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    University of Law
    Postgraduate Terms and Conditions
    Effective from 9 November 2016

    By reserving a place on a course or module, you enter into a legally binding contract with The University of Law Limited (No.07933838) (“the University”) which can only be varied by agreement in writing.You accept and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions which includethe relevant fees and instalment schedules. 

    Your acceptance has immediate cost implications and creates financial commitments.

    1. Confirmation of your place

    Upon the University’s receipt of your acceptance, your contract with the University, and any applicable ‘cooling off period’, will commence immediately. Your place will be confirmed automatically.

    2. Non-financial obligations

    a) By reserving a place on your course you accept and agree to be bound by and comply with:

    • all University policies published and as they may be updated from time to time on our website and in particular policies concerning Accessibility, Data Protection (including the Data Protection Declaration), Disability Support, Diversity, Important Information, Intermission, Safeguarding, Student Charter, Student Discipline (including the Student Discipline Regulations), Terms and Conditions of Website Use and Vacancy Advertising Service;
    • all rules and regulations relating to your course contained in the student handbook including attendance and disciplinary rules, IT, exam rules, assessment regulations, appeals and the like;
    • all eligibility requirements of the relevant regulatory body for your course as detailed in your offer documentation;
    • the University’s own eligibility requirements; and
    • any disability support agreements applicable to your course.

    b) If you are currently studying for an entry qualification for a University course and fail one or more assessments or fail to achieve the grade required to meet the conditions (if any) of your offer, you should confirm this via e-mail to the address below as soon as possible – it may affect your eligibility to start your course at the University and failure to promptly notify can have fee implications. In respect of this please use the following:

    De Broc School of Business courses:

    admissions@debroc.ac.uk

    All other courses including Law:

    admissions@law.ac.uk

    3. Course fees

    a) Course fees include: tuition, textbooks, interactive learning resources, and first attempt examination or assessment fees.

    b) Course fees exclude: reassessments which will be charged for separately.

    c) If you are exempted from any part of a course or if you have applied for one or more individual modules, your fees will be detailed in separate documentation and correspondence along with details of payment and cancellation all of which form part of these terms.

    d) Course fees must be paid in accordance with the fees and instalment schedule relating to your specific course (the “Fee Schedule”) or as detailed separately above.

    Note for Courses starting in or after July 2017: We are in the process of finalising the fees for these courses and they will be published soon. In the meantime, please refer to the relevant Fee Schedules for an indication of our current course fees and instalment plans. We anticipate a small increase on these fees.

    Fees Schedules:

    The University of Law:

    Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) 
    Legal Practice Course, LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management or LPC LLM in Professional Legal Practice (LPC)  
    Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)  
    MSc in Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance (MSc)

    De Broc School of Business:

    MSc – Full-time courses (Applicable to UK and EEA students)
    MSc – Full-time courses (Applicable to Students requiring Tier-4 sponsorship)
    MSc – Part time courses (Applicable to UK and EEA students)

    e) Late payment may lead to cancellation of your course place by the University.  

    f) If you have financial sponsorship, you should pay the deposit (if any) yourself and the claim the amount from your sponsor.  

    g) Please note that even if someone other than you makes any payment, or agrees to make any payment, on your behalf you remain liable for full payment until the University has received cleared funds. Any rights the University may have against the payer are not affected.  

    h) In the event that you need to take a reassessment you must pay the prescribed fee on registration for the reassessment.  

    i) Payment of course fees under one of our instalment plans (each an “Instalment Plan”) is available for some courses to EEA students or those non-EEA students who do not require a Tier-4 visa, only.   

    j) Full-time course fees which qualify for an Instalment Plan are payable under the Two Instalment, Four Instalment or Monthly Instalment Plans, each as detailed in the Fee Schedule. Accelerated full-time course fees are payable under the Two Instalment Plan only.   

    k) Qualifying part-time course fees (day, weekend and evening), S-mode, i-GDL and i-LLM LPC courses are payable under the Four Instalment and Monthly Instalment Plans. De Broc MSc courses are payable under the Two Instalment, Four Instalment and Monthly Instalment Plans.  

