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BPP, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)

 United Kingdom


Study mode Start date Duration Fee international Fee study period Year of study
Full-time Jan, Sep months: 9 £8990 Whole course 2019 - 2020
The Graduate Diploma in Law is often referred to as the conversion course for non-law graduates who wish to qualify as either a solicitor or a barrister. Recruiters actively seek out students with a diverse range of transferable skills, with many firms recruiting half of their trainees from a non-law (GDL) background. As a BPP University Law School GDL student, you are given access to a range of additional lectures and workshops designed to get you ahead and give you the edge in interviews.

GDL is structured to ensure that you not only gain the legal knowledge required to satisfy the academic stage of training for Solicitors and Barristers, but that you also develop the skills to be a successful legal professional. The Graduate Diploma in Law is awarded by BPP University and is recognised as completion of the academic stage by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB). By choosing to study your GDL with BPP, you'll have the best possible start to your legal career.

Why choose this programme?

  • Access specialist careers advice from the moment you accept your place, until you secure your first legal position;
  • Flexible ways to learn, designed to fit around your other commitments: full-time, part-time day, evening and weekend, and our online GDL;
  • Pass the GDL and you are guaranteed a place on our Legal Practice Course (LPC);
  • Learn about specialist areas of practice with our optional lectures and workshops;
  • Practice your legal skills through pro bono work with our award-winning Pro Bono Centre;
  • Learn from qualified solicitors, barristers and judges who can help develop your legal career - many of our tutors still practice and have links to chambers, law firms and in-house teams at every level.

Tuition fee:

From £8,990 till £11,250 (depending on the location).


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Two BPP Law Schools are located in Holborn, close to the Inn of Courts and in Waterloo, near to the famous London Eye. BPP School of Business and Technology is situated in Shepherd's Bush. ACCA courses are being taught in our Shepherd’s Bush or Liverpool Street centres.

BPP study centre in Birmingham (both Business and Legal programmes) is situated in its city centre and equipped to the highest standard. It is based in Birmingham’s bustling commercial centre - the Colmore business and legal district - close to several mainline train stations as well as a host of other transport links.

One of the BPP Law Schools is located in the heart of Leeds, one of the fastest growing cities in the UK, known for being an exciting multi-cultural destination for business, study and leisure. It is a modern study centre is just a 3-minute walk from Leeds train station and the main shopping areas.

BPP’s centre in Manchester is a newly renovated historic building situated in the heart of the city centre, within five minutes’ walk of Oxford Road train station and main shopping areas.