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University of Hertfordshire

About University of Hertfordshire

Courses Full Time Part Time Distance
Law Degree
Postgraduate courses
Senior status law degree

More info

As one of the largest and most innovative Law Schools in the country, we have over 60 members of academic staff, close to 1,000 undergraduate and over 200 postgraduate law students and have cultivated excellent links to  the legal profession. The School of Law  is based at the de Havilland Campus, where all students are able to take advantage of our state of the art replica Crown Court Room and sector leading mediation centre.

Graduate Diploma in Law/CPE (full and part time, campus based and distance learning)

Our Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) is offered on a full-time (two full days per week for one year) and part-time (one full day per week for two years) basis. Additionally, our innovative and forward looking ethos led to the development of the first GDL in the country that has a solely no attendance requirement. Building upon our excellent track record in e-learning, the entirety of the distance learning programme – from registration through to examinations – can be undertaken totally away from the university campus, either as a full-time or part-time student. Successful completion of the GDL guarantees students a place on our Legal Practice Course.

Legal Practice Course

Our innovative full-time LPC programme is delivered through a mixture of traditional face-to-face teaching (including large groups sessions and workshops) and distance learning. It is a genuine hybrid system that allows you considerable flexibility in managing your studies. A dynamic range of eleven electives are available and students are required to select three. The electives are grouped in four different specialisms (corporate finance, commercial law, personal litigation and dispute resolution). We offer electives in commercial law, securities and insolvency, employment law, commercial property, family law, personal injury, private client, advanced litigation, information technology, intellectual property and mediation.

Other postgraduate courses

LLM in Legal Practice

We offer the ability for individuals who have successfully completed an LPC to ‘top-up’ their qualification into a full LLM in Legal Practice. This is achieved by earning academic credit through linking into our LLM Internship Module. It provides a mechanism to differentiate yourself from others in the employment market by meansof an additional qualification and relevant experience.

LLM in Commercial Law, E-Commerce Law, International Law, Maritime Law and International Law

Our cutting-edge LLM programmes are designed with flexibility in mind. All assessment is by coursework and you can start your studies in either September or January. 14 modules are offered (including company law, international commercial law, conflicts of law, banking law, data protection and cyber-security, intellectual property and m-commerce), along with the option of pursuing either a dissertation or an Internship module. The internships are organised by the School of Law to ensure that you will gain a genuine and invaluable insight into the legal working environment. Optional work experience modules are also available.

Extra info

De Havilland Campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9EU
Phone: 01707 284800
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