Birkbeck, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
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.
For information about course structure and the moules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.
Short writing exercises, essays and reports, class presentations, case-study analysis, online discussion forums, and self and peer assessment.
How to apply
To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.
|UCAS Tariff||We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.|
We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.