For non-Law graduates interested in becoming a solicitor or barrister, this course is the stepping stone to the LLM Legal Practice Course or LLM Bar Professional Training Course and your legal career. This flexible, distance-learning course lets you combine study with work and other commitments. Extensive support and 24-hour access to learning resources ensure that you achieve your full potential.

About the course

This is a two-year conversion course designed for non-Law graduates intending to become solicitors or barristers in the UK, or wishing to enhance their career prospects with a legal qualification. The intensive course covers the seven core academic subjects of an undergraduate law degree. It enables progression to the LLM Legal Practice Course (LLM LPC), or the LLM Bar Professional Training Course (LLM BPTC), and a legal career thereafter. This course is also available on a full-time basis. Overseas students should note that the GDL is usually only recognised as a qualifying Law course within the UK.

Why choose this course?

You have the flexibility to study around work and family commitments.

There's comprehensive support available that has been highly valued by past students.

Students who successfully complete this course are guaranteed a place on Nottingham Law School's excellent-rated LLM Legal Practice Course (LLM LPC). You can also apply for our acclaimed LLM Bar Professional Training Course (LLM BPTC). We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. These courses can reach maximum capacity prior to the course start date.

Scholarships are available.

Every student will take part in career-enhancing opportunities during the course of the year.

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Entry Requirements For This Course

Applicants without formal qualifications may be eligible subject to approval of their qualifications by the Solicitors Regulation Authority / Bar Standards Board

Applications are assessed on an individual basis, taking into account any formal or professional qualifications, the personal statement, references, and any relevant life / work experience

It is a programme requirement that students have access to the internet and are IT literate

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