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Law diplomas are most common in the United Kingdom where they are a postgraduate law course offered in England and Wales.  In the UK law diplomas are known as Common Professional Examinations (CPE) or Graduate Diplomas in Law (GDL) and are used to qualify non-law graduates for careers in law.  These diplomas are sometimes called law conversion courses because they allow students to convert their undergraduate or graduate degrees into law degrees.

Law diplomas can be taken as full or part-time studies and are generally completed over a one to three year period depending on the course requirements and intensity of study. Law diplomas range from full qualifications to credit towards a law degree, depending on the awarding institution and method of study.  Some law diplomas involve coursework, while others are research-based and assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

In the UK, law diplomas are regulated by the Law Society of England Wales and are designed to allow students of various academic backgrounds to pursue law as a career.  Other current and former Commonwealth countries or regions often offer similar law diploma courses. In South Africa, postgraduate law diplomas generally serve as a formalized specialization within a field of law. In Italy and France, successful completion of a law degree and a professional exam confers a law diploma, after which a student can take the oath required to practice law.

If you have an undergraduate or graduate degree and would like to pursue a career in law, use the list below to find law diplomas.  You can find out more about each course by clicking on ‘Read Me’ and then contact the admissions office directly using the form on the page.

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Legal Practice Course (LPC) - part-time weekend

The University of Law
Campus Part time 22 months September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham Manchester Leeds Bristol Guildford Chester London + 6 more

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make you business ready. [+]

Legal Practice Course (LPC) - part-time weekend

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make you business ready.

Qualify with an LPC, with the option to gain an MSc or LLM at no extra cost Develop your commercial awareness, critical thinking and the necessary professional skills to prepare you for the challenges of being a solicitor Tailor your course to your specialist areas of interest through a wide choice of elective subjects Study your LPC with a Masters and you could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan

With a clear focus on your future employability, we are more confident than ever in your success and offer our LPC Employment Promise. Get a job in nine months, or we’ll give you 100% of your fees back: 50% of your fees as cashback plus 50% of your fees as credit towards any further courses.... [-]


Legal Practice Course (LPC) - part-time evening

The University of Law
Campus Part time 21 months September 2018 United Kingdom London Birmingham Manchester Bristol Leeds + 4 more

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make you business ready. [+]

Legal Practice Course (LPC) - part-time evening

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make you business ready.

Qualify with an LPC, with the option to gain an MSc or LLM at no extra cost Develop your commercial awareness, critical thinking and the necessary professional skills to prepare you for the challenges of being a solicitor Tailor your course to your specialist areas of interest through a wide choice of elective subjects Study your LPC with a Masters and you could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan

With a clear focus on your future employability, we are more confident than ever in your success and offer our LPC Employment Promise. Get a job in nine months, or we’ll give you 100% of your fees back: 50% of your fees as cashback plus 50% of your fees as credit towards any further courses.... [-]


Legal Practice Course (LPC) - part-time day

The University of Law
Campus Part time 22 months September 2018 United Kingdom London Birmingham Manchester Bristol Guildford Chester Leeds + 6 more

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make you business ready. [+]

Legal Practice Course (LPC) - part-time day

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make you business ready.

Qualify with an LPC, with the option to gain an MSc or LLM at no extra cost Develop your commercial awareness, critical thinking and the necessary professional skills to prepare you for the challenges of being a solicitor -Tailor your course to your specialist areas of interest through a wide choice of elective subjects Study your LPC with a Masters and you could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan

With a clear focus on your future employability, we are more confident than ever in your success and offer our LPC Employment Promise. Get a job in nine months, or we’ll give you 100% of your fees back: 50% of your fees as cashback plus 50% of your fees as credit towards any further courses.... [-]


Legal Practice Course (LPC) - full-time

The University of Law
Campus Full time 10 months September 2018 United Kingdom London Birmingham Manchester Bristol Guildford Leeds Chester Exeter Reading + 8 more

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make you business ready. [+]

Legal Practice Course (LPC) - full-time

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make you business ready.

