• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

The Law (Hons) programme offered by University of Essex Online provides you with a thorough academic training in the discipline of law. It enables you to develop a critical awareness of common law and legal principles, build knowledge of the UK and EU legal systems and gain the analytical and problem-solving skills needed to build a successful career in this dynamic and challenging discipline. You study a wide range of topics and develop your expertise in specific areas of law.

Law is a widely recognised and highly respected subject and the knowledge gained will open up many opportunities for you to develop your career both inside and outside the legal field.

The LLB (Hons) Law is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) approved by the relevant legal professional bodies, through which you can complete the academic stage of legal education.

This course is listed on the Solicitors Regulation Authority website as a qualifying law degree provider.

The course is also relevant if you are an international student wanting to access an English Law programme from a respected UK institution whilst living overseas.

Careers

The programme is dedicated to improving employability amongst the graduates. The online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.

Studying Law prepares you for a career in many sectors. Roles in finance, human resources, education, local and central government, the voluntary sector or management all benefit from a legal background.

To be classed as a Qualifying Law Degree, you must also complete all your degree studies in not more than six years from start to finish. The minimum standard for a QLD undertaken for the purpose of completion of the Academic Stage for qualification as a barrister is lower second class honours.

If you are applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), please check with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) or the Bar Standards Board to find out if this will affect the QLD status of your course.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fundamentals of Effective Learning in Law
  • English Legal System
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Contract Law

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Three A-levels, or equivalent; plus
  • If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic)
  • If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test.

Work Experience

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • Three years’ relevant work experience

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18480 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18480 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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