• Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)

    Find out more about converting to law

  • Our GDL

    We are currently developing additional innovative features to our GDL and will be updating the website shortly. You can learn about our current courses on these pages to get an idea of what to expect.

    The Graduate Diploma in Law from The University of Law is the first step for graduates wanting to convert to law after completing a non-law undergraduate degree. Our law conversion course offers unrivalled levels of face-to-face teaching, tutor support and a range of flexible study options.

    Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students training contracts.

    Here are just some of the reasons why we’re best placed to help you prepare for your future career as a solicitor or barrister:

    • We’ve teamed up with leading law firms to design a course that encourages you to think like a lawyer from the start

    • You’ll develop essential legal skills through practical workshops and problem-based learning

    • Our unique Preparing for Practice module will give you the professional skills you’ll need as a modern lawyer

    • You’ll receive unrivalled face-to-face teaching and tutor support from qualified lawyers with practical experience

    • You can choose to study full-time, part-time day, evening or weekend at all our locations or via our supported online learning programme 

    Select your preferred GDL course option to find out more about converting to law now.


  • GDL course options
    • Full-time - 10 month and 9 month

    • Part-time day - 22 month
      Part-time evening - 22 month
      Part-time weekend - 22 month
    • i-GDL supported online learning - 18 month
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    GDL full-time Programme Demands (pdf)
    GDL part-time Programme Demands (pdf)