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Thinking of studying a GDL course in the UK but not sure where to study? Our GDL course comparison table helps you compare a variety of GDL providers and GDL universities, their locations and tuition fees so you can select the right law school for your studies.

Visit our GDL guide for more information on the law conversion course including how to apply and the benefits of entering the law profession through this route.

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How to Choose Between UK GDL Universities

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a law school for your GDL course. For example, would you prefer to study the GDL full-time or part-time? Are you looking at options for an online GDL? Another important factor to consider is tuition fees.

If you have secured a training contract before you start your course, the law firm may cover your tuition fees and even some of your living expenses.

However, if you have not, you will need to cover the GDL fees yourself. In that case, you may want to consider a part-time GDL law course to accommodate our job. You’ll find plenty of options in our table below.

How Many GDL Providers Are There?

There are currently 24 GDL universities in the country (excluding the separate campuses for BPP and University of Law), each of which are listed in the table below.

GDL Courses UK: Comparison Table

Read our list of some of the best GDL courses int the UK to help you make your decision.

GDL ProviderLocationsCourse Fees (2020-21)Entry Requirements
Birmingham City UniversityBirmingham£5,9002:2
Bournemouth UniversityBournemouthCheck website: Funding variable2:2
BPP UniversityVariousFrom £9,380 - £11590 depending on location2:2
University of BrightonBrighton£9,429 2:2
Cardiff UniversityCardiff£9,4502:2
University of Central LancashirePreston£8,000With degree 2:2
May be considered without degree
City University LondonLondon, Northampton Square £120002:1
De Montfort UniversityLeicester£6,5002:2
University of East AngliaNorwich£8,3002:2
University of LawVariousFrom £9,700 - £12,050 depending on location2:2
Leeds Beckett UniversityLeeds£7,0002:2
Liverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpool£7,2502:2
London Metropolitan UniversityLondon£6,5002:2
London South Bank UniversityLondon£9,5902:2
Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchester£1,157 per 30 credits per yearHonours degree
Northumbria UniversityNewcastle upon TyneTBCWith degree 2:2
May be considered without degree
Nottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamFT £8,700
Oxford Brookes UniversityOxford£8,7002:2
University of Sheffield (ULaw)Sheffield £12,7502:1
University of SussexBrighton£9,250 2:2
Swansea UniversitySwansea£8,2002:2
University of the West of EnglandBristolTBCA degree
University of WestminsterLondonTBC2:2

Please note that the information in this table is checked and updated regularly to the best of our ability. However, the information may be subject to change and we therefore cannot guarantee the accuracy of all information at all times. We therefore recommend contacting the GDL institutions direct before making any significant application decisions.

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GDL Courses UK

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