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If you are a non-law graduate looking to enter the legal profession, the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) provides your starting point for graduate legal study. It takes you through the academic stage required to become a barrister or solicitor, before you then go on to either the LLM in Advanced Legal Practice (LPC LLM) or or LLM Bar Training Course.
The GDL at UWE Bristol is highly regarded by both branches of the profession, and many solicitors and barristers choose this route into law, building on the knowledge they have obtained in another academic field to establish a successful legal career.
You will also have access to an impressive range of facilities in our Professional Law Centre as well as the chance to hear from expert legal
Applicants should normally have one of the following: A non-law bachelor's degree (from a UK university or recognised by the BSB if you wish to study the BPTC), or; A 'stale' law degree, where five or more years have elapsed since graduation, or; An academic or professional qualification at degree equivalent level.
If English is not your first language, you will also need to demonstrate your English Language proficiency. For example, you should have IELTS 7.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all components.
A postgraduate qualification can give you a real advantage especially in today's competitive climate. At UWE Bristol we offer a wide variety of courses, so whether you're considering a career change, to consolidate your experience in a qualification or just need to get that professional qualification to take your career to the next level, we can offer you this.
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