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Undergraduate programmes in Law
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Diploma in Law and Diploma in the Common Law
by External study
Academic direction by:
Birkbeck King’s College London The London School of Economics and Political Science Queen Mary School of Oriental and African Studies UCL (University College London)
Undergraduate study in Laws
Glossary of terms
n Credit transfer – Recognition
of prior university study for the purpose of admitting students for Graduate Entry or accepting individual subjects as completed. n Examination entry – The form that you fill in to register for examinations. n External student – A student registered for an External programme of study. n External System – The structure that provides support and delivery for ‘External study’, i.e. the framework by which someone is able to earn a University of London award without attending a College or Institute of the University. n Federal University – The University of London is a federal university made up of 19 Colleges and 10 Institutes. n Graduate Entry Route – If you already have a full first degree (acceptable to the University) you may opt
for this study route, where nine subjects are studied instead of 12. n Intermediate subjects – The first group of subjects that you will study and be examined in. n Laws Consortium – The academic direction for the Laws programmes by External study is provided by a consortium of those Colleges of the University that have a Law School/Faculty: Birkbeck, King’s College London, The London School of Economics and Political Science, Queen Mary, School of Oriental and African Studies, and UCL (University College London). n Laws Skills Portfolio – For a Qualifying Law Degree, final-year students submit evidence of attainment in legal research and other skills. n Occasional student – If you meet the entrance requirements you may
choose to study one or more of the subjects from the syllabus as a short course. You may choose to be examined on this subject and, on passing, will receive a certificate. n Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) – A degree that satisfies the legal professional bodies’ requirements for the Academic Stage of legal training for England and Wales, and enables students to enter the Vocational Stage of training as a solicitor or a barrister where they will gain practical knowledge and skills. n Regulations – The rules governing the structure and content of your programme, as well as progression and assessment details. The regulations for all our programmes can be found online at: www.
londonexternal.ac.uk/current_ students/general_resources/ regulations/index.shtml
Undergraduate study in Laws
Key points 2 The University of London and the External System 3 Welcome to a global programme 4 The Laws Consortium 6 Studying with the Laws Programme 8 LLB programme 10 LLB structures 11 Graduate Entry Route structures 12 Diploma in Law 13 Diploma in Law teaching institutions 14 Diploma in the Common Law 16 How you study 18 Help with your studies 20 Subject outlines 22 Progressing through your course of study 27 The LLB as a Qualifying Law Degree in England & Wales 28 The Laws programme team 30 Entrance requirements Application and registration process Documentary evidence Recognition of prior study Scholarships for External students Qualifications for entrance Tests of proficiency in English Fees and contacts Information for students with a disability and/or special needs 32 34 36 38 41 42 49 50 52
Using this prospectus
There is a colour coded band at the top of each page in this prospectus. The colour of this band either refers to the different types of qualifications on offer or to a specific piece of information that you might need. The red colour used as banding on this page refers to any general information related to the University or the suite of qualifications. A guide to the other colours used for different types of qualifications is listed on the right.
General information LLB Schemes A and B Graduate Entry Routes A and B Diploma in Law Diploma in the Common law
How to apply Recognition of prior study Qualifications for entrance
Application deadline: You can apply throughout the year, but we strongly advise you to apply as early as possible. Applications must be received no later than: n 17 September* (students resident outside the EU) n 17 October* (students resident within the EU) LLB/Diploma in the Common Law registration deadline: 30 November* Diploma in Law registration deadline: 31 October* Examinations take place: May/June
* In the year before you intend to sit your first examinations. Note: Diploma in Law students and those who wish to receive institutional support for the LLB should contact the teaching institution, which may require you to make an earlier application.
2 Undergraduate study in Laws
Key points: Information about studying on the Laws programmes
n Benefit from the intellectual
leadership and experience in law of the Colleges of the University of London. n Develop your critical-thinking, analytical and organizational skills – essential for any career in legal practice or business. n The rigour and objectivity of final examinations contributes to the high
value and confidence that is placed in holders of a University of London LLB. n Achieve a degree that has the reputation as the ‘international gold standard’ in legal education. n Gain a Qualifying Law Degree that allows you to progress onto training as a solicitor or barrister in many jurisdictions worldwide. n Take advantage of the wide range of
entry levels, whatever your previous educational background, including a fast track for those who already have an undergraduate degree. n Choose from six routes allowing you to pace your studies to fit in with work and family commitments. n The new Diploma in the Common Law enables you to gain knowledge and expertise in English common law.
The University of London and the External System
Welcome from Sir Graeme Davies, Vice-Chancellor, University of London and Professor Jonathan Kydd, Dean, External System
For more than 150 years, the University through its External System has been offering degree programmes to students all over the world. It has always prided itself on being an international institution and its External System demonstrates this inclusive outlook. Today, it has 45,000 students studying in over 180 countries, bringing the University to you through flexible and distance learning. As a family of world-class institutions, the University has a reputation for academic distinction in teaching and research, both in the UK and internationally. Ranging from education to management, and from law to philosophy, all programmes offered through the External System are developed by academics within the Colleges of the University. This ensures that our awards are recognised worldwide for their quality and value, and that students benefit from the academic rigour and cutting-edge research undertaken within the Colleges. Studying with the University of London is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself.
HRH The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of London, viewing a sundial unveiled as part of the University of London External System’s 150th Anniversary celebrations in 2008. Pictured with Professor Jonathan Kydd, Dean of the External System, and Sir Graeme Davies, Vice-Chancellor, University of London.
We look forward to welcoming you into our global community of students and wish you every success.
n The University of London
The University of London
The University of London is one of the leading universities in Europe. Its world-class federation of 19 Colleges and a number of smaller specialist Institutes provides an unrivalled range of education opportunities of outstanding breadth and quality. The University is unique in its size and federal structure. Today, the federation includes specialised Colleges such as the Royal Veterinary College, while others such as UCL and LSE are multi-faculty. In 1858, with the establishment of its External System, the University broke new ground by opening up its awards to those who either could not or did not wish to come to London to study. This anticipated twentieth century developments in open, distance and flexible learning by more than 100 years.
Academics who teach and assess campus-based students develop and write the study materials for our programmes. They also set the exam papers and mark the scripts. Robust quality assurance mechanisms have been endorsed by the Quality Assurance Agency – the UK’s independent body for safeguarding the quality and standards of Higher Education. External students are examined to the same standard as that required of students enroled at the University’s constituent Colleges. This principle of equivalency is enshrined in our Regulations: ‘Candidates granted degrees and other awards shall have attained the same academic standard irrespective of mode or place of study or examination’.
External System is the world’s oldest provider of degrees through distance and flexible learning. n Today, we have 45,000 students worldwide studying on 100+ degrees, diplomas and certificates. n Former students and alumni include six Nobel Prize winners, leaders of Commonwealth countries, government ministers, renowned authors, academics, judges and business leaders. n The External System’s reputation internationally continues to ensure our graduates are to be found in leading positions around the world. n We have an active Alumni Association which offers unique networking opportunities.
LLB Professor of Law. Scheme A or B. with nine subjects taken in three stages. Your career path might lie in the commercial or financial professions. Many of you might be interested in the Diploma in Law. You might already be working in a law related field – in the police force or social work. barristers and judges from around the world who have obtained their law degree as an External student of the University of London. Note: Occasional students must meet the normal entrance requirements. for example – and want to enhance your legal knowledge and professional standing. in the 1890s – and that degree was made available to External students from the start. lobbyist. Queen Mary. A law degree is the usual starting point to qualifying for legal practice in the ‘common law’ world. Diploma in the Common Law or accumulate passes and then apply to be awarded the degree. You will need self-discipline and courage and you will need to think carefully about what is involved in finding the time and the space to study systematically. The University of London was the first university to offer a degree in English law (the LLB). of subjects Study period Diploma in Law Diploma in the Common Law LLB Scheme A LLB Scheme B Graduate Entry Route A Graduate Entry Route B 4 4 12 12 9 9 1–5 years 1–5 years 3–8 years 4–8 years 2–8 years 3–8 years Description An award in its own right. LLM. You might be a special issue campaigner. An opportunity to register just for one or two subjects. Intended for graduates who wish to study at a more measured pace. We provide many ways of supporting you in your studies and encourage you to take advantage of all the available resources. transfer to the LLB. Alternatively. with nine subjects taken in two stages.4 Undergraduate study in Laws Welcome to a global programme Professor Wayne Morrison LLD. Professor Wayne Morrison. The traditional degree in which 12 subjects are taken in three stages. Occasional students 1–4 years . The common law tradition entails a distinctive approach based on the centrality of case law and the techniques of interpreting cases. the University of London LLB by External study offers the security of an internationally recognised ‘gold standard’ established for over 100 years. Or you might prefer the more flexible approach of our new Diploma in the Common Law. or might want to find out more about how law works and possibly go on to higher academic studies. Enables graduates with a degree awarded by an institution acceptable to the University to follow a shorter route. While it forms a bridge between the UK and the Commonwealth. it is also increasingly important internationally for understanding commerce and trade as well as humanitarian law. You receive all the usual study materials for that subject and access to online resources – but Occasional students cannot. on passing four subjects. Intended for students who wish to study at a more measured pace. University of London External Undergraduate Laws Programme Why study law with the University of London External Undergraduate Laws Programme? In a world where degrees and degree providers are proliferating. The high reputation of the University of London LLB has been maintained because External students are marked to the same high standards of academic rigour applied to campus-based students. It offers an authoritative stand-alone qualification in key common law subjects – for those interested in gaining core knowledge of common law – and also an alternative way into LLB studies. where legal qualifications are highly valued not only for specific knowledge of law but also because of the transferable skills that come with the study of law such as mental dexterity and problem-solving abilities. Provides a grounding in the principal features of the English legal system. Upon graduation you will join a distinguished group of lawyers. Seeking to become a legal practitioner is not the only reason for studying for a legal qualification. with 12 subjects taken in four stages. Studying for a law qualification by External study with the University of London is challenging. I can guarantee you that applying yourself to studies in law will provide a stimulating and challenging path. and Director. PhD. students may transfer to the LLB programme. after passing three subjects students may transfer to the LLB Scheme B. if you would like to explore how law works or you have an interest in a particular area of law or to develop your career. solicitors. Diploma in Law. Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand Laws programmes available No. under any circumstances. for those who wish to gain some knowledge and expertise in English common law. Whatever your reasons for study.
www. learning resources and. or consortium of Colleges. and give the name of the Lead College which conducted the examinations. The Laws Consortium act as the ‘Lead Colleges’ for the programmes in this prospectus.e. The final diploma will indicate that you were registered with the University of London and awarded a University of London degree. It also provides further information about the role of the Lead College and method of study. level and content of the programme you successfully completed and include a transcript of courses taken and marks achieved. as well as the overall classification. known as the ‘Lead College’. When you graduate with a degree.ac. of the University of London. the parchment you receive on graduation) and a Diploma Supplement.londonexternal.a final diploma (i. . The Diploma Supplement will describe the nature. The academic direction of your programme – including the syllabus. It explains that there is no difference between the standards of University of London awards whether they are obtained by External study or face-to-face at a College of the University of London. assessment. academic support – is the responsibility of a particular College.uk/llb 5 The award you receive As an External student you register with the University of London for a University of London award. where given. The University of London logo and signature of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of London are incorporated. diploma or certificate from the University of London you will be sent two documents .
LSE has been regarded as an international centre of academic excellence and innovation in the social sciences. Queen Mary. Today. some 30 past or present heads of state. and UCL (University College London). It enjoys a worldwide reputation for teaching and research. Birkbeck has forged its own path in higher education. The six Colleges are: Birkbeck. King’s College London. The London School of Economics and Political Science. King’s College London is one of the oldest and largest multifaculty colleges of the University. King’s has the largest medical and dental schools in the UK. reaching out to people traditionally excluded by other universities. Birkbeck is ranked among the leading UK university institutions for its excellence in research in the humanities. and its alumni include eight Nobel laureates. Thirteen Nobel Prize winners in Economics. Literature and Peace. the School of Oriental and African Studies. they are known as the Laws Consortium. King’s College London Established in 1829. social sciences and natural sciences. Today. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Since its foundation in 1895. and around 60 current members of the Houses of Parliament have either studied or taught at LSE. Birkbeck Since 1823. Birkbeck is unique in its special mission to enable mature students to gain higher education qualifications via part-time study. Its teaching and research is recognised worldwide as a benchmark of quality.6 Undergraduate study in Laws The Laws Consortium The University of London External Undergraduate Laws Programme is governed academically by the six University of London Colleges with Law Schools or Departments. The College has been responsible for some of the discoveries that have shaped the modern world. such as the development of antiseptic and the discovery of the structure of DNA. Collectively. .
SOAS has built an enviable reputation around the globe for the calibre of its programmes. UCL was the first university in England to admit students of any race. Described by The Times newspaper as ‘an intellectual heavyweight by any standard’. Since its formation in 1916. University of London Queen Mary is one of the largest Colleges of the University. and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men. arts and humanities is underpinned by the regional expertise and cross-disciplinary emphasis in all its teaching. with a rich and diverse heritage. Queen Mary rose dramatically to 13th place. architecture and medicine. Africa and the Middle East. The College began life in 1887 as the People’s Palace. modern European languages and geography. UCL was also the first to offer degrees in English literature.www. School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) SOAS is the world’s largest centre for the study of Asia. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) published in December 2008. teaching and research. . which sees every university in the UK submit a dossier of their best researchers' work in 67 disciplines on which they are graded and ranked. UCL (University College London) Founded in 1826.uk/llb 7 Queen Mary. The School’s range of awards in the social sciences. class or religion.londonexternal.ac. from 48th place in the 2001 RAE. UCL has built an outstanding reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. Nobel Prizes have been awarded to 18 academics and graduates. and pioneered the university-based teaching of law. a philanthropic endeavour to provide East Londoners with education and social activities.
or you may simply be motivated by intellectual interest. assessment is entirely by unseen written three-hour examinations at the end of each stage of study. as they may have a maximum time period in which your studies should be completed.g. unless you are attending classes on a full-time basis at an institution. Written and oral communication skills are vital. Many leading lawyers. nationally and globally. e. you need to dedicate at least 20 hours per week for approximately 38 weeks of the year if you intend to complete the maximum of four subjects in any one year. you take the slower route. including pre-course exercises. A local career advisor may also be able to help. Before you apply please check with the professional body in the country you wish to practice in.ac. n Understanding the language of law Learning how to use legal discourse is crucial for success. If your purpose in undertaking the LLB is to practise as a solicitor or barrister in your own jurisdiction. It is important that you check with the relevant professional legal body in the www. develop an awareness of the context of law. A University of London LLB signals that you have achieved globally recognized standards. Rigorous academic standards Our educational aims The Laws Programme is committed to: n Promoting independent learning We support you in developing your capacity to manage your own learning. n Developing ‘transferable’ intellectual skills You will develop analytical and problem-solving skills and learn how to construct arguments. you must pass all of the examinations for the part or stage at the same examination sitting. n Offering expert guidance in law Our study materials are informed by current research and scholarship. Fitting your studies into your schedule For the LLB.8 Undergraduate study in Laws Studying with the Laws programme We offer you an alternative way of obtaining a prestigious law qualification at a reasonable cost. judges and barristers around the world have a University of London LLB. Enhanced career prospects The LLB Honours degree allows you to progress on to the Vocational Stage of legal training as a solicitor or barrister in many jurisdictions around the world (subject to conditions. You are offered the opportunity not only to know the law but to understand it. n Enabling you to develop critical awareness Learn how to stand back and consider the ‘bigger picture’. We jealously guard the quality of our degrees and do not dilute our standards and examination processes in order to increase the numbers passing the degree. in the commercial or financial sectors. so you and your employer can rely on the integrity of your award and can be confident about the standard of achievement it represents. You can sit the examinations a maximum of four times. you need to resit all of the papers for that part or stage.uk/current_ students/programme_resources/laws Flexible study period We offer from: n 3–8 years to complete the LLB n 2–8 years to complete the LLB if you are already a graduate n 1–5 years for the Diploma in Law and the Diploma in the Common Law. which you are welcome to consult. Examinations are held in May/June at local centres in over 180 different countries as well as in London. country in which you hope to practice before applying for the programme. All examination scripts are marked by University of London approved academics. A law qualification isn’t just for lawyers. Please visit: Recognition of the degree University of London degrees are recognized worldwide for their quality and academic rigour. reading lists and subject guides. You may wish to undertake law studies to work in policing. As a guideline. the number of attempts at passing examinations. You are examined to our high standards For all subjects except the LLB finalyear Dissertation option. please see ‘The LLB as a Qualifying Law Degree’ on page xx). perhaps with a view to pursuing a higher degree in law. We strongly recommend that. Further advice about a career in Law You should begin by talking to professional legal bodies to see if they can advise you. please be aware that different jurisdictions have varying prescriptions about required subjects and also subsidiary requirements. . social work and other law-related or paralegal careers. If you fail one of the examinations. Visit our websites The Laws Programme provides a range of open access resources.londonexternal. n Providing a wealth of resources The Laws Virtual Learning Environment and Online Library provide a resourcerich learning environment in which to develop your legal research skills.
