Graduate Diploma in Law (Common Professional Examination)


Manchester Metropolitan University    Faculty of Business and Law

Full time September Other 1 year full time
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The Graduate Diploma in Law (Common Professional Examination) is a one-year conversion course that offers non-law graduates a pathway into the legal profession. This comprehensive programme provides a solid foundation in both theoretical knowledge and practical legal skills necessary for a successful career in law. With a focus on core areas like contract law, criminal law, and equities and trusts, you'll learn from experienced legal professionals in a supportive and engaging environment. The course also offers unique facilities, including a state-of-the-art moot courtroom, a 24-hour library, and opportunities for pro bono work. Whether you aspire to become a barrister or pursue other legal professions, this programme is your stepping stone to success.

About the course

Our Graduate Diploma in Law is a conversion course designed to give non-law graduates a route into the legal profession. As such, in just one year, you can achieve an academic legal qualification that will lay down the foundations for a career in law. 

Throughout the course, there is a strong focus on both the fundamental knowledge and the practical legal skills you’ll need to pursue a future in the sector. Above all, the course offers a well-rounded introduction to law and a great stepping-stone to further qualifications. From here, you can look ahead to the Bar Training Course to become a barrister, if that’s the career path you want to follow.  

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Entry Requirements

You should have an honours degree from the UK or the ROI. We may also consider your application if you do not have a degree, but have appropriate professional experience.

International students with a degree are eligible to apply as long as equivalence to a UK/ROI honours degree can be demonstrated.


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