1. Postgraduate Applicants: GDL
  2. What next?

What next?

Congratulations on receiving your offer for postgraduate study at City, University of London.

Having received an offer to study at City, we hope that you will find the information on site helpful as you make preparations to embark on your study with us.

Located in the heart of legal London, The City Law School was the first in London to educate students and practitioners at all stages of legal education. At the postgraduate level the School's high quality courses for law and non-law graduates are highly regarded by the profession.

We are delighted both that you applied to City and also that your application was successful. Our courses are highly competitive and we aim to attract the very best applicants to our postgraduate degree programmes.

We hope very much that you will take up the offer of your place at City, and we very much look forward to meeting you in September!

Receiving your offer

Confirmation of your offer will be sent to you by email.

The offer email will outline any conditions that will need to be met. These will be in addition to the minimum entry requirements for admission to the professions set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board. Please send us a copy of your degree certificate or transcript, including your final degree classification, as soon as this is obtained.

English language requirement

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of your ability in the English language. As law is a particularly demanding subject, this offer is conditional upon you achieving an IELTS score of 7 or above, with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other components. If your previous degree was taught in a majority English-speaking country, you may be exempt from this requirement.

Responding to your offer

To accept your offer, you will need to complete the ‘Acceptance of Offer’ form sent to you via email. The deadline for confirming your acceptance will be included in your offer email.

You can return the form by email to GDLAdmissions@city.ac.uk. Please contact this email if you have missed your acceptance deadline but still wish to be considered for entry.

Paying your deposit/tuition fees

You will be required to pay a £500 deposit to secure your place on the course, this is non-refundable after 14 days. The details on how to pay your deposit can be found here.

The fees for the 2017-18 academic year are £11,000. Fees are due in two instalments, at the start of each term, and your £500 deposit is deductible from your first term fees. Further details can be found here.

International students & organising your visa

If you are an international student you may need to apply for a Tier 4 visa in order to study at City, University of London. It is important you read the online guidance carefully in order to start to prepare for this.

Please note: if you already hold a Tier 4 visa for study in the UK, you will have to make a new visa application before you will be able to complete your registration and start studying with us. If you have undertaken previous study in the UK as a Tier 4 student which you have not previously informed us of this may affect your eligibility for a Tier 4 visa and you should contact us immediately with further information.

City has a team of International Student Advisers who can help with the Tier 4 application process. You can contact the team directly if you have further questions by emailing visaadvice@city.ac.uk.

City offers further advice to international students on a range of topics, which you can read on our International Students pages.

What should you expect from us?

All acceptances will be acknowledged by email. We may contact you at various points during the late spring/summer by post and by email, so it is important to inform us if you change either address.

Students with a disability/specific learning difficulty

If you have indicated on your application form, or consider that you have a disbility or specific learning difficulty which may impact on your studies then you must agree any adaptations or special arrangements before enrolment (you do not need to do this prior to accepting the offer). If you would like to discuss any special arrangements you can contact the School's DSLD co-ordinator Lisa Laurenti (L.Laurenti@city.ac.uk).

Would you like to meet or visit us?

We regularly host Open Days/Events which give you the opportunity to find out more about your preferred course and postgraduate study at City. For details visit the Law events webpage.