The process requires the person to take control of their learning.uk/llb 9 ‘Students often ask what ensures success? The answer is simple: student active learning.ac. to engage with the materials. Director.londonexternal. to note the learning outcomes in the subject guides and self-assess the extent to which they are achieving them. External Undergraduate Laws Programme . Students need to engage with the activities in the subject guides. Wayne Morrison.www. read the materials provided and critically engage with the actual questions in the assessment. In distance learning we communicate through the learning resources we provide’.
same standards as applied to Collegebased students studying the LLB. information literacy. I had a tolerant and supportive spouse. This qualification is for you if: n You want to obtain an LLB degree Features of the LLB n The LLB is examined according to the of international standing which has provided the first step on a career route for many thousands of practising lawyers worldwide. n For a Qualifying Law Degree. you must satisfactorily complete the Laws Skills Portfolio. analysis and argument. and the stamina and determination needed of success. revising. Gisela is MP for Birmingham Edgbaston.10 Undergraduate study in Laws LLB programme What is an LLB? The LLB provides you with a solid grounding in the concepts and frameworks of the English legal system. n You can complete the LLB in a minimum of three years or a maximum of eight years. I was thrilled when I actually completed the degree: the presentation ceremony at the Barbican Centre was one of the most moving and magnificent experiences of my life. n If you are already a graduate. . This is due in no small part to the skills I acquired as an External student at the University of London’. Profile: Gisela Stuart | LLB graduate ‘Studying. I am now MP for Birmingham Edgbaston. looking after a family and staying sane was no easy task! I was lucky. n You wish to develop a critical awareness of the common law legal tradition and be able to apply analytical and problem-solving skills in a range of legal and non-legal settings. you can complete the LLB in a minimum of two years and a maximum of eight years. Note: Students seeking a Qualifying Law Degree should consult page 28. The University of London LLB has long been recognised as providing an international ‘gold standard’. In all jurisdictions you need to undertake an additional professional practice course to learn all the practical skills to qualify to work as a solicitor or barrister. n You would like to enhance key skills of communication. children who respond to a flexible routine.
Part I and Part II subjects of Scheme A are taken over four Years. ✝ ‘Year’ in the description of Scheme B and Graduate Entry Route B does not mean that Scheme B has to be completed in four years or Graduate Entry Route B in three years.ac. the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board require students registering in or after September 2001 to pass ‘EU law’ in order to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree. the Intermediate. Fourth Year option only: n Students ultimately seeking an LLB with ‘Qualifying Law Degree’ status need to read page 28 .www.londonexternal. It is divided into three Parts. Unless you are studying full time at a teaching institution we strongly advise you to choose Scheme B. Students have up to eight years to complete their degree. First Year ✝ (three subjects) Any three of the following subjects n Common law reasoning and institutions n n n Common law reasoning and institutions Criminal law Elements of the law of contract Public law Final examination Part I (four subjects) Land law Law of tort Criminal law Elements of the law of contract Public law Second Year ✝ (three subjects) n n n Law of trusts AND one optional subject Final examination Part II (four subjects) n Jurisprudence and legal theory AND three optional subjects The remaining subject from the First Year list not already taken plus two of the following subjects n n n Land law Law of tort Law of trusts Third Year ✝ (three subjects) Optional subjects Part I or II n n n n n n n n n n n n n Administrative law Civil and criminal procedure Commercial law Company law Criminology EU law✱ Evidence Family law History of English law International protection of human rights Introduction to Islamic law Labour law Public international law Optional subjects Part II only Conflict of laws Intellectual property Succession Dissertation n n n n n n n n n n n n n n The remaining subject from the Second Year list not already taken plus two optional subjects Fourth Year ✝ (three subjects) n Jurisprudence and legal theory AND two optional subjects Scheme B optional subjects (Third/Fourth Year ✝) Administrative law Civil and criminal procedure Commercial law Company law Criminology EU law✱ Evidence Family law History of English law International protection of human rights Introduction to Islamic law Labour law Public international law Succession Dissertation n n n n ✱ In England & Wales. Intermediate examination (four subjects) n n n n Scheme B: 12 subjects This scheme is intended for students who wish or need to study at a more measured pace. Here.uk/llb 11 LLB structures Scheme A: 12 subjects This is the degree in its traditional format.
Students ultimately seeking an LLB with ‘Qualifying Law Degree’ status need to read page 28 . the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board require students registering in or after September 2001 to pass ‘EU law’ in order to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree. you may be eligible to take the LLB degree on Graduate Entry Route A (minimum two years) or Graduate Entry Route B (minimum three years).12 Undergraduate study in Laws Graduate Entry Route structures If you have a full first degree. Note: Unless you are studying full time at an independent teaching institution. ✝ ‘Year’ in the description of Scheme B and Graduate Entry Route B does not mean that Scheme B has to be completed in four years or Graduate Entry Route B in three years. we strongly advise you to choose Graduate Entry Route B. Graduate Entry Route A: nine subjects Level 1 (four subjects) n n n n Graduate Entry Route B: nine subjects First Year ✝ (three subjects) Any three of the following subjects n Common law reasoning and institutions n n n Common law reasoning and institutions Criminal law Elements of the law of contract Public law Final examination (five subjects) Land law Law of tort Criminal law Elements of the law of contract Public law Second Year ✝ (three subjects) n n n Law of trusts PLUS any two of the following subjects n Administrative law n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n The remaining subject from the First Year list not already taken plus two of the following subjects n n n Land law Law of tort Law of trusts Third Year ✝ (three subjects) Civil and criminal procedure Commercial law Company law Criminology EU law✱ Evidence Family law History of English law Intellectual property International protection of human rights Introduction to Islamic law Jurisprudence and legal theory Labour law Public international law Succession Dissertation The remaining subject from the Second Year list not already taken plus two of the following subjects n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n Administrative law Civil and criminal procedure Commercial law Company law Criminology EU law✱ Evidence Family law History of English law Intellectual property International protection of human rights Introduction to Islamic law Jurisprudence and legal theory Labour law Public international law Succession Dissertation ✱ In England & Wales. Students have up to eight years to complete their degree.
Full details about the Diploma. The University is not liable for any deficiencies in the teaching provided at Diploma teaching institutions. but with the option to go on to the full LLB programme. including entrance criteria. n You have the necessary qualifications to embark on a degree programme. n You intend to undertake a degree programme but would like to gain a recognised qualification after one year. n You must register with a Diploma in Law teaching institution so that you can benefit from the extra tuition support. teaching institutions must submit a detailed written application and satisfy the University that they meet certain criteria. a teaching institution that has been given 'Permission to teach' status by the University (please see next page). but only if students have registered through. syllabuses and application forms should be obtained from the teaching institution at which the student intends to enrol. n You can complete the Diploma in a minimum of one year and a maximum of five years. and are studying at.ac. The subjects studied in the Diploma are the same as the first four Intermediate subjects of the LLB. How to apply for the Diploma in Law Applications for the Diploma must be submitted through a teaching institution and not to the University of London directly. AND n Students ultimately seeking an LLB with ‘Qualifying Law Degree’ status need to read page 28 Diploma in Law teaching institutions Teaching institutions given 'Permission to teach' the Diploma in Law by the University are listed on the following page.uk/llb 13 Diploma in Law programme The Diploma in Law is a qualification in its own right that also provides an entry route to degree study. In order to gain this status. Features of the Diploma in Law: n You can achieve a widely Diploma in Law structure Four compulsory subjects n n n n This qualification is for you if: n You have the ability. You will be expected to have undertaken research exercises and made extensive use of Online Library resources. n The Diploma is examined according to the same standards as applied to College-based students studying the LLB. Students should be aware that this status can be withdrawn from a teaching institution at any time and at short notice. The Diploma in Law may be studied full time or part time. but would prefer a programme with more teaching support. motivation and self-discipline to study at degree level. but do not have the qualifications usually required to enter a degree programme. n You can transfer into the second stage of the LLB programme after successful completion of three or four subjects. Common law reasoning and institutions Criminal law Elements of the law of contract Public law Your teaching institution will also provide classes in study skills and.londonexternal. where necessary.www. additional English language support. not from the University of London. recognised law qualification in some of the core legal subjects without committing to the full LLB programme. .
edu.de email@example.com. At the time of going to press several teaching institutions were under active consideration for being granted ‘Permission to teach’ status.uk/directory Bangladesh Bhuiyan Academy Academy of Law.net n www. Core R Dhanmondi R/A.firstname.lastname@example.org 15–16 Washington Street Cork n Tel: 00 353 21 4276 267 n Fax: 00 353 21 4275 632 n Email: email@example.com Undergraduate study in Laws Diploma in Law teaching institutions The teaching institutions listed below are permitted by the University of London to teach for the Diploma in Law.hk Dhanmondi R/A. 13.hk n www. Republic of Holy Trinity College n Cork Law School Gulshan 2. Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon n Tel: 00 852 2739 7342 n Fax: 00 852 2369 1268 n Email: llb@ln. Dhaka 1212 n Tel: 00 88 02 988 9778 n Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Germany Universität Passau n Dekanat Jura. Please note that this list is subject to change.lclsbd.speed.com Lingnan Institute of Further Education n Room 233. 14-A Hong Kong SAR University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education n University of London External System (Admissions Unit) n Room 313.polyu.hk n www. Dhaka 1209 n Tel: 0088 02 9134177/ 9111628 n Fax: 0088 02 8121000 n Email: dclebd@yahoo. email@example.com n www.htccorklawschool.net.dcle.bhuiyanacademy.net n www. 2/F.ln.hku.com/law. Gulshan.net n www. Admiralty Centre 18 Harcourt Road n Tel: 00 852 3761 1122 n Fax: 00 852 2527 0489 n Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / 94032 Passau n Tel: 00 49 851 509 2375 n Fax: 00 49 851 509 2207 n Email: andrew.com n www.net (North) n Gulshan Campus. Dhaka-1205 n Tel: 00 88 02 861 3001 n Fax: 00 88 02 861 3910 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom. Business Administration and Research n House No. 02 812 3035 n Fax: 0088 02 912 7231 n Email: ncla@accesstel. Kalabagan First Lane Shaheed Abdul Matin Road Dhaka 1205 n Tel: + 88 02 914 6197 n Email: khaledhc@gmail. 44.bslbd. Kowloon n Tel: 00 852 3400 2828 n Fax: 00 852 2363 0540 n Email: email@example.com n www. Road No.hk .edu. 3/F. Road No. 30.edu. Dhaka 1209 n Tel: 0088 02 912 1439.uni-passau.de n www.ac.hkuspace.nclaedu.net 66 Mody Road.hk n www.com n www.net n www. Road #28 House #49.ie Dhaka Centre for Law and Economics n House No.hk / 00 88 02 861 3658 n Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Jamaica University College of the Caribbean n 17 Worthington Avenue London College of Legal Studies (South) n 58. Tsim Sha Tsui Centre lclsbd. Please check our website for the latest details: www. Road No. 8/F. 3A Dhanmondi R/A. 7 Newcastle Law Academy n House No.lclsbd. khc@ Kingston 5 n Tel: 00 876 929 2830 / 2834 n Fax: 00 876 968 1926 n Email: email@example.com School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED) n Room QR802. Dhaka 1212 n Tel: 00 88 02 882 8125 n Fax: 00 88 02 882 7992 n Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 35 Ireland. Room 103e NK British School of Law n House CWN(B) 21. Road No.
com n www.net.pcl. 11-13 Masons Avenue The Institute of Legal Studies (TILS) n 15.pk n www.kensingtoncoll.atstnt.pk Middlesex College of Law n Station House. Street # 22 Stansfield College n 1250/252 Middle Road Sector F-8/2 44000 Islamabad n Tel: 0092 51 7133445 n Fax: 0092 51 2255355 n Email: email@example.com 4 Wild Court. Phase VIII Singapore ITC – School of Laws n 175A Bencoolen Street.pk Trinidad and Tobago Academy of Tertiary Studies (ATS) n 34 Southern Main Road Wealdstone.edu.lk Gulberg V. Sri Lanka Royal Institute of Colombo n 189 Havelock Road Colombo 5 n Tel: 00 94 11 255 6329 n Fax: 00 94 11 25 56329 n Email: firstname.lastname@example.org n www.uk University College Lahore n 1. Holborn London WC2B 4AU n Tel: 020 7404 6330 n Fax: 020 7404 6708 n Email: email@example.com Raiwind Road 53700 Lahore n Tel: 0092 42 751 5851 n Fax: 0092 42 751 5854 n Email: firstname.lastname@example.org from Thoker Niaz Baig Curepe n Tel: 00 1 868 663 9495 n Fax: 00 1 868 663 9831 n Email: email@example.comﬂaw.uk/llb 15 Pakistan L’Ecole for Advanced Studies n 211 Khayaban-e-Shaheen.pk.uk firstname.lastname@example.org n www.ac.pk n www.lecole.com n www. Charlton Islamabad School of Law n House # 15.ric. 5831838 n Fax: 0092 42 5832041 n Email: info@pcl. Canal Bank n www. 12th Storey Defence House Authority Karachi n Tel: 0092 21 5848791.com United Kingdom Holborn College n Woolwich Road.ac.edu.ac.co.edu.ucl.www.itc2u.com n www.edu.pk K Beckles & Associates. Harrow Middlesex HA3 5AH n Tel: 020 8424 2442 n Fax: 020 8424 2445 n Email: info@ middlesexcollegeoﬂaw.uk Pakistan College of Law n 46 Tipu Block Kensington College of Business n Wesley House New Garden Town Lahore n Tel: 0092 42 5831801. Law Tutors n 12 Flament Street Port of Spain n Tel: 00 1 868 636 4192 n Fax: 00 1 868 624 6793 n Email: email@example.com n www.pk Singapore 188983 n Tel: 00 65 6338 0300 n Fax: 00 65 6338 0400 n Email: firstname.lastname@example.org .ac.edu.sg London SE7 8LN n Tel: 020 8317 6000 n Fax: 020 8317 6001 n Email: email@example.com. Aziz Avenue.pk Burlington Square Singapore 189650 n Tel: 00 65 6238 0377 n Fax: 00 65 6238 0577 n Email: firstname.lastname@example.org n www. 5848796 n Fax: 0092 21 5848798.net.stansfield.holborncollege. Lahore n Tel: 0092 42 571 1001/2 n Fax: 0092 42 571 3820 n Email: email@example.com n www.pk n www.ac.net.co. 5848799 n Email: lecolekarachi@lecole.
