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Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) PGDip


Leeds Beckett University Leeds Law School

Full time & Part time September, January PgDip 12 months/24 months

About the course

This course will enable you to enter the legal profession if you do not have a first degree in law. Delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment, this qualification and our LLM Qualifying Law Degree cover the key foundation subjects needed to complete the academic stage of your training to become a solicitor or barrister as required by the major professional bodies in law.

Changes to legal education and training

Legal education and training is currently under detailed review by professional regulators in the legal sector. The review will examine the routes currently open and the qualifications required to become a solicitor or barrister, and includes a reflection on changes to and removal of existing routes, as well as the possibility of establishing new ones. 

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

STUDENTS WISHING TO UNDERTAKE THE GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN LAW DEGREE FOR THE PURPOSE OF QUALIFICATION AS A BARRISTER MUST:
Hold a UK/Republic of Ireland degree, awarded at or above 2:2; or
Have been granted a Certificate of Academic Standing by the Bar Standards Board on the basis of an overseas degree or a non-standard UK/Republic of Ireland degree; or
Have been approved by the Bar Standards Board Qualifications Committee as a suitable mature student.


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