Qualify with an LPC, with the option to gain an MSc or LLM at no extra cost Develop your commercial awareness, critical thinking and the necessary professional skills to prepare you for the challenges of being a solicitor Tailor your course to your specialist areas of interest through a wide choice of elective subjects Study your LPC with a Masters and you could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan

With a clear focus on your future employability, we are more confident than ever in your success and offer our LPC Employment Promise. Get a job in nine months, or we’ll give you 100% of your fees back: 50% of your fees as cashback plus 50% of your fees as credit towards any further courses.... [-]


Legal Practice Course (LPC) - accelerated

The University of Law
Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 United Kingdom London Birmingham Manchester Guildford Leeds + 4 more

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make you business ready. [+]

Legal Practice Course (LPC) - accelerated

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make you business ready.

Qualify with an LPC, with the option to gain an MSc or LLM at no extra cost Develop your commercial awareness, critical thinking and the necessary professional skills to prepare you for the challenges of being a solicitor Tailor your course to your specialist areas of interest through a wide choice of elective subjects Study your LPC with a Masters and you could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan

With a clear focus on your future employability, we are more confident than ever in your success and offer our LPC Employment Promise. Get a job in nine months, or we’ll give you 100% of your fees back: 50% of your fees as cashback plus 50% of your fees as credit towards any further courses.... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) - part-time weekend

The University of Law
Campus Part time 21 months September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham Manchester Bristol Guildford Chester London + 5 more

Kick-start your legal career with our GDL law conversion course, designed for non-law graduates who want to become a solicitor or barrister. [+]

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) - part-time weekend

Kick-start your legal career with our GDL law conversion course, designed for non-law graduates who want to become a solicitor or barrister.

Think like a lawyer and build practical legal skills via training using real life case studies Explore an area of law that interests you via your own Research Project or Law of Organisations module With our structured study pattern, foundation module teaching and assessment is spread out so you can focus on selected modules each semester Course Requirements

To be eligible to take up your place on the GDL, 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 Stand Board (BSB) Future solicitors - please send your qualifications through to the Admissions team who can deem whether you are eligible for the course A sufficient command of English is required to successfully complete the course If you have a legal qualification from outside England and Wales or have studied aspects of law as part of a non-qualifying degree course, you may be exempted from certain elements of the GDL. If this applies to you:Future barristers - please apply for a Certificate of Academic Standing from the Bar Standards Board (BSB) Future solicitors - please e-mail a copy of your degree certificate through to the Admissions team who can deem whether... [-]

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) - part-time evening

The University of Law
Campus Part time 21 months September 2018 United Kingdom London Birmingham Leeds + 2 more

Kick-start your legal career with our GDL law conversion course, designed for non-law graduates who want to become a solicitor or barrister. [+]

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) - part-time evening

Kick-start your legal career with our GDL law conversion course, designed for non-law graduates who want to become a solicitor or barrister.

Think like a lawyer and build practical legal skills via training using real life case studies Explore an area of law that interests you via your own Research Project or Law of Organisations module With our structured study pattern, foundation module teaching and assessment is spread out so you can focus on selected modules each semester Course Requirements

International entry requirements: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

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Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) - full-time

The University of Law
Campus Full time 9 months September 2018 United Kingdom London Birmingham Manchester Bristol Exeter Guildford Chester Leeds Reading + 8 more

Kick-start your legal career with our GDL law conversion course, designed for non-law graduates who want to become a solicitor or barrister. [+]

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) - full-time

Kick-start your legal career with our GDL law conversion course, designed for non-law graduates who want to become a solicitor or barrister.

