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News: University of Essex Online launches LLB (Hons) Law

University of Essex Online announces the launch of a new LLB (Hons) Law programme, a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). The course is approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standard Board and is the first step for students considering practising law professionally as a solicitor or barrister. The course is also available for students from common law countries who want to access an English Law programme from a respected UK institution.

The first intake will be on 28 July 2015, with more planned at regular intervals throughout the year.

Students will study entirely online using a virtual learning platform, receiving high-quality resources and support from experienced tutors. Progress is monitored through assignments, which are frequently assessed and validated using a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

The course will cover the English legal system, criminal, contract and company law as well as public international and European Union law and much more. In addition to subject-specific knowledge, students will gain the analytical and problem-solving skills needed to build a successful career in what is a dynamic and challenging discipline.

Dr Naila Anwar, Head of Law for University of Essex Online said: β€œIt gives me great pleasure to take on the role as Head of Law for the online LLB programme at University of Essex Online. The tutors and I have worked tirelessly to create a law programme that will ensure an enriching and memorable experience for our future Law students.”

Choosing to study Law will open up many opportunities for students to develop their careers, both inside and outside the legal field; this includes preparing graduates for roles in finance, human resources, education, local and central government, the voluntary sector or management.

David Dixon, Academic Director for University of Essex Online said: “With the launch of our LLB (Hons) Law course, University of Essex Online has the opportunity to help develop the next generation of solicitors or barristers. We are looking forward to guiding both UK and international students along this exciting journey.”

Upon completion of their online LLB (Hons) Law, graduates will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex campus in Colchester.

For more info, visit our LLB (Hons) Law page.

About University of Essex Online

University of Essex Online offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses online to both UK and international students, enabling them to benefit from a flexible approach to study while maintaining the quality and support of a top UK university. Courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning (Essex) Limited, an experienced online learning provider.

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Caroline Bluemel
Digital Content Strategist
University of Essex Online
T: 0113 388 8499