Notes: In addition to the compulsory subject ‘Common law reasoning and institutions’. and self-discipline to study at degree level but do not want to commit to a full LLB programme n You would like to enhance key skills of communication. including an Online Library and Virtual Learning Environment. you are able to study independently. motivation time you can take to complete it and in the choice of subjects n The subjects you take are examined to the same standards which are applied to both internal and external students studying for the LLB with the University of London n Specially developed course materials and a wealth of online resources. only two of which may be another Intermediate subject. are shown in brackets beside the appropriate subject(s). designed to offer flexibility of subject choice for students who are eligible for admission to the LLB but who do not necessarily wish to register for the full degree. you choose three other subjects. Features of the Diploma in the Common Law n Flexibility both in respect of the n n n n n n n n n n n n n This qualification is for you if: n You have the ability. Co/prerequisites. . when required. analysis and argument n You want the flexibility to pace your studies to fit in with your other commitments as you have up to 5 years to complete this diploma n You want the flexibility to choose subjects to fit your needs Flexible study options You have the flexibility to pace your studies to fit in with your other commitments as you have up to five years to complete this Diploma. in which case you would study ‘Land law’ (corequisite) at the same time as ‘Law of trusts’. Alternatively. including an online library and online learning environment. when convenient to you. you need to have already studied ‘Land law’ (prerequisite) if you want to choose ‘Law of trusts’ as an option – unless you are studying the Diploma over one year as a fulltime student. information literacy. For example.16 Undergraduate study in Laws Diploma in the Common Law New for Autumn 2009 Diploma in the Common Law structure One compulsory subject n Common law reasoning and institutions (Intermediate Subject) Plus three optional subjects chosen from the following: n n n n n n n n n Criminal law (Intermediate Subject) Public law (Intermediate Subject) Elements of the law of contract (Intermediate Subject) Law of tort Law of trusts (co/prerequisite ‘Land law’) Land law Jurisprudence and legal theory Administrative law Commercial law (co/prerequisite ‘Elements of the law of contract’) Company law (co/prerequisite ‘Elements of the law of contract’) Conflict of laws Criminology EU law Evidence (co/prerequisite ‘Criminal law’) Family law History of English law Intellectual property (co/prerequisite ‘Elements of the law of contract’) International protection of human rights Introduction to Islamic law Labour law (co/prerequisite ‘Elements of the law of contract’) Public international law Succession The Diploma in the Common Law is a new. The Diploma in the Common Law is a qualification in its own right. Using the specially developed course materials and a wealth of online resources. flexible course aimed at those who wish to gain some knowledge and expertise in English common law to enhance their existing qualifications. additional study support may be available from independent institutions in certain countries.
this qualification will be invaluable.’ Mary Luckham Profile: Mary Luckham | Senior teaching fellow 'I am delighted to have been involved in the development of this new and innovative course which has been developed for those who do not wish to study for a law degree but would like to gain a qualification in English common law and want flexible study options.londonexternal. Whether you are a business professional who needs some knowledge of legal systems – other than the one in which you live and work – or whether you are a student of another discipline or someone considering or following a career in law in another jurisdiction.uk/llb 17 ‘Some knowledge of the common law is frequently essential whether you work in a civil law or common law jurisdiction and the Diploma in the Common Law will provide you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the common law system of England and Wales.' .www.ac. Some knowledge of the common law is frequently essential whether you work in a civil law or common law jurisdiction and the Diploma in the Common Law will provide you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the common law system of England and Wales. Law is a fascinating subject and it plays an increasingly important role in all areas of modern life.
n Skills portfolio guide supplied to final-year students. n Subject guides for each law subject studied that take you systematically through the course topics. You will receive one copy of the textbook for each of the four Intermediate/Diploma in Law Subjects and for the compulsory Part I subjects. so updated Regulations are sent to all our students every year. n Textbooks. n Regulations. developing English language and legal English skills. n Study packs. learning activities (with feedback) and guidance on answering sample examination questions. exemptions etc. Diploma in Law students must be registered at an independent teaching institution granted ‘Permission to teach’ the Diploma in Law (please see page 13 for more information). Although all study materials are specially produced for self-directed learning..18 Undergraduate study in Laws How you study Study materials include: n ‘Studying English law with You receive specially designed learning materials and have access to a significant array of online resources. relevant if you are pursuing a Qualifying Law Degree. the University of London’. Key recommended readings in the subject guides are sent directly to students (and are available online) for all the compulsory subjects and selected options. . This is sent to all students who receive an offer letter. Students need to be fully informed of the formal rules about syllabuses. reading cases and statutes. guidance on exam technique and performing skills activities. marking schemes. many students choose to pay for additional educational support through independent teaching institutions. how to enter for examinations. n Student handbook contains a wealth of specific advice and information on navigating your way through the programme and the External System. programme structures. with key dates and contact details for further support. with instructions on reading. The study materials are designed to guide you through the syllabus for each subject and direct your reading of the prescribed textbooks. study packs and Online Library resources. An introductory guide to the basics of common law legal systems. n ‘Learning skills for law’ guide contains advice on study skills. The cost of your materials is included in your initial and continuing registration fees. transfers.
up-to-date statutes n key academic law journals n multidisciplinary databases in business and the social sciences n and many others.lon. Please see technical specifications below.uk The Online Library is a core asset for all Laws students as it provides: n access to the professional legal databases LexisNexis and Westlaw n cases.ac.uk/llb 19 Online resources The University of London External System has launched a new student portal to transform the way in which communication takes place between students of the University of London External System. The Online Library University of London Student Email Account All students are issued with a student email account which is accessible through the student portal.londonexternal.uk The following resources are available to all Laws students: and enhance a students ability to find legal materials using electronic sources. PC users Laws VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) The Laws VLE is accessed through the student portal and offers a centralised location where students can find: n Law subject pages with news and updates.5 Recommended Pentium 1 GHz 256 Mb Windows XP 200 Mb 1024 x 768 colour 24x CD-ROM Broadband Internet Explorer 6.0 Mac users Minimum specification Processor Memory (RAM) Operating system Free hard disk space Screen resolution CD/DVD-ROM drive Modem speed Browser G3 64Mb OS 9 or later 100 Mb 800 x 600 colour CD-ROM 56kbps Internet Explorer 5. Please note that undertaking legal research exercises is required for Common law Reasoning and Institutions for students who registered after 1st September 2007. provided by legal academics associated with the Laws Programme n Complete versions of subject guides and study packs n Online Audio Presentations – which supplement the subject guides n Annual recent developments in law n Past and present examination papers and reports n Discussion forums where students can debate and interact with others n Computer Marked Assessments – multiple choice questions providing feedback.5 Recommended G4 128Mb OS X 200 Mb 1024 x 768 colour 24x CD-ROM Broadband Firefox 2 Please note: you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player for this programme.ac.ac. Online access You must have access to a computer with an internet connection so that you can use the online resources. These allow students to test their knowledge and understanding of the key topics n Online Legal Research Exercises exercises which are designed to build Minimum specification Processor Memory (RAM) Operating system Free hard disk space Screen resolution CD/DVD-ROM drive Modem speed Browser Pentium 500 MHz 128 Mb Windows 98 100 Mb 800 x 600 colour CD-ROM 56kbps Internet Explorer 5. . The portal allows access to all our online resources using a single username and password through a secure website: https://my. There are many benefits to this. The Laws VLE covers all compulsory subjects and EU Law and is constantly improving its coverage of optional subjects. but primarily it: n provides a safe and reliable communications channel n speeds up communication between us n gives you a sense of ‘identity’ to all students www.external.londonexternal.shl. and to conduct legal research more generally.www.
For further details please contact: University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education n Madingley Hall. questioning it and coming to a conclusion. My mind has become more open to new ideas. March and April. Furthermore.ac. University of London. more willing to accept broader views and more willing to question the occurrences around me. there are a number of ways that you can get additional assistance.shl. I am the only girl at the law firm. The Library charges for this service. the only one who graduated from the University of London and have only one other person around me who has done a foreign LLB. University of London www. February.20 Undergraduate study in Laws Help with your studies Our learning resources are designed to give you the best possible support for your studies. For more information contact: Senate House Library. I took ‘International protection of human rights’ in the last year of my LLB and I know for sure that this is where my interest lies. We do not provide direct tuition. The courses concentrate on important areas of each subject and new Profile: Sonia Riaz Hussain LLB graduate The University of London LLB degree has helped me immensely in my career. in a developing country like Pakistan. These subjects have left a lasting impact on me and have left me with the urge to make a difference wherever I possibly can. the LLB and the Diploma in the Common Law.londonexternal. Admiralty Centre 18 Harcourt Road. Tuition is given by experienced law lecturers. Prospective students are welcome to attend in order to find out more about the programme. www. Equipped with it I feel secure that I am indeed one of the best. . In the three years I spent on this degree my perceptions. Each weekend covers different topics and students are encouraged to attend all four. Sonia now lectures at University College Lahore.uk/current_ students/programme_resources/laws Courses at the University of London Induction day A one-day induction is held in London in late September each year to introduce new students to studying for the Diploma in Law. developments and recent legislation. Madingley Cambridge CB3 8AQ n Tel: 01954 280280 n Fax: 01954 280200 School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE) n University of Hong Kong 3/F.ac. It was almost like a rebirth.lon. Tel: +44 (0)20 7862 8461/2 Fax: +44 (0)20 7862 8480 Email: enquiries@shl. London WC1E 7HU.uk Please note: the current Laws collection is not an undergraduate teaching collection. It’s one area where I would particularly like to make a difference. with up to eight hours of lectures and tutorials each day. Pakistan. For further information about the induction day and weekend courses please visit: Visit Senate House Library Senate House Library. Courses at other universities Similar courses are also provided by the University of Cambridge (an annual revision course held in March/April of each year) and the University of Hong Kong. I feel that my confidence in myself and the work that I do is primarily because of this degree.uk Registered External students are entitled to use Senate House Library. the very fact that one has done a foreign degree increases your professional value. ideas and vision of life all underwent the most major transformation. Hong Kong n Tel: 2547 2225 n Fax: 2527 0489 Weekend courses There are four weekend courses held in London each year in November/ December. Discovering everything.ac. To begin with. These courses are intensive. the University of London is widely recognized and acknowledged for its excellent reputation worldwide. however. Malet Street. The way ‘Jurisprudence and legal theory’ and ‘International protection of human rights’ enriched my knowledge is incomparable.london.
Is there room to study in the library and is it quiet? n Are there computer facilities with a reasonably fast internet connection? What is the ratio of computers to student numbers? n Are students given regular assessments and mock exams n with individual feedback? Will there be a written contract between you and the teaching institution when you enrol? If not.londonexternal. Please note that. you may choose to come to London and study at an independent teaching institution. Please note that in 2009 the University will introduce new policy framework covering its relationships with institutions. Points to consider before enrolling with a teaching institution Do the timing and frequency of the tuition suit your other commitments? Are there tutorials as well as lectures? If so. check that there are copies of the essential and recommended texts. this is separate from registration as a student with the University of London. Please refer to our website where news on these developments is forthcoming. They may also offer support for some of the subjects available on the Diploma in the Common Law. If you do register early. n Is the institution committed to working with the University of London? Does it integrate our learning resources into its teaching programme? n Compare its services and fees with other teaching institutions in the same locality (if any).londonexternal. If you do decide to enrol for LLB or Diploma in the Common Law tutorial support at an independent teaching institution. Some of these providers offer alternatives to faceto-face tuition via correspondence or online tuition. Can you borrow books from the library or is it for reference only? If you already have your subject guides. n Check how you pay fees – in one payment or in instalments – and what the refund policy is if you cease studying for any reason.ac. there is no equivalent to ‘Permission to teach’ status. You will also need to satisfy UK student visa requirements if you are coming from outside the UK.ac.londonexternal. It is your responsibility to make sure that it provides what you are looking for.shtml .www.ac. please visit: www. make sure you understand the terms and conditions that apply and your liability. As an External student. especially the library. For further information.uk/checklist If you wish to check the authenticity of a teaching institution’s claims. For the full check list please visit: n www.ac. ask if the teaching institution is able to charge you only for the tuition you have actually received if the University does not accept you. are the tutorial groups reasonably small? n Ask to see the facilities.londonexternal.uk/study_ ep/local_support/check_form.uk/ institutions_about Independent teaching institutions are not affiliated to the University in any way and we do not guarantee or comment on the standards of their teaching or service to students. at an appropriate cost. We advise you to wait for confirmation from the University that you are eligible for the programme of your choice before enrolling at a teaching institution and paying their tuition fees. please fill in the teaching institution check form at: www.uk/llb 21 LLB tuition support from independent teaching institutions Tuition support for the LLB is available in many independent teaching institutions worldwide. n Talk to students who are already enrolled and get their opinions. including their addresses. Please note that only the six Colleges listed on pages 6–7 are part of the University of London Laws Consortium. for LLB tuition.
Land law centres on the concept of the nature and quantum of the various interests that can exist in land. Criminal law consists of a highly developed body of precisely formulated legal rules but as criminal conduct is subject to punishment it thus engages with broad issues of morality and policy. as well as the impact of EU law. Equally. Compulsory Intermediatelevel subjects Common law reasoning and institutions This comprehensive introduction to the English legal system seeks to convey what is distinctive about the common law approach as a legal methodology and as it reflects the history and politics of England and Wales. students need to take an interest in current affairs and debates about what is involved in constitutional issues and reforms. performance and breach of contract and remedies for breach of contract – the emphasis is on understanding the key underlying principles of English law. including the necessary historical context. Please consult the full syllabus listings in the Programme Regulations for detailed specification of the topics covered. but also a rewarding one. Covering the core topics – including formation of contracts. Registration with the Online Library is a requirement for successfully completing this course. and the Human Rights Act 1998. This course is also vital in initiating students into the process of legal research and the final examination has a compulsory section on research activities carried out during the year. It examines the sources of law. and engaging with issues about judicial decision-making that connect critically with substantive law subjects. a range of fatal and non-fatal offences against the person and selected offences against property. transfer and extinction of these interests and the extent that those interests are enforceable against third parties. its place in society and how a legal system operates as a system of rules and as a social institution engaging with ideals of justice and often conflicting moral codes. Elements of the law of contract Contracts are the legal basis of all commercial transactions. secondary liability and defences also form part of the University of London criminal law curriculum. with judicial precedents stretching back nearly 400 years in some instances (but more usually of 19th. capacity to contract and privity. Compulsory Honourslevel subjects Jurisprudence and legal theory This subject is compulsory under Schemes A and B and optional under Graduate Entry Routes A and B. . This makes it a difficult subject. the principles governing the creation. Remember that the distinction between compulsory and optional academic subjects does not always correspond to the subjects required by professional bodies (see ‘The LLB as a Qualifying Law Degree’ on page 28). Attempts to commit offences. the role of judges and the jury. This is very much a case law subject. executive and administration. While covering the key developments in classic and contemporary legal theory. Marxism. Here the central principles of English law are portrayed. or must. Analysing key issues of sovereignty and the division of powers between legislature. affect the overall picture of the relation between citizen and the state. as many of the basic concepts were established in social conditions very different from today. To fully engage with this subject. the civil and criminal court structures. A running concern of the course is the question fairness: the impact off the Human Rights Act on the criminal justice system and the issues of access to justice in the civil courts. ultimately this is a subject in which there are no authorities and no final court of appeal: the reader/the student must be the judge. Criminal law This course examines general principles of criminal liability. one key question is how far the UK lives up to classic doctrine. from natural law through legal positivism. Public law The UK constitution is famously ‘unwritten’ and thus contrasts with other constitutional models. membership of the European Union.22 Undergraduate study in Laws Subject outlines These subject outlines are correct at the time of going to press and subject to annual review. An understanding of what factors judges may. Understanding the tension between certainty in the law and social adaptation affects the development of criminal law will take students beyond the basic stage of understanding the substantive rules of criminal law.and 20th-century origin) and a small number of statutory provisions. critical legal studies (including critical race theory) and feminist jurisprudence. Land law Much of the work of solicitors turns around land law in the form of conveyancing (buying and selling dwellings or commercial enterprises) or the relations between landlords and tenants. take into account when exercising their discretion is crucial. Jurisprudence poses the fundamental questions about the nature of law.
