This is an innovative and exciting new course for non-law graduates who wish either to enter the legal profession or to acquire legal knowledge and skills to progress in other careers. Our PgDip in Law satisfies all the requirements of the professional bodies who determine how a non-law graduate can enter the profession but it also gives you a postgraduate qualification in law.
The one year full time, or two year part time, course is taught at postgraduate level and will draw upon all the skills you have acquired in your undergraduate degree. It will provide you with the essential understanding of law and legal reasoning required for practice whilst developing the critical thinking and appreciation of legal debate and scholarship that you would expect of a postgraduate degree.
What will you study?
An intensive compulsory five-day induction week for both full- and part-time students introduces you to the substantive law governing the English legal system together with the legal skills you will need to use throughout the course.
These skills are developed throughout the rest of the first semester as you go on to study the Foundations of Legal Knowledge. These are the seven subjects that are essential for your progression into the profession – the law of contract; criminal law; public law; the law governing civil wrongs; the rights and interests over land and property; the principles of equity and trusts; and the law of the European Union.
You will also have the opportunity to study an area of law outside these Foundations subjects by undertaking a research project chosen from a very wide range of areas of law.