on Nottingham Law School's highly regarded LLM Legal Practice Course (LLM LPC). Successful candidates intending to be barristers are also looked upon favourably for a place on our LLM Bar Professional Training Course (LLM BPTC).

Information for international students

English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 is required by applicants whose first language is not English.

Fees and funding

UK students
2016 entry: £8,100 (full-time); £4,050 per year (distance learning)
International students
2016 entry: £8,100 (full-time); £4,050 per year (distance learning)

Nottingham Law School offers a number of competitive scholarships. For full details please visit: www.ntu.ac.uk/scholarshipsnls

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Nottingham Law School Enquiries
+44 (0)115 848 4460