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Key information
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Qualification type

Graduate Diploma

Subject areas

Law

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This intensive postgraduate conversion programme is designed to get you up to speed with the essential knowledge and skills of academic law so you can advance your studies and begin your career in the legal profession. You will meet practising lawyers during the early stages of the course through Plymouth Law School’s established connections with the solicitors profession and the Bar in Devon and Cornwall. You’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable experience with clients, employers and agencies through our well-established Law Clinic.

Key features: Meet practising lawyers during the early stages of the course through Plymouth Law School’s established connections with the solicitors profession and the Bar in Devon and Cornwall; Learn your practice while making a difference to real clients with work experience placements supported by our well-connected Law Clinic; Benefit from working with a faculty of highly qualified law and criminal justice staff who provide a great mix of research-informed and practice-led teaching; Develop knowledge and understanding of the key foundation areas of law (public law, EU law, law of contract, law of tort, criminal law, land law and equity and trusts), and in an additional area of law of your choosing; Gain the key skills needed to become a lawyer, such as legal research, problem solving and critical judgement. Acquire the ability to construct and present an argument using legal materials, and be able to evaluate the merits of multiple perspectives; Take part in a range of competitions and social activities as a member of our highly successful, student-run Student Law Society. You’ll get the opportunity to network with high-profile guest speakers and prospective employers; Deepen your understanding and insight through a sophisticated array of online resources; Learn valuable transferable skills. Potential employers will value your maturity, high level of motivation, expertise in another discipline and, in some cases, successful work experience.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module provides GDL students with an introduction to the English Legal System, together with legal skills and professional ethics.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students need to pay £6500 for 2018 entry and there may be slight increase in the fee for 2019/20 entry. Fees may be subject to change.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Students need to pay £14000 for 2018 entry and there may be slight increase in the fee for 2019/20 entry. Fees may be subject to change.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students must have at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent from a UK (or Irish) university or a Certificate of Academic Standing issued by the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Council. The degree will normally be in a subject other than law, although the programme is also suited to you if you have studied law but not obtained a qualifying law degree, or if your qualifying law degree is out of date.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more