    l) If you have been awarded a University of Law scholarship, bursary, award or promotional discount or a De Broc award (each an “Award”), you will receive your Award according to the specific terms and conditions applicable to that Award.  

    m) Instalments must be paid on time. Late or non-payment may result in your removal from an Instalment Plan and you will be liable for the fees due under the Two Instalment Plan (full-time courses) or Four Instalment Plan (part-time courses).  

    n) Your fee liability on Cancellation, Deferral, Intermission and Transfer (each as defined below) is based on the instalment amounts and due dates of the Two Instalment Plan (full-time courses) and Four Instalment Plan (part-time courses), regardless of the Instalment Plan you have chosen.  

    o) If you do not pay the course fees or reassessment fees in accordance with these terms, the University reserves the right to withdraw any offer, cancel your accepted place on the course, exclude you from any relevant assessment, exam or reassessment, leave your assessment or reassessment unmarked, withhold assessment or reassessment results and course materials

    4. Cancellation

    a) Cancellation of the contract occurs when you cancel your place, or if the University cancels the contract for one of the reasons (i) – (xiii) listed below (“Cancellation”).   

    b) The extent of your fee liability will vary depending on the Cancellation date.  

    c) If, on a date that is after the ‘Half Fee Liability’ date but on or before the ‘Full Fee Liability’ date (as each of those terms are described in the Fee Schedule), you fail to pay any instalment of your course fees on or before the date it is due for payment as provided in the Fee Schedule, the entire fee payable in respect of the ‘Half Fee Liability’ will become payable in full.

    If, on a date that is after the ‘Full Fee Liability’ date, you fail to pay any instalment of course fees on or before the date they are due for payment as provided in the Fee Schedule, the full balance of your course fees will become due immediately.

    For further details of your fee liability on Cancellation see the Fee Schedule, or as detailed in separate documentation and correspondence forming part of these terms. These fees are not refundable other than in the circumstances described below.


    d) How to cancel  

    To exercise your right to cancel you must inform us of your decision by a clear statement. You may use the University’s model cancellation form but it is not obligatory to do so.  Cancellation must be made by e-mail. You cannot cancel by telephone or otherwise. We recommend you keep a copy of your e-mail and any acknowledgement. 

    Up to the end of Course Week 2:

    De Broc School of Business courses:

    Cancellation must be made via e-mail to admissions@debroc.ac.uk

    All other coursesincluding Law:

    Cancellation must be made via e-mail to  admissions@law.ac.uk

    The Admissions teams acknowledge receipt of all received e-mails within 24 hours. If you send an e-mail and do not receive this acknowledgement please either re-send your e-mail or contact us on 0800 289997 (UK) or +44 (0)1483 216000.

    From the start of Course Week 3:

    Cancellation must be made via e-mail to your chosen University Centre or as otherwise directed in the Fee Schedule.

    e) Cancellation by the University

    The University reserves the right to refuse or withdraw an offer or cancel an accepted place on the course for any of the following reasons:

    (i) If you have not paid the course fees in accordance with these terms.

    (ii) If you have any outstanding debt owed to the University in respect of any other University courses.

    (iii) If you are paying by direct debit and the direct debit payment is cancelled or fails.

    (iv) If you have not met the eligibility criteria for the course.

    (v) If your offer of a place is conditional and you have not met the requirements of your conditional offer.

    (vi) If you fail to supply any requested documentation prior to registration which is required to confirm your eligibility to study in the UK (see clause 8 Students from non-EEA countries).

    (vii) If you fail to supply upon registration a valid passport or other acceptable form of ID or any documentation which is required by the Home Office (see clause 8 Students from non-EEA countries).

    (viii) If you fail to take up your place at the start of the course.

    (ix) If you fail to attend in accordance with University requirements.

    (x) If you are found to have committed gross misconduct or found guilty of a serious criminal offence.

    (xi) If in our opinion we have any reason to believe that you could put our Home Office Tier 4 status at risk.

    (xii) If there are not enough students confirmed on a particular course or if the number of students confirmed on a particular course exceeds the number of places available on that course.

    (xiii) If the running or continuation of a course becomes unviable or practically impossible for the University.