Company law This area of law is fast moving with frequent legislative change due to pressures for reform from the UK Department of Trade and Industry and from the EU with its policy of harmonising the company law of its member states. when they are not.ac. private insurance. remedies and criminal procedure. jurisdiction. Civil and criminal procedure Focused on the substantive issues and values that underpin Civil and criminal procedure. criminal injuries compensation schemes. which makes tort law complex. commencement of proceedings. constructive trusts). Trusts and Public law. to provide redress for grievances. The course also looks at how policies can be implemented through delegated legislation. The characteristic claim in tort is for monetary compensation or damages. defamation. tort and trust law will provide a useful background. Law of trusts A part of Equity law. responsibility for risk of loss of or damage to goods and its transfer from one party to another. the law of trusts deals with the rules and principles governing the creation and operation of trusts – a particular method of holding property that developed historically primarily to preserve family wealth. Existing case law has been developed in recent years with the statutory implementation of International Conventions and Law Commission reports – yet there are questions as yet unsettled. 2) the powers and obligations of trustees under a valid trust (including appointment. The syllabus centres on the way law regulates companies and the facilities company law offers. Students will be expected to compare and contrast Civil and criminal procedure and will need to have a good working knowledge of the court system and the way in which civil and criminal justice is organised and dispensed. responding to a claim. police powers and bail. this is the body of rules applied by the English courts to cases with a foreign element. such as limited liability and transferability of shares – as well as the corresponding burdens (duties of disclosure. case management. particularly by minimising liability to taxation. vicarious liability as well as defences and remedies. Tort. the use of discretion and so on. 3) the remedies available when trustees act improperly. the significance of possession. and sources of future development including EU law. summary disposals and trials. Familiarity with the general ideas underlying contract. etc. including: judicial review. Optional subjects Administrative law Administrative law has been hugely expanding in the late 20th century/ early 21st century. the passing of property between buyer and seller.) as well as the fact that the same harms may be pursued through the criminal justice system. There is no single principle of liability. students will benefit from knowledge of Contract. pleas and plea bargaining. Negligence is a key topic and other topics include: interference with economic interest. substantive decision-making and recognition of the laws of other jurisdictions. the transfer of title and its effect on third parties. and . Emphasis is placed on both knowledge of principles and the ability to apply the rules of law to achieve practical solutions to practical problems.londonexternal. This subject will appeal to students who enjoyed studying Public law and who have an interest in public affairs. retirement and removal of trustees). which increases the importance of academic writing and also gives students the chance to present their own solutions. Commercial law Commercial law is concerned with obligations between parties to commercial transactions and the relationship with rules of personal property. charitable trusts. Its core purpose is to ensure that any decisions or action taken by government are lawful and. Specific topics include: civil process before trial. dealing with core issues of jurisdiction. Students are expected to become familiar with the significance and implications of: ownership of or title to goods. Conflict of laws Also known as private international law. ID and other evidence and sentencing. informal rules. ‘ombudsmen’ and tribunals. The syllabus focuses on three broad areas: 1) the requirements for establishing a valid trust (including express private trusts. the course is divided equally between Civil and criminal procedure. A range of grievanceredressing mechanisms are examined.www. A vital course for anyone intending to operate in the commercial field. trespass. The course covers all English domestic law.uk/llb 23 Law of tort The law of tort concerns the civil liability for the wrongful infliction of injury by one person upon another. compliance with statutory procedures and common law duties) and the dynamics of the often tense relationship between shareholders and management. implied and resulting trusts. also there are other sources of monetary compensation for personal injuries (such as unemployment/social security payments. commencement of proceedings.
Marriage and divorce and the legal status of offspring are intertwined with questions of financial provision and child protection. style of policing. legal rules and judicial decisions History of English law Full understanding and enjoyment of studying legal history develops both historical and legal skills. of customary laws applied in the royal courts during the first two centuries following the Norman Conquest in 1066. It includes copyright. followed by an examination of the historical development of the substantive law of land law. psychological and philosophical points of view. patent and trade mark law.000 word Dissertation and b) a short final examination. jury and judge in an adversarial system. The Dissertation is a subject in its own right and it may be used to complete the Laws Skills Portfolio (see Laws Skills Pathway 1). Criminology has long been at odds with legalistic approaches towards dealing with crime and raises often controversial aspects of social policy. The subject is an attractive mixture of the intensely practical (e. frequently relies on ‘press-ganging’ a range of independent rights (such as confidentiality) to serve that purpose. The Dissertation option will be examined a) by electronic submission of a 10. The subject will appeal to students who enjoyed studying Public law or who have an interest in public affairs. politics. Originating in religious law. This course will appeal to students who enjoy exploring a wide range of reading materials for themselves. Specific topics covered include: the The European Union (EU) is a relatively new legal system that combines characteristics of international law and national legal systems.24 Undergraduate study in Laws Subject outlines Criminology Criminology examines the relationship between the individual who breaks the laws of the state and the state’s power to lay down laws and to punish for breaches of those laws – but from a range of political. sociological. technological or cultural benefits. lacking any discrete law of unfair competition. procedure and modes of trial are traced through to the early modern period. are studied in their wider context. the origins of the common law may be traced in considerable detail from its effective beginnings as the body . The law of intellectual property rights seeks a difficult balance between rewarding the right owner and the needs of society to gain access to scientific. not to mention public policy issues arising from advances in biological science or the rise of children’s rights. The course examines the range of different domestic and international legal categories involved in regulating this form of intangible property. Thanks to the large amount of surviving materials. Involving both artistic and scientific concerns. the subject will appeal especially to students intending to practise in court. social control. Intellectual property Intellectual property is a rapidly expanding body of law that has come into increasing domestic and international prominence. Family law Family law affects every member of society. EU law EU law is a required subject by the professional bodies in England and Wales for the LLB as a Qualifying Law Degree. principles. and community involvement in the criminal justice system. which means that understanding the statute and case law is not a discrete or isolated study. how is cross-examination controlled? what is a jury permitted to hear? when has the burden of proof been discharged?) and the abstract and academic (what is a ‘fact’? what does ‘relevance’ mean? when is evidence prejudicial?). The institutions of the common law courts. Students design their own research question – and submit a research proposal online – on a topic they have not previously (or concurrently) studied in depth. Family law is highly porous in relation to expert knowledge from disciplines such as psychology and sociology. from conception to the grave. As EU law is highly responsive to economic and social changes. and pays specific attention to the ways in which English law. intellectual property underpins a wide variety of everyday activities for individual consumers – hence in turn its immense economic and industrial significance. Evidence The law of evidence governs what facts may be presented – and contested – in the courtroom. theories and philosophies underlying international human rights as well as an understanding of the principal internal mechanisms installing and enforcing/monitoring these rights. the techniques for eliciting evidence.g. economics or international relations. contract and tort. today the legal regulation of family relationships involves a complex relation between the family and the state. International protection of human rights International protection of human rights law concerns protection afforded to individuals. Dissertation The Dissertation subject option offers final-year students the opportunity to undertake in-depth legal/sociolegal research. EU institutions and law-making powers are examined as well as the key questions of the impact of EU law on national law and its overall consequences for a) business enterprises and b) individuals. and the role of the lawyers. The subject will appeal to those students who wish to escape from heavily case-law oriented subjects and who are prepared to think critically about their societies and the nature of social order. Highly relevant to actual day-to-day legal practice. This course seeks to instil a holistic and critical awareness of the fundamental concepts.
This course will appeal to students interested in industrial relations and their historical and political contexts. The portfolio is submitted online and is assessed as Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. covering its religious. Introduction to Islamic law This course offers students an overview of Islamic law. how it can be challenged. the status and organisation of trade unions. Labour law Labour law has key consequences both for individuals in their job settings and the operation of the labour market in general. Laws Skills Portfolio Satisfactory completion of the Skills Portfolio is a requirement for the LLB as a Qualifying Law Degree. The aim of this course is to explore in detail the operation of inheritance law. covering a range of jurisdictions from the Middle East and South Asia. in the fields of human rights and international criminal law. Laws Skills Pathway 1 Students who are registered for the Dissertation final-year subject option submit information about the research processes they used in researching for their Dissertation (and associated activities) as evidence for the portfolio. whether as inheritors or as those passing on property. how it is administered and what happens when a person dies without leaving a valid will. the rights and duties of individuals. Public international law Public international law has been increasingly under the spotlight as it governs – among other things – the agreed rules of the use of force. human rights. (Understanding of contract law and a willingness to grapple with EU law is important here. and sex and race discrimination.londonexternal. focusing on Islamic family law with a shorter section on Islamic criminal law.www. the history. . The course then goes on to examine the application of Islamic law in contemporary jurisdictions. Laws Skills Pathway 2 Students undertake a small-scale separate research project in addition to their existing subject options and submit their evidence on the basis of this research (and associated activities). and 5) team working. historical and contemporary dimensions. whether that person has made a will or dies intestate? And should there be any restrictions on whom people who make wills are allowed to leave property to when they die? These are the basic questions underpinning the law of succession. redundancy. unfair dismissal. enforcement mechanisms. 4) oral communication. including the emergence of different schools of Islamic law and their consolidation in the main authoritative sources of Islamic law. notably refugees. There are two methods by which students may attain the research skills (and demonstrate the other skills around that): Laws Skills Pathway 1 or Laws Skills Pathway 2. trade union recognition. There is also a short Laws Skills Portfolio final examination. Public international law concerns legal relations between states but also deals with the role of the United Nations and other international organisations and. The course begins with matters that may be pursued by individuals. 3) Information technology. international environmental law and the law of the sea.uk/llb 25 individual in international law. the legal regulation of collective bargaining and the law relating to trade disputes. covering contracts of employment. genocide. The emphasis of the first part of the course is on the religious and historical foundations of Islamic law. Succession Who is entitled to a person’s property on their death. a review of the systems by reference to key vulnerable groups. especially how a valid will is made. debates about universalism vs cultural relativism. The Laws Skills Portfolio involves students in their final year providing evidence and reflective commentary demonstrating that they have attained skills in five areas: 1) legal research. equal pay. and they will affect all people who have access to some form of property.) The second part deals with ‘collective’ labour law: the protection of the worker re trade union membership and activities. Aspects of civil law and international law are also covered. 2) autonomy of learning. politics and specific human rights legal enactments instituted by the United Nations. treaties and state responsibility to go on to see how these principles are applied in specific areas such as international criminal law. the evolution of international individual responsibility for acts such as crimes against humanity and war crimes.ac. The course moves from examining basic principles – the sources of international law and the bases of recognising statehood – through specific issues of jurisdictional immunities. including the reform of Islamic law.
Having gained the relevant knowledge through the compulsory and optional courses offered I am better prepared to comprehend a variety of legal concepts and complex issues. Branche | LLB graduate. . On commencing my studies with the External System I was a banker and hence time constraints were apparent. in the near future with the University of London as an External student. the LLB was a stepping stone to becoming a qualified Barrister. I am currently quite satisfied and fulfilled in my career. I am considering reading for a Masters of Laws (LLM). Of course. The programme allowed me the opportunity to study at my own pace while at the same time receiving sound accreditation necessary in allowing me the privilege to read for the Bar Vocational Course at BPP in London.’ Sheldon V. in the near future with the University of London as an External student. I am currently practicing as a Corporate Attorney in one of the largest conglomerates in the Caribbean.26 Undergraduate study in Laws 'I am currently practicing as a Corporate Attorney in one of the largest conglomerates in the Caribbean. specializing in Corporate. Trinidad and Tobago. The wealth of knowledge and experience I am gaining and will gain over time will be priceless. secured a pupillage in Chambers after which I was enrolled as an Attorney-at-Law and thereby obtained my licence to practice law within my jurisdiction.’ Sheldon works as a Corporate Attorney in Trinidad. Trinidad ‘The primary reason for choosing the University of London External System was its flexibility for people already in a career or interested in changing careers. to study part-time with a reputable and outstanding institution. I am currently quite satisfied and fulfilled in my career. The wealth of knowledge and experience I am gaining and will gain over time will be priceless. Branche Profile: Sheldon V. I am considering reading for a Masters of Laws (LLM). specializing in Corporate. Upon successful completion of the Bar Vocational Studies in London. I returned to my country of birth.
you should note that this is not easy as there is a great deal of competition for places and you will need high marks. we do also offer some ways to make this easier. However. which allows you to resit the examination in just that one subject at the next available examination sitting and you will not need to re-sit the other subjects.) n To study on campus with a University ‘Referrals’ If you fail in one subject only. You will need to satisfy the entrance requirements (both general and programme-specific) for the programme that you wish to transfer to.ac. becoming an internal student. you may transfer to Year 2 of Scheme B (or Graduate Entry Route B). You may also transfer from the Diploma in Law to Year 2 of the LLB (Scheme B) if you have passed three subjects. the Law Schools of Queen Mary and Birkbeck are prepared to actively consider applications to go into the second year of the degree either from the Diploma or the Intermediate year of Scheme A. as an internal student. Applications should be made through UCAS. and obtained marks of 40 or above in three out of the four. if you have sat your examinations. or wish to combine law with Management or Accounting – you may be able to transfer to another programme within the External System. of London College Law School After you have passed the Intermediate subjects. This means that – depending on the pathway that you have chosen – you will have to succeed in passing groups of examinations all at the same time (in the same examination ‘sitting’): n Diploma in Law (full time): 4 subjects Diploma in Law (part time): 2 subjects. However. you can also transfer to the LLB after you have passed four subjects.) Other possible transfers n To another programme within the External System If you feel that Law is not for you. see page 38. Each College is autonomous and runs its own admissions policy. Any outstanding fees would be payable.www. it would be in November. taking with you the three subjects that you have passed. (For information on credit transfer to the External Undergraduate Laws Programme from another university. For students sitting the examinations in the UK the ‘next available sitting’ normally means a September re-sit. you may be able to transfer to the second year of an LLB programme at one of the six Colleges of the University of London that offer law. at other British universities. n LLB Scheme A and Graduate Entry Route A: 4 subjects. and the failed mark is between 30-39%. Special arrangements for admission have been made with the University of Surrey and Kingston University. (You are allowed two attempts.uk n To study at another UK university You may also be able to transfer to the second year of an LLB programme. Currently.londonexternal. but please note that you must do so before you have made your examination entry.uk/llb 27 Progressing through your course of study Progressing through your studies The LLB is not a ‘modular' programme: you must complete each stage of the course before proceeding on to the next. n LLB Scheme B and Graduate Entry Route B: 3 subjects. This is easily done. please visit: www. for students sitting overseas. Please note that transfer to another programme is not automatic.) However. It is not possible to transfer from Graduate Entry Routes.ac.ucas. as equivalent to having sat and passed Year 1 of Scheme B (or Graduate Entry Route B). Transfers from ‘A’ pathways to ‘B’ pathways Sometimes students on the ‘A’ pathways – LLB Scheme A and Graduate Entry Route A – realise quite soon after that have started that they have undertaken too much and would be better off transferring across to Scheme B (or Graduate Entry Route B).) . you will then be ‘referred’. (Of course.
