Terms and Conditions for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses.

Effective from 7 November 2018

Please note that these terms and conditions (these "Terms") apply only to the undergraduate and postgraduate courses, programmes and modules designed and delivered by The University of Law Limited (No.07933838), or its business faculty, the University of Law Business School (together "the University") in or, (for online delivery) from the United Kingdom (each referred to in these Terms as a "Course" and together, the "Courses").

By reserving a place on one of the Courses you enter into a legally binding contract with the University which can only be varied by agreement in writing. You accept and agree to be bound by these Terms which include the fee schedule relating to your Course (the "Fee Schedule").

Your acceptance has immediate cost implications and creates financial commitments.

Fee Schedules

Instalment Options Schedules

Terms and conditions

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 including (without limitation), policies concerning Accessibility, Cookies and Privacy, Data Protection (including the Data Protection Declaration), Data Retention, Disability Support, Diversity, Intermission, Modern Slavery, Safeguarding, Student Charter, Student Discipline (including the Student Discipline Regulations), Terms and Conditions of Website Use, Tier 4 Student, Vacancy Advertising Service and Website Disclaimer;
  • all rules and regulations relating to your Course contained in the student handbook including (without limitation) attendance and disciplinary rules, IT, exam rules, assessment regulations and appeals;
  • all eligibility requirements of the relevant regulatory or validating body for your Course as detailed in your offer documentation, including (in each case without limitation and where applicable), obtaining membership, compliance with any "character and suitability" criteria and disclosure of past criminal convictions;
  • the University's own academic, language and other eligibility requirements for your Course; and
  • any disability support agreements applicable to your Course.

b) If you are currently studying for an entry qualification for your 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 admissions@law.ac.uk 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.

3. Course fees

Please note: this paragraph 3 (Course fees) does not apply to you if your Course is one of the following:

  • Solicitor Apprenticeship Level 7
  • Paralegal Apprenticeship Level 3

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

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

c) Current fees for your Course are detailed in your offer and can be seen in your Fee Schedule. We review our fees on an annual basis, taking into account UK inflation rates and other costs.

d) Your Fee Schedule and the University’s undergraduate and postgraduate instalment options schedules (each an "Instalment Options Schedule") will be periodically updated once the fees for the forthcoming academic year are finalised and made available on the University’s website.

e) If you are exempted from any part of your Course, your Course fees will be detailed in separate documentation and correspondence along with details of payment and cancellation, all of which form part of these Terms.

f) If, for any reason, a deposit is required for your Course (as that term is defined in your Fee Schedule, the "Deposit"), this will be clearly indicated on your Fee Schedule and also confirmed to you on receipt of your offer letter.

g) Tuition fees are likely to increase for every new academic year and for new intakes of each Course. Although our undergraduate fee increases will not exceed the Government's fee cap, you should be aware that you may be charged different fees for subsequent years of your Course.

h) Where applicable, students will pay differential fees depending on their residency status within the United Kingdom. If your Course has separate Course fees for Home Students and Overseas students. When you are offered a place, the University will confirm the residency status that has been applied to you. That in turn with the relevant Fee Schedule will determine the fees that you will be charged to undertake your Course. Details of how that status will be determined can be found in paragraph 8 of these Terms, Definition of a Home Student for fee status decisions.

i) Course fees must be paid in accordance with the Fee Schedule or as detailed separately above.

j) Late payment may lead to cancellation of your Course place by the University.

k) If you have financial sponsorship and, for any reason, you are required to pay a Deposit, you should pay such Deposit yourself and then claim the amount from your sponsor.

l) 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.

m) If you have been awarded a University of Law scholarship, bursary, award or promotional discount or a University of Law Business School award (each an "Award"), you will receive your Award according to the specific terms and conditions applicable to that Award.

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

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

4. Cancellation, liability and refunds

Please note: this paragraph 4 (Cancellation, liability and refunds) does not apply to you if your Course is one of the following:

  • Solicitor Apprenticeship Level 7
  • Paralegal Apprenticeship Level 3

a) Cancellation of this contract occurs when you cancel your Course place, or if the University cancels this contract for one of the reasons (e)(i) - (xiii) listed below ("Cancellation").

