University of Law GDL Courses

Introduction

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF LAW

The University of Law is one of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education. We can trace our origins to 1876 with the formation of leading tutorial firm Gibson & Weldon.

With a rich heritage and a reputation for innovation and contemporary teaching practices, we continuously focus on developing the best legal minds.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

What really sets us apart from other universities is the guiding principle that the current and future lawyers we teach should only ever learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context with plenty of practical, interactive engagement. That's why we keep our contact hours high and our teaching groups small.

INNOVATION AND CONTEMPORARY

TEACHING PRACTICES

All of our courses – from our undergraduate law degrees to our diverse range of postgraduate courses and professional development programmes – are designed with a unique, varied and innovative learning approach that’s proven to deliver self-reliant lawyers who can compete in the fast-changing world of legal services. With a focus on developing skills in problem-solving, weighing up arguments, critical thinking, and commercial awareness, our courses are designed to prepare you for the real-life challenges of the working world.

POWERFUL CONNECTIONS

Our track record of excellence in learning and development has helped us establish worldwide connections within the legal services market. This is why many leading global law firms work exclusively with us to develop their people, and why legal employers of all types want to meet our students. It’s also why law schools and professional bodies around the world choose to enter into strategic alliances with us.

UNDERSTANDING OF THE LAW

The University of Law is an internationally recognised expert in the field of law. Rather than focusing on academic research, our aim is to be thought leaders in the issues that matter to the legal profession and the next generation of practising lawyers. Our courses take an in-depth look into key areas of the law and provide a broader overview of the legal system to better contextualise what's being learned.

THE MOST EXPERIENCED TUTORS

Over 250 of our tutors are qualified lawyers, many still in practice, and all have extensive practical experience which they are able to pass on to our students. We facilitate this process with high levels of student-to-tutor contact time and small class sizes - one of the reasons that many law firms insist their trainees study with us.

FOCUSED ON EMPLOYABILITY

We focus exclusively on practice-based training and give students access to our expert law careers service and legal vacancy database as soon as they accept a place with us. Students also benefit from our pioneering and award-winning pro bono programmes, which allow them to gain valuable work experience by helping real clients from the local community.

WIDENING ACCESS

We take our responsibility to widen access to the legal profession seriously, and offer a wide range of scholarships to help talented University of Law students fund their legal training and achieve their career ambitions.

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Diploma

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) - full-time

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.... [-]


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

Campus Part time 21 months September 2019 United Kingdom Birmingham London Leeds Reading + 3 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) - part-time evening

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.... [-]


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

Campus Part time 21 months September 2019 United Kingdom Birmingham Bristol Chester Guildford London Manchester + 5 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) - part-time weekend

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.... [-]


Online Graduate Diploma in Law (i-GDL) - Full-time*

Online Full time 12 months September 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

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

Online Graduate Diploma in Law (i-GDL) - Full-time*

Get on the case with our unique modular Online Graduate Diploma in Law (i-GDL) - Full-time.*

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.... [-]


Online Graduate Diploma in Law (i-GDL) - Part-time

Online Part time 21 months September 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

Get on the case with our unique modular Online Graduate Diploma in Law (i-GDL) - Part-time course over 21 months. The University of Law's (ULaw) unique GDL spreads the workload for a better-paced approach. [+]

Online Graduate Diploma in Law (i-GDL) - Part-time

Get on the case with our unique modular Online Graduate Diploma in Law (i-GDL) - Part-time course over 21 months.

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

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