If you're interested in a legal career and have a degree in a subject other than law, then the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) is the course for you.
Legal recruiters are looking for candidates with good interpersonal, problem solving and communication skills, as well as commercial awareness. You don’t have to have a degree in Law to train as a solicitor or barrister, but you do need to follow the GDL in order to convert your existing degree into a qualifying law degree.
Did you know?
- The number of solicitors who have studied the GDL rather than an undergraduate law degree is increasing.
- Employers often see it as an advantage that an individual has skills and knowledge beyond that of the law or legal profession.
- If you hold a Bachelor’s degree from Westminster you’re eligible for a 15 per cent discount off your tuition fees, provided you start your postgraduate studies within three years of finishing your Bachelor’s degree.
The GDL at Westminster Law School is designed to help you make the transition from graduate level into the legal profession and no prior knowledge of the law is needed. You can also choose to study this course full or part-time.
Find out more
Westminster Law School is holding a GDL taster afternoon on Tuesday 1 March.
The afternoon, which is hosted by the GDL course team, will include talks by staff members and alumni, and will give you the opportunity to chat to current students/alumni and find out more about your exciting future in the legal profession. Refreshments will be provided.
Date: Tuesday 1 March
Location: Room 3.17, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street, W1W 7BY
Course Enquiries Office
University of Westminster
T: +44 (0) 20 7915 5511
E: [email protected]
“To anyone thinking of applying for a Law course at the University of Westminster, I would give one piece of advice – do it! I could not recommend the University enough. Westminster is a very forward-thinking university which, on top of the outstanding teaching, offers numerous law fairs, career events and student advisors to help with networking and applications. You are genuinely treated as an individual and given the time and attention that you need to help you to succeed, both whilst at university and in the future.”
- Katie Sills
Katie graduated from the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) course in 2011, and the Legal Practice course (LPC) in 2012.