Taught course


University of Sussex · Law

Entry requirements

A first- or second-class undergraduate honours degree.

Months of entry


Course content

This degree enables graduates in disciplines other than law to obtain the legal qualification for admission to professional courses leading to the Bar Professional Training Course or the Legal Practice Course and subsequent qualification as a barrister or solicitor.

Successful candidates will receive a Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Sussex. The Diploma satisfies all the requirements of the Joint Academic Stage Board of the Bar and Solicitors Regulation Authority for completing the academic stage of professional legal training.


Foundation modules are assessed by a combination of coursework, essay and unseen examination.

Course structure

We continue to develop and update our modules for 2014 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.

This distinctive and stimulating full-time degree consists of the seven foundation subjects of law – contract, criminal law, equity, land law, law and policy of the EU, law of tort, and public (constitutional and administrative) law.

For your eighth subject, you have the opportunity to explore a subject of your choice, drawn from the wide range of areas in which Sussex Law School can provide expert supervision, to produce a 6,000-8,000-word dissertation.

All modules are taught by a combination of lectures and seminars delivered by Law faculty.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The University of Sussex offers a range of generous scholarships of up to £3,000 for postgraduate scholars. These prestigious awards are designed to attract the most talented students and recognise the difficult funding climate. For full details of our scholarships, conditions and how to apply, please visit:http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2014

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
+44 (0)1273 678655