Think like a lawyer and build practical legal skills via training using real life case studies Explore an area of law that interests you via your own Research Project or Law of Organisations module With our structured study pattern, foundation module teaching and assessment is spread out so you can focus on selected modules each semester Course Requirements

A non-standard application route is also available. Any applicant with no or limited formal qualifications will be invited in-centre to complete an in-house numeracy and literacy test (for those without GCSE Maths and English at D/3 and C/4 respectively), as well as a formal face-to-face interview. They will also need to provide 2 years of appropriate work experience evidenced in a full CV and one reference. ... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Law (Common Professional Exam)

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Fast-track your legal career with our Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) conversion course. Designed for students who want the challenges and rewards of a legal career, but don't have an undergraduate degree in law, or for those who have significant work experience, but no formal qualifications. [+]

Fast-track your legal career with our Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) conversion course. Designed for students who want the challenges and rewards of a legal career, but don't have an undergraduate degree in law, or for those who have significant work experience, but no formal qualifications.

Many employers are attracted to GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market, as you offer additional skills and experience to their organisation.  

This course will provide you with a thorough grounding in core legal subjects.  Offering high levels of face-to-face teaching contact in lectures and workshops, and an open door policy for academic or pastoral advice, the environment is supportive and friendly. We also offer a Careers and Employability adviser to help you take the steps into a fulfilling legal career.... [-]


Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC)

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Designed to prepare you for life as a solicitor, the LPC programme at Manchester Law School will provide you with a thorough and rigorous start to your career. With an emphasis on simulating real life legal situations, the course is both practical and interactive, using workshops and effective teaching methods supported by online materials, to help you develop the practical and theoretical skills required for legal practice. You will learn how to think and behave like a legal professional from the outset. [+]

Our Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Manchester Law School gives you the essential training you need to prepare for life as a solicitor.  Our client focused LPC will give you the legal knowledge, skills and commercial understanding to thrive in today's market, placing an emphasis on simulating real-life legal scenarios.  

The course is both practical and interactive, using workshops and effective teaching methods supported by online materials, to help you develop the practical and theoretical skills required for legal practice.  You will learn how to think and behave like a legal professional from the outset.

If you are from the UK or EU, you may be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan to fund your studies if you choose the combined Legal Practice Course (LPC) and LLM course, the LLM in Legal Practice (Full Award). Terms and conditions apply.  ... [-]


PG Dip International Trade and Commercial Law

University of Essex Online
Online Full time 16 months Open Enrollment United Kingdom Colchester

Our PG Dip International Trade and Commercial Law course* offers an advanced qualification that is designed to build on your knowledge from the PG Cert programme modules and also introduce legal research skills and methods, international carriage of goods, private international law, intellectual property law and international commercial dispute resolution. [+]

Diploma 2018. Our PG Dip International Trade and Commercial Law course* offers an advanced qualification that is designed to build on your knowledge from the PG Cert programme modules and also introduce legal research skills and methods, international carriage of goods, private international law, intellectual property law and international commercial dispute resolution. Law is a widely recognised and highly respected subject and the knowledge gained on our PG Dip International Trade and Commercial Law will open up many opportunities for you to develop your career a high-level career in an international law firm, multinational company or governmental organisation. *The start date of this course is still subject to University approval. In the event that approval is not granted by your course start date, an alternative date will be offered or a full refund given. Teaching methods and style As we are a 100% online university, we utilise a Virtual Learning Environment instead of a traditional campus. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. Assessment We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment for the PG Dip International Trade and Commercial Law... [-]

Graduate Diploma in Law

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This intensive course is designed for non-law graduates of any discipline, or overseas law graduates who wish to qualify as either barristers or solicitors. The course begins with a two-week introduction to the English legal system and the legal profession. You will then study the seven foundation subjects. [+]

