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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Typically you need a degree in any discipline.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Diploma Law
  • Course description
    The course
    We designed this course for non-law graduates wanting a career in the legal profession.

    It is also suitable if you are a law graduate without a qualifying law degree, such as
    • a joint honours degree in law
    • a law degree which is too old to be recognised by the Law Society or Bar Council

    At the end of the course, you will have completed the academic stage of training required by the legal profession. You will be able to take
    • the Legal Practice Course with a view to training as a solicitor
    • the Bar Vocational Course with a view to being called to the Bar

    This is a challenging and rewarding course. It is an intensive 36 week programme (full-time route) designed to give you the foundation of knowledge and academic law needed to be a competent lawyer.

    During the course, you examine the key foundation areas of law which are • public law • European Union lawlaw of contract • law of torts • criminal law • land law • equity and trusts.

    You complete a research project in an area of your choice. For example, family law, medical law, law of evidence, company law and sports law.

    You also
    • examine the workings of the English legal system
    • develop the key skills needed to become a lawyer including legal research, problem solving, critical judgement
    • learn how to construct and present an argument about legal materials and how to evaluate the merits of more than one view

    Associated careers

    Successful completion allows entry onto the legal practice course or the bar vocational course.

    Alternatively, you can follow other careers related to law including • paralegals • the police service • the probation service • teaching law • business and finance.

    Course content

    Core modules
    • English legal system • public law, including constitutional law • administrative law and human rights • law of the European Union • criminal law • obligations including contract, restitution and tort • property law • equity and the law of trusts

    Research project
    Choose from a range of topics including • family law • medical lawlaw of evidence • company law • sports law.

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