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Manchester Metropolitan University

Graduate Diploma in Law (Common Professional Examination)

Fast-track your legal career with our Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) conversion course. Designed for students who want the challenges and rewards of a legal career, but don't have an undergraduate degree in law, or for those who have significant work experience, but no formal qualifications.

Many employers are attracted to GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market, as you offer additional skills and experience to their organisation.

This course will provide you with a thorough grounding in core legal subjects. Offering high levels of face-to-face teaching contact in lectures and workshops, and an open door policy for academic or pastoral advice, the environment is supportive and friendly. We also offer a Careers and Employability adviser to help you take the steps into a fulfilling legal career.

"I think this course and the staff are doing a fantastic job in preparing graduates that are ready for a professional career. This course is geared towards being a practitioner, with hands-on teaching about how to apply law, which goes far beyond simply understanding it."
Minos Christodoulou | Part-time GDL student

Entry requirements

Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip: You should have an honours degree from the UK or the ROI. International students with a degree are eligible to apply as long as equivalence to a UK/ROI honours degree is demonstrated.
International applicants or students without a degree but with work experience should contact for further details on entry requirements. Due to the popularity of the GDL, preference is usually given to higher classifications.
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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time September 2019 1 Years

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