Qualifying Law Degree requirements The Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board of England and Wales both recognise the University of London LLB gained through the External System as a Qualifying Law Degree. The Laws Skills Portfolio is designed for you to demonstrate your abilities in areas such as legal research. IT and independent work and reflection. you must compile and submit a Law Skills Portfolio in your final year of study. We strongly advise you to contact the legal professional bodies in the jurisdiction where you intend to practise to find out the specific requirements. ‘Law Skills Pathway 2’ involves conducting a small-scale research project in addition to your required final year subjects to complete the Portfolio . and the extent to which the University of London LLB by External study satisfies them. team working. A number of other jurisdictions internationally also recognise the degree as at least partial fulfilment of the Academic Stage requirements. Holding a Qualifying Law Degree fulfils the requirements of the Academic Stage of legal training and enables students to proceed to the Vocational Stage of training for legal practice in England & Wales. Please note that the following LLB subjects cover the Foundations of Legal Knowledge subject areas: – Common law reasoning and institutions – Public law – Elements of the law of contract – Criminal law – Law of tort – Land law – Law of trusts – EU law Laws Skills Portfolio If you want your LLB to be a Qualifying Law Degree. oral communication. This is provided: n you complete the LLB in not more than six years n you pass the assessments in the ‘Foundations of Legal Knowledge’ in not more than three attempts n you successfully complete a Laws Skills Portfolio (please see next column). In particular. The University of London LLB by External study is recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree so long as certain specific conditions are met – as outlined below. before you register. please note that the LLB degree obtained through the Graduate Entry Routes is not accepted as a Qualifying Law Degree in some jurisdictions (although it is in England & Wales).28 Undergraduate study in Laws The LLB as a Qualifying Law Degree in En For almost a century and a half. the University of London LLB by External study has provided a route into the world of law in many countries. There are two routes by which you can complete the Laws Skills Portfolio: ‘Law Skills Pathway 1’ uses the Dissertation subject option (a final year option) as the research base to complete the Portfolio.
sra.uk n 24-hour information pack order For intending barristers: Bar Standards Board n Education. it is important to contact the professional legal bodies in the jurisdiction where you intend to practice to find out whether they recognise the University of London LLB by External study as fulfilling (in whole or in part) the Academic Stage requirements of legal training in that jurisdiction and with what specified requirements.org. it will be in your interests to note the name of the person who provides key information or gives you a decision.uk For intending solicitors: Solicitors Regulation Authority n Regulations and Information Services n Ipsley Court. Laws Skills Pathway 2: undertake a small-scale separate research project and complete the Laws Skills Portfolio. e.legaleducation. EU Law Laws Skills Portfolio* Laws Skills Portfolio* Laws Skills Portfolio* Choose pathway to complete Laws Skills Portfolio* * Laws Skills Pathway 1: register for the Dissertation optional subject and complete the Laws Skills Portfolio. ngland & Wales Addresses www. EU Law 3rd year of study Graduate Entry Route B Register for the optional Choose pathway to complete Choose pathway to complete Choose pathway to complete subject. certificates) as it could be important for you to have a written record of the response relating to your individual circumstances. n You need to be very clear about which route you are pursuing. EU Law 4th year of study Graduate Entry Route A 2nd year of study Register for the optional subject.org. Redditch Worcestershire B98 0TD n Tel: 0870 606 2555 (enquiries) n Fax: 020 7320 5964 n Email: info.uk/llb 29 If you intend to practise in a jurisdiction other than England & Wales Before you register.org. .uk n www.londonexternal. The diagram below shows what these decisions are for all the different pathways. n It is better to write to the appropriate professional body (enclosing photocopies of any relevant documentation.www. EU Law 3rd year of study Scheme B 3rd or 4th year of study Register for the optional subject. Decisions for students seeking a Qualifying Law Degree Students who wish to graduate with an LLB that is a Qualifying Law Degree need to make decisions year by year. Training and Records Department n 289–293 High Holborn London WC1V 7HZ n Tel: 020 7611 1444 n Fax: 020 7831 9217 n www. n If you do telephone.org.g. especially if it is the Graduate Entry Routes.services@sra. Scheme A 2nd or 3rd year of study Register for the optional subject.uk service: 01527 504455.ac.barstandardsboard.
She is also involved in the development of the new Diploma in the Common Law and is co-author of the Criminal Law and Tort Subject Guides. She is currently undertaking a PhD on the External Laws Programme and travels to the independent institutions making presentations explaining the online library and the compulsory legal research component for first year students. Wayne Morrison is the driving force behind strategic planning and key initiatives in the External Undergraduate Laws Programme. University of London). At the core of this academic body is a full-time group at the Laws Consortium offices at the University centrally. Having taught within both the HE and FE sector. online provision and relations with teaching institutions. Cambridge. she has spent a number of years teaching students on the External Undergraduate Laws Programme. In 2006-7 she conducted MA research on the relationship between the teaching institutions and London centrally. He brings to the role an extensive portfolio of teaching and research experience in both law and education. He is also the co-author of the subject guides in ‘Common law reasoning and institutions’ and ‘Jurisprudence and legal theory’. These online resources will not only enrich your studies. Curtiz is well placed to incorporate the new skills requirements for the Qualifying Law Degree into the Laws Programme. which he has taught at a number of institutions. I can help with questions such as which database is best for searching EU law and how you can find journal articles relating to a statutory provision. The fact that they contribute part time and draw upon their internal experience gives the programme a range and depth of experience unique in world education. She taught for several years at an independent teaching institution operating in Singapore and Hong Kong. Professor Morrison is a Professor of Law at Queen Mary (University of London) Law School and is a highly regarded legal scholar.30 Undergraduate study in Laws The Laws programme team The core academic team The programme draws upon over 160 academics as examiners. External Undergraduate Laws Programme As Director. Wales. These academics are located in the Colleges of the University of London and a range of universities in the UK (including Oxford. Simon is closely involved with all aspects of the Laws programme. Durham and Nottingham). but also familiarise you with the world of legal information. committee members. Edinburgh. Mary Luckham Senior Teaching Fellow Mary Luckham is responsible for the strategic oversight and management of the Laws VLE which was introduced in 2006 and intends to further develop the online resources for students. I am here to help you make the most of the resources the University provides for its students. websites and government publications. Simon Askey Deputy Director As Deputy Director. Curtiz Cotterell Law Skills Senior Lecturer The Laws Programme now has a dedicated skills role. In addition to a long career of university teaching on both LLB and GDL programmes. He is also responsible for negotiations concerning recognition of the LLB by External study and the Diploma in Law in various jurisdictions as satisfying the academic stage of legal education. The Laws Programme is placing increasing importance on students conducting legal research on a wide range of legal databases. so is ideally placed to understand the system from the point of view of both students and teaching institutions. Angela Boots Online Laws Librarian As the Online Librarian. in 2006 receiving the degree of LLD in recognition of his work in the field of criminology and jurisprudence. reviewers and consultants. His current research looks at the role of culture in teaching and learning. external examiners. Vickie Thanapal Graduate Teaching Assistant Vickie is a graduate of the External Laws Programme as well as holding two Masters-level degrees (one by distance learning and one gained internally from Queen Mary. he has instituted major reforms in the teaching materials. Professor Wayne Morrison Director. contributors to learning materials. Curtiz Cotterell will develop support for legal and transferable skills and oversee the Laws Skills Portfolio. Since 1999. . He also specialises in both Public/Admin and EU law.
which provide students with the opportunity to attend intellectually stimulating lectures and seminars provided by experienced teachers in their particular subjects. supervising and supporting the production of study packs. Lindsay Rawlings Laws Consortium Administrative Officer I am the first point of contact for enquiries to the Laws Consortium Office and provide advice and assistance to a wide range of staff and students. I appreciate and understand the important role that institutions play in supporting students’ learning.uk/llb 31 The core administrative team External programmes of the University are administratively supported by a central body (EISA) located in Stewart House. Part of my role is to ensure the programme learning materials are available through the VLE. dealing with the Office’s financial matters and servicing the Examinations Panel of the External Laws Committee. quality assurance. distribution of learning materials and processing of examinations. I am responsible for organising the London induction day and weekend courses. which has assisted me in the developing of the new Laws VLE. I also assist with answering student queries and the organisation of teaching and inspection visits to UK and overseas institutions. I have previously worked on implementing new education technology systems. This includes planning the arrangements for inspection visits by members of the Laws team and having oversight of the approval and renewal processes. Martina Moore Laws Manager (Institutions) As the Laws Manager (Institutions) my responsibilities include managing the formal relation between the Programme and teaching institutions through the ‘Permission to teach’ approval framework for the Diploma in Law.ac. Having worked with the External System for many years. I have recently joined the Laws Consortium as Head of the Laws Office and my role includes supporting the Laws Consortium committees that provide the academic governance for the undergraduate laws programmes. I am also responsible for running the Laws Office and working closely with academic colleagues in supporting and coordinating key-projects and developments across the programme. including travel arrangements. previously in the role of Institutions Manager. I also assist with compiling the student handbook and in providing support for the new Dissertation and Skills Portfolios. marketing. supporting the Laws Manager (Administration) with the administration of the Laws Skills Portfolios and Dissertations and the production of study packs. Dipak Bhudia Laws VLE Support Officer My main responsibilities include the day-to-day supporting and developing of the Laws Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).londonexternal. and the chance to meet fellow students. . and being the first point of contact for any Laws VLE related issues. Agnieszka Dziemba Laws Manager (Student Support) My role as Laws Support Manager is extremely varied and involves me with numerous tasks supporting the Laws programme. record keeping. These include managing the administration for the Laws skills portfolios. Stephen Barnes Laws Manager (Administration) I am responsible for providing administrative management across a range of activities in addition to responsibility for key areas of the Laws Consortium Office’s work. EISA has four directorates and over 140 staff covering areas such as admissions. Michael Davis Head of the Laws Consortium Office I have worked with the University since 2002.www. My key responsibilities are: providing administrative assistance for the Laws Induction and Weekend Courses. programme development. supporting the Laws Manager (Student Support) with student surveys.
and the decision taken at the discretion of the University of London. South Africa or the Caribbean n graduates holding a full first degree from a regionally accredited institution in the USA n graduates holding a full first degree from an Indian Institute of Technology or a four-year. English language requirement The language of instruction. The Undergraduate Laws Programme policy on English language requirements is that all applicants must : n sign a statement on their application form acknowledging that they are aware of the required English language standard. success in the LLB requires a good level of English competence. and will replace. Note: Applications from students with other degrees not listed above will be considered at the discretion of the University. or they provide satisfactory evidence showing that they have had: n substantial (minimum of 18 months) education (secondary or higher) conducted in English. or n substantial (minimum of 18 months) work experience conducted in English. or n passed. Israel. Singapore. complete the online Skills Portfolio or fulfil IT skills requirements. two ‘AS’ level examinations can be accepted as equivalent to. Notes: n The University reserves the right to request applicants to provide evidence acceptable to the University of oral and written competence in English before an offer of registration can be made (please see page 49). reading and assessment is English. or n passed acceptable examinations in English equivalent to GCSE/ GCE ‘O’ Level English Language grade C (please see page 49). . Professional qualifications cannot be considered for graduate entry. Any candidates in doubt as to their abilities in written and/or oral English are strongly advised to undertake English language courses and tests before enrolling on the programme. Required standard Candidates will usually be considered to meet the English language requirements on the basis that: n their first language/mother tongue is English. Sri Lanka. Each application will be considered on an individual basis. Technical specifications are given on page 19. full-time first degree from a limited number of acceptable universities in India n graduates holding a four-year full-time first degree from a limited number of acceptable universities in Vietnam. Canada. *Applications will be considered from applicants who do not meet the normal minimum age requirement for admission. New Zealand. offered once and at one level. one ‘A’ level. full-time first degree from a recognised university or a three-year. and n verify that they either have met the required standard or are undertaking examinations/ proficiency tests to meet it. Graduate Entry to the LLB The following are eligible to apply for graduate entry: n graduates holding a full first degree from a state university in the United Kingdom or another European country or in Australia. Hong Kong SAR. Malaysia. n There are many other acceptable n In all instances where an ‘A’ level examination is specified.32 Undergraduate study in Laws Entrance requirements LLB Diploma in the Common Law To be eligible to register for the LLB or the Diploma in the Common Law you must normally* be at least 17 years of age at the time of registration and have passes in: n either two subjects at GCE ‘A’ level and at least three further subjects at GCSE or GCE ‘O’ level (at not less than grade C or a ‘pass’ if taken prior to 1975) n or three subjects at GCE ‘A’ level (one of which must be at least grade D or above) n or three subjects at GCE ‘A’ level and one further subject at GCSE or GCE ‘O’ level (at not less than grade C) n or two subjects at GCE ‘A’ level and two further subjects at ‘AS’ level. at an appropriate level. If you do not have appropriate online access you will not be able to undertake the compulsory online legal research exercises. a test of proficiency in English that is acceptable to the University of London (please see page 49). n The same subject may only be qualifications both from the UK and overseas which the University accepts instead of British ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels (see ’Other acceptable qualifications’ on the page opposite). Online access is a requirement for registration to the LLB and Diploma in the Common Law programmes.
or n you have a professional qualification/s (gained by examination) that admits you to membership of an acceptable professional body. Please see pages 14–15 for contact details of teaching institutions with ‘Permission to teach’ status. Special admissions The University has a Special Admissions Panel that will consider an application from you if either.e. When your application is received it is kept on file for five years.londonexternal. your qualification is not listed on pages 42–48 or you have not met the grades/marks specified) you are encouraged to apply as it is still possible to consider your application (see ‘Special admissions’ below) b. Some of these may be found on pages 42–48. that applications are rarely accepted on the basis of extensive/relevant work experience alone. You must contact the teaching institutions directly for this information.uk/llb 33 Diploma in Law To be eligible for the Diploma you must: n normally* be 18 years of age or older before 1 September in the year you register with the University as an External student and n be admitted to a course of instruction for the Diploma at a teaching institution that has been given ‘Permission to teach’ for this purpose. The University cannot give advice or comment on qualifications and eligibility until your application form. or n you have obtained an appropriate qualification/s other than a degree from an acceptable institution. we will suggest what you can do to become qualified d. however. Note: The Special Admissions Panel considers every aspect of the application including all qualifications. . relevant work experience and reasons for study. the Panel may decide that you must obtain an additional qualification/s before an offer of registration for the External System can be made. In addition to the above. The qualifications on those pages are listed by country and in accordance with the following key: G satisfies the general entrance requirements as a whole A/AS is equivalent to GCE ‘A’/’AS’ level O is equivalent to GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level S satisfies the entrance requirements for the degree/diploma named Notes: a. both from the United Kingdom and overseas. You are asked to note. Even if your qualifications are not automatically acceptable (i. many Diploma-teaching institutions have their own admission criteria. that the University accepts for admissions purposes. during which time we will give you any further advice and information you require on the application.ac. If. Evidence of a qualification obtained since leaving secondary/high school is also invariably required. all the necessary documentation and the application handling fee have been received c.www. after considering your application. Having considered your application. Other acceptable qualifications There are many other qualifications. we are unable to accept you onto the programme with your current qualifications. or n if you do not meet the normal minimum age requirement for registration. n you have passed examinations that would give you admission to an acceptable university outside the UK.
Hong Kong: London University Applications. 18 Harcourt Road. If you do. UK.ac. fee and all documentary evidence in support of your application must be received as early as possible but no later than: n 17 September (if you live outside the EU) n 17 October (if you live within the EU). Complete the application form. Admiralty Centre. Singapore: RELC Examinations Bureau. Applicants resident in Hong Kong and Singapore should return their application form directly to: Stage 2 We will acknowledge receipt of your application form and send you a student number. your application form. londonexternal.34 Undergraduate study in Laws Application and registration process How to apply and register Getting started Stage 1 If you prefer to send your application by post (not by fax). University of Hong Kong. syllabuses and application forms should be obtained from the teaching institution at which the student intends to enrol. If you are unable to send all of the documentation with your application form please enclose a letter with the form giving the reasons. DO NOT submit an online application and one by post. Ground floor. If you have not received an acknowledgement within three weeks of sending in your form. If you intend to sit your first examination in the year following your application. It should be submitted together with the non-refundable application handling fee and documentary evidence of your full name and every qualification you have listed on your form to: Admissions Office External System University of London. using the application form which is printed in the centre of this prospectus. 32 Russell Square London WC1B 5DN. Stewart House. Note: Applications received after the deadline date will be kept on file and processed when the new Admissions year opens in February. Hong Kong please ensure you print off or refer to the ‘Guidance notes for applications (Undergraduate)‘ (www. 30 Orange Grove Road. However. The allocation of a student number at this stage does not constitute acceptance onto the programme. the programme for which you have applied and the date you posted your form and fee. including entrance criteria. Diploma in Law n Applications for the Diploma in Law must be submitted through an independent teaching institution and not to the University of London directly. pdf) before you complete the online application. carefully and in full. please follow the instructions below. Full details about the Diploma. listing all your qualifications. n If you decide to apply online. Singapore 258352 . this will inevitably delay both applications. not from the University of London. Level 3 RELC Building. LLB and Diploma in the Common law n For the LLB and the Diploma in the Common Law you can either apply online (www.uk/ forms/online_application_ forms/ug_guidance_notes. 3/F. School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE).londonexternal.ac.uk/ onlineapps/) or by post. you are asked to note that you will then not be permitted to enter your first examination until the following year. please contact the Admissions Office with details of your full name.
londonexternal. complete the registration form and fee slip and return this with the registration fee. we will not be able to give you a final decision on your application until all the necessary documentation has been received. however. The form and fee for both must be received as early as possible but no later than 30 November in the year before you wish to sit for your first examination. the offer of registration will be issued.ac.www. Stage 5 When we receive your registration form and fee. We will then make some suggestions as to what you might do to become qualified. you should submit evidence of the qualification(s) to the Admissions office. we will send you: n a letter offering you registration for your chosen programme (called the ‘Offer letter’) n a registration form n a fee slip and n a copy of the current Regulations. To register. OR It appears that you are qualified and we are provisionally accepting you. but in order to receive a final ‘Offer letter’ you will need to submit further information and/or documentary evidence (as specified in our letter) that confirms the qualifications on your application form. If you take our advice and obtain the qualification(s) we specify within the validity of the application form (five years from the date it is received in our office). the Registry will send you confirmation of your registration and details of how to apply for examination entry forms. It may also be necessary to then refer your application to the Special Admissions Panel for a final decision to be made (see ‘Special admissions’ on page 33). We will write to you with one of the following responses: EITHER You are qualified. You will not need to submit a second application or pay a second application handling fee.uk/llb 35 Stage 3 Your application will be considered. The Despatch Office will also send you your study materials. OR We require more information and/or documentary evidence before we can make a decision on your application. If it is then confirmed that the conditions have been met and the qualification is still available. . Stage 4 OR We are currently unable to accept you onto the programme.