    If the University is unable to run the course or cancels your place for the last two reasons listed above, it will refund in full all the fees of the cancelled course, including any deposit. The University cannot be held liable for any remedy, damages or compensation beyond this.

    5. Deferral

    A request to defer is an application to cancel a reservedcourse place and reserve a new place on a later course on these same terms,returning at the start of the course. (“Deferral”)

    a) Deferral may not be available on all courses and there is no automatic right to defer.  

    b) Any Deferral request to defer must be made via e-mail to:

    De Broc School ofBusiness:

    admissions@debroc.ac.uk

    All other coursesincluding Law:

    admissions@law.ac.uk

    c) Deferral will generally be permitted by the University (entirely at its discretion) once only. 

    d) Your fee instalment payments must be up to date at the time of your request.

    e) Upon Deferral your deposit will be retained and carried over.  

    f) If you request to defer after the ‘No Fee Liability’ date you must pay any fees due on cancellation at the date of your request.  Fee instalments due at the date of your request are not refundable.  

    g) Course fees on the later course may increase.  

    h) The University will confirm via e-mail whether or not your request to defer has been approved and your fee liability.  

    6. Intermission

    A request to intermit is an application to cancel areserved course place and reserve a new place on a later course on these sameterms, returning at an appropriate point in the later course as notified to youby the University. (“Intermission”)  

    a) Intermission may not be available on all courses and there is no automatic right to intermit.  

    b) You may request to intermit your reserved place after the end of Course Week 2.  

    c) Intermission will generally be permitted by the University (entirely at its discretion) once only and for a maximum of one year only, in accordance with the Intermitting policy. 

    d) Any Intermission request will incur a non-refundable Intermission fee of £300 (or other reasonable fee as may be set by the University from time to time to cover its administrative expenses).  

    e) Any Intermission request must be made via e-mail to your chosen University Centre or as otherwise directed.

    f) Your fee payments must be up to date at the time of your request. Any fees due at the date of your request are not refundable.  

    g) Course fees on the later course may increase.  

    h) The University will confirm via e-mail whether or not your Intermission has been approved and your fee liability.  

    7. Transfer

    A request to transfer is an application to transfer to another course, mode of study and/or University Centre on these same terms (“Transfer”).

    a) Transfer is not available on all courses and there is no automatic right to Transfer. 

    b) You may request to Transfer before or after the commencement of your course. Any Transfer request once you have enrolled and started your course will incur a non-refundable Transfer fee of £100 (or other reasonable fee as may be set by the University from time to time to cover its administrative expenses).   

    c) A Transfer request made up until the start of Course Week 3 must be made via e-mail to the relevant address below, explaining why you wish to Transfer and the mode of study and the University Centre to which you wish to Transfer. Please include your full name and/or student reference number in your e-mail. All requests should be sent by e-mail to:

    De Broc School ofBusiness courses:

    admissions@debroc.ac.uk

    All other coursesincluding Law:

    admissions@law.ac.uk

    d) From the start of Course Week 3 Transfer requests must be made via e-mail to your chosen University Centre or as otherwise directed. We recommend you keep a copy of this e-mail.   

    e) Your fee instalment payments must be up to date at the time of your request.  Your deposit will be retained and carried over. Any fees due at the date of your request are not refundable.  

    f) Course fees on the other course, mode of study and/or University Centre may increase.  

    g) The University will confirm via e-mail whether or not your request to Transfer has been approved and your fee liability.  

    8. Students from non-EEA countries

    a) If you need to be sponsored under Tier-4 of the Home Office points-based system, the University must issue you with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) before you can apply for your visa. You must have paid your first instalment of fees before the University can issue this to you. 

    b) If you are not a citizen of the UK or any other country in the EEA (a “Non-EEA Student”) it is your responsibility to obtain from the Home Office a visa (“Visa”), which:

    • authorises you to remain in the UK in order to study the course for which the University has offered you a place (the “Programme”);
    • extends for the duration of the Programme; and
    • has been issued on the basis of the CAS related to the University's offer of a place on the Programme.

    c) If you are a Non-EEA student who has to obtain a Visa through the “Tier-4 Sponsorship” scheme the University will:

    • issue you with a CAS as long as we have received from you such proof as we specify:
    • that you have met all of the academic requirements; and
    • if separately required, that you have met the English language conditions prescribed for your entry to the Programme or by the Home Office;
    • provide in a timely, comprehensive and comprehensible manner such guidance as you may require in order for you to apply for the Visa; and
    • respond fully and speedily to any request for information or documentation which it we are asked to supply in connection with an application for the Visa.

