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.
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.
You can apply until:
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You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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