Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code
L516
Entry requirements
This course is subject to validation
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Why study this course?

This programme enables you to upgrade your Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), also known as the Common Professional Exam, to a full LLB Law. If you have a non-law degree, the GDL plus the top-up will allow you to obtain a Bachelor of Law degree in two years instead of the usual three.

Our law courses are ranked ninth in the UK for teaching quality in the Guardian University Guide 2023.

Our Graduate Law (Top-up) (Distance Learning) degree is offered via distance learning, complete with comprehensive supervision of your dissertation. You do not need to have completed your Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) with London Met to enrol on this programme. International students are also welcome.

Ninth in the UK for teaching quality

Our law courses are ranked ninth in the UK for teaching quality in the Guardian University Guide 2024

Fifth in the UK for student satisfaction

Our law courses are ranked fifth in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2024

Study in a way that suits you

You can also study from your home or any location around the world with this online course

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Course details

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements you should have:

successfully completed your Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), also known as the Common Professional Exam (CPE), within the last six years.

Please note, up to 50% of the programme may be awarded as prior learning. However, this offer is subject to final approval by your tutor.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa (previously Tier 4) you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. This course requires you to meet our standard requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

The module requires you to undertake detailed, critical research into a law topic of your choosing and write a research plan and essay.

Many graduates go on to train as a solicitor or barrister. As well as qualifying you for this next stage of training, the course also opens the door to many other graduate careers.

Some of our law graduates have gone into roles as paralegals, law legal advisors, solicitors and compliance and legal analysts at companies such as ATX Capital, Bure Legal, Rock Solicitors and M&K Solicitors.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

Discover Uni – key statistics about this course

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How to apply

If you're a UK applicant wanting to study full-time starting in September, you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified. If you're an international applicant wanting to study full-time, you can choose to apply via UCAS or directly to the University.

If you're applying for part-time study, you should apply directly to the University. If you require a Student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

To have prior learning credited towards your London Met course, you must attain a minimum of 50%. Final tutor approval is necessary for this option.

 

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.

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