The Royal Courts of Justice

CILEx Law School

Law

The course is especially designed with the working professional in mind; students attend teaching sessions over 5 study weekends in 1st year of the course and 4 study weekends in 2nd year; the course is also commonly known as the law conversion course or Common Professional Examination (CPE).

Entry requirements

You must either hold an undergraduate degree (in any subject) from a UK or Republic of Ireland University or you must obtain a Certificate of Academic Standing from either the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Standards Board. To qualify for a Certificate of Academic Standing you will either need a recognised Honours degree (in any subject) from an overseas university, or you will be a Graduate Member or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, or you will hold another professional or vocational qualification recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority as being equivalent to a degree. If you are relying on a Certificate of Academic Standing to satisfy entry requirements, you must in addition provide a qualification in the English language or an IELTS band 7 Certificate or suitable equivalent as evidence of sufficient command of written and spoken English.

Course modules

Year 1: English legal system; law of contract; law of tort; criminal law; property law. Year 2: European Union law; public law; equity and the law of trusts; self study project.

Assessment methods

The assignment work follows on from the teaching at weekends; students prepare and submit their assessed assignment on the English legal system after the first study weekend, as well as 1 study assignment for each of the 4 1st-year subjects; following each subsequent study weekend students are required to submit further assignments, 2 of which are assessed and count towards their final mark; towards the end of the year students are given the opportunity to undertake an optional mock exam in each subject; the final weekend in May focuses on revision in preparation for the exams, which are held at the university in June.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Diploma Distance learning October 2016 GBP 6,850 per Whole course (England) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Distance learning October 2016 GBP 6,850 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Distance learning October 2016 GBP 6,850 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Distance learning October 2016 GBP 6,850 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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