Postgraduate Diploma (Law Conversion) PgDL

The University of Law

International Students: The University of Law is no longer accepting applications from people who need a Student Route visa for full-time courses that start before July 2023

Course information

This conversion course is designed for non-law graduates and will prepare you for the foundation subjects that will be assessed in SQE1. The PgDL qualification is primarily used for progression to become a solicitor or barrister, but there are other opportunities. The course is not a requirement for progression onto the vocational stage - unlike its predecessor, the GDL/MA Law. To qualify as a solicitor, candidates need to pass SQE 1 & 2. The course will enable students to acquire the academic Functioning Legal Knowledge (FLK) which comprises a significant proportion of the knowledge required to pass SQE1.

Find out more about this course here

Apply through LawCAB for a full-time course using either the GDL/law conversion application form.

Apply directly to The University of Law for part-time and online options.

Eligibility requirements

UK Bachelors 2:2 (or equivalent)

Graduate Visa eligibility


Read about the graduate visa

Qualification Level

Level 7

Find out here what the different qualification levels mean


Email Admissions at The University of Law

Course fees

Please refer to The University of Law website for information about course fees

London, Manchester, Birmingham, Guildford, Bristol, Leeds, Nottingham, ULaw at University of Exeter, ULaw at University of Liverpool, ULaw at University of Sheffield, ULaw at University of Reading, ULaw at Newcastle University, Chester
The University of Law
Qualification Route
Course category
Law conversion
Student loans
Study mode
Course start month
Course start year