Law Short Course
On campus, dual delivery
Introduction to Law Short Course enables mature learners without traditional qualifications to access the University of East London to study either*:
- LLB (Hons) Law
- LLB (Hons) Business Law
- LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology
- LLB (Hons) Law with International Relations
*some students may be offered a foundation year.
With low course fees and evening class times, this course makes higher education truly accessible for people who would find traditional study options difficult to balance with other commitments. Our Law department is highly respected and balances friendly, supportive teaching with world-class research and academic expertise.
The 10 week course starts in October, February, and May. Attendance is required for 3 hours on one evening per week plus 15-20 hours weekly independent study. Students are assessed through an academic presentation and final written assessment.
Fees and funding
£200 (some means-tested bursaries are available for those on a low income).
Applicants can start the Introduction to Law Short Course after successfully passing an eligibility test.
Applicants are expected to have a GCSE pass at grade 4/C or above, or an equivalent level 2 qualification in English language . If you do not have or are working towards a level 2 qualification you can still be considered for the Introduction to Law Short Course. You must have successfully completed your level 2 course before starting your degree.
What you'll learn
The Introduction to Law Short Course builds on the skills you have gained from work and life experiences to prepare you for studying a degree. You will also develop your academic skills, including how to:
- be an effective learner by understanding the expectations of Higher Education
- read analytically by using established techniques to master complex tests
- think critically and engage in legal debates
- research academic topics using UEL’s award winning library facilities
- write academic essays
- use academic conventions to acknowledge sources of information
- work in groups
- design and deliver an academic presentation.
Teaching and learning is achieved through lectures, group activities, presentations, guided reading and writing tasks, independent and online learning. You will be fully supported throughout the course with lots of opportunities to use UEL’s facilities and support services.
What you will study
Through a series of lectures and seminars you will be introduced to the sources of law and the English Legal System; reading and interpreting statutes and reading and interpreting case law.
Skills development sessions are incorporated into the weekly sessions and include how to access and read the course literature, how to deliver presentations and write according to academic conventions.
Your future career
After successfully completing a Law degree at UEL a career in many areas of Law are possible, as well as opportunities to join other graduate careers. Please see our LLB Law page.