Law (Online Distance Learning)
The Postgraduate Certificate in Law provides a flexible way for legal professionals, policy makers and practitioners in the private and public sectors to develop the confidence and study/research skills upon which further study in law, or a relevant career, can be built.
The programme offers a flexible route to further postgraduate study as successful students can choose to transfer credits gained to one of our LLM programmes.
This certificate provides a flexible way for legal professionals, policymakers and practitioners in the private and public sectors to develop the confidence and study/research skills upon which further study in law, or a relevant career, can be built. It also offers a flexible route to further postgraduate study as successful students can choose to transfer credits gained to one of our LLM programmes.
The programme enables you to engage with a range of subject areas within the discipline, which may include:
Information technology law
Intellectual property law
A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. Your degree does not have to be in the subject of law, but it must be from a recognised higher education institution.
We will also consider your other qualifications and professional experience as part of your application.
Please check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements.
English language requirements
All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:
- an undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration
- UKVI list of majority English speaking countries
- IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module)
- TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 23 in each module)
- PTE(A): total 67 (at least 61 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections)
- CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 176 in each module)
- Trinity ISE: ISE III with a pass in all four components
Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than two and a half years old at the beginning of your degree programme. Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme.
Edinburgh Law School English Language Test
Edinburgh Law School, in conjunction with the University’s English Language Education department, have developed an alternative English language test for applicants to our online distance learning postgraduate programmes in law for entry in the 2017/18 academic year.
The test is an alternative to the English language tests currently accepted by the University, such as IELTS, TOEFL-iBT, PTE(A), CAE and CPE.
Please note that this test can only be used to satisfy the English language requirements for entry onto a postgraduate programme in law by online distance learning at Edinburgh Law School, the University of Edinburgh.
You can choose three masters-level courses that best reflect your personal interests and objectives. Courses are chosen from our full range of LLM courses and detailed information about your course options can be found on the programme website.
Upon successful completion of the programme, you will have the option of graduating with the Certificate or continuing your studies through a facilitated transfer onto one of the Edinburgh Law School's LLM programmes by online distance learning.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Fee locale||Course duration|
|Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert||On-line study||September 2017||1 Years|
|Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert||On-line study||September 2017||20 Months|
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