Birmingham City University
This is a law conversion course for graduates of any discipline who do not have an LLB awarded by a University in England and Wales; upon completion, students are eligible to undertake the Bar Professional Training Course if they want to qualify as a barrister, or the Legal Practice Course if they want to qualify as a solicitor; if the student does not intend to qualify as a solicitor or barrister, the GDL/CPE can also be a stepping stone into more advanced legal study at Master's level.
The GDL/CPE is primarily aimed at non-law graduates, so a good Bachelor's degree is usually a minimum requirement. The Bachelor's degree must be conferred by a University in the UK or Ireland (see below for overseas qualifications). We normally look for at least a good lower 2nd Class Honours degree, although we consider applications from those who fall below this. There are exceptions made to the requirement for a Bachelor's degree for some legal executives and other mature applicants.
Modules include: Legal skills and research; law of tort; law of contract; criminal law; constitutional and administrative law; law of the European Union; land Law; equity and trusts; independent project or American legal practice module.
Assessment is through a combination of examinations and coursework designed to provide a balance between professional body requirements and assisting students' learning through innovative assessment.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|Graduate Diploma||Full-time||£ 5,160 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|Graduate Diploma||Full-time||£ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Graduate Diploma||Full-time||£ 5,160 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|Graduate Diploma||Part-time||£ 2,580 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|Graduate Diploma||Part-time||£ 2,580 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|City North Campus||Birmingham||B42 2SU||West Midlands|
Course Enquiries Team
0121 331 5595