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PGDip - Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) (Distance Learning)

Online Leeds Beckett University    Leeds Law School

Full time & Part time September PGDip 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

About the course


This conversion course will help you on your journey into the legal profession if you do not have a first degree in law. Delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment, this qualification and our LLM Laws of England & Wales 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. As a student of Leeds Law School, you will be able to access a wide range of law textbooks online for free through Law Trove, a subscription-only service offered by Oxford University Press.

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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.


The tuition fee for the year for UK/EU students entering in 2021/22 is £8,500. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

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Student Profile(s)

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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