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Gradiate DiplomaLaw

University of South Wales
United Kingdom, Cardiff / Pontypridd
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Essential Info

The Common Professional Examination/Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE/GDL)
is specifically designed for non-law graduates so they can achieve a
‘qualifying’ award for the purposes of becoming a solicitor or
barrister, and is a valuable qualification in its own right. You will
study all the subject areas that professional legal bodies regard as
‘foundational’ to an academic legal education.

Glamorgan is one of the oldest providers of the Common Professional
Examination (CPE) in the country, so we have a wealth of experience in
delivering this course. We understand what applicants need when they
decide to start legal study and what it takes to achieve success on
this course. Our flexible study options allow you to study full-time
over one year, or part-time over two years.

Brochure Download
This postgraduate professional law brochure provides an overview of
information that applicants will find useful when making the decision
to apply.

Postgraduate Professional Law Brochure (PDF, 757KB)

Career opportunities

Possible Career Options

Non-law graduates are in demand by the legal profession because of
their fresh perspective, and now make up 50% of all new lawyers. This
qualification will also prove to be of value to those considering
other careers where an understanding of the legal system would be
valuable. Many of our graduates are currently studying for the
LPC/BPTC or are practising law. As a Glamorgan GDL graduate you will
be given preferential consideration for a place on our Legal Practice

For further careers guidance see The Law Society website or The Bar
Council website

Future Study

  • Legal Practice Course
  • LLM Commercial Law
  • LLM International Commercial Law
  • LLM Masters in Law
Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States