Graduate Diploma in Law (Graduate Diploma)

Cardiff University the United Kingdom

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The award
Graduate Diploma

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Graduate Diploma in Law at Cardiff University

A conversion course to Law for graduates from other disciplines.

If you are thinking of qualifying as a lawyer in England and Wales, this course enables you to,

- study the structure and doctrines of the legal system in England and Wales and

- the seven core (foundation) subjects of a law degree: contract law, criminal law, equity & trusts law, EU law, land law, public law and tort law.

The GDL allows you to study these intensively over one year, instead of the three years usually required for a Law degree.

If you are thinking of qualifying as a barrister, the GDL gives you the academic modules you will need to pass before progressing to a Bar Training Course (BTC).  We also offer a BTC course. 

If you are thinking of qualifying as a solicitor, the GDL gives you the academic knowledge of legal principles and their application you will need as part of your preparation for the new centrally assessed Solicitors Qualifying Examination (“SQE”), introduced from September 2021. 

Please see the ‘Career Prospects’ section of this entry for further information on the options available to you following completion of the GDL.

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  • The awardGraduate DiplomaHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
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Entry requirements

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