Considering A Change of Direction?
Start your journey to becoming a solicitor or barrister with our Law Conversion Course
Our Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL) provides a route into the legal profession for non-law graduates. On completion you have various options including progression to the next level of legal training for aspiring solicitors (LPC) or barristers (BPTC).
You will cover the key foundation subjects required for a qualifying law degree through a mix of online learning activities, directed study and small group seminar sessions.
Why studying the PGDL at Leeds Law School could be the right career decision for you
You will be based at our Law School in Leeds - the UK's largest and fastest growing legal centre outside of London, with over 180 law firms employing in excess of 8,000 professionals. The city is home to top ranking UK and international law firms including Pinsent Masons, DLA Piper and Eversheds.
Your opportunity to be paired with a solicitor or barrister working in a field of your choice and in a firm that matches your area of interest. Your professional mentor can help provide practical support and engage in activities designed to optimise your employment prospects.
Professional and Career Development
Access to CV writing workshops, training application support and interview practice sessions, mini-assessment centres and plenty more.
External Speaker Programme
Your chance to listen to the experiences of those working as solicitors, trainees, paralegals, in-house lawyers and in the public sector.
Learn from the Experts
Our course is delivered by staff with significant professional expertise including professionally qualified solicitors and highly experienced law lecturers.
Personal Experience and Dedicated Support
Small group sizes for all of our PGDL classes means you can benefit from the dedicated support available to you and a more personal learning experience.
You will be invited to take part in prestigious competitions to develop the skills needed for a career in the legal profession and a chance to win work placements.
Option to study full-time for one year or part-time for two years, helping you to fit your studies around other commitments.
Leeds Beckett Alumni Discount
Receive 10 per cent discount if you studied your undergraduate degree with us.
Postgraduate Law Alumni
Come and talk to us at our Postgraduate Open Day where we will be running a course overview session about the PGDL for non-law students/graduates looking to change direction.
To book your place visit our Postgraduate Open Day page.
For more information about the course and to apply visit PG Dip Law.
For general enquiries about the course please email the course leader, Jenny McCloy,at J.McCloy@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.