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Graduate Diploma

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Course Summary

This programme is nationally renowned. Since its inception in 1977, it has trained students at an extremely rigorous level, covering the seven core foundation subjects that are prerequisites for progression to professional legal training. The programme is unique in that it introduces students to legal ethics as well as covering the core content. Students are encouraged to think about their reasons for practicing law, and how they will find value in practice. The course has also been designed to be accessible and student-focused; at The City Law School we welcome students’ questions and offer significant one-to-one support. Students come from leading institutions across the world and from a range of undergraduate disciplines including history, economics, English, and policy, philosophy and economics. Students often know whether they want to become a barrister or work as a solicitor when they arrive, but some students use the programme as a means to make that decision. A significant proportion of our GDL students go on to become barristers.

Formal assessment is based on written examinations held at the end of the course; formative coursework set throughout the year will help to prepare you for these examinations. You will be awarded City's Graduate Diploma in Law upon successful completion of coursework and examinations. As a student at City, University of London you will have unlimited access to City's Careers, Student Development & Outreach service where dedicated careers advisors will provide you with tailored advice. Our strong links with the profession mean that we can bring the legal world to you. Throughout the year we organize a variety of events, so you can build your network and meet representatives from leading solicitors’ firms and barristers’ chambers.

Different course options

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Full time


2 years

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(LD3002): Contract law (30 Credits)
(LD3003): Criminal Law (30 Credits)
(LD3004): Equity and trusts (30 Credits)
(LD3005): European Union law (30 Credits)
(LD3006): Land law (30 Credits)
(LD3001): Public law (30 Credits)
(LD3007): Tort law (30 Credits)

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Entry requirements

A degree (in any subject), of at least a second class honours standard, conferred by a institution in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland or by the Council for National Academic Awards. Or, an approved degree conferred by a institution outside the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, and a very good knowledge of the English language.

University information

Visit us at our next Postgraduate Open Evening on 6th June 2018 Book your place at our next Postgraduate Open Evening and learn more about Postgraduate study at City, University of London. City, University of London is a leading international university and the only university in London to be both committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions. City, University of London has been using education, research...more