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 and seminars. Students are provided with comprehensive study materials and textbooks 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:
- Contract Law
- Criminal Law
- Equity and Trusts
- European Union Law
- Property Law
- Public Law
- Law of Tort
Studying these subjects satisfies the requirements of the Bar Standards Board and allows you to progress onto a Bar Course should you wish to pursue a career as a barrister. Completion of our GDL will allow you to progress onto our LLM in Professional Legal Practice which is designed to build on this foundational knowledge and to help you pass the SQE1 assessments.