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Law Short Course

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Start date

May 2020

October 2020

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Course summary

Introduction to Law is a short course which enables mature students without traditional qualifications to access the University of East London to study either:

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. In 2014's Research Excellence Framework, 99% of our Criminology and Law research was rated as 'internationally recognised'.

The course starts in May and October and lasts for 10 weeks. Attendance is required for 3 hours on one evening per week plus weekly independent study. Students are assessed through an academic presentation and an examination at the end of the course.

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Access a full degree

Fast track your way on to a Law degree at the University of East London

Study skills

Learn essential study skills to prepare you for higher education alongside key aspects of studying law.

Flexible study

Convenient class times to fit in with your work and family commitments.


Fees and funding

£200 (some means-tested bursaries are available for those on a low income).

Entry requirements

Successful completion of an entry test.  Applicants are also expected to have a GCSE pass at grade C or above or other equivalent level 2 qualification in English language (or English language and maths) or be working towards this qualification to be completed successfully before starting the degree.

What you'll learn

Introduction to Law 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
  • read analytically
  • think critically
  • research academic topics
  • write academic essays
  • use academic conventions to acknowledge sources of information
  • work in a group
  • deliver an academic presentation.

Teaching and learning is achieved through lectures, group activities, a presentation, guided reading and writing tasks, independent and online learning. Sessions are held at the University’s modern campuses. You will be fully supported throughout the course with lots of opportunities to use UEL’s facilities and support services.

On successful completion of the course and examination you can progress on to the following undergraduate degrees (please see our course listings to see if your choice of degree can be accessed through Introduction to Law). Subjects include:

What you will study

Topics relating to Law through lectures, group activities, guided reading and written work.

Your future career

Progress on to a Law related degree course at the University of East London.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal

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