Bournemouth University GDL

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Bournemouth University GDL

The Bournemouth University Graduate Diploma in Law/Common Professional Examination (GDL/CPE) is a one year (or two year part-time) course, intended primarily for non-law graduates planning to enter the legal profession.

This course is primarily aimed at non-law graduates from UK universities who are planning to enter the legal profession. If you do not have a UK or Irish undergraduate degree but do have relevant academic qualifications or significant vocational experience, you may also be eligible to join the course – contact us for more details.

Although it is fundamentally aimed at entry to the legal profession, it is a highly valued qualification in its own right and supports a wide range of career opportunities. The course is approved by both The Bar Council and the SRA.

The course offers a learning environment with focused support and attention. The course is based around a small group which means you will benefit from individual time with our academic staff. The teaching team is made up of experienced academics whose education is informed by their professional qualifications and experience and by their research and publication interests.

The course is also delivered part-time at the GTA University Centre (Guernsey) – to apply to study at this location, please click here.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2017, September 2018

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus or GTA University Centre, Guernsey for part-time

Duration:

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Entry requirements:

A good UK or Republic of Ireland Bachelors Honours degree or equivalent academic or vocational qualifications that meet the entry requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority/ The Bar Standards Board. If English is not your first language you’ll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

Course details

This course covers the foundations of legal knowledge required by The Law Society and The General Council of the Bar. It has eight taught units.