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Entry requirements Typically you need a degree in any discipline.
Graduate Diploma Law
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 law • law 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.
• 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
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.
• 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
Choose from a range of topics including • family law • medical law • law of evidence • company law • sports law.