Law (Graduate Diploma in Law/Common Professional Examination)City Centre Campus
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Rank: 52 (The Complete University Guide)
Location: City Centre Campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/20
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £8500
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University of Northumbria at Newcastle evaluation:
15.5 : 1
Law and legal studies evaluation:
Northumbria University, Newcastle has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Northumbria's GDL is taught using a practical, student-focused approach providing a solid grounding in the major areas of law.It covers the foundations of legal knowledge which are taught by means of lectures, group sessions and seminars. Students are provided with comprehensive study materials, textbooks and step-by-step workbooks to support their studies.At the beginning of the programme students are required to study the English Legal System by means of a pre-attendance package and induction programme.In addition, students must study the following seven subjects, which are stipulated by the professional bodies as being the foundations of legal knowledge:Contract LawCriminal LawEquity and TrustsEuropean Union LawProperty LawPublic LawLaw of TortAll students are required to undertake research into a further area of law. Past options have included Company Law, Commercial Law, Employment Law, Family Law, Evidence and Legal History among others. Students receive initial guidance on the subject and advice on how to conduct legal research.Please note that applications to the 1 year Full Time course must be submitted directly via lawcabs.ac.uk.Applications to the 2 year Distance Learning course should be submitted directly to Northumbria University.
Undergraduate degree in any subject from a UK or Republic of Ireland higher education institution or a certificate or academic standing from the Law Society or the Bar Council; applicants who have previously studied 4 or more of the foundation subjects may obtain an exemption from those subjects (applications for exemption should be made to the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Standards Board); applicants whose 1st language is not English should have studied at undergraduate level in English, or have a British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (or above) or a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 575 (or above), or equivalent.
IELTS: 6.5 (5.5 in each component)
Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for University of Northumbria at Newcastle.
About this university
Students from over 100 countries travel to study at Northumbria and there is plenty of support and assistance on hand to help them adapt to their new home. To start with there is country specific information for applicants on the website as well as information about immigration and visas. Once in Newcastle, there is plenty of help and assistance including English language courses and assistance with those trying to find employment between their studies. The union is responsible for the organisation of various volunteering and charity work opportunities in the larger community and further afield. In addition, there are more than 100 societies to get involved with based around interests, cultures, sports or arts to name a few. Societies are a great way to meet people with similar interests or learn about something completely new. Students even have the chance to start up their own club or societies if they find a gap and have a shared interest with others. The Student Union is the representation of students attending the university as well as organising various services and the clubs and societies for outside the classroom. Within the student union building are a number of social venues including three bars.