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  • 16 months
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Overview

Equivalent to the first level of undergraduate study, you will explore a number of essential law topics, such as:

  • criminal law, burden of proof and proposal for reform
  • legally enforceable contracts and the factors that render them unenforceable
  • the role of constitutional and administrative law and their related issues

Alongside learning about these thought-provoking topics, you will delve deeper into their meaning through discussion forums with fellow classmates based around the world. 

Whether you intend to study a full law degree and go on to practise law professionally, or if you are interested in one of the many careers that benefit from a legal background, the Law programme at the University of Essex Online will open up your career options.

Your future

Legal knowledge is a highly useful commodity in a range of roles, including management, finance, human resources, education, local and central government and the voluntary sector.

Once you finish your CertHE course you are also able to progress onto the LLB (Hons) Law course, a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) which allows you to complete the academic stage of legal education. If this is your objective, you must complete all your degree studies in no more than six years and achieve a minimum of a lower second class honours degree. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 16 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Teaching methods and style

  • Essex Online is a 100% online education provider, so we use a state-of-the art Virtual Learning Environment to deliver teaching, resources and assessments. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. The VLE allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and listen to and view live lectures and seminars.
  • You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have opportunities to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, University of Essex Online caps the class sizes at 20 students. 

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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General Requirements

  • You don’t need any prior academic or work experience in order to start studying with us.
  • You will need to pass your first assignment set within the first three weeks of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6167 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6167 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6167 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6167 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
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Funding

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