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The award-winning University of Law is based at the University of Reading's London Road campus and offers graduates a fast-track route to becoming a legal professional.

This collaboration makes Reading the ideal place to pursue your ambition to become a lawyer.

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)

The GDL is an accelerated legal training course. If you have completed an undergraduate degree in another subject but would like to convert to law, the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) is the ideal route for you.

In an increasingly competitive job market, a background in another degree subject — together with a law conversion course —can help to set you apart from other graduates in terms of transferable skills and knowledge.

The GDL is a structured course, led by qualified lawyers through a combination of lectures and practical workshops. The Diploma aims to develop your legal skills ready for a future career as a solicitor or barrister.

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Legal Practice Course (LPC)

The LPC bridges the gap between academic study and training in a law firm. If you are a graduate and you want to become a solicitor, the LPC represents the next stage of your training once you have gained a qualifying law degree or converted your non-law degree through the Graduate Diploma in Law.

Improve your career prospects by developing the essential professional skills for the legal job market. Through small group workshops, online learning resources and individual feedback, you will be taught by qualified lawyers with wide-ranging legal experience.

Learn more about the Legal Practice Course