Law, Short Course | Part time online | University of Essex Online | United Kingdom
16 months
4856 GBP/year
4625 GBP/year
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The Law CertHE programme from the University of Essex Online, you gain knowledge of the English Legal System alongside sought-after time management and critical analysis skills with this short online law course.

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This Law CertHE programme from the University of Essex Online , equivalent to the first level of undergraduate study, the course 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, this course will open up your career options.

Why we’re great

The Law programme at University of Essex Online is employability focused and will equip you with the skills required for careers in the legal sector as well as related fields.

Experienced academics and legal practitioners will deliver your modules and help you to develop the knowledge and skills that are required for legal practice.

Gain a recognised qualification in just 16 months from the University of Essex, one of the top 30 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022).

Career opportunities:

Legal knowledge is highly useful in a huge range of industries – from management, finance and human resources to education, the government and the voluntary sector. Or once you finish your CertHE course, you may choose to progress on to our LLB (Hons) Law; you can read more about the path to become a lawyer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal Skills and Context 
  • Criminal Law 
  • Public Law 
  • Contract Law 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The deadline for completing applications is a week before the start date, but we recommend preparing and submitting in advance of your chosen intake.


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our LLB (Hons) Law, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • three A-levels or equivalent

In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our LLB (Hons) Law, you must meet the following criteria:

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4856 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6475 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.
  • National

    4625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6167 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.


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