Students must have at least a 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent from a UK (or Irish) university or a Certificate of Academic Standing issued by the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Council. The degree normally is in a subject other than law, although the programme is also suited to students if they have studied law but not obtained a qualifying law degree, or if their qualifying law degree is out of date. If applicants don't have an English Language qualification and obtain a Certificate of Academic Standing, they'll be required to achieve an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of of 5.5 in listening, reading, speaking and writing). If the applicant has studied law before it's possible that they may be entitled to exemption from part or all of the GDL, but still be able to complete the academic stage of training as far as the Solicitors Regulation Authority or Bar Council are concerned. If applicants have studied 4 or more foundations of legal knowledge in recent years it's worth contacting the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Council to discuss exemptions. They make decisions on any exemptions but we'd be happy to offer advice and assistance in the process of seeking exemption. Exemptions must be obtained and confirmed before commencing the GDL.
Modules include: Contract law; criminal law; equity and trusts; introduction to law and practice; land law; law of the European Union; law of tort; legal research project; public law.
Assessment is by a mix of coursework (essays and problem-based case study analysis) and examination in all of the foundation subjects, except EU Law which is assessed by examination only. Before starting the course students study the English Legal System Foundation Course (10 credits, level 1).
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|Graduate Diploma||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (EU)||1 years|
|Graduate Diploma||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (England)||1 years|
|Graduate Diploma||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||1 years|
|Graduate Diploma||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Scotland)||1 years|
|Graduate Diploma||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Wales)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Plymouth Site||Plymouth||PL4 8AA||South West|
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