Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Graduate Diploma in Law

Manchester Metropolitan University

12 months
12000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Graduate Diploma in Law programme from Manchester Metropolitan University is a conversion course designed to give non-law graduates a route into the legal profession. As such, in just one year, you can achieve an academic legal qualification that will lay down the foundations for a career in law.


Throughout the Graduate Diploma in Law programme from Manchester Metropolitan University, there is a strong focus on both the fundamental knowledge and the practical legal skills you’ll need to pursue a future in the sector. Above all, the course offers a well-rounded introduction to law and a great stepping-stone to further qualifications. From here, you can look ahead to the Bar Training Course to become a Barrister, or to further study leading to complete the Solicitor’s Qualifying Examination.


This is a course with a practical focus. From day one, we will encourage you to think and behave like a legal professional, making sure you’re equipped with both the practical skills and legal knowledge to take the next steps in the sector.  

While you could look to start a career in areas like policing, criminology and the public sector, this qualification can also be the first step toward further training toward the Bar Training Course, to become a Barrister, or for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination. If you’re interested in academic research in law, you could also explore the options for masters-level study, such as the LLM.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • EU Law in the UK
  • Land Law
  • Legal Skills and Practice
  • Public Law
  • Law of Torts
  • Legal Technology
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Criminal Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no deadline for applications to our postgraduate programmes, however we recommend you apply as early as possible.


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

You should have an honours degree from the UK or the ROI.  Due to the popularity of the GDL, preference is usually given to higher classifications. We may also consider your application if you do not have a degree, but have appropriate professional experience. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

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

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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