PGDip Law

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
Bristol, United Kingdom
Qualification
Postgraduate Diploma
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
1 year
Intakes
September
Tuition fee (local)
Information not available
Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

  • A non-law bachelor's degree (from a UK university or recognised by the BSB if you wish to study the BPTC);
  • A 'stale' law degree, where five or more years have elapsed since graduation;
  • An academic or professional qualification at degree equivalent level.

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS 7.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all components.

Curriculum

Pre-course preparation

  • English Legal System - provides you with a basic understanding of the legal system in England and Wales and covers the legal terminology, reasoning and methods that you will practise and develop throughout the course.

Teaching block one (September-January):

  • Public Law - introduces you to the constitution of England and Wales and the theoretical principles that underlie it, as well as the judicial review process and how we use the law to protect human rights.
  • Obligations I (Contract Law) - takes you through the area of contract law and what is involved in forming and enforcing contracts.
  • Obligations II (Law of Tort) - introduces you to tortious liability, in other words how we can enforce obligations to avoid harm being caused to our neighbours.
  • Criminal Law - provides an introduction to criminal law, particularly the underlying policy issues and the difference between theory and practice.

Teaching block two (January-June):

  • Equity and Trusts - introduces you to equity and trust law, including defining what a trust is and looking at the relevance of trusts today.  
  • Property Law - explores land as an area of law, the rights and obligations associated with it, and how to transfer land from one party to another.
  • European Union Law - provides you with an understanding of what constitutes European Union law, how it works and how we take account of EU law within domestic law in England and Wales.
  • Independent Research Project - you will also study a research topic of your choice in depth (out of a range of subjects of current topical interest) and write a 4,000-5,000 word mini dissertation.

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