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Thinking of studying a GDL course in the UK but not sure where to study? There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a law school for your GDL course.

How to Choose Between UK GDL Universities

There are several things to think about when deciding between GDL universities. 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.


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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 UniversityBournemouth£8,0002:2
BPP UniversityVariousFrom £9,538 - £11,938 depending on location2:2
University of BrightonBrighton£9,702 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£7,5002:2
University of East AngliaNorwich£8,3002:2
University of LawVariousFrom £9,850 - £12,250 depending on location2:2
Leeds Beckett UniversityLeeds£8,5002:2
Liverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpool£7,2502:2
London Metropolitan UniversityLondon£6,5002:2
London South Bank UniversityLondon£9,5902:2
Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchester£9,250Honours degree. May be considered without degree.
Northumbria UniversityNewcastle upon Tyne£8,720With degree 2:2
May be considered without degree
Nottingham Trent UniversityNottingham£8,890
Oxford Brookes UniversityOxford£8,7002:2
University of Sheffield (ULaw)Sheffield £9,8502:2
University of SussexBrighton£9,250 2:2
Swansea UniversitySwansea£8,2002:2
University of the West of EnglandBristol£8,500A degree
University of WestminsterLondon£8,5002:2

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.

GDL Courses UK

If you’d like to find out more about some of the best GDL courses in the UK based outside London, including how to contact them to find out more, follow the links below:

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