The Graduate Diploma in Law programme at Bournemouth University is primarily aimed at non-law graduates from UK universities who are planning to enter the legal profession. If you do not have a UK or Irish undergraduate degree but do have relevant academic qualifications or significant vocational experience, you may also be eligible to join the course – contact us for more details.
Although it is fundamentally aimed at entry to the legal profession, it is a highly valued qualification in its own right and supports a wide range of career opportunities. The course is approved by both The Bar Council and the SRA.
The course offers a learning environment with focused support and attention. The course is based around a small group which means you will benefit from individual time with our academic staff. The teaching team is made up of experienced academics whose education is informed by their professional qualifications and experience and by their research and publication interests.
Although your degree will typically prepare you for a career in the legal profession, it is a highly valued qualification in its own right. This means it could open up a broad variety of career opportunities across a range of sectors.
Employers of BU Graduate Diploma in Law graduates include 3PB Barristers, Harold G Walker Solicitors, the Court of Justice and Spoor & Fisher, and we have alumni working across areas such as PR and finance, as well as law.
- Legal System, Process & Skills
- Law of Contract
- Law of Torts
- Land Law
- Law of Trusts
- Constitutional & Administrative Law
- Criminal Law
- European Union Law
- Another Area of Law
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent
Applicants without a UK or Republic of Ireland Honours degree must either have:
- Equivalent overseas qualifications (involving at least 3 years full time study) or
- Meet the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority/ The Bar Standards Board for entry as a mature student or
- Equivalent academic or vocational qualifications that meet the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority/ The Bar Standards Board.
International12000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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