All Courses other than the Online Graduate LLB, the Pre-Sessional English Course, the Online iLLM and the Online MSc in Law 

b) The extent of your fee liability will vary depending on the Cancellation date. Please see your Fee Schedule for full details of your fee liability on Cancellation, or as detailed in separate documentation and correspondence forming part of these Terms. The relevant "No Annual Fee Liability", "First Fee Liability", "Second Fee Liability" and "Third Fee Liability" dates for your Course are set out in your Fee Schedule.

c) If you cancel your place on any date that is before the end of any applicable cooling off period, any Deposit you have paid (should you have been required to pay one for any reason) will be refunded to you and you will not be liable to pay your Annual Tuition Fee (as that term is defined in your Fee Schedule).

d) If you cancel your place on any date that is on or before the No Annual Fee Liability date for your Course but after any applicable cooling off period has ended, any Deposit you have paid (should you have been required to pay one for any reason) will be non-refundable but you will not be liable to pay your Annual Tuition Fee.

e) If you cancel your place, on any date that is on or after the First Fee Liability date but before the Second Fee Liability date for your Course, you will be liable to pay (on the date set out in your Fee Schedule) one third of your Annual Tuition Fee, your full Deposit (if you are required to pay a Deposit for your Course and this has not already been paid) and your full SRA/BSB fee (if you are required to pay such a fee for your Course and this has not already been paid).

f) If you cancel your place, on any date that is on or after the Second Fee Liability date but before the Third Fee Liability date for your Course, you will be liable to pay (on the date set out in your Fee Schedule) one third of your Annual Tuition Fee, your full Deposit (if you are required to pay a Deposit for your Course and this has not already been paid) and your full SRA/BSB fee (if you are required to pay such a fee for your Course and this has not already been paid).

g) If you cancel your place, on any date that is on or after the Third Fee Liability date, you will be liable to pay (on the date set out in your Fee Schedule) the entire balance of your Annual Tuition Fee, your Deposit (if you are required to pay a Deposit for your Course and this has not already been paid) and any SRA/BSB fee (if you are required to pay such a fee for your Course and this has not already been paid).

Online Graduate LLB Course and Pre-Sessional English Course

h) The extent of your fee liability will vary depending on the Cancellation date. Please see your Fee Schedule for full details of your fee liability on Cancellation, or as detailed in separate documentation and correspondence forming part of these Terms. The relevant “No Fee Liability” and “Full Fee Liability” dates for your Course are set out in your Fee Schedule.

i) If you cancel your place on any date that is before the end of any applicable cooling off period, your Deposit will be refunded to you and you will not be liable to pay any unpaid balance of your Course Tuition Fee (as that term is defined in your Fee Schedule). 

j) If you cancel your place on any date that is on or before the No Fee Liability date for your Course but after any applicable cooling off period has ended, your Deposit will be non-refundable but you will not be liable to pay any unpaid balance of your Course Tuition Fee. 

k) If you cancel your place on any date that is after the No Fee Liability date and on or before the Full Fee Liability date for your Course, you will be liable to pay (on the date set out in your Fee Schedule) your Course Tuition Fee (which includes your Deposit). 

The Online iLLM and the Online MSc in Law 

l)The extent of your fee liability will vary depending on the Cancellation date. Please see your Fee Schedule for full details of your fee liability on Cancellation, or as detailed in separate documentation and correspondence forming part of these Terms.  The relevant "No Individual Module Fee Liability" and Individual Module Fee Liability" dates for your Course are set out in your Fee Schedule.

m) If you cancel your place on any date that is before the end of any applicable cooling off period, your Deposit will be refunded to you and you will not be liable to pay any unpaid balance of your Individual Module Fee (as that term is defined in your Fee Schedule).

n) If you cancel your place on any date that is on or before the No Individual Module Fee Liability date for your Course but after any applicable cooling off period has ended, your Deposit will be non-refundable but you will not be liable to pay any unpaid balance of your Individual Module Fee.

o) If you cancel your place on any date that is after the No Individual Module Fee Liability date and on or before the Individual Module Fee Liability date for your Course, you will be liable to pay (on the date set out in your Fee Schedule) your Individual Module Fee (which includes your Deposit). 

For all Courses

p) If you cancel during the cooling off period but your Course has already started, the University can charge for materials provided and a reasonable pro-rata fee.

q) Fees are not refundable other than in the circumstances described below.

How to cancel

r) To exercise your right to cancel you must inform us of your decision to cancel by a clear statement. This can be done by electronically completing and submitting the model cancellation form or any other clear statement on the Cancellation and Deferrals Portal of our website at https://cc.law.ac.uk/Personal/CancellationsAndDeferrals (a "Webpage Cancellation").

s) You can also inform us of your decision to cancel by a clear statement sent by email to admissions@law.ac.uk (up to the end of Course Week 2) or to your chosen University Campus or as otherwise directed in the Fee Schedule (from the start of Course Week 3). You may use the University's model cancellation form but it is not obligatory to do so (an "Email Cancellation").

t) You cannot cancel by telephone or otherwise.

u) If you send an Email Cancellation or a Webpage Cancellation, we will communicate to you an acknowledgement of receipt of such a cancellation by email without delay. We recommend you keep a copy of your acknowledgement.

v) The Admissions teams acknowledge receipt of all e-mails within 24 hours of receipt. 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.

w) To meet a cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send an Email Cancellation or a Webpage Cancellation before the end of the cancellation period (being the cooling off period, the, "No Annual Fee Liability" date, the "First Fee Liability" date, the "Second Fee Liability" date or the "Third Fee Liability" date for your Course as appropriate and as each set out in your Fee Schedule).

