Legal Method (Certificate in Higher Education): Stratford, October start, 1-year, part-time

Year of entry


Start date

October 2018




Fully Approved


One year part-time


One afternoon or evening a week, plus some Saturdays

Learn the skills you need for a degree in law, and get help with applying to university. This course is widely recognised as an entry qualification for a range of law degrees. It's ideal if you lack prior educational qualifications or need additional qualifications to gain entry onto an undergraduate LLB course. You'll leave the course with a thorough understanding of the construction and interpretation of English law and with a good foundation in the skills needed to study law.

This course is also available for study in central London.

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  • This course is an entry qualification for a range of law degrees.
  • Our School of Law is a leading international centre for world-class legal teaching, research and scholarship and is the most rapidly expanding law school within the University of London.
  • We are among the top 10 law schools in the UK and in the top 3 in London in the Times Higher Education 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rankings, while our research environment was judged conducive to producing research of the highest quality.
  • Our academic staff are internationally recognised authorities in their fields, delivering stimulating and relevant teaching programmes.
  • Dedicated academic skills workshops are run at Birkbeck by our Learning Development Tutor, who can advise on essay writing, time-management, efficient reading and note-making, giving presentations and participating in seminars.
  • We encourage our students to participate in the wide range of extracurricular activities we offer, including lectures by internationally renowned guest speakers, our Student Law Society, our annual retreat to Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, which allows you to explore a range of contemporary issues in law with specialist speakers, and our successful mooting programme, where advocacy training is given by experienced practising barristers.
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Course structure

To gain the Certificate in Higher Education, you must enrol for, and complete, the whole programme. You cannot enrol for individual modules. At the completion of this Certificate, you will have a total of 120 credit points.

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Please note that the modules listed here are indicative; not all modules will be available every year.

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