Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move. If you want to practise law professionally, a law degree is the first step – but it’s also a great asset for many other careers.
Key features of the Laws (Honours) course at The Open University UK
- Recognised by the law profession as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) in England and Wales
- Covers the seven ‘Foundations of Legal Knowledge’ as required for a QLD
- Provides the first academic stage of training for solicitors and barristers in England and Wales
- Offers practical experience through an online law clinic
- Gives you an understanding of the role and place of law in today’s society
Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment
This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Cognitive skills
- Practical and professional skills
- Key skills
The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.
The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is recognised by The Solicitors Regulation Authority and The Bar Standards Board as a ‘Qualifying Law Degree’.
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- Law, society and culture
- Law: concepts and perspectives
- Contract law and tort law
- Public law and criminal law
- Equity, trusts and land
- European Union law
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- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification.
- Please note that whilst it is possible to study both Stage 1 modules at the same time, students who complete W101 before W102 acquire the legal knowledge, understanding of legal terminology and legal study skills needed for successful study of W102.
- If you choose to study the modules together, you may therefore find studying W102 to be more challenging initially.
- Studying the two modules together is the equivalent of full-time study and you'll need to be able to study for up to 35 hours each week.
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International6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
Our current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,192
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.