This highly rewarding, intensive, fast-track year-long qualification offers graduate level legal studies to students who already possess a degree in a non-law subject. Our conversion course, known as the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or Common Professional Examination (CPE) meets the academic stage requirements of the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and can set you on the road to a legal career.
In addition to the theory, you’ll be able to hone your legal practice skills with the potential chance to enter local, national and international competitions, to enhance your curriculum vitae and widen your professional network.
You’ll learn through core modules. Assessment includes exams, essays and a dissertation.
In addition to the learning opportunities and skills competitions noted above Sussex, as a leading academic law school, offers students the opportunity to engage with visiting speakers and to benefit from traditional, high-quality , face-to-face teaching as part of a relatively small, select, GDL cohort.
Our conversion course helps to prepare you for a future career as a barrister, solicitor or other legal professional. At both Law School and University levels there are opportunities to engage with expert careers specialists to guide you.
If you choose not to pursue one of these routes, graduate level law skills may be useful for a range of other opportunities, for example:
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Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)/Common Professional Examination (CPE)
The aim of our MSc (Masters) conversion course in Psychological Science is to enable graduates with a non-accredited undergraduate degree in Psychology to obtain a qualification which confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society.
The programme will provide a contemporary curriculum which covers the core topics in psychology, using a variety of teaching methods and assessments that is informed by current research, scholarship and application.
The programme will develop critical awareness of issues in the scientific and applied areas of psychology and the methodological skills to critically examine and interrogate the discipline of psychology in all its facets.
The course is tailored towards analysing data in the real world.
You’ll learn methodological analysis skills and the core principles of psychology:
You’ll learning everything from Freudian principles to how the brain works.
Your research project will take place over the summer.
The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society and confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). The School delivers world class teaching and support for students who have access to world class research and laboratory facilities.
An intensive one year Master’s course with accreditation from the British Psychological Society, enabling you to pursue a career in this area even if your background is in another discipline.
This new conversion course will appeal to you if you do not already have a psychology degree.
It is approved and accredited by the British Psychological Society, (it confers the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership), which means you’ll have the essential knowledge to undertake professional training.
If you’re from overseas, this is your passport to practise in the UK.
This intensive programme means with focused work and preparation, you will get a fully-accredited course in the space of 12 rewarding months.
You might be:
The School has specialised facilities for human experimental psychology, movement and perception, individual differences, social psychology,child development, psychophysiology and animal behaviour.
Research in the School has been judged to be ‘world-leading’ and ‘outstanding’ by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).