Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies

The Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies is more comprehensive than many law courses that are currently available to overseas students. The course is to prepare students for entry into the prestigious Nottingham Law School. The school has trained more legal professionals than anywhere else in the UK, and is renowned for the high standard of education that students receive on their law courses.

Postgraduate Law studies – the perfect preparation

Intense and innovative, the Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies stands out from other law courses because it enhances and builds on the student’s existing studies and experience. The course gives graduate students access to postgraduate higher education through integrated academic studies in Law, advanced level English skills and higher level UK study skills.

Subject outline

The course is made up of the following:

Core modules

Core modules teach the academic skills necessary for undertaking postgraduate study at Nottingham Trent University.

Core subject modules

These modules cover the basic legal knowledge that prepares the student for more advanced studies.

Law modules

Law subject modules cover advanced skills and knowledge, building on previous studies.

For those students who need extra help with developing their English skills, English Language tuition is also available.

Study at Nottingham Trent University

Our courses give students a fantastic chance to progress to postgraduate Law studies at Nottingham Trent University. Successfully completing the Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies will guarantee you a place on a related course at Nottingham Trent University. Once you have completed your course you can be confident of finding a postgraduate degree that matches your academic ambitions.

Subject modules

Two and three-term core modules

  • Skills for Study 1, 2 and 3
  • Language for Study 2 and 3*
  • Social Science Principles
  • Research Design and Critique
  • Introduction to English, European and International Law
  • Research Project

Three-term (Enhancement) extra modules

  • Intercultural Studies
  • Mathematics and Information Communication Technology Skills for Postgraduates
  • Personal Development Skills

*Three-term students will also take Language for Study 1 and additional hours for Language for Study 2 and 3.

Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies – Spring 2015

Your current
English language level
Course Next enrolment date Course length Term one end date
5.5 in all skills Graduate Diploma 12 Jan 2015 2 terms 10 Apr 2015
16 Feb 2015 15 May 2015
4.5 overall with no more than one skill at only 4.0 Graduate Diploma (Preparatory English) 09 Feb 2015 4 terms 08 May 2015

* All scores are IELTS but any equivalent SELT (as shown on the UKVI SELT approved list) would be acceptable.