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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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Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) - full-time

University of Law GDL Courses
Campus Full time 9 months January 2019 United Kingdom Birmingham Bristol Chester Guildford London Exeter Leeds Manchester Reading Liverpool + 9 more

Get on the case with our unique modular Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). The University of Law's (ULaw) unique GDL spreads the workload for a better-paced approach. [+]

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) - full-time

Get on the case with our unique modular Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).

The University of Law's (ULaw) unique GDL spreads the workload for a better-paced approach.

Our modular GDL enables students to immerse themselves fully in the law in a short space of time.

Here are just some of the reasons why our GDL is best placed to help you prepare for your future legal career:

A better-paced programme

Our better paced GDL makes it manageable to learn vast amounts of law in a very short space of time.

Immersive learning with no excessive end of course assessments

Unlike linear GDL programmes, where all subjects run together at the same time, our unique course structure is very similar to your first degree and is spread over two semesters, meaning you can actually 'bank' some exams in the first semester and therefore remove any excessive end of course assessment burden.... [-]


Legal Practice Course (LPC) - full-time

The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes
Campus Full time 38 weeks September 2019 United Kingdom London Birmingham Manchester Bristol Guildford Leeds Chester Exeter Reading Liverpool + 9 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 your 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 your 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

City University of London
Campus Full time 9 months January 2019 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. [+]

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

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? ... [-]

Diploma of Legal Assistant

Reeves College
Campus Full time 43 weeks September 2019 Canada Calgary Lethbridge Edmonton + 2 more

Become an integral part of a legal office by entering Reeves College's Legal Assistant program. Legal Assistants are well respected and well paid members of a legal team. The Legal Assistant diploma program at Reeves College trains you to enter the challenging and fascinating world of law. [+]

Become an integral part of a legal office by entering Reeves College's Legal Assistant program. Legal Assistants are well respected and well paid members of a legal team. The Legal Assistant diploma program at Reeves College trains you to enter the challenging and fascinating world of law.

The program combines administrative skills with extensive legal training. Students receive an Internet and core computing certification and study advanced keyboarding and business communications, as well as other day-to-day administrative tasks. The intensive program introduces students to the Canadian court system and covers all aspects of the law, including family law, corporate law, real estate, criminal law, and litigation. Students also learn the procedures for legal documentation and handling evidence. The program includes a practicum placement where students will work in a law office. Graduates are ready to enter the legal world working as a Legal Assistants in settings such as a private law firm, corporate or government offices.... [-]


Diploma in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (ODER) - Faculty of Law
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 semesters April 2019 Germany Frankfurt an der Oder + 1 more

In some professional situations, the opportunity or the need to undertake postgraduate study may be limited to obtain LL.M degree. For some participants, the need to engage in a postgraduate study may be restricted either to obtaining a broad understanding of the field or to focusing on the very specific subject matter. [+]

Diploma 2019. Diploma in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Full-time or Part-time Study

In some professional situations, the opportunity or the need to undertake postgraduate study may be limited to obtain LL.M degree. For some participants, the need to engage in a postgraduate study may be restricted either to obtaining a broad understanding of the field or to focusing on the very specific subject matter. In still other cases, the demands of professional life may allow only shorter periods of study for obtaining a postgraduate qualification. For all these reasons, our postgraduate program also includes the possibility of the award of either a Diploma or Certificate in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law based on shorter periods of coursework study.... [-]


Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC)

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 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. [+]

Overview

Practise your legal skills in live situations. And learn the latest theory from academic experts. Manchester Law School gives you the best of both worlds in a supportive university community.

Whether it’s working through a case study in a group, or learning about professional conduct from a leader in the field, we prepare you for life as a solicitor. We develop your legal knowledge while exploring the commercial side of what it takes to succeed.

Real-life practice

You’ll build the skills you need to think and behave as a professional. Interviewing clients, writing letters of advice, preparing legal documents, appearing in court – our interactive course covers it all.... [-]


Diploma in specialized studies in human rights and humanitarian law

Université Catholique de Bukavu
Campus Full time February 2019 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. ... [-]

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. [+]

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 recognized 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 organization.

*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 is given.... [-]


Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice (Level 7)

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years July 2019 New Zealand New Zealand Online + 1 more

Love working with people from all around the world? People looking for a new way of life often put New Zealand at the top of their wish list – but the immigration process can be difficult and confusing; professional advice is vital. [+]

Love working with people from all around the world? People looking for a new way of life often put New Zealand at the top of their wish list – but the immigration process can be difficult and confusing; professional advice is vital.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

On 1 January 2016 the Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice replaced the Graduate Certificate in New Zealand Immigration Advice as the pathway to licensing as an immigration adviser for New Zealand.

