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CertHEs: we’re launching TEN new courses!

It’s pretty rare that we launch more than three or four new courses at the same time. But today we’re excited to announce that we are launching CertHEs in each of our undergraduate subjects. A CertHE, short for Certificate of Higher Education, is equivalent to the first year of a full-time Bachelors degree (120 credits of study). These online short.... Read more

Annika McDonald 09th Nov 2018

"It’s never too late to follow your passions" - law student Adam tells us about his journey!

Hi, I am Adam, 27, from Gloucester, England and I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about my time studying Law at the University of Essex Online. At my age I am considered a mature student and the first thing I want to say is it’s never too late to follow your passions. I have always had a.... Read more

Annika McDonald 12th Oct 2018

University of Essex Online launches a unique LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology programme

University of Essex Online announces the launch of the first-ever 100% online and part-time LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology programme. This programme offers students the opportunity to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree while nurturing their interest in psychology. This degree is in the process of being validated by the University of Essex. Developed by subject experts within the fields of.... Read more

Annika McDonald 20th Apr 2018

Which Law pathway is right for me?

  Here at the University of Essex Online, we have three exciting undergraduate Qualifying Law Degrees (QLD) to choose from: LLB, LLB with Business and Law with Criminology. Each of these courses has its own unique aspects, but knowing which pathway is right for you can be a challenge. Let us give you a helping hand with our guide to.... Read more

Annika McDonald 06th Apr 2018

Meet our Head of Law, Dr Naila Anwar

What makes the University of Essex Online's LLM unique? Do I need any legal experience to join the LLM? What careers can the LLM lead to? Discover the answers to these questions, and more, in our interview with our Head of Law: Dr Naila Anwar. Feeling inspired to study our LLM? Or just want to learn more? Download our prospectus today Read more

Caroline Bluemel 15th Sep 2017

7 transferable skills you’ll develop by studying law

Many people think that a law degree is only suitable for those who wish to pursue a career in law, but this couldn’t be further from the truth; studying this exciting and challenging discipline helps you develop a number of valuable transferable skills that will support you in almost any career. These include…   1. Negotiation A key part of.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 24th Mar 2017

Six reasons to study for an LLM

With increasing competition for every advertised job role, a postgraduate degree can be one way to make your CV stand out from the crowd. And there are few qualifications as well-recognised and respected as a Master of Laws (LLM). However, holding this award doesn’t only benefit job-hunters; here are six additional reasons you should study for an LLM…   1..... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 11th Nov 2016

What is a qualifying law degree?

Any law degree is a prestigious achievement, and a highly-respected qualification. However, if your ultimate career goal is to practise law professionally you won't just need a law degree, you'll need a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). Here’s everything you need to know about this essential requirement.   How do you define a qualifying law degree? A QLD is approved by.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 11th Mar 2016

10 myths about studying law online

LLB (Hons) Law degree is one of the most prestigious and well-established professional qualifications. Because of the nature of the course, which is focused on applying legal knowledge in practical circumstances, many people are sceptical that it cannot be studied ‘properly’ online. Here at University of Essex Online, we regularly receive questions about the details and legitimacy of our law.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 20th Nov 2015