Legal Studies Birkbeck, University of London

Undergraduate

The Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Studies provides you with an introduction to law, with a focus on developing academic, legal and transferable skills.

It is ideal if you have a general interest in law; wish to pursue further studies but don't have the right qualifications or don't want to commit to a whole degree yet; or are interested in enhancing your transferable skills for career purposes.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • This course can be used as an entry qualification for a range of law degrees.

  • Our School of Law is a leading international centre for world-class legal teaching, research and scholarship and is the most rapidly expanding law school within the University of London.

  • We are among the top 10 law schools in the UK and in the top three in London in the Times Higher Education 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rankings, while our research environment was judged conducive to producing research of the highest quality.

  • Dedicated academic skills workshops are run at Birkbeck by our Senior Learning Development Tutor, who can advise on essay writing, time-management, efficient reading and note-making, giving presentations and participating in seminars.

  • We encourage our students to participate in the wide range of extracurricular activities we offer, including lectures by internationally renowned guest speakers, our Student Law Society, our annual retreat to Cumberland Lodge in Windsor, which allows you to explore contemporary issues in law with specialist speakers, and our successful mooting and mock trial programme, where advocacy training is given by experienced practising barristers.

  • Students may also apply to take part in the mentoring programme and an externship with the Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre. During each year, we offer a range of career-related talks.

PROGRESSION TO DEGREES AT BIRKBECK
On successful completion of this Certificate of Higher Education, you can progress onto our LLB Law.


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