Full-time 36 week intensive course
The GDL is a full-time, 36-week, intensive course designed to facilitate the acquisition of sound legal knowledge in those areas of law which are known as the Foundation subjects, plus one additional area of law.
The course is structured as follows:
The study of law demands a methodical, inquisitive and enthusiastic approach.
You will be supported by committed, experienced and friendly staff, who will challenge and inspire you, using a broad and balanced range of teaching methods including face to face teaching. The basic structure of the course involves twice weekly lectures and fortnightly seminars per module in six of the foundation subjects, all of which are intended to enable students to see the broad framework of each subject and encourage general discussion under the direction of experienced tutors.
The Swansea GDL employs a wide range of assessment methods, including multiple choice tests, coursework, mini-dissertation and traditional 3-hour, unseen examinations. The pass mark for all assessed work is 40%.