The University of Law, Liverpool (GDL)

The Legal Cheek View

You’ll find the University of Law’s (ULaw) Liverpool campus housed within the University of Liverpool itself.

It’s “very close” to the city centre and has “great amenities”, shares one insider. Excellent transport connections is one such comfort and the hub is conveniently located within walking distance from the city’s mainline station, Lime Street. In September 2019 ULaw moved on-site to The University of Liverpool’s brand new School of Law & Social Justice Building.

The course is “structured” with lectures (pre-recorded and online) as well as practical workshops to help those converting to law kick-start their careers. Course materials and textbooks are “what you’d expect from any good legal training provider” and resources are in plentiful supply.

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When lunching, Merseyside GDL’ers can expect to find a range of good food joints locally. The Liverpool ONE shopping complex is a short distance away for those “Tesco meal deal and KFC bargain bucket” quick fixes!

Fitness fanatics will be pleased to know ULaw students can take advantage of the facilities provided by the University of Liverpool. Sport Liverpool, the uni’s health and fitness centre, offers a variety of different activities, such as swimming, squash, dance and spinning classes and even a bouldering wall. It’s a great way to switch off and unwind after a day of workshops. There are sports societies, too. ULaw’s lot can take part, says one insider, but can’t “physically represent” Liverpool uni in tournaments (obvs). There is, however, the option to form ULaw-specific sports teams.


Law First Scholarship

Scholarship value £3,000
Application info To be eligible for this award, you must obtain (or expect to be awarded) a First Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) or a distinction at masters level; 50 awards are available

The Lord Blunkett Widening Access Award

Scholarship value £1,000
Application info Students must be from a household with an income of £25,000 or less and obtain a minimum of a Lower Second Class degree (or international equivalent); over 100 awards are available

Choose Law Scholarship

Scholarship value Full-fee
Application info Available for courses starting in September 2020 and January 2021

Career Changer Scholarship

Scholarship value Full-fee and partial-fee
Application info To support those whose careers have been impacted by COVID-19 and want to re-train in a career in law, ULaw is offering up to 10 full-fee and 300 partial-fee scholarships (worth up to £2,000)

Charles Russell Speechlys Award

Scholarship value £5,000
Application info Students will be required to take part in an online assessment. Successful applicants will then be shortlisted for interview

Set for Success Scholarship

Scholarship value Full-fee
Application info To be eligible for this award, you must obtain (or expect to be awarded) at least a Lower Second Class degree, or international equivalent. Students who are not awarded a full-fee scholarship, will automatically be put forward for the runner up award, worth £2,000

Key Info

Full time fees £9,700
Part time fees £4,850
Entry requirements 2:2
Full time places Undisclosed
Part time places Undisclosed

ULaw offers a total of 2,280 GDL places, full and part-time, across its centres nationally; part-time fees are per year.

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