London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Our GDL/Common Professional Examination course is one of the longest running and highest rated of all such courses in London. The Joint Academic Stage Board (of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board) has given it special commendation for its exceptionally high quality, including teaching, management and careers enhancement initiatives.

It is taught exclusively in the beautifully renovated Guildhall School of Business and Law at 84 Moorgate, right in the heart of the City of London.

In the most recent (2015'16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

**More about this course**

The Common Professional Exam will give you a sound knowledge of the seven areas of law considered fundamental by the professional bodies.

The course aims to:

' develop an understanding of the English legal system to provide a thorough grounding in the foundations of legal knowledge

' train you in the professional skills of legal research, analysis and presentation in a friendly and nurturing environment

' You may choose your own title for your research dissertation, subject to approval, which gives you the early opportunity to specialise in an area of particular interest to you

**What our students say**

"Studying Law at London Metropolitan University has been one very interesting aspect of my life. I have been able to gain the much needed commercial awareness in today's world. The support I have received from the tutors have given me the ability to stand and discuss on topical issues within and outside the United Kingdom. I have also been motivated to obtain an advanced degree. I strongly believe that the knowledge I have received from my studies at London Metropolitan University would enable me to face the challenges ahead as well as contribute my quota to the development of society."

National Student Survey 2016

Course Modules

The seven taught modules are the foundation subjects prescribed by the Joint Academic Stage Board on behalf of the Law Society and General Council of the Bar:

Criminal Law, Obligations A (Contract)

Obligations B (Tort)

Property Law A (Land Law)

Property Law B (Equity and Trusts)

UK Public Law and Human Rights

Law of the European Union

Eight Area of Legal Study (Dissertation)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Common Professional Examination (CPE) £6,130 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Common Professional Examination (CPE) £3,065 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • You will be required to have a lower second (2:2) honours undergraduate degree or above. Applicants who do not hold a UK undergraduate degree must obtain a Certificate of Academic Standing from either the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Council. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS with a score of 7 or more.