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TMUC is an Affiliate Centre of University of London, and an Affiliate Centre according to University of London is

“An independent teaching institution that demonstrates a sustained commitment to developingexcellence in respect of teaching, support to students and administrative processes. High quality teaching provision is underpinned by a clear and appropriate learning and teaching

strategy. Support to students in terms of pedagogical and pastoral care and educational guidance is highly developed. In addition, students can expect access to excellent resources and facilities that enhance their learning experience. Also referred to as ‘Affiliate Centre’ or AC.”

LAWS

The University of London undergraduate Laws Programme is academically led by the Six University of London Colleges with Laws Schools or Departments, Collectively, They are known as the Laws Consortium.
The Six Colleges includes

  • Birkbeck
  • Kings College London
  • The London School of Economics & Political Science(LSE)
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • SOAS
  • UCL

 

Degree / Diplomas Offered

  • LLB Honors (Bachelors in Law)
  • Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in Common Law (Diploma in Law)

For further information log onto: www.londoninternational.ac.uk

  • The L.L.B. is a gate way to Bar at law and LPC from England & Wales and L.L.M. from any reputed University in the world.
  • Direct route for practicing in the Courts of Pakistan.

CertHE

Students can also study for the University of London Certificate of  Higher Education (CertHE), via the International Programmes. This academic qualification is ideal for people who want to study English law for career or personal reasons but don’t want to commit themselves to a full LLB law degree. Law is also a fascinating subject to study in its own right. However, completion of the CertHE programme allows you to enroll into the second year of the LLB Honors degree programme.

The CertHE covers the same first four subjects taken by students enrolled on the LLB programme but forms a freestanding academic qualification in its own right. It can be completed in one by full time study, or spread over two. The diploma requires a considerable amount of independent study.

What is covered?

Four areas of English law are studied: Common Law Reasoning and Institutions; Criminal Law; Elements of the Law of Contract; and Public Law. Students studying part-time over two years take Common Law Reasoning and Institutions and Public Law in the first year; Criminal Law and Elements of Contract Law in year two.

Entry requirements

Although for the LLB degree a track record of academic qualifications is normally essential to study at the Institute (A-level grades of at least BCC and O-level of A-C passes), a broader range of factors is taken into account for the CertHE. A person’s qualifications, skills and experience in the round is considered. A-levels or the equivalent are not essential. TMUC laws department will guide you further in this respect.

Study for an LLB degree of international standing as an independent or locally supported learner

This programme is for you if you:

  • Want to obtain an LLB degree of international standing which has provided the first step on a career route for many thousands of practising lawyers worldwide.
  • 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.
  • Would like to enhance key skills of communication, information literacy, analysis and argument.

Note: if you intend to practise as a lawyer, barrister or solicitor, we strongly recommend that you check on the requirements of the professional body in the jurisdiction in which you wish to practise before committing yourself to the degree.

Key dates
LLB application deadline 1 October in the year before you intend to sit your first examinations
LLB registration deadline 1st November in the year before you intend to sit your examinations
CertHE Common Law registration deadline 1st November in the year before you intend to sit your examinations
Examination entry deadline 01 February 2018
Examinations take place May/June

Programme aims and values

The Laws Programme is committed to:

  • Promoting independent learning. We support you in developing your capacity to manage your own learning.
  • Providing a wealth of resources. With our Online Library and Laws Virtual Learning Environment, you have a resource-rich learning environment in which to develop your legal research skills.
  • Offering expert guidance in law. Our study materials are informed by current research and scholarship and engage with contemporary legal issues. Students are offered the opportunity not only to know the law but to understand it.
  • Developing ‘transferable’ intellectual skills. You have many opportunities to develop analytical and problem-solving skills and learn how to construct arguments.
  • Enabling you to develop critical awareness. Learn how to stand back and consider the ‘bigger picture’, develop an awareness of the context of law, nationally and globally.
  • Understanding the language of law. Learning how to use legal discourse is crucial for success. Being able to communicate effectively is a vital skill.

Prestige and career progression

In a world where degree providers are proliferating, the University of London Bachelor of Laws offers the security of an internationally recognised ‘gold standard’ established for over 100 years. The University of London was the first to offer a degree in English Law, in the 1890s. Upon graduation you will be joining a distinguished group of solicitors, barristers and judges around the world who began their careers by obtaining their law degree through the University of London International Programmes. The academic direction of the LLB and Diploma in Law is provided by a Consortium of outstanding University of London Law Schools: Birkbeck, King’s, LSE, Queen Mary, SOAS and UCL.

Flexible study at reasonable cost

You have 3-8 years to complete the Bachelor of Laws (or a minimum of two years on Graduate Entry) and 1-5 years to complete the Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law. Fees are payable as you progress rather than as a single lump. The following are examples of University fees for the whole programme of study: for the LLB from £3,048 for Graduate Entry students studying over two years to £4,384 for Standard Entry students studying over four years, and £1,600 for the Certificate of Higher Education in the Common Law (you will also need to pay fees to the teaching institution). Please note that these examples are calculated using current fees for 2015-16 and so do not reflect any annual change in fees. Further details of fees payable to the University are provided on the Feespage.

