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CertHE Common Law

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Programme Duration

1-5 years

Academic Direction
Laws Consortium
Modes of Study
Local teaching centre

The Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law is a respected qualification in its own right, and provides a route into the LLB for those who don't yet meet the requirements. Learn the foundations of common law from some of the world's top legal academics.

Key features

  1. A name that's respected worldwide

    The University of London was the first to offer a degree in English law in the 1890s, and we've been a trusted provider of distance learning for over 160 years. When you study with us, you can be confident that your qualification will be valued by employers around the world.

  2. Study flexibly at your own pace

    The CertHE allows you to achieve a law qualification in some of the core legal subjects without committing to the full LLB degree. It can be studied in a minimum of one year and a maximum of five years, so you can fit your studies around your work and commitments.

  3. Learn from world-leading legal experts

    The CertHE is developed by academics from six outstanding University of London law schools, known collectively as the Laws Consortium. The modules you'll study are the same as the Level 4 modules of the LLB, so you can be confident of the academic rigour of your qualification.

  4. Unparalleled learning resources at your fingertips

    The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) gives you access to all the study materials you need, including recorded audio lectures for some modules, module guides and past exam papers. The Online Library contains millions of academic publications for you to explore, and you'll benefit from free access to professional legal databases.

  5. The best of online and in-person

    Enjoy the flexibility of online learning with the added benefit of in-person tuition support from a Recognised Teaching Centre in your home country. All our online learning resources can be accessed in your own time, while our teaching centres offer face-to-face guidance and campus-style facilities.

  6. Join a distinguished global alumni community

    Take the first step in your career with a University of London law qualification, just like thousands of successful legal professionals worldwide. Upon graduating, you'll become part of our global alumni network of lawyers, solicitors, barristers and judges.


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