To enrol on the GDL an applicant must normally have obtained an undergraduate degree awarded by a recognised UK or Republic of Ireland institution. (Please note that those wishing to progress to the Bar should normally have achieved at least a 2 (ii) honours classification in their undergraduate degree. Prospective students whose first language is not English may also be required to demonstrate their language proficiency by achieving IELTS Level 6.
Months of entry
Swansea University’s Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), also sometimes referred to as the Common Professional Examination (CPE) is a programme for non-law graduates, or those with equivalent qualifications, wishing to either enter the legal profession or work in law-related employment. The GDL is designed to provide the legal knowledge necessary to satisfy the academic requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Bar Standards Board and the Institute of Legal Executives.
The Swansea GDL is a full-time, 36-week intensive course, commencing 5th September 2017. It is designed to provide the legal knowledge necessary to satisfy the academic requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), Bar Standards Board and the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX).
Information for international students
Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- GDL Office
- +44 (0)1792 295913