University of London LLB subjects offered at TMUC

  1. Elements of the Law of Contracts
  2. Criminal Law
  3. Public Law
  4. Legal System & Methods
  5. Common Law Reasoning and Institutions
  6. Equity and Trusts
  7. Law of Torts
  8. Property Law
  9. Introduction to Islamic law
  10. European Union Law
  11. Company Law
  12. Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
  13. Public International Law
  14. Criminology
  15. Conflict of laws
  16. Commercial law
  17. International Protection of Human Rights
  18. Dissertation

Structure and syllabus

The LLB degree is offered for both Standard Entry and Graduate Entry.

The CertHE Common Law can lead to standard entry of the LLB with credit for all four modules passed.

  • Standard Entry Route – Qualifying Law Degree (LLB)
  • Standard Entry Route – Non Qualifying Law Degree (LLB)
  • Graduate Entry Route – Qualifying Law Degree (LLB)
  • Graduate Entry Route – Non Qualifying Law Degree (LLB)
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law

How you study

You receive specially designed learning materials and have access to a significant array of online resources. Please note that online access is a requirement for registration to the LLB and the Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law. The cost of your materials is included in your initial and continuing registration fees.

The study materials are designed to guide you through the syllabus for each module and direct your reading of the prescribed textbooks, study packs and Online Library resources. Although all study materials are specially produced for self-directed learning, many students choose to pay for additional educational support through an independentteaching institution either full time or part time, and benefit from the more formalised support this provides. CertHE Common Law students must have registered through, and be studying at, a teaching institution that has been specifically recognised for this purpose by the University of London.

You are strongly advised to apply to us and wait for confirmation that you are eligible to register before enrolling with an institution. Enrolment with an institution does not mean that a student is automatically registered with the University.

Study materials include:

  • Studying law. An introductory guide to the study of English common law. This is sent to all students who receive an offer letter and is also available online.
  • A subject guide for each module you study. The guide will take you systematically through the module topics, with instructions on reading, learning activities (with feedback) and guidance on answering sample examination questions. The subject guides for the first four modules are provided on the website.
  • Study Packs. Key recommended readings in the subject guides are available online.
  • Statute books are provided for all modules where a statute book is permitted in the exam.
  • Programme Handbook. The Programme handbook is written by Undergraduate Laws Programme staff. It will include academic guidance about how to study, the support and learning resources that are available to you and how to prepare for examinations. The handbook/manual is either sent to students when they register, made available on the Virtual Learning Environment or via the web.
  • Student Guide. The Student Guide is produced for the benefit of all students. It includes information, advice and guidance on the different stages and different demands of the student life cycle. It will be a valuable point of reference throughout your studies.
  • Regulations. These tell you about syllabuses, programme structures, how to enter for exams, marking schemes, transfers etc., and are provided in electronic format.

Study support and online resources

  • Laws VLE – The password protected Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) provides a centralised location for accessing many resources. It hosts Law subject pages provided by legal academics, computer marked assessments, discussion forums and facilities for you to set up your own profile page.
  • Online legal research exercises – Designed to build and enhance your ability to find primary and secondary legal materials using electronic sources, and to conduct legal research generally.
  • Online Library – Gives access to Justis.com, JSTOR, ABI/INFORM, Lexis® Library, Westlaw, Academic Search Complete, Business Search Premier, and Casetrack.
  • Study Support Sessions – There are four Study Support Sessions held in London each year in November/December, February, March and April. Tuition is given by experienced law lecturers. These sessions are intensive, with up to eight hours of lectures and tutorials each day. Each Study Support Session covers different topics and students are encouraged to attend all four. The Study Support Sessions concentrate on important areas of each module and new developments and recent legislation.
  • You will also have access to news items, Examiners’ reports and past exam papers, the Programme Handbook, Student Guide, Subject Guides, Regulations and reading lists and be provided with a student registration card.
  • For further information on essential reading, further reading, statute books and casebooks for each module please see the Booklist 2015-2016 [pdf: 32pgs 656KB].

What our students say

Gisela Stuart
Laws graduate, UK.
MP for Birmingham Edgbaston and Member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee.

Studying, revising, looking after a family and staying sane is no easy task! I was lucky; I had a tolerant and supportive spouse, children who respond to a flexible routine, and the stamina and determination needed of success. 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. I am now MP for Birmingham Edgbaston. This is due in no small part to the skills I acquired as an International Programmes student at the University of London.

For all modules (except the LLB final-year Dissertation option) assessment is entirely by unseen written three-hour examinations at the end of each stage of study. Examinations are held in May/June at local centres in over 180 different countries as well as in London (please see the Assessment and examinations section of our website for further details). Examinations are marked by University of London approved academics to ensure your work is assessed to the same standard as College-based students of the University.

