Entry requirements

A good degree in a non-law subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies provides an opportunity for non-law graduates wishing to pursue a career in law to "convert" to a law path.

The Diploma provides the academic background in law generally accepted within the legal profession to be essential for any graduate seeking to practice as a lawyer. These "foundation elements" are explained under the heading "Course Structure". Success in the Diploma enables students to enter the vocational training stage: the Legal Practice Course (for those wanting to become solicitors) or the Bar Vocational Course (for those wanting to go to the Bar).

Information for international students

A minimum English language ability equivalent to IELTS 7.0 with 6.5 in Reading /Writing and 6.0 in Listening /Speaking. For a full list of accepted English language tests /qualifications, please see our website.

Fees and funding

A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to UK/EU and International students. These are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515