As admission to the Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice has both specified academic and English language requirements, having the necessary documentation to prove that you meet entry criteria will speed the processing of your application.... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Law

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2019 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.... [-]


Advanced Program in International Legal Studies

University of Deusto
Campus Full time 10 weeks September 2019 Spain Bilbao

International Studies at the Faculty of Law of Deusto have a long career in both the field of teaching and in the field of research (Erasmus Mundus PLus, European Projects H2020). [+]

International Studies at the Faculty of Law of Deusto have a long career in both the field of teaching and in the field of research (Erasmus Mundus PLus, European Projects H2020).

What is an Advanced Program?

It is an advanced program of specialization that allows an intensive and selective deepening in complex and current problems of the international legal reality.

Participant profile

It is an advanced program of specialization for students in the field of Law:

Students with a Degree or Degree in Law

Likewise, they are authorized by the Direction of the Title admitted people with Degree or Degree in International Relations, Political Sciences, Sociology and Business Administration.... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Migration Law and Practice

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time January 2019 Australia Sydney

This course allows students to develop expertise in migration law and practice. The course offers students an integrated program with a focus on applied knowledge and practical skills. [+]

This course is undertaken entirely online, removing the need for students to attend face-to-face classes. All lectures, tutorials, course materials and assessments are distributed by a combination of web-based technology and electronic media. Optional on-campus workshops for each subject and an internship opportunity are also offered. Some course materials are available on YouTube. Audio recordings and/or PowerPoint slides can be made available for the weekly lectures and workshops to accommodate students based outside of Australia who undertake this course in countries where YouTube access is restricted. On completion of this course, students intending to work in the area of migration practice have the required knowledge and skills to provide immigration assistance, and are eligible to sit a capstone exam approved and facilitated externally by the Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority to satisfy the prescribed knowledge requirements for registration as an Australian migration agent.... [-]


Diploma in Legal Secretary - CPD & IAO Accredited

iStudy
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

For a lawyer, it is very hard to manage all of his/her clients, remember and organize their legal stuff, keep a record of case filings, appointments, and record all the legal documents at the same. To manage, organize and schedule all of this stuff, they need the extra help of a legal secretary. If you are someone who is looking into this option, then this Diploma in Legal Secretary is perfect for you. Using this course materials, you can easily garner skills and knowledge in to become successful in highly demanding law industry. The course curriculum has been divided deliberately into five sections for your learning convenience; legal secretary, meeting management and minute taking, secretarial roles and responsibilities, customer service role, and finally work using MS word. Initially, you will get basic knowledge as a legal secretary and learn about teamwork and attention to detail. This course will further teach you about managing meetings, keeping records with a different filing system, developing research skills, managing transcription for judges, and basic computer knowledge. In any overall outlook, this course comes as a whole package which will help you become a legal secretary. [+]

Course Highlights

Diploma in Legal Secretary is an award-winning and the best selling course that has been given the CPD Certification & CiQ GOLD accreditation. It is the most suitable course anyone looking to work in this or relevant sector.

It is considered one of the perfect courses in the UK that can help students/learners to get familiar with the topic and gain necessary skills to perform well in this field. We have packed Diploma in Legal Secretary into 46 modules for teaching you everything you need to become successful in this profession.

To provide you ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited in just 1 day, 3 hours and it is also possible to study at your own pace.... [-]


Justice Studies Diploma – Law Enforcement

Bow Valley College
Campus Full time 16 months September 2019 Canada Calgary

You will become a vital part of the system that is at the foundation of our society, making a difference in the field of justice and your community. [+]

Justice Studies Diploma – Law Enforcement

You will become a vital part of the system that is at the foundation of our society, making a difference within the field of justice and your community. You will learn the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in the various fields of law enforcement where every day offers unique and exciting challenges.

This 16-month (4 semesters) Diploma program will prepare you for an exciting career within the field of law enforcement as a police officer, sheriff, RCMP officer, or border services officer. Currently serving and recently retired police officers make up the team of exemplary instructors committed to helping you succeed. All Justice Studies students take the same set of courses in Year 1 (criminal justice, psychology, sociology, and criminology) and take courses specific to their specialization in Year 2: Youth Justice, Law Enforcement, or Correctional Studies.... [-]


Diploma in Legal Assistant

ABM College
Campus Full time Part time 31 weeks September 2019 Canada Calgary + 1 more

This program focuses on the development of student skills and familiarity with legal office procedures, legal accounting, legal terminology, computer software skills, and strong keyboarding skills. [+]

Legal Assistants are highly skilled professionals who aid lawyers on a wide range of legal matters. The Legal Assistant program at ABM College introduces students to the fundamentals of legal knowledge, terminology, and procedures required to successfully perform the duties of a Legal Assistant.

This program focuses on the development of student skills and familiarity with legal office procedures, legal accounting, legal terminology, computer software skills, and strong keyboarding skills. Program emphasis is also placed on developing student communication skills and interpersonal skills. Lastly, our program prepares students for a variety of employment settings by covering many areas of law; these include corporate, criminal, family, litigation, real estate, wills and estate law.... [-]