Applicants living in the UK n Enclose. n We will photocopy the certificates and return them to you. n If any evidence you submit is either incomplete or unacceptable to the University for admission purposes or if we need further information about a particular qualification (e. Do not send them separately. If you do not pay the return postage the documents will be returned by second class post/airmail (as applicable). n It is your responsibility to arrange for all the necessary documentation to be obtained in support of your application. where available. However. it is kept on file for five years. The University cannot undertake to do this on your behalf.) Applicants living outside the UK should enclose: EITHER the original certificate/s showing the final award/s for each qualification OR photocopies of these originals verified by a British Council official. n We cannot tell you whether you are eligible until your form. You are also asked to note that this fee cannot be refunded. n The application handling fee must be submitted with the application form. n Once your application is received. original certificate/s showing the final award/s for each qualification. We cannot accept photocopies that have been verified by anyone other than a British Council official. n We must receive all documentary evidence forwarded after the application form has been submitted within one month of the date of our request. it will be necessary for you to either send the original certificates with your application or you should contact the appropriate awarding/ examining authority and arrange for them to send us direct a certified statement of results. a transcript and/or syllabus). n If the evidence you submit is incomplete or unacceptable for any reason. n The University reserves the right to ask for further evidence of your qualification/s if required. although we will not be able to give you a final decision on your application until all the necessary documentation has been received and inspected to our satisfaction. n If an original certificate is unavailable for any reason. we may ask you to contact the appropriate awarding or examining authority to ask them to write to us direct giving further details of your qualification/s. we will ask you to contact the appropriate awarding or examining authority to arrange for them to send us direct a certified statement of your results. n You can send us your original result slip/s of any ‘A’ level examinations for which the final certificate has yet to be issued. Do not delay – we can often begin to consider your application without all the evidence. application handling fee and all the original certificates into the Admissions Office personally. During this time we will give you any advice and information you need about your application at no extra cost.g. application handling fee and all the required documentation have been received. Your application will then be processed in the usual way and the decision sent to you by post. result slips from previous years cannot be accepted – you will need to submit the original certificate. you may wish to bring your application form. you may either submit any other evidence that you have relating to the qualification(s) or await our initial response to your application.36 Undergraduate study in Laws Documentary evidence All applicants n We strongly advise you to send all original documents by Special Delivery or International Recorded Delivery and to send us payment for their return by this method. Photocopies cannot be accepted for admission purposes. We will then advise you exactly what evidence you need to submit. If you are unable to meet this deadline you must let us know without delay. (This also applies to any translation(s) of documents submitted by the applicant that may be required. If the British Council is unable to provide this service for any reason. n If you would prefer not to send your original certificates by post. . the Useful information for applicants n Submit your application even if it is incomplete (for example: if you are waiting to sit an examination or to receive examination results).
www. I think the key to success was discipline.uk/llb 37 ‘I think the key to success was discipline. after having completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws and a two year training contract. . and it's a skill that will serve you well in the future too. I attended classes at a local institution.’ May Ling Wong Profile: May Ling Wong | LLB graduate ‘I particularly liked the way in which the programme was structured. and the fact it has opened so many doors for me. I'm extremely pleased with the result. There really was no substitute for discipline when doing a degree by External study. and there's no way I would've been able to do that without the University of London. It gave me the flexibility I wanted. Believe me. Another influential factor was being able to get a qualification from a prestigious institution like the University of London. and was delighted that after three years of intense hard work I achieved a First Class degree.londonexternal. I have in fact just been admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong. looking back. I'm now working in an international law firm. HKU SPACE. It was a huge decision to change my career completely from medical research to law. There really was no substitute for discipline when doing a degree by External study.’ May Ling works for an international law firm in Hong Kong. at the end of the day. it was worth every minute.ac. Although it took a total of six years to get here. it's worth it.
First.) Exemption for prior learning If you have obtained Level 6 of the Professional Higher Diploma in Law of the Institute of Legal Executives. n You must not have failed subjects either in that year or subsequently. then you may be eligible for the LLB Graduate Entry Routes. In considering whether to grant recognition of your prior study. a BA or BSc).38 Undergraduate study in Laws Recognition of prior study Credit transfer A completed first degree If you have already completed a first degree (e. For example. n You must have passed these subjects within the three years prior to the date of application. n Your first degree must be from an institution acceptable to the University for this purpose. n You cannot in addition be given recognition for individual subjects previously studied. Note: Qualifying Law Degree status. The Graduate Entry Route LLB is recognised as a QLD by the professional bodies of England & Wales. the University will follow the Credit Transfer sections of the Guide to the Academic Stage of Training issued by the professional bodies in respect to qualifying as a barrister or solicitor in England & Wales.) . This means that you will only have to study nine subjects rather than 12. n Transfer of credits counts towards the total number of subjects you have to take to complete the degree. if you are granted full credit transfer for a completed year’s work of 120 credits you will then have to undertake Part I and Part II studies. Upper Second etc) will not be affected by the marks in the subjects you transfer. (The University will assess all requests for credit transfer on an individual basis and at the discretion of the University. n You must also satisfy the general entrance requirements for registration. n An appropriate degree’ will in practice normally mean another UK-based Qualifying Law Degree programme. n The degree classification that you receive (i. n Credit transfer for individual subjects is not possible for the equivalent of Part I or Part II subjects.e. you may apply for exemption for prior learning for up to a maximum of four Intermediate subjects. The University will assess all requests for credit transfer on an individual basis and at the discretion of the University. so long as the other QLD requirements are fulfilled. n Credit transfer for individual subjects is not possible for the Diploma in Law or Graduate Entry Routes. This is because degree classification is worked out on the basis of Part I and Part II performance. Partially completed studies You may be able to transfer credits in individual subjects if you have undertaken part of an appropriate degree at another institution and passed these subjects. See page 28. No other professional qualifications are eligible. (The University will assess requests for exemption for prior credit transfer on an individual basis and at the discretion of the University. n Credit transfer is possible only in respect to the Intermediate level subjects on the LLB Scheme A or their equivalent on Scheme B. This allows you to complete your studies for the LLB as an External student under Scheme A or Scheme B.g.
so far.www. the Admissions Office will send you one of the following: n an exemption/credit transfer request pack comprising a request for. you are unable to do this you should write as soon as possible to the External Admissions Office at the address given on page 34. I did so out of my desire to master the comparative knowledge and skills in both dominant legal systems. and n credits transferred in respect of the Foundations of Legal Knowledge subject/areas (as defined in the Professional Bodies’ qualifying regulations) and the remaining Foundations of Legal Knowledge subjects taken for the degree must total at least 180 credits (90 European Credit Transfer). In the case of recognition of partially completed study. I took on a tough challenge: I studied for my second 'common law' LLB at the University of London as an External student. but. n or a decision letter informing you that your request has been unsuccessful.londonexternal. you have the best help available 24-7. In the case of recognition of a completed first degree you need to follow the instructions in respect of applying for Graduate Entry (see the appropriate section on the LLB application form). Students must note that no recognition will be granted unless speciﬁc application has been made. How do I apply for recognition of prior study? Please read this section carefully. Once we have received this we will then take a decision on your application for recognition of prior learning as soon as possible. great diligence. firm discipline. trust me. Bangkok. If you are struggling to find something. this superb investment is worth your time and money. Deadline date We must receive your application for credit transfer no later than: 17 September (if you live outside the EU) 17 October (if you live within the EU) On receipt of your credit transfer application. While I was studying for a 'civil law' LLB at Chulalongkorn University. including the study for which credit transfer or exemption for prior learning is awarded. Thanks to the University of London. following the instructions given in the accompanying letter. You must also submit all the documentary evidence requested in the letter and the fee indicated. even if we are unable to award you any recognition for your prior learning. and careful time management are required to pass its rigorous exams. and n the student must satisfy the requirements for demonstrating subject specific and transferable skills as agreed between the University and the Joint Academic Stage Board. the most prestigious university in Thailand. . Note: Applications for recognition cannot be considered after a student has made entry to the examination. and to give myself a splendid career option – working either in Bangkok or in London. and you simply need the motivation to grasp these chances!' Suvitcha is an Associate at Bunchong and Vidhya Law Office. Due to the same standard as that of the college-based students. you must make a formal application. If. I have been accepted to the LLM programmes at two of the Ivy League universities in the US. Also.ac. the annual revision courses at Cambridge University exposed me to the teaching of the bestknown scholars in the world. Please note that it is not possible for us to refund this fee. Profile: Suvitcha Nativivat | LLB graduate 'I chose to study at the University of London for different reasons from others. Please complete and return request form and fee. I had access to the latest information in the newlyoverhauled online library resources that would have taken me a million years to explore.uk/llb 39 For students wishing to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree In order for the final degree to be a Qualifying Law Degree. We will only be able to fully consider your application after we have received the necessary documentary evidence. Please complete the ‘application for credit transfer’ section of the LLB application form included in the centre of this prospectus when you apply (see ‘Application and registration process’ on page 34). the following requirements must be met: n the degree programme from which credits were transferred must have formed part of a Qualifying Law Degree and n the entire course of study. must not be more than six years. During my study. The University of London External System’s internationally-recognized high standard places you on an equal footing with full-time students in London. for any reason. These opportunities are knocking at your door. fee slip and a covering letter.
‘I believe a degree from University of London will help anyone in pursuing their ambitions.40 Undergraduate study in Laws ‘I believe a degree from University of London will help anyone in pursuing their ambitions.’ Evelyn works for an investment bank in Malaysia . anywhere in the world. it was a major factor in my gaining a new job with an investment bank.’ The programme provided Evelyn with the knowledge and skills which have helped her grow both intellectually and personally. ‘Most importantly.' Evelyn Khoo Profile: Evelyn Khoo | LLB graduate Evelyn Khoo is Senior Associate at an investment bank and chose to study the LLB through the University of London External System to help give her an advantage in today’s competitive job market. anywhere in the world.
Funding for the scholarship comes from the External System and the successful applicant enters King’s College London to complete Part I and Part II of their degree. The scholarship will be offered to the applicant who achieves the highest marks in the Intermediate examination provided that he or she is taking the examination for the first time and that his or her application is otherwise satisfactory.www. . Further details are given with the application form. King’s College London The campus of King’s College is in the centre of London.uk/llb 41 Scholarships for External students We are not aware of any scholarships that are generally available to External students who wish to study the LLB or Diploma. Staff from King’s have always had a close connection with the External System and participate fully in the intensive weekend courses held for External students. and who are living and studying in Malaysia. The value of the scholarship will cover the continuing registration fee and the examination fees for Scheme A Part I or Scheme B Year 2. This scholarship was awarded for the first time in 1995. You are asked not to contact King’s College directly in this respect or in connection with the scholarship. If you are outside the United Kingdom and you have a British Council office near to you.ac. Law has been taught at King’s since 1831 and the College has for many years taken Malaysian students into its undergraduate and postgraduate law degree programmes. it might be worth checking if they know of any local funding or sponsorship. Making an application Details of how to apply are given in the Student Handbook sent to all registered students. and a further £250 towards the cost of books. The Malaysian LLB scholarship King’s College London and the University of London External System The External System and King’s College London have established a scholarship which is awarded annually to an LLB External student who is a citizen of Malaysia. very close to the Inns of Court and the Royal Courts of Justice. What is the scholarship worth? The successful student benefits from a scholarship of around £17.londonexternal. which will be administered by the External System Examinations Office. living and studying in Malaysia. The Jim Stephens Memorial Scholarship The Jim Stephens Memorial Scholarship may be awarded at the discretion of the Board of Examiners to the student who achieved the best results at the LLB Intermediate Scheme A examination. Applicants must be Malaysian citizens who have undertaken their secondary education in Malaysia. Please note: the award of a scholarship place is exceptional. King’s College London cannot normally consider other applications from External students who wish to transfer to King’s for the second year of their study. Who can apply? The scholarship is open to students who are sitting the Intermediate examination under LLB Scheme A.500 each year.
according to this list. Cambridge/Brunei General Certificate of Education (Grades 1-6). Reifezeugnis. Associate membership. Maturité. An Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank of 80 or above. All applications are considered individually on merit. even if. Bachillerato provided a mark of 7 has been obtained (except for English Language).uk/ O International qualifications International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) – grades A to C. provided that at least 70% is achieved in each of those courses. Bachillerato Especializado (except for English Language) provided a mark of 7 has been obtained. Institute of Chartered Accountants. An Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank of 80 or above. provided that a grade of at least Bien is achieved. you appear to satisfy the entrance requirements. Australia CPA Australia (formerly known as Australian Society of Accountants). International Baccalaureate (the Diploma).londonexternal. provided that a minimum score of 120 points is achieved. having passed all final examinations. Algeria Argentina Baccalaureat. Canada Alberta Passes in five acceptable Grade 12 courses. European Baccalaureate. Diplôme d’Aptitude à l’Enseignement Superieur. from 2003 onward. Therefore. Bulgaria Cameroon Matura. Bekwaamheidsdiploma. It is reviewed and updated annually and therefore is subject to amendment in future years. Advanced International Certificate of Education. An Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank of 80 or above. An Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank of 80 or above. This section lists some of the qualifications that have been recognised by the External System as satisfying either the general entrance requirements or part of the general entrance requirements or the entrance requirements for one particular degree or diploma. Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate or Intermediate. Cameroon Ordinary Level Certificate of Education (Grades A and B). please visit our website: www.ac. Cameroon Advanced Level Certificate of Education Grades A-D. An Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank of 80 or above. Maturazeugnis. subjects passed at 60% or better (with the exception of English Language). usually available from the end of April. you may not be automatically eligible to register as an External student. l l l l A S G l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l Belgium l l l l how_to_apply/qualified. having passed all final examinations. Bosnia – Herzegovina Brunei Matura. Please note: this list is given for guidance purposes only and the External System reserves the right to amend it at any time. An Overall Position (OP) Band score between 1 and 8. Universities Admission Index (UAI) score of 80 or above. For the latest update. a grade of A.42 Undergraduate study in Laws Qualifications for entrance The following list was published in March 2008. or. Membership. Australian Capitol Territory New South Wales Northern Territory Queensland South Australia Tasmania Victoria Western Australia Austria Universities Admission Index (UAI) score of 80 or above. The course requirements are considered separately and may not appear in this list. Cambridge/Brunei Advanced Level General Certificate od Education .shtml The qualifications are listed by country and in accordance with the following key: O A S G is equivalent to GCSE/GCE O level (or AS) is equivalent to GCE A/AS level satisfies the entrance requirements for the degree/diploma named satisfies the general entrance requirements as a whole l l l l l . You are asked to note that applications will be considered on the basis of the list that is in effect at the time the application is received in the Admissions Office.or better. Qualifications that satisfy the general entrance requirements do not necessarily satisfy the course requirements (where applicable).
