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The School of Law provides a programme of part-time taught postgraduate Diplomas, as a response to professional firms and individuals who seek education and training in specialist fields of law. Diploma students are taught alongside LLM students, with all aspects of the programme at the same high standards. Students may choose to read for either a general Diploma or a specialised Diploma.
Postgraduate Diplomas - M2D2
A wide range of subjects are available for study within the general Diploma programme, allowing specialisation in a particular field. The programmes focus on high-level learning on specific issues of current professional and commercial significance, and draw on the strengths of School of Law full-time staff, visiting lecturers and practitioners.
To qualify for the award of a Postgraduate (PG) Diploma, students must complete two taught modules, plus one 10,000 word dissertation over a two-year period. Students normally attend one taught module in their first year and then take a second module and submit their dissertation in their second year. Taught modules for a general Diploma may be selected from any of the wide range of modules offered to LLM students.
Students who want their Diploma award to carry a specialisation (eg PG Diploma in Tax Law or PG Diploma in Medical Law) must select both their taught courses from within the same subject grouping or study programme as those available on the LLM and produce a dissertation within the same area of law.
Students wishing to specialise in International Dispute Resolution must register for the specific Postgraduate Diploma in International Dispute Resolution.
Taught modules are assessed by written exams and in certain cases, combined exams and short essays, plus one 10,000 word dissertation.
A 2.1 degree in law (or with law as a major element) at a British university or equivalent. Non-law graduates with good honours, that have also obtained the equivalent of good honours in CPE and Bar Finals/Legal Practice examinations, or passed the solicitors’ qualifying examination, may qualify. Law graduates with high 2.2 honours and at least five years professional legal experience may also qualify. Non-law graduates may be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience that directly relates to specialist LLM taught modules.
You do not have to indicate your chosen route in advance or as part of your application as, like LLM students, you will make your module and specialism choices one week after teaching starts.
How to apply
Due to the introduction of new modules for September 2013, we are pleased to be able to announce that we are able to extend our closing date until 1 June 2013.
However, students should note that we may need to close admissions once all spaces are filled, so we strongly advise you to apply as early as possible. Any further announcements about closing deadlines will be placed here.
For more information about the Diplomas contact:
Penny Stavrinou, Diploma Administrator, CCLS
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8093