London Metropolitan University (GDL)

The Legal Cheek View

Despite being (currently) located in fancy Moorgate, a stone’s throw from some of the largest UK law firms such as Linklaters or Simmons & Simmons, London Met’s GDL is “excellent value for service” at £5,950.

Prospective GDL students who are gunning for the big City money often tend to overlook this course. One student told us that London Met is “looked down [on] by others” but reveals he’s “now with a US firm so the joke’s on them”. And as we all know, trainees at US law firms are some of the highest paid around so that’s a very funny joke…

As expected, the course is “very intense”. You’ll find that “right from the start there is a wealth of knowledge that you have to absorb”. For some it’s “a shock at first”, but you’ll “adjust to the pace within a couple of months” if you put enough effort in. But beware: “exams come very quickly on this course!”

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There’s some “great teaching” to be enjoyed at London Met. So make the most of tutors who are “engaging”, “personable” and “generous with extra advice”. For all the wannabe barristers out there, there is also an active mooting and debating society to get involved in.

The GDL at London Met is currently delivered in Moorgate’s historic “Electra House”, which includes a mock courtroom. But by 2020 the university plans to fuse all its campuses into its Holloway site (very near the Emirates Stadium if that is of interest…). While this will mean no more fancy Moorgate, the soon-to-be improved campus is currently receiving a juicy £125 million in investment.

Key Info

Full time fees £5,950
Part time fees £2,980
Entry requirements 2:2
Full time places 75
Part time places 75

Part-time fees are paid annually over two years.