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The University of Sheffield is gearing up to launch the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) in its law school this year to add to its growing portfolio.
The announcement makes Sheffield the first Russell Group university to offer both the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and GDL.
Programme director for the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Andrew Callaghan, said: “Bearing in mind our established reputation in offering both academic and professional legal education, the introduction of the GDL was a fairly obvious move for us, and it should sit well alongside, and as an alternative to, our MA Law,”
“We hope that many of our GDL students will decide to stay with us for the LPC.”
The course will include company law as a compulsory subject, and be split into two semesters, with an examination in between.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has validated Sheffield’s new course for 60 students and the fees will be set at £6,300.
The first cohort of students is set to enrol on the new course in September 2011.