• When you study the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at The University of Law, you can choose to study our new Graduate LLB. This enables you to upgrade your GDL to a Qualifying Law Degree.

    Successfully complete a further three modules, worth a total of 60 credits, and you will be awarded an LLB (Hons) in addition to your GDL - at no extra cost.

    Who is this course for?

    The Graduate LLB is exclusively on offer to University of Law students who have already been awarded a degree and completed a GDL from The University of Law. Only available to University of Law students if you commence your GDL course in September 2016 or January 2017.

    Why study this course?
    • Enhance your CV with the study of additional modules covering specialised areas of law that may be of interest to you and future employers

    • Study the additional modules online and complete in up to four years, giving you the flexibility to fit your studies around other commitments, such as work and family

    • Studying the additional modules exclusively online means no attendance at our centres, saving you in time and travel costs

    • Receive online supervision, one-to-one tutor support and feedback from professionally qualified lawyers

    • Enrol within the first two years of commencing your GDL 
    • To study the Graduate LLB you must possess the following:

      • An undergraduate or postgraduate degree 


      • Completed the first sitting of all University of Law GDL assessments. Note the Graduate LLB award is not available to those students completing the University of Law GDL with exemptions 

      Note: all students are advised to check the requirements of the jurisdiction in which they wish to practice law prior to entry on this programme.

    • The additional three modules for this award will be offered through supported online study as part of a summer timetable. 

      Modules available in July 2017

      Only one module can be studied in July 2017 – the remaining two modules can be studied from June 2018. Select one module from a choice of:

      • Employment law (20 credits)
      • Family law (20 credits)
      Modules available from June 2018

      All modules (20 credits each) can be studied together in a single summer period* or different modules studied in successive summer periods starting June 2019. You have a choice of the following modules:

      • Employment law (20 credits)
      • Family law (20 credits)
      • Environmental law (20 credits)
      • Human Rights law (20 credits)
      • Law of Organisations (20 credits) or Research Project (20 credits) depending on option taken during ULaw GDL 

      *It is recommended that only one or two of the modules are studied during each summer period due to the intensive nature of the required study.

    • You will study 11 units per module, studying in the region of 25 hours per week for a single module in July 2017 or 20 hours per module per week from June 2018 onwards.

      Study duration:
      • First module (2017): eight weeks 
      • Remaining modules (2018 onwards): 12 weeks

      You will be required to self-study using e-books, a range of electronic learning resources and online databases. Throughout each unit you will be able to check your knowledge, understanding and progress by attempting a number of activities upon which you will receive immediate feedback.

      Tasks will be set whereby you analyse, discuss and resolve issues and present them (orally and in writing). Eight of these tasks per module (and a mock assessment) will be submitted and you will receive individual feedback from a professional tutor. There will also be two sessions per module where you can interact online with other students and ask questions and a tutor who will provide consolidation, study skills and revision guidance.

      How is the course assessed?
      • The first module running from July 2017 will be assessed in early September 2017
      • The following summer, all modules will be offered for study and assessment between early June to end of August

      Family law, Employment law, Environmental law, Human Rights law are each assessed by an unseen invigilated two hour exam at a ULaw centre. Each exam will comprise multiple choice questions and long form questions.

      The Law of Organisations or Research Project module is assessed by the submission of coursework online.

      Results will be published around the 2nd week of October each year.

    • Study is exclusively online – no attendance at our centres is required.

      Start dates:

      • First module: 10 July 2017
      • Remaining modules: 11 June 2018 and 10 June 2019

      Students will be required to complete a short induction module on the online learning experience, how to use the online study system and how to get the best out of it.

      No late starts will be permitted due to the intensity of studying this course immediately after your GDL.

    • There is no fee to study the Graduate LLB additional modules.

      Administration fees will be incurred if you elect to sit examinations overseas or if resits are required.

    • Applications are made direct to The University of Law via the online application system and will open at the beginning of the final term of your University of Law GDL studies.

      Enrolment opens after the completion of all University of Law GDL assessments.

      If you enrol and subsequently discover that you have not passed a GDL assessment, you will be able to intermit and resume your studies for the Graduate LLB the following year.
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  • Thank you for registering your interest in our Graduate LLB. We will be in touch over the next couple of days with all the information you’ll need to know about the course.

    In the meantime, why not order a prospectus or book an open day at one of our eight centres?

    If you have any other questions feel free to call us on 0800 289 997

  • The quality of teaching has helped bring me closer to my career ambitions

    Rian Karia, GDL Student, Moorgate