Graduate Diploma in Law For Non Law Graduates (Sep 2016)

Graduate Diploma in Law

 

Graduate Diploma in Law
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Graduate Diploma in Law

If you have already completed a non-law undergraduate degree and want to Fast-track your legal career, we are more confident than ever in your success and offer our Employment Promise guaranteeing you a job within 9 months or 50% of your money back on our Graduate Diploma in Law .

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Why choose our Graduate Diploma in Law?

Here are just some of the reasons why we’re best placed to help you prepare for your future career as a solicitor or barrister:

  • We’ve teamed up with leading law firms to design a course that encourages you to think like a lawyer from the start
  • You’ll develop essential legal skills, and learn by experience through practical workshops and problem-based learning
  • You’ll receive unrivalled face-to-face teaching and tutor support from qualified lawyers with practical experience; so you will know what to expect in real-life situations
  • Our GDL is endorsed by some of the leading law firms, and we’re the preferred training provider to over 30 of them
  • Flexible study options – choose to study full-time, part-time or via our supported online distance learning programme
  • Get award winning careers support to help you stand out from the crowd as soon as you accept your place

 

Course Content:

The course is divided into nine modules, made up of seven foundations subjects, a module at the start of the course providing insight into the profession and a self-study module enabling you to study an area of law that you would like to specialise in.

You’ll start with our online pre-course study programme on legal method, designed specifically to prepare you for the GDL, so you’re up to speed when you arrive.

Our online pre-course study programme in legal method is a compulsory and integral part of the GDL and must be completed before you start the course. It has been designed to allow you to work at your own pace and should take you approximately 50 hours to complete.

* for i-GDL students lectures will be made available as recordings

Ethics and Professional Legal Practice module

This unique module taken at the start of the course includes:

  • Insight into the different areas of the legal profession
  • Consideration of the role of legal ethics within the profession
  • Development of key legal skills and professional attributes required by lawyers

Foundation subjects

You’ll then study the seven key areas of law:

Contract law

You’ll deal with how contracts are made, what happens when they work properly and the remedies available when they go wrong.

Criminal law

You probably feel you already know something about criminal law.

Equity and trusts

On this module you’ll deal with: the making of gifts, the creation of trusts

European Union law

In EC law, you’ll assess the impact that British membership of the European Community has had on the English legal system.

Land law

You’ll study the law relating to the ownership of land, the creation of rights over land such as rights of way .

Public law

This module looks at the relationship between Parliament, the Government and the courts, and between the state and individual citizens

Tort

Tort simply means ‘civil wrong’ and on this course you will study the various ways in which individuals or businesses seek a remedy  for harm which they have suffered or become liable for damage which they have caused.

 

Structure

Full-time

  • Courses start in January and late September each year.
  • There is a compulsory one day induction during the first week of the course.
  • Study three modules per 12 week semester over three semesters.
  • Each semester comprises nine teaching weeks and three weeks for revision and assessment. You will be assessed on the modules you complete at the end of each semester.

Part-time Evening

  • Courses start in late September each year.
  • There is a compulsory induction spread over two evenings at the start of the course.
  • Study one full module and half a module per 12 week semester over six semesters.
  • You will be assessed on those modules at the end of each semester in which study of that module is completed thereby spreading the study and assessments over the year
  • One or two evenings per week on alternate weeks each with two hours of tutor contact in workshops (22.5 hours per week).

Part-time Weekend

  • Courses start in late September each year.
  • There is a compulsory one day induction at the start of the course.
  • Study one full module and half a module per 12 week semester over six semesters.
  • You will be assessed on those modules at the end of each semester in which study of that module is completed thereby spreading the study and assessments over the year.
  • Following induction there are 12 study weekends each year spread across three semesters (22.5 hours per week).

 

Course Dates & locations

 

  Full-time Part-time Evening Part-time Weekend i-GDL 
Birminghamw/c 19 September 2016

w/c 2 January 2017

1 October 2016
Bristol w/c 19 September 20161 October 2016
Chester w/c 19 September 20161 October 2016
Exeter w/c 19 September 2016
Guildford w/c 19 September 20161 October 2016
Leedsw/c 19 September 2016

w/c 2 January 2017

1 October 2016
London Bloomsburyw/c 19 September 2016w/c 19 September 20161 October 201617 September 2016
London Moorgate w/c 19 September 2016

w/c 2 January 2017

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Manchester w/c 19 September 20161 October 2016

 

 

GDL fees for September 2016 and January 2017 start courses

Course fees are the same for the full-time and part-time GDL programme.

Centre Total Fees Payable 
Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter£8,570
Chester, Leeds, Manchester£8,420
Guildford£8,900
London (Bloomsbury and Moorgate)£10,590

 

Can pay by instalments

How to apply

  • Applications for our full-time, part-time and i-GDL courses are now open.

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) – full-time

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) – part-time evening

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) – part-time weekend

 

 

 

 

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