GDL or MA Law?

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  1. Camilla Gionso

    Camilla Gionso Esteemed Member
    Commercial Writer

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    Hi guys!

    Not sure this is the right place to post this, but does anybody know if there is any actual difference between these two conversion courses - GDL and MA law? Are they both accepted as a valid conversion route from firms?

    Thank you! :)
  2. Jessica Booker

    Jessica Booker Legendary Member
    Graduate Recruitment

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    The difference is one is only a PGDip qualification (you won't get PG student loans for it) while the MA is a Masters.

    To be a Masters, it basically means you just do an additional set of modules (usually one 20-40 credit module, in the form of a dissertation type assignment).

    Most MA courses (if they are 1 year) are just a marketing ploy more than anything and to meet the student loan requirements mentioned above so that more students sign up to the course.

    Both are completely valid routes - law firms won't give a damn whether you have done one or the other.

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