• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

This Law Graduate Diploma GDL-CPE Graduate Diploma (full-time) course from De Montfort University is the conversion course for graduates in subjects other than law or who have a non-qualifying law degree, who intend to become solicitors or barristers.

Reasons to study a full-time Law Graduate Diploma GDL/CPE Graduate Diploma at DMU:

  • Attendance - Only two days compulsory attendance per week
  • Careers and Pro Bono - Access to a mentor, individual careers advice and guidance as well as opportunities for involvement in our pro bono activities.
  • Teaching - Leicester De Montfort Law School boasts an excellent reputation for teaching quality.
  • Facilities - Students are taught in the state-of-the-art £35 million Hugh Aston Building, complete with its own mock courtroom, client interviewing room and integrated law library
  • Location - Central UK location and attractive city centre campus
  • Pastoral Support - Excellent pastoral care and support by staff
  • E-learning - Additional online learning support provided via DMU’s Blackboard facility

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is changing the way to qualify as a solicitor.

Graduate careers

This is the conversion course for graduates in subjects other than law or who have a non - qualifying law degree who intend to become solicitors or barristers.

It is recognised by the SRA and BSB as satisfying the requirements of the academic stage of training. 

All students have access to our mentoring programme and can take part in pro bono activities offered.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Criminal Law 
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts 
  • European Community Law 
  • Property Law 
  • Public Law 
  • Law of Contract (Obligations I) 
  • Law of Tort

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Not available to international students. 

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject other than law or a non qualifying law degree with a minimum pass of 2:2.
  • You need to prove to us that you meet the SRA’s requirements for admission to the GDL, and provide evidence for any exemptions that you may request from individual subjects. You need to do that before you start the GDL by providing any documentation we require.
  • If you are going to undertake the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) following the GDL, please refer to the BSB website for further details. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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These fees include all course materials but not textbooks.

Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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