The Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL) will enable you to enter the legal profession if you do not have a first degree in law or your existing law degree is not sufficient for the requirements of the major professional bodies in law.
The PGDL covers the key foundation subjects to complete the academic stage of training to become a barrister or solicitor.
| Demonstrate a critical awareness and systematic evaluation of the areas of law studied, the legal process, and the interrelationship between different areas of law in a national and European context;
| Critically evaluate and apply a range of sources of legal information to assist in legal study and to extract the essential points of that information;
| Demonstrate a critical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to model and synthesise original academic legal theory;
| Critically evaluate, synthesise and apply advanced and contemporary theoretical principles and emergent primary sources of law to a range of complex and open ended issues, problems and situations.
The PGDL modules cover the seven foundations of law:
| Public Law
| Law of the European Union
| Criminal Law
| Contract Law
| Tort Law
| Property Law
| Equity and the Law of Trusts.
Additional modules include:
| Law, Institutions and Skills
Applicants must hold a first degree with at least a second class in any field of study.
Leeds Beckett University (UK)
1 year / 2 Years
Full Time / Part Time
IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY A CERTIFICATE OF ACADEMIC STANDING ISSUED BY THE BAR STANDARDS BOARD.
Visit the website of the Bar Standards Board for more information and to apply.