Law, Postgraduate Diploma | Bournemouth University | Bournemouth, United Kingdom
12 months
12500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This highly valued Law programme from Bournemouth University is primarily intended for non-law graduates planning to enter the legal profession. You'll gain practical skills in analysing and applying the law to find solutions, and how to effectively communicate these resolutions.

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Why study Graduate Diploma in Law at BU?

  • Acquire knowledge of the foundation law subjects of the English Legal Systems and processes required by The Law Society and The General Council of the Bar 
  • Develop the skills to analyse legal problems and provide a range of solutions to them  
  • Gain a critical understanding of contemporary legal issues and develop the ability to synthesise and challenge legal doctrines and concepts 
  • Research and write a paper on a further area of law that interests you, and that you may wish to pursue in the future
  • Benefit from a focused learning environment and individual support from our experienced academic staff, whose education is informed by professional qualifications, experience and research 
  • Graduates will be able to proceed to the vocational stage of legal education.


Although your Law programme from Bournemouth University 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.


Accredited by Solicitors Regulation Authority, Bar Standards Board.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal Systems, Skills and Research
  • Law of Obligations
  • Constitutional and EU Law
  • Law of Trusts and Estates
  • Property law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Criminal Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There's no application deadline for this course, but if you need a visa, think about the length of time it takes to process your visa application


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      12500 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.
    • National

      9250 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

    Fees shown are for 2023/24 entry. For fees and funding information please visit

    Living costs for Bournemouth

    700 - 1000 GBP /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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