Cancellation by the University

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

i) If you have not paid your Deposit (should you have been required to pay one for any reason) and/or your Course fees in accordance with these Terms, your Fee Schedule and the Instalment Options Schedule (where applicable).

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 your 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 paragraph 9 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 paragraph 9 Students from non-EEA countries).

viii) If you fail to take up your place at the start of your 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 your Course or if the number of students confirmed on your Course exceeds the number of places available on your Course.

xiii) If the running or continuation of your Course becomes unviable or practically impossible for the University.

y) If the University is unable to run your Course or cancels your place for the reasons listed in sub-paragraphs (xii) or (xiii) above, it will refund in full all the fees of your cancelled Course including your Deposit (should you have been required to pay one for any reason). The University cannot be held liable for any remedy, damages or compensation beyond this.

5. Deferral

Please note: this paragraph 5 (Deferral) does not apply to you if your Course is one of the following:

 

  • Pre-Sessional English Programme

A request to defer is an application to cancel your reserved Course 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 on the Cancellation and Deferrals Portal of our website at https://cc.law.ac.uk/Personal/CancellationsAndDeferrals.

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

d) Payments of your Deposit (should you have been required to pay one for any reason) and your Course fees must be up to date at the time of your request.

e) Upon Deferral your Deposit (should you have been required to pay one for any reason) will be retained and carried over.

f) If your Course is not either the Online iLLM or the Online MSc in Law and you request to defer after the No Annual Fee Liability date for your Course but on or before the First Fee Liability date for your Course (as each is set out in your Fee Schedule) you must pay one third of your Annual Tuition Fee and your Deposit (if this is not already paid and you have been required to pay one for any reason).

g) If your Course is not either the Online iLLM or the Online MSc in Law and you request to defer after the Individual Module Fee Liability date for your Course (as set out in your Fee Schedule) you must pay your Individual Module Fee.

h) Course fees on the later Course may increase.

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

6. Intermission

Please note: this paragraph 6 (Intermission) does not apply to you if your Course is one of the following:

 

  • Pre-Sessional English Programme

A request to intermit is an application to cancel your reserved Course place and reserve a new place on a later Course on these same Terms, returning at an appropriate point in the later Course as notified to you by 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 Campus or as otherwise directed.

f) Payments of your Course fee instalments must be up to date at the time of your request (including payment of your Deposit should you have been required to pay one for any reason). Any Course 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

Please note: this paragraph 7 (Transfer) does not apply to you if your Course is one of the following:

  • Solicitor Apprenticeship Level 7
  • Paralegal Apprenticeship Level 3
  • Pre-Sessional English Programme

A request to transfer is an application to transfer to another Course, mode of study and/or University Campus 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). To aid student mobility undergraduate students are permitted to transfer once after Course Week three without incurring a Transfer fee.

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 Course, mode of study and/or the University Campus 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: admissions@law.ac.uk

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

e) Payments of your Course fee instalments must be up to date at the time of your request. If you have been required to pay a Deposit for any reason, this 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 Campus may increase.

g) All transfer requests will be considered by the University on a case by case basis. The University will confirm via e-mail whether or not your request to Transfer has been approved and your fee liability.

8. Definition of a Home Student for fee status decisions

Please note: this paragraph 8 (Definition of a Home Student for fee status decisions) does not apply to you if your Course is one of the following:

  • Solicitor Apprenticeship Level 7
  • Paralegal Apprenticeship Level 3

There are two categories of fee status, Home and Overseas. If your Course has separate Course fees for Home and Overseas students, on receipt of your application the University will carry out an assessment of your fee status which will determine your applicable tuition fees. This decision is based on guidelines provided by the Department of Education: Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations 1997. These regulations enable individual institutions to classify the fee status of students. The onus is on individual students to satisfy the institution that they meet the criteria to be classified as Home status for the purpose of fees.

Assessments are based on the information and facts that you provide at the time of your initial application.

More information on the specific regulations and how students can appeal these decisions.

9. Students from non-EEA countries

Please note: this paragraph 9 (Students from non-EEA countries) does not apply to you if your Course is one of the following:

  • Solicitor Apprenticeship Level 7
  • Paralegal Apprenticeship Level 3

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 made a pre-payment of £3,000 towards your Course fees before the University can issue this to you.

b) Please note that if your Course is an online course and you are a non-EEA student you will not be eligible for Tier 4 sponsorship for your Course. However, you may require another type of Visa to attend study weekends or assessments. In these circumstances, the University will provide you with a supporting letter to apply for a Short-Term Study Visa.

c) If you are unsure whether your Course is eligible for Tier 4 sponsorship or if you require a Short-Term Study Visa, please contact our International Visa Office at visaoffice@law.ac.uk for further guidance.

