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Nottingham Law School

Nottingham Law School

Graduate Diploma in Law

This course is for non law graduates interested in becoming a solicitor or barrister, this is the stepping stone to the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course and a career as a solicitor or barrister thereafter; the course is approved by the Law Society and Bar Standards Board; lectures and tutorials are designed to encourage interactive learning, where students learn in small groups. The course is approved by the Law Society and Bar Standards Board.

**Why choose this course?**
- We offer a multi-award-winning pro bono programme, including a Legal Advice Centre for the local community.

- Students who successfully complete this course are guaranteed a place on Nottingham Law School's highly regarded LLM Legal Practice Course (LLM LPC). Successful candidates intending to be barristers are also looked upon favourably for a place on our LLM Bar Professional Training Course. We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. These courses can reach maximum capacity prior to the course start date.

- You will be taught in small groups by supportive teaching staff.

- Scholarships are available.

- Our summer schools programme will provide you with an insight into international law.

- We offer excellent careers support, through our dedicated Employability team.

- Every student will take part in career enhancing opportunities during the course of the year.

- Lectures and seminars are designed to encourage interactive learning, as our students learn in small groups.

Entry requirements

Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip: Undergraduate degree (2.2 or above). Applicants should ensure that their referee provides a full reference in support of their application. The course is only open to those holding qualifications approved by the SRA or Bar Standards Board under the regulations in force from time to time. Anyone with non-standard qualifications may need to obtain a Certificate of Academic Standing (CAS) from either the Bar Standards Board or Solicitors Regulation Authority before they enrol on the GDL. Distance learning applicants are assessed on an individual basis, taking into account any formal or professional qualifications, the personal statement, references, and any relevant life / work experience. It is a programme requirement for distance learning courses that students have access to the internet and are IT literate. All applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Course modules

Modules include: contract; tort; land; equity and trusts; criminal and police powers; constitutional and administrative law; EU law; extended essay.

Assessment methods

Each subject is assessed individually, by coursework in 3 subjects (throughout the year) and an exam (at the end of the year).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Distance learning September 2019 4,350 (Year 1) International 2 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time September 2019 8,700 (Year 1) England 1 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time September 2019 8,700 (Year 1) International 1 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Distance learning September 2019 4,350 (Year 1) Scotland 2 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Distance learning September 2019 4,350 (Year 1) England 2 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time September 2019 8,700 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Distance learning September 2019 4,350 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 2 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time September 2019 8,700 (Year 1) Scotland 1 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time September 2019 8,700 (Year 1) EU 1 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time September 2019 8,700 (Year 1) Wales 1 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Distance learning September 2019 4,350 (Year 1) Wales 2 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Distance learning September 2019 4,350 (Year 1) EU 2 Years

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