• Application Deadline
  • 21 months


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Here are just some of the reasons why our part-time modular GDL is best placed to help you prepare for your future legal career:

A better paced programme

The Law (GDL) - Part-Time Weekend programme offered by The University of Law is unique and designed with your success in mind. We will guide you through the journey in getting to grips with the law, and our better paced GDL makes it manageable to learn two subjects in-depth each semester and ideal for students juggling with other commitments. 

Immersive learning with no excessive end of course assessments

Unlike linear GDL programmes, where all subjects run together at the same time, our unique course structure is very similar to your first degree and is spread over two semesters, meaning you can actually ‘bank’ some exams in the first semester and therefore removing any excessive end of course assessment burden. This not only means that our ULaw students can get to grips with the content far quicker but enables our students to get to know and build a rapport with their tutors and vice versa.

Employability: increased opportunities to secure vacation schemes

Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Our modular approach allows you to complete a number of subject area assessments in the first semester. This offers the opportunity for students to impress potential employers with their prior understanding of the law, particularly those seeking student placements for the very popular December vacation schemes. 

Teaching by qualified lawyers

Our structured course is taught by qualified lawyers with practical workshops to develop your legal skills. Our reputation for teaching excellence is highlighted by our Gold ranking from the UK Government led Teaching Excellent Framework (TEF) for consistently delivering outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students. 

Access award-winning careers support to help you with your training contract and pupillage applications

We believe in training students for the real world from the moment they accept a place with us. Our experienced careers service and award-winning pro bono clinics, supervised by qualified solicitors, offer students the chance to get real-life experience from the start. 

Programme Structure

The course is divided into nine modules, made up of seven foundations subjects, a module at the start of the course providing insight into the profession and a choice of module enabling you to study an area of law that you would like to specialise in.

Ethics and Professional Legal Practice module

This unique module taken at the start of the course includes: 

  • Insight into the different areas of the legal profession
  • Consideration of the role of legal ethics within the profession
  • Development of key legal skills and professional attributes required by lawyers

Foundation subjects

You’ll then study the seven key areas of law:

  • Public law
  • European Union law
  • Criminal law
  • Tort
  • Contract law
  • Land law
  • Equity and trusts

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 21 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • 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:


    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).

  • Students are required to possess a 2:2 or above from an undergraduate degree in any discipline. 
  • Mature non-graduates or overseas graduates seeking to become a future barrister should apply for a Certificate of Academic Standing from the Bar Stand Board (BSB). Those wishing to become a future solicitor should send their qualifications through to the Admissions team who can deem whether or not you are eligible for the course.
  • International students: An English Language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
  • We also offer a pre-sessional English course to students who need to improve their English skills in order to meet the IELTS requirements for entry onto the course.

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        5340 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 9350 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 21 months.
      • EU/EEA

        5340 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 9350 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 21 months.
      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

      Living costs

      • London, United Kingdom

        1137 - 2160 GBP/month
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      • Bristol, United Kingdom

        750 - 1260 GBP/month
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      • Birmingham, United Kingdom

        765 - 1140 GBP/month
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      • Nottingham, United Kingdom

        583 - 980 GBP/month
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      • Chester, United Kingdom

        660 - 1140 GBP/month
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      • Guildford, United Kingdom

        660 - 1140 GBP/month
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      • Manchester, United Kingdom

        645 - 1200 GBP/month
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      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


      Check the programme website for information about funding options.

      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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