You must pass the minimum amount of credits at one level before you can progress to a higher level on the programme.

To satisfy the entrance requirements for the LLB (and for Individual Modules) you must:

*Applications will be considered from applicants who do not meet the normal minimum age requirement for admission. Each application will be considered on an individual basis, and the decision taken at the discretion of the University of London.

If you are not automatically eligible then you will be individually considered by the University of London’s Special Admissions Panel. The Special Admissions Panel will consider qualifications which are not published under the Qualifications for Entrance Schedule, incomplete qualifications (e.g. diplomas / degrees) and substantial relevant work experience. If we cannot accept you with your current qualifications and experience, we will advise you what qualifications you could take in order to become eligible in the future.

Graduate entry to the LLB

The following are eligible to apply for graduate entry:
  • Graduates holding an undergraduate degree from an acceptable university in the United Kingdom or any other European country or in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Fiji, Ghana, Hong Kong SAR, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa, South Korea, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela or Zimbabwe.
  • Graduates holding an undergraduate degree from an acceptable university in Bangladesh which is at least two-years full time in duration plus a Master’s degree from an acceptable university in Bangladesh which is at least two-years full time in duration
  • Graduates holding an undergraduate degree from an acceptable university in India which is at least three-years full time in duration
  • Graduates holding an undergraduate degree from an acceptable university in Pakistan which is at least four-years full time in duration
  • Graduates holding an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the USA.

Applications from students with other degrees not listed above will be considered at the discretion of the University. Professional qualifications cannot be considered for Graduate Entry. Please contact us if you would like further advice about eligibility for graduate entry.

Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law

To be eligible to register for the CertHE in Common Law you must:

  • normally* be aged 18 years of age or older before 1 September in the year you register with the University and
  • be admitted to a course of instruction at a teaching institution which has been recognised for this purpose by the University of London (for further details see advice about choosing an institution).

Entrance onto the CertHE in Common Law is determined locally by University of London recognised teaching institutions. All candidates are required to sit an entrance test and attend an interview at a recognised teaching institution in order to assess their suitability for the programme. Each institution will have their own admissions criteria. Candidates should contact their chosen institution directly for this information.

English language requirement

The language of instruction, reading and assessment is English. To succeed on our programmes you need a good level of competence in English. If you doubt your ability in written or spoken English we advise you take a course and test in English language before enrolling on the programme.

Required standard of English

You will usually meet the English language requirement for undergraduate programmes if you:

  • hold a UK GCSE / GCE O level in English at grade C or above
  • have five years secondary schooling taught solely in English or have passed GCE A levels or IB in essay-based subjects
  • have passed an International Foundation programme that permits entry onto a recognised UK bachelor degree
  • hold a full Postgraduate award, or a full first degree or Associate degree taught and examined in English from an institute that is acceptable to the University
  • have passed, within the past three years, an Associate degree, Diploma or Higher Diploma awarded by an acceptable institute / polytechnic / university in Hong Kong, Malaysia or Singapore, or
  • have passed, within the past three years, a test of proficiency in English language from an organisation acceptable to the University.

Where an applicant does not meet the required English language level but believes they can demonstrate the required level for admission the University may, at its discretion, consider the application.

Please note if an applicant satisfies one of the above conditions yet provides evidence of a test of proficiency in English language, awarded within the past three years, which is below the University’s minimum requirements then they will be required to retake such a test before being offered admission.

The Am I qualified page has more information, including the Qualifications for Entrance document that lists some of the qualifications recognised by the University of London International Programmes.

Recognition of prior study

The university will assess all requests for credit transfer/Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) on a case by case basis and a fee is payable. For further details see the accreditation of prior learning section of the website.

For programme specific guidance on the recognition of prior learning and credit transfer, see section two of theProgramme Regulations.

Computer Requirements

You must have regular access to a computer (or mobile device*) with an internet connection to use the University of London International Programmes website and the Student Portal. These are where your programme’s study resources are located. Through the Student Portal you can register as a student, enter exams and use your programme’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The VLE provides you with electronic learning materials, access to the University of London Online Library, networking opportunities, and other resources.

To get the most from your studies, your computer should have at least the following minimum specification:

  • a web browser (the latest version of Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer). This must accept cookies and have JavaScript enabled
  • screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater
  • sufficient bandwidth to download documents of at least 2 MB

and the following applications installed:

  • a word processor that reads Microsoft Word format (.doc)
  • Adobe, or other pdf reader.

* Full mobile access is not available for all programmes.

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  • Laptop and more tools available during the courses
  • Online course content access
  • SMS and Email notification
  • Affordable course fee
  • Dedicated Course Trainer

Laws

The University of London undergraduate Laws Programme is academically led by the Six University of London Colleges with Laws Schools or Departments, Collectively, They are known as the Laws Consortium.