Legal Studies - Certificate & Diploma & Advanced Diploma & Associate Degree
This programme has been developed for those who have an interest in legal studies and wish to develop their general knowledge of the basic concepts of law.
The programme is particularly suitable for those whose activities involve them in aspects of law and legislation and also serves as a basis for further professional legal study.
The Certificate in Legal Studies - Part 1
1. An Outline of Legal History
2. The English Legal System
3. Constitutional Law
The Diploma in Legal Studies - Part 2
1. The Law of Contract
2. The Law of Tort
3. Criminal Law
The Advanced Diploma in Legal Studies - Part 3
1. Land Law
2. Public International Law
3. Company Law
The Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies - Part 4
1. The Law of Evidence
2. The Law of Equity & Trusts
(A Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies is awarded on completion of Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4)
(An Associate Degree in Legal Studies is awarded on completion of Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4)
To provide participants with a working knowledge of the law which will enable them to examine a series of legal situations and comment on them with confidence.
Recommended Course Duration
One year of full-time study or three years of part-time study.
Externally set and marked by the Institute. Examinations are held in March, June, September and December each year. Candidates must be registered and paid-up Student Members of the Institute at the time they undertake the examinations.
The minimum age for registration for this programme is 18. Student Registration Applications will only be accepted from those holding one of the following:
1. A degree or post-graduate qualification
2. One or more GCE ‘A’ level passes (or equivalents)
3. Five GCSEs at Grades A, B or C (or equivalents). One of the GCSE passes must be English
4. A BTEC Higher National Award
5. Any qualification equivalent to one of the above.
The Institute operates an ‘Open Entry’ policy for mature students in employment (those over 21 Years of age). It should however be noted that the examinations call for a high standard of written English.