Grad. Dip.- Legal Studies;Grad. Dip.- English Language and Law;Grad. Dip.- Law
This full-time, one-year conversion course for non-law graduates, meets the needs of two kinds of student. First, it enables those with a non-law degree to take the initial step towards obtaining a practising qualification as a barrister and solicitor. It is also valuable to professionals who intend to remain in their existing non-legal career but who need to bring to their work an intensive knowledge of the law. The Diploma covers all the foundation elements of the undergraduate law degree. Assessment is based on coursework and examinations, together with a research project.This diploma course is intended for overseas graduates who possess a good academic qualification in law but whose proficiency in English is not of the level required foracceptance for a graduate degree in law. The course is provided jointly by the School of Law and the Centre for English Language and British Studies. Students take two law modules and other modules taught by theCentre. They submit a substantial written project at the end of the second semester.This course provides an introduction to the English Legal System for those with a degree in a subject other than law, or for those who have a degree in law from a university in a non-common Law country. Students take four modules throughout the entire year selected from those offered on the undergraduate LLB programme. They also submit a dissertation.