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Qualification type

Graduate Diploma

Subject areas


Course type


Course summary

This is a law conversion course for graduates of any discipline who do not have an LLB awarded by a University in England and Wales; upon completion, students are eligible to undertake the Bar Professional Training Course if they want to qualify as a barrister, or the Legal Practice Course if they want to qualify as a solicitor; if the student does not intend to qualify as a solicitor or barrister, the GDL/CPE can also be a stepping stone into more advanced legal study at Master's level.

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Full time | City North Campus | 1 year | SEP-16

Study mode

Full time


1 year

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Tuition fees

UK fees

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The GDL/CPE is primarily aimed at non-law graduates, so a good Bachelor's degree is usually a minimum requirement. The Bachelor's degree must be conferred by a University in the UK or Ireland (see below for overseas qualifications). We normally look for at least a good lower 2nd Class Honours degree, although we consider applications from those who fall below this. There are exceptions made to the requirement for a Bachelor's degree for some legal executives and other mature applicants.

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