This intensive course is designed for non-law graduates of any discipline, or overseas law graduates who wish to qualify as either barristers or solicitors. The course begins with a two-week introduction to the English legal system and the legal profession. You will then study the seven foundation subjects. If you successfully complete the course you will be eligible for entry on to the LLM in Legal Practice Course (which incorporates the LPC) or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). We have been successfully running this conversion course since 1977 and our students have taken a variety of first degrees at a wide range of universities. Our teaching team contains a rich mix of those who are professionally qualified and others who are active researchers. The course therefore provides a stimulating learning experience. This is reinforced by our small class sizes and the supportive atmosphere within the Westminster Law School. Course content The Graduate Diploma in Law will enable you to develop your knowledge and understanding of basic legal principles, their application to the formulation and resolution of legal problems, and an enquiring, logical and critical approach to legal analysis. It builds upon the academic and professional expertise previously acquired by graduate students and develops the relevant skills needed to demonstrate competence in legal practice. By the end of the course, you will have a greater understanding of the areas of law studied, of the legal process and the inter-relationship between different areas of law in a national and European context.... [-]

Legal Secretary Diploma

Souters Training
Campus Full time 1 week August 2018 United Kingdom London

Souters has provided legal training, in London, continuously since 1988. This Diploma was prepared by our legal professional teaching staff, using their considerable experience in legal training and though consultation with leading London legal firms. The result is that we have established a course that is completely up to date and has met the needs of a modern law firm, through specifically targeting the skills that are needed in the modern Legal Secretarial job market. [+]

Souters has provided legal training, in London, continuously since 1988. This Diploma was prepared by our legal professional teaching staff, using their considerable experience in legal training and though consultation with leading London legal firms. The result is that we have established a course that is completely up to date and has met the needs of a modern law firm, through specifically targeting the skills that are needed in the modern Legal Secretarial job market.

Legal Secretary Diploma Objective To gain a broad range of legal secretarial skills, in order to ensure a high level of job readiness, on successful completion. To provide the necessary MS Office and typing/audio skills in combination with more specific skills of a legal secretary. To provide in a classroom format a course, which gives a good understanding of the fundamental legal system and the role of a Legal Secretary within a Legal practice in the modern commercial environment. Legal Secretary Diploma Format ... [-]

Diploma In Specialized Studies In Human Rights And Humanitarian Law

Université Catholique de Bukavu
Campus Full time February 2018 Congo, DR Bukavu

The Catholic University of Bukavu organizes a DES (Diploma of Specialized Studies) in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law through the Regional Center for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CERDHO) of the Faculty of Law . [+]

Diploma of Specialized Studies in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

The Catholic University of Bukavu organizes a DES (Diploma of Specialized Studies) in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law through the Regional Center for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CERDHO) of the Faculty of Law . Enrollment in this program began and will continue until January 30, 2018.

The DES in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law offer the following courses:

Human rights IHL

The application must contain the following elements:

Letter of registration form addressed to the Vice-Rector Academic Affairs; Certified copies of diplomas and transcripts certified to the original; Detailed updated CV; A passport photo; Birth certificate (recent less than three months); Certificate of Fitness (recent three months); Certificate of good conduct, life, morals and civism (recent less than three months); Recommendation of two professors; Employer's recommendation for worker applications; To have passed at least 65% in the second year of the license and an average of 60% on the whole university course. ... [-]

Graduate Diploma in Law

City University of London
Campus Full time 9 months January 2018 United Kingdom London

Preparation for master's degrees in law and litigation. The Graduate Diploma combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into a university master's degree. [+]

Academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into a master's degree in international law and litigaton.

Why apply for the Graduate Diploma programme? university placement for all successful students a quality-assured university programme access to City, University of London support and facilities Where does it take me?

This course leads to the following master's degrees at City, University of London:

Law

LLM Criminal Litigation LLM International Commercial Law LLM Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution LLM Public International Law LLM Master of Laws LLM Dispute Resolution LLM European Commerical Law LLM International Banking and Finance LLM International Economic Law LLM International Energy Law and Regulation LLM International Human Rights LLM Maritime Law LLM Professional Advocacy What is special about the programme? ... [-]