• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Combining all the core modules required by the relevant professional bodies in law, this Laws of England and Wales at Leeds Beckett University will prepare non-law graduates for the next step towards becoming a solicitor or a barrister.

About

You will study foundation elements of legal theory, and your independent research project will give you the opportunity to focus on an area of law that interests you. Taught by experienced tutors, including qualified solicitors and barristers with significant professional expertise in all areas of law, the breadth of knowledge and skills in Leeds Law School will ensure you receive specialist support on a wide variety of topics, from medical negligence to anti-terrorism law.

Teaching will be delivered in small face-to-face classes combined with online lectures that can be accessed at a time and place to fit with your busy schedule.

You could progress to the next stage of legal training by undertaking our Legal Practice Course to train as a solicitor, or the Bar Professional Training Course to become a barrister. Your Laws of England and Wales at Leeds Beckett University will also open up roles that require a deep-rooted and broad knowledge of the law, such as a paralegal. You could also apply your expertise to roles in marketing, local government, mental health or social work.

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Paralegal

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Contract Law
  • Foundations of Criminal Law
  • Foundations of the Law of the European Union
  • Foundations of Tort Law
  • Independent Legal Research Project
  • Foundations of Property Law
  • Foundations of Public Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      Distance Learning
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

Fees are subject to change. Please verify the fees on the university website.
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Funding

There are ways you may be able to fund your course. Here are a few options:

  • Gain sponsorship from a Government body in your country
  • Apply for a Commonwealth or Chevening Scholarship 
  • A Leeds Beckett Scholarship to cover some of your course fees

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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