University of London Preparatory Course
The University of London (UOL) Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in Common Law is not only a qualification in its own right, but also provides an entry route to the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree.
A successful completion of the University of London Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law gains credit for the first four subjects of the LLB degree. This programme aims to provide a solid grounding of the law subjects and develops one’s ability to critically evaluate the usefulness of law in different contexts and perspectives.
Admission into the University of London Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law programme is through the Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law Admissions Test. This involves the application of a set of legal regulations to a problem, requiring fact management, analytical and writing skills. It does not require any prior legal knowledge.
This course is recommended if…
- You have the ability to study law but do not have the required academic qualifications.
- You wish to have a foundation in legal studies before deciding if you wish to take a law degree.
- You are interested in gaining a recognised award to support your admission into an overseas university for law studies.
What are my career options?
The three years standard and two year graduate entry route opens a diverse range of career options at a global level especially within the Commonwealth nations. A law degree in itself is a general qualification which opens up different opportunities for careers. Besides being a practitioner, career options include becoming an in-house counsellor, corporate lawyer, legal consultant as well as careers in the fields of civil defence, investigation, policy formulation, stock broking, insurance underwriting and compliance. This degree is also recommended for those who wish to pursue professional qualifications or a Masters of Laws after graduation.
Conduct of Courses
Courses will be conducted through classroom lectures and tutorials.
- At least 18 years of age on or before 1 September in the year of registration
- Candidate must pass a Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law Evaluation Test conducted by the college
This law diploma consists of 4 courses and is taken over eight months to one year. It is also an alternative route to those who may not be able to qualify for the LLB programme directly. After completing the Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law, you can apply to read for the degree programme at the approved university by the Ministry of Law, Singapore.
|LA1031||Legal System and Method|
(1) Students must comply with the college’s attendance and course work requirements before they can be admitted to the University of London examinations. (2) Formative assessment for Common Law Reasoning and Institutions is conducted through an online research assessment. A case note needs to be submitted online to the university which will be a prerequisite for attempting Part A of the examination. Failure to submit the case note by the due date will result in failure of Part A of the examination. There is no formative assessment for the other courses. (3) Summative assessment for all courses is through a 3 hour unseen written examination set by the University of London. The examination is held in May/June each year.
Requirements for Graduation
To be considered for the award, students must attempt and pass every element of the assessment for all four courses.
Intake & Duration
|Full-Time (evening):||26 June 2017 - 12 January 2018|
|Duration (per year):||6 Months|
|Number of Years:||1|
|Full-Time:||1 is to 30|
|Part-Time:||1 is to 30|
|Stansfield Course Fees|
|Tuition Fees (Part-Time):||$||5,885|
|Tuition Fees (Full-Time):||$||6,955|
|University of London Fees (Per Academic Year)|
|First year of study|
|Fee per module||£||107|
|Application & Initial registration fee||£||816|
|Examination fee (four full courses)||£||816|
|Following years of study (for Resit/Degree)|
|Continuing registration fee||£||368|
|Examination fee (four full courses)||£||800|