Tier 4 Sponsorship

d) 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 Tier 4 Student visa ("Visa"), which:

i) authorises you to remain in the UK in order to study your Course;

ii) extends for the duration of the Course; and

iii) has been issued on the basis of the CAS related to the University's offer of a place on the Course.

e) If you are a Non-EEA Student who has to obtain a Visa, the University will:

i) 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 Course or by the Home Office; and
  • that you have met all the Home Office's requirements for Tier 4 sponsorship

ii) provide in a timely, comprehensive and comprehensible manner such guidance as you may require in order for you to apply for the Visa; and

iii) 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.

f) If you are a Non-EEA Student who has to obtain a Visa, you will:

i) supply us with all the documents requested, either original or certified copies (as stipulated by us);

ii) ensure that your application for the Visa is accurate, submitted in a timely manner and supported by any documentation required by Home Office;

iii) 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 Course;
  • comply with all conditions attached to the Visa; and
  • notify the University immediately and via visaoffice@law.ac.uk of any change in your circumstances which could put into doubt your ability to comply with the conditions attached to the Visa.

All Non-EEA Students

g) The following applies to all Non-EEA Students:

i) 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:

ii) refuse to register you onto the Course;

iii) withdraw our offer of a place on the Course;

iv) report to the Home Office that we have done so; and/or

v) retain, or recover from you, any Deposit (should you have been required to pay one for any reason), Course fees or other sums in accordance with your Fee Schedule.

h) If you are a Non-EEA Student sponsored by the University and your Visa application is refused:

i) you will inform the International Visa Office within two weeks* upon receiving the Visa application outcome, submitting the Visa Refusal document issued by UK Visas and Immigration; and

ii) unless any of the exceptional circumstances outlined below apply, the University will issue a refund of all the monies paid, minus any Deposit (should you have been required to pay one for any reason).

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

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

i) you did not make a timely Visa application;

ii) you did not inform the University of the reason of non-arrival within one week of your Course start date (being the date shown on the CAS statement);

iii) the refusal document issued by UK Visas and Immigration indicates that you presented fraudulent information and/or documents, and/or were found by the Home Office not to be a genuine student;

iv) you presented fraudulent information to the International Visa Office as part of your application; and/or

v) you did not prepare for the Visa interview, could not answer relevant questions about your Course and/or the University and/or did not provide the correct documents with your Visa application as outlined in the Tier 4 Policy Guidance.

10. English language requirements

Please note: this paragraph 10 (English language requirements) does not apply to you if your Course is one of the following:

  • Solicitor Apprenticeship Level 7
  • Paralegal Apprenticeship Level 3

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 Course fees you have already paid minus your Deposit (should you have been required to pay one for any reason).

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

11. 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 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 your Course which it considers to be necessary including (without limitation):

i) to reflect changes to the theory in an area of research or practices around the subject or its delivery;

ii) as a result of a commissioning or accrediting body requiring certain content to be added to or changed within your Course;

iii) if your educational experience would be or would be likely to be impaired if changes were not made to your Course.

e) Changes made by the University may include changes to the content and structure of your Course as well as the location, dates, times and method of its delivery. Nevertheless, prior to making any change to your Course which would, in the University's reasonable opinion result in you receiving a materially different service to that which you agreed when accepting your place on your Course (a "substantial change"), the University will notify you in writing. If any change we propose would amount to a substantial change, you will be given the opportunity to (i) Transfer to a different Course (save for those Courses where Transfer is not permitted under these Terms) or (ii) withdraw from your Course without further liability, in each case by giving the University written notice within 14 days of being notified of such substantial change. Where you have so notified the University that you wish to withdraw from your Course, the University will refund in full any instalments of your Course fees already paid, including any Deposit (should you have been required to pay one for any reason). The University accepts no liability for any remedy, damages or compensation beyond this.

f) These Terms (which include your Fee Schedule, the Instalment Options Schedule (where applicable), any other documentation which has been expressly incorporated by these Terms or the Fee Schedule and any separate offer documentation and correspondence received by you and stated as forming part of these Terms pursuant to paragraphs 3(c) and 4(c) of these Terms) constitute the entire agreement between you and the University. By accepting your place on your Course, you confirm that 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 your Course prior to 7 November 2018, the above Terms and Conditions will not apply to you. If you have not previously been sent your applicable terms and conditions you can obtain a copy by e-mailing admissions@law.ac.uk.