Swansea University

Swansea University

Law (GDL)

The course is designed to facilitate the acquisition of sound legal knowledge in those areas of law which are known as the Foundations of Law plus one additional area of law. The course is preceded by a 2 week period of directed reading on the English legal system and the principles of legal scholarship, this is all home study. The course covers the English legal system, the acquisition of legal skills, and European Union law, the foundation subjects of contract, tort, public law, equity and trusts, land law and criminal law. A further legal subject is studied by means of a supervised research project. Class contact averages 16 hours per week. Students should expect to spend a minimum of 40 hours per week, attending classes and undertaking private study.

Entry requirements

Applicants require an Honours degree awarded by a recognised UK or Republic of Ireland institution. For applicants to progress to the Bar a minimum 2.2 Honours degree is required. Applicants whose native language is not English may also be required to demonstrate their language proficiency by achieving IELTS level 6.

Assessment methods

These include multiple choice tests, coursework, mini-dissertation and traditional 3-hour, unseen examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,350 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,350 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,350 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,350 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

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