Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal English

This Graduate Diploma course in Law and Legal English at Exeter university offers an outstanding preparation for those planning a career in English or international law. Equally it is an excellent preparation for your Master's law degree at the University of Exeter.

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If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

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Minimum entry requirements

Course format

  • Length of study: 3 terms
  • Hours per week: 20
  • Maximum class size: 14
  • Typical student age: 21 - 28
  • Typical student mix:
    30% European, 35% Far Eastern, 20% Middle Eastern, 15% Other

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 14 Sep 2015
  • Tuition fees: 17450.00 GBP
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 GBP
    • Enrolment fee: 150.00 GBP
    • Textbooks per term: 60.00 GBP
  • Other expenses:

What will I study?

1. Introduction to English Law

This module aims to provide a foundation in English law and the English legal system.

2. Research: Law-based dissertation

The aim of this module is to pursue, under the guidance of an academic supervisor, an individual programme of research on a topic of your choice. You will apply appropriate research methodologies and draw on appropriate materials.

3. English language and Communication Skills

This module will offer you the chance to develop your English language knowledge and skills. You will increase your knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation along with skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. This module will also provide you with essential skills for undertaking academic study in your chosen subject at a UK university.

4. Study Skills

Essential preparation for postgraduate university life, study skills will help you to develop the necessary skills for university study. You will practise working effectively in groups, presenting ideas in a logical manner, managing your time, and taking lecture notes. You will also conduct research and practise writing essays or preparing a dissertation.


International trade, Human Rights Law, EU Law

You can choose to study two of the following subject modules:

1. Introduction to International Trade and Business Law

This module will cover the sources of WTO Law, in particular GATT, with reference to contentious issues like international agriculture trade and selected aspects of transnational commercial law.

2. Introduction to EU Law

You will cover the sources of EU Law, the institutional structure of the EU, the fundamental concepts of EU Law and legal aspects of the single market.

3. Introduction to Human Rights

This module will focus on the concept and definition of human rights as set forth in the European Convention on Human Rights. You will deal extensively with the case law of the European Court of Human Rights as well as, where relevant, UK domestic case law.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following Master's degrees at the University of Exeter School of Law

  • LLM International Business Law
  • LLM European Law
  • LLM International Comparative Public Law
  • LLM International Human Rights Law
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