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  • Study Type

    Distance learning & Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time or 2 years distance learning

  • Course Type

    PgDip

  • Course Fees

    2019 entry: £8,700 FT and £4,350 (per year) PT

  • Last Updated

    20 March 2019

This is a one year full-time conversion course for non-law graduates who wish to qualify as a solicitor or barrister. Successful completion of the course allows candidates to proceed to the LPC or BPTC. It is also available by distance learning. Overseas students should note that the GDL is usually only recognised as a qualifying law programme within the UK.

For non-law graduates interested in becoming a solicitor or barrister, it is the stepping stone to the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course and a career as a solicitor or barrister thereafter. The course is approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board. Lectures and tutorials are designed to encourage interactive learning, where students learn in small groups.

Students who successfully complete this course are guaranteed a place on Nottingham Law School's excellent-rated Legal Practice Course (LPC). Successful candidates intending to be barristers are also looked upon favourably for a place on our Bar Professional Training Course.


Visit the Graduate Diploma in Law page on the Nottingham Trent University website for more details!

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