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  PG Dip - Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) (Distance Learning)

Online Leeds Beckett University    Leeds Law School

Full time & Part time September, January PGDip 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Law (22)

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Embark on your legal career journey with the PG Dip - Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) (Distance Learning) at Leeds Beckett University. This flexible online course is tailored for aspiring legal professionals without a first degree in law. Delve into key legal foundation subjects essential for becoming a solicitor or barrister, guided by experienced legal professionals and academic staff. Benefit from a Virtual Learning Environment and engaging MS Teams activities, ensuring a supportive and interactive learning experience. The programme offers Law Trove access, Law in Practice guest lectures, and career planning support through the university's Careers Service. Additionally, gain insights from high-profile guest speakers like Sir Keir Starmer and Baroness Shami Chakrabarti. With a focus on independent study and tailored academic support, this programme equips you with the skills and knowledge to excel in roles such as a lawyer, legal advisor, or solicitor. Join this esteemed programme with a second-class honours degree or equivalent experience, and pave your way to a successful legal career.

About the course

This GDL conversion course will help you on your journey into the legal profession if you don't have a first degree in law.

Designed to be as flexible as possible, this course and all assessments will be delivered entirely online with no live classes for you to attend.

As part of this course, you’ll:

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should either 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 of 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

Please see course website for further entry requirements.

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Kamran Ilyas Raja

'There are many universities offering a distance learning GDL and after extensive research I selected Leeds Beckett. It was my first ever experience of studying online, however the university did not disappoint as the overall course was structured professionally and the emails and alerts from the course tutor kept me up to date. I had the luxury of studying from anywhere, however it never felt like I was just studying online because of the continuous interaction with classmates and tutors.' Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) (Distance Learning)

Ramzan Ali, Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) (Distance Learning).

'As a full-time employee it was extremely difficult for me to start a taught course in the UK mainly due to time constraints. However, the online GDL offered by Leeds Beckett University solved my problem. It gave me the opportunity to study in my own time with a flexible timetable whilst sticking with my professional assignments at work. On completion of my GDL I aim to undertake the LPC.'

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