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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN LAW (GDL)

The Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) is the first step for graduates wanting to convert to law after completing an undergraduate degree in another discipline.

This reputable conversion course enables you to access legal training to become a solicitor or barrister. At Reading, you can apply for this accelerated legal training course, which is taught on campus by the award-winning University of Law.

  • Develop the mind-set of a lawyer by learning practical legal skills
  • Pursue your individual interests and explore a specific area of law
  • Benefit from structured study pattern and focus on selected modules each term
  • Learn first-hand from qualified lawyers with real-world knowledge and experience
  • Take the first step towards a successful career in legal practice

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to take up your place on the course, you must comply with the following requirements:

A UK undergraduate degree in any discipline (minimum 2:2), or an equivalent qualification.

Overseas graduates and mature non-graduates:

Future barristers - please apply for a Certificate of Academic Standing from the Bar Standards Board (BSB)
Future solicitors - please send your qualifications through to study@law.ac.uk who can deem whether you are eligible for the course

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 09 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 9700 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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