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    Part time available

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  • Course Duration

    Two years part-time. One year full-time

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  • Last Updated

    19 March 2019

This is the conversion course for graduates in subjects other than law or who have a non-qualifying law degree, who intend to become solicitors or barristers. 

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is changing the way to qualify as a solicitor. For more details please read the information provided by the SRA about the Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

Course modules

The GDL begins by introducing the principal features of the English legal system and developing legal research skills. You then study the seven prescribed foundation subjects:  

  • Criminal Law 
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts 
  • European Community Law 
  • Property Law 
  • Public Law 
  • Law of Contract (Obligations I) 
  • Law of Tort (Obligations II) 


As stipulated by the SRA





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