University of Hong Kong/SPACE Advanced Diplomas in Finance. provided that at least 70% is achieved in each of those courses.] A Diploma awarded by one of the following institutions. Joint Diploma in Management Studies. provided that it is at least two years full time or four years part time. Finance & Social Sciences only. Finance (Investments). Germany Abitur. provided that it is at least two years full time: Grantham College of Education. satisfy the entry requirements for degrees in Economics. A diploma awarded by the Higher Technical Institute. on a subject for subject basis. provided that at least 70% is achieved in each of those subjects. Open Learning Institute course with 40 credits (mature age candidates may apply on the basis of 20 credits). Hong Kong Advanced Supplementary (AS) Examination (in and after 1994. Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife. Passes in five acceptable subjects of Division IV standing. Lingnan College. Hong Kong Certificate of Education grades A–C in any medium. with the exception of English language. grades A–E) [Note: a pass at the AS ‘Use of English’ examination is not acceptable as equivalent to GCSE/GCE O Level English Language grade C. Accounting. Corporate Administration & Governance. Passes in six Ontario Academic Courses (OACs). UC or M coded courses. Marketing & Management. Sir Robert Black College of Education. Passes in at least five acceptable subjects in the Grade 12 High School Diploma. Associate Degree from a recognised awarding institution in Hong Kong. provided that at least 70% is achieved in each of those subjects. Management. University of Hong Kong Diploma in Legal Studies (awarded after 2005). Management. University of Hong Kong/SPACE Shanghai Diploma in Economics and Management. . Senior High School Diploma – passes at a minimum of either 70% or Grade B in the final year of the diploma. provided that at least 70% is achieved. Finance & Social Sciences only. Passes in five acceptable subjects in the High School Graduation Diploma. provided that not less than grade B is achieved in each of those subjects.www. Finance & Social Sciences only.uk/llb 43 O Canada (continued) British Columbia Manitoba Passes in five acceptable subjects in the Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma. University of Hong Kong/SPACE Diploma in Housing Management. Higher Certificate or Higher Diploma of the City University of Hong Kong (previously City Polytechnic of Hong Kong) or Hong Kong Polytechnic University (previously Hong Kong Polytechnic). Greece Hong Kong SAR Apolytirion of Lykeion. provided that it is at least two years full time or four years part time: City University of Hong Kong (previously City Polytechnic of Hong Kong). University of Hong Kong/SPACE Higher Diplomas in Business awarded after a course of study lasting two years in the following pathways. Not less than five credits at the 300 Level in at least four subject areas in the High School Graduation Diploma. provided that at least 70% is achieved in each of those subjects. Northcote College of Education. and in Sales Marketing & Advertising.ac. but may be considered as acceptable evidence of proficiency in English. Studentereksamen. University of Hong Kong/SPACE Advanced Diploma in Legal Studies. Hong Kong Management Association/ Hong Kong Polytechnic University. awarded after a course of study lasting 3 years. Hong Kong Baptist University (previously Hong Kong Baptist College).londonexternal. Hong Kong Management Association/Lingnan University Joint Diploma in Management Studies. Hong Kong Higher Level Examination grades A–D. provided that an average mark of at least 17 is achieved. Matura. Finance and Social Sciences. Fiji Form 7 Examination subjects passed with grades A to C Studentexamen. Option Internationale du Baccalaureat (OIB). University of Hong Kong/SPACE Higher Diplomas in Information Technology and in Corporate Communications & Management. University of Hong Kong/SPACE Higher Diplomas in Business awarded after a course of study lasting 3 years in the following pathways. Egypt Thanaweya A’ama (General Secondary School Certificate) subjects passed at 70% or better (with the exception of English Language). Management. Czech Republic Maturita. International Trade and Quality & Operations Management satisfy the entry requirements for degrees in Economics. Management. University of Hong Kong/SPACE. l University of Hong Kong/SPACE Diploma in Finance. provided that at least 70% is achieved in each of those subjects. Diploma in Business Studies of the Hang Seng School of Commerce. Diplome d’Etudes Collegiales (DEC) [Diploma of Collegial Studies]. satisfy the entry requirements for degrees in Economics. Passes in five acceptable Grade 12 subjects in Honours University Preparatory Courses or in University Preparatory Courses in the High School Completion Certificate. Matriculation Examination of the University of Hong Kong. Maturitna Zjouska. Associate degree awarded by Hong Kong University/ SPACE satisfies the course requirement of GCSE/O Level Mathematics for degrees in Economics. Hong Kong Polytechnic University (previously Hong Kong Polytechnic). Denmark Hojere Forberedelseseksamen. the Hong Kong Institute of Education (includes the Hong Kong Technical Teachers College and the Institute of Language in Education). University of Hong Kong Certificate in Legal Studies Year II (if awarded prior to 2005). provided that an average mark of at least 17 is achieved. Marketing & Media. Accounting or in Management Studies satisfy the entry requirements for degrees in Economics. Shue Yan College. provided that at least 70% is achieved in each of those subjects.] ✔= AS level only l l l A S G l Hong Kong SAR (continued) Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination grades A–E [Note: a pass at grades A–C in Use of English is accepted as equivalent to grade C at GCSE/GCE O level in English Language. Ylioppilastutkinto. France Baccalaureat d’Enseignement du Second Degré. Apolytirion. Management. Passes in six final year U. Financial Services. provided that three of the examinations in the final year are passed in approved subjects with at least two at grade B and a further one at grade C. provided that at least 70% is achieved in each of those subjects. Community College. O A l S G l l New Brunswick l Newfoundland l l Nova Scotia l l Ontario l l l l l l l l l l l China Croatia Cyprus l l l l l l l l l l Fiji Finland l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ✔ A Teacher’s Certificate awarded by one of the following institutions. Prince Edward Island Québec Saskatchewan Passes in five acceptable Grade 12 subjects in the High School Graduation Diploma. Finance & Social Sciences only. Advanced Certificate of General Studies.
Finance and the Social Sciences only.] Malaysia Higher School Certificate/Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (grades A–E in Kertas Am). chemistry and physics) and.] Malaysia Higher School Certificate/Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (except Kertas Am) Grades A-E in the former marking scheme. Finance and the Social Sciences only. provided that a mark of at least 6 is achieved in at least seven subjects. Luxembourg l l l l Malaysia Federation of Malaysia School Certificate Examination. One or two years’ successful completion of a degree from either a public university or a recognised private university. having successfully completed all three parts of the examinations of the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examination Board (KASNEB). Management. except English Language.44 Undergraduate study in Laws O Hong Kong SAR (continued) Vocational Training Council Diplomas. having successfully completed all three parts of the examinations of the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examination Board (KASNEB). Italy Diploma di Maturita. Higher Diploma of a Polytechnic. Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education Diploma in Information Technology awarded (in and after 2004) with a First Class result. provided that at least three full units in acceptable subjects are passed at Merit Level (or at 60% or more) in the second year. Indian School Certificate (Year 11) and Delhi Senior School Certificate (Year 11) – Mathematics passed at 80% or over. Management. Limerick Vocational Education Committee (formerly Limerick Senior College) Diploma in Economic Science. Indonesia Sekolah Menengah Umum (from 1996). Joint Examination for the Higher School Certificate and Advanced Level General Certificate of Education in Malaysia and Singapore [Note: a pass in English Usage at the subsidiary level is recognised as equivalent to a grade C at GCSE/GCE O level English Language. provided that the candidate has obtained passes in five approved subjects at the Higher (Honours) Level with not less than grade B in one of those subjects and not less than grade C in the remaining four (an individual subject passed at grades A–D at the Higher (Honours) Level is accepted as equivalent to a pass at not less than grade C at GCSE/GCE O level). All India Senior School Certificate (year 12) and Delhi Senior School Certificate (year 12) subjects passed at 50% or above. Finance and the Social Sciences only. Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute. provided that three subjects have been passed at Grade D or above. All India Senior School Certificate (Year 11). together with at least 3 non-overlapping subjects awarded with grades 1 to 6 in the SPM. HELP University College Foundation in Science (also satisfies the course requirement of GCSE/GCE O level in a mathematical subject) for the degrees in Economics. provided that it is at least two years full time or four years part time: a university or polytechnic that is acceptable to the University of London. HELP University College Diploma in Business (also satisfies the course requirement of GCSE/GCE O level in a mathematical subject) for the degrees in Economics. normally. at least two of which should have been taken in five units. Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE). in and after 1999. Matriculation Examination of the National University of Ireland. HELP University College Foundation in Arts (also satisfies the course requirement of GCSE/GCE O level in a mathematical subject) for the degrees in Economics. Year XII CBSE All India/Delhi Senior School Certificate or Year XII CISC Indian School Certificate Mathematics passed at 70% satisfies the course requirement for entry to BSc CIS. Diploma di Esame di Stato. l l l A S G l Kenya (continued) Certified Public Accountants (CPA). b) reached the age of 18 years by 31 December in the year in which they register for the UOL programme. Tunku Abdul Rahman College. National Diploma. provided that a mark of 8 is achieved. satisfies the entrance requirements for the LLB degree only. Malaysia Higher School Certificate/Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (except Kertas Am) Grades A-C from 2003 in the new marking scheme. Management. Hungary Erettsegi. Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary Schools System Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) grade B6 or above. Republic of l l l ✔ l l l ✔ l l l ✔ l l l l ✔ l l l l . Hong Kong Technical College (Chai Wan or Tsing Yi)/ Vocational Training Council Higher Certificates in acceptable subjects. O A S G l l l l l Macedonia. on condition that the student has a) taken three science units as electives (biology. Irish Leaving Certificate. Mechina. b) reached the age of 18 years by 31 December in the year in which they register for the UOL programme. Finance and the Social Sciences only. Management. Finance and the Social Sciences only. on condition that the student has a) taken two economics electives and. Management. Malaysia Certificate of Education/Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (in and after 1978) grades 1–6 [Note: no recognition is given to 322 or 122 English Language Communicational. Matura. National Council for Educational Awards (NCEA). Year XII CBSE All India/Delhi Senior School Certificate or Year XII CISC Indian School Certificate. providing that a mark of at least 60% is obtained in module 902 Engineering Mathematics and in 1135 Applied Mathematics. Membership having passed all the required examinations. l A diploma awarded by one of the following institutions. l l l l ✔ l l l l l l l l Ireland. normally on condition that the student reached the age of 18 years by 31 December in the year in which they register for the UOL programme. Malawi Diplome de Fin d’Études Secondaires. Iceland India Studentsprof. Malawi Certificate of Education grades 1–4. Kenya Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education grades C+ or above. Israel Bagrut. satisfies the entrance requirements for the BSc Computing & Information Systems degree only. satisfies the GCSE/GCE O level Mathematics course requirement for the BSc degrees in Economics. Hong Kong Technical College (Chai Wan or Tsing Yi)/Vocational Training Council Higher Diplomas. Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) offered by the Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary Schools System providing that 5 acceptable subjects are passed at Credit (or B) or better. Former Yugoslav Republic of Matura. HELP University College Foundation course in Economics and Management Part I (also satisfies the course requirement of a GCSE/ GCE O Level in a mathematical subject) for the degrees in Economics. 4 acceptable academic subjects each passed at 80% or better. Certified Public Secretaries (CPS). Irish Leaving Certificate grades A–C at Ordinary Level. normally.
FTMS Business School. (2) must have 5 or more passes at SPM. New Zealand Bursary A or B. normally. Malta MATSEC Secondary Education Certificate. Morocco Netherlands Baccalaureat. Diploma in Business Administration Foundation Stage ✔ also satisfies the course requirement of GCSE/GCE O Level mathematics for the degrees in EMFSS (normally on condition the student has reached the age of 18 years by 31 December in the year in which they register as an External student). provided that at least 50% is achieved in each of the four subjects and. l l ✔ A S G l Nigeria (continued) Higher Diplomas awarded by universities acceptable to the University of London. Instrumentation and Control Engineering. Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci. ✔ Ngee Ann Polytechnic: both the Advanced Diploma in Computer and Communications Systems and the following Diplomas satisfy the entrance requirements (including the GCE AS level in Mathematics course requirement) for BSc Computing and Information Systems: Diploma in Building Services Engineering. Inti College. Manufacturing Engineering. Kemayan ATC-Certificate in Business Studies satisfies both the general entrance and Mathematics course requirement for the BSc EMFSS degrees on condition. Vitnemal fra den Videeregaende Skola. Finance and the Social Sciences only. normally on condition that the student reached the age of 18 years by 31 December in the year in which they register for the UOL programme. provided that the following conditions are met: (1) normally the student must be at least 18 years old before 31 December in the year that he/she applies to register as an External Student.www. Singapore Polytechnic or Temasek Polytechnic. Diploma in Management. HBS. Foundation Mathematics and Foundation Statistics (also satisfies the course requirement of GCSE/GCE O Level in a mathematical subject for the degrees in Economics. Civil and Environmental Engineering. (2) normally that the student is at least 19 years of age on 1 August in the year that the Certificate was awarded. (Grades 1–6). O A S G l Norway l l l l Pakistan Higher Secondary Certificate or Intermediate. Republic Polytechnic. which include a Credit in both Mathematics and English. grades 1–4 on a subject for subject basis. l l Romania Saudi Arabia l Serbia and Montenegro Matura. provided that the study programme was at least two years full time.londonexternal. Poland l l l Portugal Certidão do Decimo Segundo Ano or Certidão do Ensino Secondario provided that an overall average of at least 14 (bom) has been achieved. provided that it is at least two years full time or four years part time: Nanyang Polytechnic. normally.ac. ✔ l l l l l l l l ✔ l l l l l l l l l l l . Mechatronics Engineering. subjects passed at 60% or better (with the exception of English Language). Multimedia and Infocomm Technology. Electronics.00 or better in each of the following subjects: Foundation Economics. the student is at least 18 years of age by 31 December in the year they register as an External student. provided the following conditions have been met: (1) both English Language and Mathematics were passed at SPM. Singapore l l Singapore/Cambridge General Certificate of Education (in and after 1971) grades 1–6.] Singapore/Cambridge Advanced level General Certificate of Education (in and after 1975) [Note: Management of Business is accepted as a pass at GCE A level only if awarded in or after 1987 Passes obtained before 1987 are accepted as equivalent to GCSE/GCE O level]. Malaysian Institute of Management. Finance and the Social Sciences only. Computer and Communications Engineering. provided that a mark of 60% or more is obtained. Sepang Institute of Technology: Degree Foundation Studies Programme. Nigeria Nigerian Senior School Certificate awarded by WAEC (West African Examinations Council). Finance and the Social Sciences only). provided the following conditions are also satisfied: a) students must have passed all the compulsory units and the requisite number of elective units of the Foundation programme and b) normally students must have attained the age of 18 years before 1 September in the year in which they register.uk/llb 45 O Malaysia (continued) Institut Perkim Goon Certificate in Business Administration. Joint Examination for the Higher School Certificate and Advanced level General Certificate of Education in Malaysia and Singapore [Note: a pass in English Usage at the subsidiary level is recognised as equivalent to a grade C at GCSE/GCE O level English Language. on a subject for subject basis (with the exception of English Language). Basic Financial Accounting. Tawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate). Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Management. (3) must have successfully completed the Diploma Foundation Programme with a GPA of 2. Matriculation certificate (from 1997). Multimedia System Engineering. New Zealand New Zealand Department of Education School Certificate (subjects passed at 50% or above). Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Ouderwijs (VWO). Introduction to Microeconomics. A Diploma awarded by MARA Institute of Technology. Electronics and Computer Engineering. Management. provided that a grade of at least Bien is achieved. Rima College Diploma in Law stage 1. Matura. Introduction to Macro-economics. Electronic and Telecomm Engineering. Matriculation Certificate module in Pure Mathematics passed at Intermediate level satisfies the course requirements for entry to BSc CIS. that the applicant is at least 19 years old on 1 August in the year in which Stage 1 is obtained. Nanyang Polytechnic: the following Diplomas satisfy the entrance requirements (including the GCE AS level in Mathematics course requirement) for BSc Computing and Information Systems: Electronics. Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TAR) Diploma in Business (Business Economics) – (also satisfies the course requirement of GCSE/GCE O level in a mathematical subject) for the degrees in Economics. (3) that at least grade C was obtained in all units. Diploma. Management. Sarawak – the Foundation Programme in Business satisfies the general entrance requirements and the GCSE/GCE O level at Grade C in Mathematics course requirement (but not the Test of Proficiency in English) for the BSc degrees in Economics. they have 5 or more passes at SPM including Mathematics and English and have successfully completed the Certificate with passes in the following units: Introduction to Accounting. Examen Artium. Computer & Network Technology. Diploma de Bacalaureat. Singapore Polytechnic: the following Diplomas satisfy the entrance requirements (including the GCE AS level in Mathematics course requirement) for BSc Computing and Information Systems: Civil and Structural Engineering. Mechatronics. Professional Diploma or Technical Diploma awarded by one of the following institutions. Advanced Matriculation or Matriculation Certificate: A pass at Grades A to C in a single Advanced subject of the Matriculation Certificate. Computer and Control Engineering. Materials Engineering. QA Engineering.
