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.
The course is made up of the following:
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 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.
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 – Summer 2015
|Your current English language level||Course||Enrolment start date||Course length|
|5.5 in all skills||Graduate Diploma (0.5T Preparatory English)||13 Jul 2015||2.5 terms|
|Minimum of two skills at 5.0 with a minimum of 4.5 in all skills||Graduate Diploma (1T Preparatory English)||01 Jun 2015||3 terms|
|5.0 with no less than 4.5 in any skill||Graduate Diploma (1.5T Preparatory English)||13 Jul 2015||3.5 terms|
|4.5 overall||Graduate Diploma (2T Preparatory English)||01 Jun 2015||4 terms|
Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies – Autumn 2015
|Your current English language level*||Course||Enrolment start date||Course length|
|5.5 with no less than 5.5 in any skill||Graduate Diploma||14 September 2015||2 terms|
|5.5 with no less than 5.5||Graduate Diploma (0.5T Enhancement)||26 October 2015||2.5 terms|
|5.5 with no less than 5.5||Graduate Diploma (1T Enhancement)||14 September 2015||3 terms|
|5.0 with no less than 4.5||Graduate Diploma (1T Preparatory English)||14 September 2015||3 terms|
|4.5 with no less than 4.0||Graduate Diploma (2T Preparatory English)||14 September 2015||4 terms|
|4.0 with no less than 4.0||Graduate Diploma (3T Preparatory English)||14 September 2015||5 terms|
* All scores are IELTS but any equivalent SELT (as shown on the UKVI SELT approved list) would be acceptable.