    If you are a Non-EEA Student, you will:

    • supply us with all the documents requested, either original or certified copies (as stipulated by us);
    • ensure that your application for the Visa is accurate, submitted in a timely manner and supported by any documentation required by Home Office;
    • provide us with all of the information, which we require during the Visa’s term which may relate, inter alia, to:
      • your UK address and telephone numbers; and
      • your attendance at and absences from the classes or assessments prescribed for the Programme;
      • comply with all conditions attached to the Visa; and
      • notify the University immediately and via visaoffice@law.ac.ukof any change in your circumstances which could put into doubt your ability to comply with the conditions attached to the Visa.

    d) If, on initial registration, you, are a non-EEA student who is unable to produce all proof of eligibility to study on the programme and any other documents specified by the University, the University will be entitled to:

    • refuse to register you onto the Programme;
    • withdraw our offer of a place on the Programme;
    • report to the Home Office that we have done so; and/or
    • retain, or recover from you, any deposit, fees or other sums in accordance with the Fee Schedule.

    e) If you are a non EEA Student sponsored by the University and your Visa application is refused:

    • you will inform the International Visa Office within two weeks* upon receiving the Visa application outcome, submitting the Visa Refusal document issued by the British High Commission/British Embassy; and
    • unless any of the exceptional circumstances outlined below apply, the University will issue a refund of all the monies paid, minus the deposit.

    *Refund requests received after this date will automatically be rejected.

    f) If any of the following exceptional circumstances apply, then the University may retain, or recover, any deposit, fees or other sums in accordance with the Fee Schedule:

    • you did not make a timely Visa application;
    • you did not inform the University of the reason of non-arrival within one week of the course start date (date shown on the CAS statement);
    • the refusal document issued by the British Embassy/High Commission indicates that you presented fraudulent information and/or documents; and/or
    • you did not prepare for the Visa interview, could not answer relevant questions about the University and did not provide correct academic documents as detailed in the CAS.

    9. English Language Requirements

    If, you have met our English language requirements, but your contact with the University prior to or during your course leads us to reasonably believe that your English language ability would be likely to seriously jeopardise your success on your course, we may ask you to demonstrate your English language ability by undertaking a Pearson or IELTS test at our expense. If you do not meet the minimum Pearson/IELTS scores stated for your course on our website, the University will be entitled to withdraw you from your course. In such circumstances, the University will have no liability to you but will refund to you any fees you have already paid less your deposit.

    If you have any concerns about this you must contact admissions@law.ac.uk as soon as possible.

    10. General

    a) These terms (including any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with these terms) are governed by English law and are subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts. 

    b) The University may transfer its rights and obligations under these terms to any successor in title to its business or to any entity to which a substantial part of its business is transferred, and you authorise the University as your agent to enter into an agreement with such successor or entity in substantially the same form as this agreement to procure that such successor or entity succeeds to all rights and obligations of the University under these terms. Alternatively, and at the University's sole discretion, you agree that you will execute any deed of novation that the University reasonably requests to give effect to such transfer.  

    c) Failure or delay by the University to exercise any of its rights or remedies (full or partial) under these terms and conditions shall not constitute any form of waiver.  

    d) The University will use its reasonable endeavours to deliver your course in accordance with the description given to it on the University’s website at the date of its commencement. However, the University reserves the right to make any variations to the course which it considers necessary including (without limitation):

    e) These terms (which include the Fee Schedule) constitute the entire agreement between you and the University and you confirm that in accepting your place you have not relied on, and shall have no right or remedy in respect of, any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made negligently or innocently) other than as expressly set out in these terms.

    If you accepted your place on a course prior to 9 November 2016, the above terms and conditions will not apply to you. If you have notpreviously been sent your applicable terms and conditions, and they are not inthe terms and conditions archive, you can obtain a copy by e-mailing  admissions@law.ac.uk

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