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    Hello,

    I hold a Masters Degree but I would like to do a law conversion course (Graduate Diploma in Law). Can you please clarify as to whether I would be able to get a student loan with you do do this?

    Thanks,

    Davinia
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    (Original post by davinia1980)
    Hello,

    I hold a Masters Degree but I would like to do a law conversion course (Graduate Diploma in Law). Can you please clarify as to whether I would be able to get a student loan with you do do this?

    Thanks,

    Davinia
    Hello - who are you hoping will answer this question?

    We have a separate student finance forum where I could move this to get an answer from our SFE representatives....or are you asking about funding from a specific university or company?
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    I understand that providers of the GDL (e.g. University of Law) provide finance to students.

    On a side note, if you are intending on becoming a Solicitor/Barrister then ensure that it is really what you want to do as you will have to incur the GDL fees (somewhere in the region of £10,000?) on top of the LPC/BVC fees (again, £10,000?) without the guarantee of a tc/pupillage at the end of it.
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    (Original post by davinia1980)
    Hello,

    I hold a Masters Degree but I would like to do a law conversion course (Graduate Diploma in Law). Can you please clarify as to whether I would be able to get a student loan with you do do this?

    Thanks,

    Davinia
    You cannot get "a student loan" for a GDL. They are not eligible couses for the new government postgraduate loans scheme either. You might be interested in looking at a government sponsored Professional Development Loan.

    If you want to become a solicitor, many firms will sponsor recruits through GDL and LPC. The Law Society offers a Diversity Access scheme of scholarships.

    If you want to become a barrister the Inns of Court offer funding for GDLs and BPTCs.

    The course providers of GDLs offer scholarships (notably City Law school, BPP and University of Law, although I am certain there are many others.) Good luck.
 
 
 

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