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I don't know if it is the norm but I personally know someone who did the GDL and then started an LLM at the LSE after.
Do you know which GDL course your friend took (which Uni) and what his/her grades were? Also what did you friend do as an Undergrad degree.
Sorry for bombarding you with questions, it's just really hard to find information on GDL and Masters
I'm also doing History and a high 2:1 seems still in the realm of possibility and actually hoped to do a Master at LSE. I just have no experience in Law whatsoever, no interships or training schemes or anything of that sort. Do you think work experience is very vital for getting into a Masters programme? And if so how does one go about finding work/interships, coming from the outside?
You've been so helpful already so please don't feel obliged to answer to all my questions, I can post them in a relevant forum and get some answers I'm sure!
If you do feel like answering: Seeing from your profile you seem to be well knowledgable so could you maybe tell me if it is advisable/necessary to do a Masters after the GDL? I don't plan on working in the UK for all my life as I'm from the continent, so I need to go into a direction of Law that can be practiced globally or at least across Europe. I'm fluent in four languages, which I suppose could be of advantage in that field. Do you have any advice on how to go about that? Is a Masters necessary or will someone hire me without?
Some people choose BPP because it allegedly has better links with City law firms so more networking events and such to attend and a supposedly very helpful careers advice team.
You might also want to consider that the GDL may not be acceptable as a law degree in other countries outside the UK. So if you do go down the GDL route, it may help you much more if you try to qualify as a solicitor/barrister in the UK and then look to move countries afterwards. I recommend researching the specific rules for foreign lawyers/foreign law degree holders to practise law locally in other countries to see if GDL-holders may face limitations or barriers in any of the other countries you're interested in.