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 conve… Read more
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.
Our PGDip in Legal Technology is available for both law and non-law graduates, providing you with an insight into this rapidly developing area. You will learn the basics of th ... +
Prepare for a career in the legal profession with SAIT’s Legal Assistant diploma. Discover how to be an integral part of a legal practice with highly specialized legal adminis ... +
The Graduate Diploma in Migration Law and Practice develops subject expertise and practical skills in the niche field of migration law. This course is developed by migration e ... +
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 Rig ... +
The University of Law's (ULaw) 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 o ... +
The Diploma in Paralegal Studies program provides the foundation in the field of law necessary to obtain an entry-level position as a legal assistant or paralegal in a law-rel ... +
The 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree program is designed so you spend most of your time learning skills directly related to your career in the legal world.
In learning about the application of law and due process, students will be empowered to not only understand the criminal justice system but have an active role in shaping it. ... +
Here, we offer students a world-class education at an affordable price. Carl Albert State College has been voted the Best Community College in Oklahoma; currently stands as No ... +
Candidates for this program are students who have completed their associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, are in the process of completing their degree, or have completed a de ... +
Daymar College's Associate degree in criminal justice is designed to teach you the fundamental knowledge needed to pursue a career in law enforcement, court administration, ju ... +
Study the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that influence definitions of crime, explain offending and crime rates, sway societal reactions, influence policy, a ... +
The goals of this program are: providing conditions for receiving qualitative professional education of full value, professional competence in the sphere of jurisprudence; for ... +
With the fully online, innovative Masters of Science, Health Policy and Law degree, you are prepared to serve as an industry leader. The online format lets you take advantage ... +
This program will prepare you for a successful career in the public or private sector, as well as for law and other graduate studies. Our Political Science degree is offered i ... +