The University of East Anglia

Legal Studies

University of East Anglia
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Rank: 25 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: University of East Anglia


Study mode full-time

Degree: Other

Start Date: 2021/09/20

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £16400

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About This CourseThis intensive, one-year course is designed to enable non-law graduates to convert to a legal career path and study for the required Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) to complete the academic stage of legal training.Following successful completion of this diploma, you will be eligible to progress to the legal professional exams: either the Legal Practice Course for solicitors or, if you wish to qualify as a barrister, the Bar Professional Training Course. OverviewStudy at UEA Law School and you will be joining a School that excels in its dedication to offer intellectually diverse, varied and stimulating postgraduate courses, supported by a wide-ranging selection of subjects or modules taught by leading experts. The School is based in Earlham Hall, a building of significant historical importance, built in 1642 but recently refurbished, where a number of GDL teaching sessions takes place.Each year we welcome between 15 and 25 postgraduate students onto the GDL from a wide variety of geographical and personal backgrounds, and it is the vibrant and dynamic community they create that completes the student experience.We place significant emphasis on building your confidence, maximising your employability and developing adaptable transferable skills.We also believe practical and careers experience is extremely valuable and we've developed a programme of opportunities tailored specifically to the needs of our postgraduate students, including placement opportunities; during your course, you can apply for one of 50 internship placements. You can also attend careers panels, commercial awareness workshops, mock job interviews, our annual Law Careers Fair and many other events organised by the UEA Law School and the Careers Service.The Law School at UEA is home to an active student law society and you will be able to enhance your studies with a broad range of extra-curricular activities. You can get involved with Mooting and Negotiations Competitions, (where points of law are explored in a mock-court setting with a real judge), as well as the recently introduced Client Interviewing Competition.You will have the chance to build your experience by getting involved in pro bono activities through the UEA Law Clinic, where students and staff offer free legal services. Our current pro bono activities include Street Law and The Humanitarian Law Project, as well as the Free Legal Advice Scheme run in partnership with Norfolk Community Law Scheme.DisclaimerCourse details are subject to change.


Entry requirements

Applicants who have studied in the UK/Republic of Ireland should normally hold a first degree in any subject, excluding Law, with at least a 2:2. Applicants who have studied outside of the UK should have the equivalent of a first degree in any subject with at least a 2:2. all applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing and a minimum of 6.0 in listening and speaking), or equivalent.

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IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of East Anglia.

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International students

Annually, there are some 3,500 students come to the university from outside the UK to study the various courses on offer. In addition to their full studies, there are a number of programs available through the Collaborative International Programmes Office. Through the website, there is also country specific information for students to help them understand everything from entry requirements to information about study fairs and scholarships. There is also practical advice for students about living and studying in the UK. There are over 200 societies and clubs available for students outside the classroom. These range from playing football to taking part in the student newspaper or TV station. Most of these are operated through the Student Union, which also operates a number of entertainment venues including a club and bar. The student union also provides services such as an advice centre. It also runs The Waterfront venue just off campus that has seen acts including U2, Coldplay, Iron maiden and Dizzee Rascal performing there. As well as sports and arts clubs there are also volunteering opportunities for students to get involved with the larger community. There is a notable annual event, the UEA Literary Festival, held each year since 1991. It has featured a number of notable speakers including Stephen Fry, PD James, Terry Pratchett and Peter Ustinov and includes film screenings and political discussions in addition to the talks.

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