The Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) is the first step for graduates wanting to convert to law after completing an undergraduate degree in another discipline.
This reputable conversion course enables you to access legal training to become a solicitor or barrister. At Reading, you can apply for this accelerated legal training course, which is taught on campus by the award-winning University of Law.
Develop the mind-set of a lawyer by learning practical legal skills
Pursue your individual interests and explore a specific area of law
Benefit from structured study pattern and focus on selected modules each term
Learn first-hand from qualified lawyers with real-world knowledge and experience
Take the first step towards a successful career in legal practice
Your GDL qualification offers basic legal training to prepare you to transition onto further legal training - via the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) - required in order for you to enable you to become a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales.