Masters | Postgraduate Course - Graduate Diploma in Law Grad Dip Course Details within University of Exeter

Postgraduate Admissions
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Course Fees
Jan 2019 fees Birmingham £9,120 Leeds £8,990 London (Bloomsbury and Moorgate) £11,270
Start Month(s)
September and January
Contact Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Graduate Diploma in Law Grad Dip

Study Details

Graduate Diploma 9 Months Full-time

Fast-track your legal career with our GDL law conversion course, your first step into law if you have already completed a non-law undergraduate degree.

Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, and building your career in another discipline, you will have gained many transferable skills. By choosing law at a later stage than some others, you are showing motivation and determination to pursue a new career. Employers actively seek candidates with these benefits.

Our structured course is taught by qualified lawyers with lectures** and practical workshops to develop your legal skills. Our reputation for teaching excellence is highlighted by our Gold ranking from the UK Government led Teaching Excellent Framework (TEF) for consistently delivering outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our undergraduate students.

Module details


The course is divided into nine modules, made up of seven foundations subjects, a module at the start of the course providing insight into the profession and a choice of module enabling you to study an area of law that you would like to specialise in.

Ethics and Professional Legal Practice module

This unique module taken at the start of the course includes: 

  • Insight into the different areas of the legal profession
  • Consideration of the role of legal ethics within the profession
  • Development of key legal skills and professional attributes required by lawyers

Foundation subjects

You’ll then study the seven key areas of law:

  • Public law
  • European Union law
  • Criminal law
  • Tort
  • Contract law
  • Land law
  • Equity and trusts

Entry Requirements

 To be eligible to take up your place on the course, you must comply with the following requirements:

  • A UK undergraduate degree in any discipline (minimum 2:2), or an equivalent qualification.