provided that passes in five approved subjects at the Higher Level have been obtained with not less than grade B in one of those subjects and not less than grade C in the remaining four. Sri Lankan A level syllabus in a mathematical subject at ‘S’ level (for BSc CIS only) ✔= AS level only Passes in three approved subjects in the Sri Lankan A level Examination provided not less than grade C is achieved in all three subjects. grades A–E. provided that an average of 6 is obtained. 3. Spain l Curso de Orientación Universitaria (COU). Diploma in Human Resource Development. Maturitna Skuska. Bridging Course in Mathematics passed at 50% or over. Singapore Institute of Management. Diploma in Banking and Finance. applicants must possess one GCE O level pass at grade C or above. Singapore Institute of Labour Studies. normally. Enseñanzas de Bachillerato. South Africa l Senior Certificate at Higher Grade. on a subject for subject basis (with the exception of English Language) provided that a mark of 60% or more has been obtained. if passed with grades A-B. Comsertrac Higher Diploma in Computer Studies (BSc CIS only). l l l Syria Sweden Switzerland Fullständigt Slutbetyg från Gymnasium. Quality Engineering. Diploma in Industrial Relations. Slovenia Matura. provided that it is at least two years full time or four years part time: the French–Singapore Institute of ElectroTechnology. Singapore Institute of Management. Singapore Society of Accountants. A diploma awarded by one of the following institutions. Scottish Certificate of Sixth Year Studies (CSYS). Attestato de Maturita. Tunisia Uganda Baccalaureat. Membership. the Japanese – Singapore Institute of Software Technology. Maturitatzeugnis. PSB Academy Diplomas in Business Efficiency and Productivity. Singapore Institute of Banking and Finance. provided that an average mark of at least 6 is achieved. Management Finance and the Social Sciences (and for the Access route to these degrees). provided that it is at least two years full time. provided that a grade of at least Bien is achieved. l Bachillerato (LOGSE). the German–Singapore Institute of Production Technology. Singapore Institute of Management. Intelligent Building Technology. in combination with a Higher grade pass in the same subject. Secondary School Leaving Diploma. Advanced Certificate of Education of the Uganda National Examinations Board grade E. Diploma in Management Practice. Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Singapore Institute of Management. Associate Member. satisfies the GCE AS level in Mathematics course requirement for BSc Computing and Information Systems ✔= AS level only Singapore Institute of Management.46 Undergraduate study in Laws O Singapore (continued) Temasek Polytechnic: the following Diplomas satisfy the entrance requirements (including the GCE AS level in Mathematics course requirement) for BSc Computing and Information Systems: Computer Engineering. Quality Engineering and Management. A teaching certificate awarded by the Institute of Education. Southern African Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Ong Teng Cheong Institute of Labour Studies/Singapore Institute of Management Diploma in Employment Relations. Marketing and Sales Management. Senior Certificate (with matriculation endorsement) and at least BBBCC at higher grade. Mechatronics. Management Finance and the Social Sciences (and for the Access route to these degrees). Business Administration. Finance and Social Sciences (and for the Access route to these degrees). Telecommunications. that for all diplomas the student is at least 19 years old on 1 August in the year they obtain the diploma and that they obtain an average of not less than C (60%) overall. The following University of London Intermediate Certificates: O A S G l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ✔ l l l l l l l l l Tanzania l ✔ l l l l l l l l l l l ✔ l School of Oriental and African Studies Intermediate Certificate in Comparative International Studies. having passed all final examinations. grades A–D. Bridging course in Mathematics: ✔ satisfies the requirement of a GCSE/GCE O Level in a mathematical subject only for the degrees in Economics. Sri Lankan A level syllabus in Applied Mathematics or Pure Mathematics passed at grade C or above. Certificat de Maturité. In addition. l . Sri Lanka l Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) Ordinary level General Certificate of Education credit and distinction only. ✔ ✔ ✔ A S l G Slovakia Maturita. provided that an average mark of at least 6 is achieved. Management Accounting and Finance and in Human Resource Management providing. PSB Academy Advanced Diplomas in Business Studies. provided the applicant is at least 19 years on 1 August in the year in which the diploma is awarded. Selectividad. Stansfield School of Business Bridging Course in Mathematics passed at 50% or over satisfies the GCE AS level in a mathematical subject course requirement for BSc CIS only (✔= AS only) TMC Computer School. General Secondary Education Certificate. or Advanced Higher. PSB Academy Bridging Course in Mathematics: satisfies the requirement for a GCSE/O Level in a Mathematical subject only for the degrees in Economics. 2. Senior Certificate at Standard Grade. Microelectronics. Human Resource Management and in Commerce. provided that an overall average of B is obtained. Scottish Certificate of Education. Stansfield School of Business. Diploma in Management Studies. Certificate of Education of the Uganda National Examinations Council grades 1–4. Singapore Institute of Labour Studies/ Singapore Institute of Management (SILS/ SIM) Diploma in Employment Relations. Higher Diploma in Computer Studies (BSc CIS only). Bridging course in Mathematics: ✔ satisfies the requirement of a GCSE/GCE O Level in a mathematical subject only for the Diploma in CIS and degrees in Economics. Associate and Graduate Members (by examination). Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education – principal passes at Grades A–D on a subject for subject basis. United Kingdom l l Scottish Certificate of Education Standard grade: Grades 1. Quality Management. provided that in every case the compulsory module in Intensive English for Academic Study has been passed. Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)/ Tanzanian O Level. or the equivalent. The South African National Diploma. Diploma in Business Management. Advanced Certificate of Education of the Uganda National Examinations Board grades A–D. Singapore Institute of Management.
Diploma in Geography for External students. University of Wales College of Cardiff. provided that the applicant is at least 21 years old at the time of making the application. Goldsmiths College. l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l Chartered Institute of Bankers. A Diploma of Higher Education awarded by either a University in the United Kingdom or the Council for National Academic Awards. O A S G l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l Ordinary National Certificate or Ordinary National Diploma (ONC or OND). Associate Member.uk/llb 47 O United Kingdom (continued) UCL University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering. Scotland and Northern Ireland. passed overall and with a pass in Business Mathematics. after a three-year course of study. Chartered Institute of Building. Higher National Certificate or Higher National Diploma (HNC or HND). A degree conferred either by a University acceptable to the University of London or by the Council for National Academic Awards. The following awards of other universities or organisations: A Certificate or Diploma awarded by a recognised institution of Higher Education in the UK after a course of study of not less than two years full time. provided that the candidate has achieved passes at Merit level in at least three full units in acceptable subjects. Northern Consortium UK International Foundation Year (China syllabus) awarded in and after June 2004. King’s College. Certificate in English and Caribbean Studies (satisfies the entrance requirements for the Diploma in English only). College of Preceptors. Royal Holloway. Continuing Education Diplomas. if passed at grade C or better. Diploma in Magisterial Law. Either the Mathematics unit in the Science & Technology route. British Institute of Management. Birkbeck College Faculty of Continuing Education Certificate or Diploma (other than a Certificate of Proficiency) provided that. passed at Merit or Distinction. The following University of London qualifications: Diploma in Computing and Information Systems for External students. Management. Wales. An Access to HE Certificate awarded by an Authorised Validating Agency (AVA) recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). Scotland. Economics 2 and Introduction to Financial Accounting (Accounts) Applicants are also required to satisfy the University requirement to demonstrate Proficiency in English. provided either Mathematics or Quantitative methods has been passed (satisfies the GCE AS level in a mathematical subject for the BSc in Computing and Information Systems only). Membership. one at Foundation Level and one at a Higher Level (mature age candidates may apply on the basis of one full credit at any Level). The following professional qualifications: l l l l Architectural Association Diploma. Associate Member. l City and Guilds of London Institute. Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work (CCETSW). BTEC Technician awards. BTEC Business awards. Diploma in Philosophy for External students. or the Mathematics unit in the Business and Management route. provided that the average performance in at least three of the subjects taken in thefinal examination is 60% or better and that these subjects are considered acceptable by the University. Institute of Actuaries. Associate Member. Diploma in Law for External students. University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate. Diploma (DCR). the candidate is at least 21 years old at the time of making the application.ac. Certificate of Qualification in Social Work. l Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Ireland. Diploma in Management Practice. having passed intermediate and final examinations. provided that passes have been obtained in three full units in acceptable subjects at Level III. Chartered Institute of Marketing Professional Diploma or Professional Postgraduate Diploma. Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors. Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. Licentiate or Fellowship awarded by having passed all final examinations. The following awards of the Business and Technician Education Council (BTEC): Advanced General National Vocational Qualification (Advanced GNVQ). Preparatory Diploma in English Language and Academic Studies. provided that candidates with this qualification also hold the Open University Diploma in Management. Higher Introductory and Engineering Conversion Course (HITECC). satisfies the General Entrance Requirements providing that at least 200 IFY points have been obtained and that the module English for Academic Purposes is passed with at least grade C. National Certificate or National Diploma (NC or ND). Institute of Bankers. Corporate Member (FCIT or MCIT). in all cases except the Extra-Mural Diploma in Economics. with a pass at Higher Level. Diploma in Theology for External students. Member. Diploma in English for External students. Institute of Administrative Management. will satisfy a requirement for AS Mathematics for entry to BSc CIS. Diploma in Social Work. Graduateship. Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. will satisfy the entrance requirements and the mathematics course requirement for degrees in Economics.year course of study. Institute of Bankers. at least two of the passes must have been obtained with Merit. Associate Member.londonexternal.www. Cambridge Diploma in Religious Studies. Barristers of England. Diploma in Administrative Management (prior to 1995) and the Advanced Diploma in Administrative Management (in and after 1995). provided that the applicant is at least 21 years old at the time of making the application. l ✔ l l l l l . Associate Member. Finance and Social Studies providing that at least 60% is awarded in both Economics 1 and in Business Studies 1 together with at least 55% in Business Studies 2. provided that the candidate has obtained a minimum of two Bs and a C in three acceptable subjects in the final examinations. Diploma in Economics for External students. College of Radiographers. Bellerbys College Foundation Business Programme. University of Westminster (Polytechnic of Central London). after a three. Associate Member. Diploma in Economics for External students. University Foundation Programme. ✔= AS level only l A S G l United Kingdom (continued) Open University. if passed with grade B or better. Chartered Institute of Transport. Associate Member. Chartered Insurance Institute. A Teacher’s Certificate gained in or after 1962 at a College of Education in England or Wales. In order to satisfy a requirement for GCSE/O Level Mathematics at least one Mathematics unit must be passed with grade C or better. Membership examination Part II. Membership and Fellowship. or gained in or after 1950 at a College of Education in Scotland or Northern Ireland. two full credits gained by course work and examination.
Members and Fellows. Pensions Management Institute. Ireland. Society of Engineers. Institute of Electrical. Institute of Management Information Systems (formerly IDPM). Ordinary levels. Member. Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Bahamian General Certificate of Education. Associate degrees. West African Higher School Certificate. Associate and Graduate Member and Fellow. Graduate Diploma. in and after June 1998). Roman Catholic. Bahamas Bar Association. Ministers of Religion trained in the UK (Anglican. Graduate Member. Royal Institute of British Architects. Institute of Chartered Accountants. University of Technology. Corporate Member. having passed the final examinations. having passed the Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law (previously known as the Part II and Level 4 examinations). Higher Diploma (satisfies the entrance requirements for BSc CIS only). provided that at least two subjects are passed at grade B or above. Institute of Credit Management. Professional Associate. Institute of Legal Executives. Jamaica: diplomas provided they are at least two years full time or four years part time. AP International Diploma. Corporate Member. Associate Member. Institute of Personnel Management. Institute of Housing. O A S G l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l The qualifications are listed by country and in accordance with the following key: O A S G is equivalent to GCSE/GCE O level (or AS) is equivalent to GCE A/AS level satisfies the entrance requirements for the degree/diploma named satisfies the general entrance requirements as a whole l l l l l l l l l l l l . Barbados Community College: Certificate in Para Legal Studies. Associate degrees. USA Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations of the American College Board. Institute of Chartered Accountants. Bermuda College. Institute of Health Service Management (formally Institute of National Health Administration). Library Association. Licensed Conveyancer. NCC Education. West African Advanced level General Certificate [Note: a pass at grades A–C in the General Paper is recognised as equivalent to a grade C at GCSE/GCE O level]. B and C). Bahamian General Certificate of Education. l l l A S G l l l l l l l West Indies (continued) Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination Diploma (CAPE) – Full award of six units including two double-unit courses. International Advanced Diploma in Computer Studies (IADCS) (satisfies the entrance requirement for BSc CIS only). A diploma awarded by the College of Arts. NCC Education International Diploma in Computer Studies (IDCS) (satisfies the entrance requirements for the Diploma in Computing and Information Systems. Methodist. up to and including January 1998). Scotland. Associate Member. provided that all three examination stages have been passed. Barbados Community College. l l College of the Bahamas: Associate degrees (although grades may be taken into account). West Indies Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (Grades I and II at General Proficiency level only. Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. Associateship. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.48 Undergraduate study in Laws O United Kingdom (continued) Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Ghana Senior School Certificate (grades A. Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (Grades I and II and III at General Proficiency level only. Scotland and Ireland. Baptist. Solicitors of England. 4 or 5 (with the exception of Studio Art). Advanced levels. Member. Chartered Member (Associate or Fellow). excluding the English language requirement). Wales. West Africa West African Ordinary level General Certificate of Education (grades 1–6). United Reform). Mechanical and Civil Engineers. Associate and Graduate Members. provided that at least two full subjects are passed at grades 3. having passed the qualifying examinations. Member. Institute of Statisticians. Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Membership. Science and Technology. Jamaica after a three year full time course. Associate Member. Member. having passed all final examinations. Corporate Member.
n A diploma awarded by any of the polytechnics in Singapore.londonexternal. n Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English. n Oxford International Business English Certificate (OIBEC). reading and writing components). 5. n International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE): English as a Second Language. (This satisfies the English language requirement for the degrees in Economics. (TOEFL) with a score of 580 (or 237 on the computerised test) plus the Test of Written English (TWE) with a score of 4. n University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) Business English Certificate Level 3 only (BEC 3 award). 4 or 3. Finance and the Social Sciences and the Access route to these degrees only). Management. n Hong Kong Examinations Authority AS ‘Use of English’. n iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language (iBT TOEFL) score of 92 in total with at least 22 in both Reading and Writing Skills sub-tests and at least 20 in both Speaking and Listening sub-tests.uk/llb 49 Tests of proficiency in English The following qualifications are equated with GCSE/GCE ‘O’ Level English Language grade C for the purposes of satisfying the entrance requirements. The qualifications below are not acceptable as equivalent to GCSE/ GCE ‘O’ Level (grade C) English Language but they are considered acceptable evidence of proficiency in English provided they have been awarded within the past three years. n Hong Kong Examination Authority Advanced level Use of English (grade C or better).5 in each sub-test. . n Advanced Placement International English Language Examination (APIEL). passed at grade B or above. n International General Certificate n Test in English as a Foreign Language of Secondary Education (IGCSE): English as a Second Language passed at grade C or above. n Oxford Delegacy’s Higher Level Examination in English as a Foreign Language when taken with the ARELS examination in spoken English (a pass with credit or above must be achieved in the Oxford examination and a Good Pass or better in the ARELS test).5 in the computerised test). n School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Diploma in English for Academic Purposes (passed at grade A or B). n Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) English Language section from 2007 performance levels 5*. n International English Language Testing System (IELTS) when an overall score of at least 6 is achieved with a minimum of 5. n NEAB (formerly JMB) University Entrance Test in English for Speakers of Other Languages. n Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English n Cambridge English Language 1119 (at grade 6 or better) conducted overseas by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate. n Malaysian Certificate of Education/ Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia English Language Communicational (122 or 322) grade 6 or better. n Associated Examining Board (AEB) Test in English for Educational Purposes (TEEP) (when ‘Proficiency’ level (4) is achieved in each of the listening. when a score of 4 or 5 is achieved.5 (or a Writing Rating of 4. n School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Diploma in English for Academic Purposes (passed at grade C).ac. n Hong Kong Certificate of Education English Language (Syllabus B) (at grade C or better).www. n City & Guilds International ESOL 8984 Mastery award.
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