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Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)/Common Professional Examination (CPE) - PGDip

  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    10 months full time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    22 March 2017

Course content

This is a highly rewarding, intensive, fast-track qualification. Our course meets the requirements of the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and can set you on the road to qualification as a barrister, solicitor or other legal professional.

You have the opportunity to take part in activities such as:
-Client interviewing
-Mock trials

You’ll be able to hone your legal practice skills. You also have the chance to enter national and international competitions, to enhance your curriculum vitae and widen your professional network.

How will I study?

You’ll learn through core modules. Assessment includes exams, essays and a dissertation.

The Sussex GDL offers the rare opportunity to undertake a dissertation project. This allows you to benefit from the University’s excellent research reputation, to research and write in-depth about a subject of your choice, with support and advice from your supervisor and the course team.


Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017)
-25 scholarships of a 50% tuition fee waiver
-Application deadline: 1 May 2017

HESPAL Scholarship (Higher Education Scholarships Scheme for the Palestinian Territories) (2017)
-Two full fee waivers in conjuction with maintenance support from the British Council
-Application deadline: 1 January 2017

USA Friends Scholarships (2017)
-A scholarship of an amount equivalent to $10,000 for nationals or residents of the USA on a one year taught Masters degree course.
-Application deadline: 3 April 2017


The Sussex GDL core modules are taught by faculty members with strong expertise in the areas covered by the syllabus. In addition, most faculty members in the Sussex Law School will be available as potential dissertation supervisors.


We help to prepare you for a future career as a barrister, solicitor or other legal professional.

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:
-Business and finance
-Patent work
-Trading standards
-The police service
-Probation service
-Advice work and more

Some GDL students enjoy law so much that they remain in academia to read for Masters or doctorate degrees.

Visit the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)/Common Professional Examination (CPE) - PGDip page on the University of Sussex website for more details!




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