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ULaw Online is the University’s dedicated online campus bringing together a community of students and professionals from law, education and psychology. Using the latest technology, ULaw Online provides a high quality and flexible way for students to achieve their ambitions no matter where they are.

About our Online Campus

Our Online campus combines a flexible study programme to fit around your other commitments with our excellent expertise and knowledge, all with a focus on your future employability. ULaw Online provides a structured approach to your learning, on a clear and easy to navigate interface, supported by our dedicated academic, administrative and development teams to ensure you have the very best learning experience.

Our Online Learning offering has been recognised in the World University Rankings, by global higher education analysts, QS (Quacquarelli Symonds). QS states a typical five-star institution is “generally world-class in a broad range of areas, enjoys an excellent reputation and has cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.” As well as achieving an overall 5 Star rating as an institution, our online campus was awarded 5 stars for Online Learning.

Being an online student will provide you with opportunities to socialise and join in with clubs and societies, both with your fellow ULaw Online students and across the University as a whole. You will also become a member of The Students’ Union who are there to represent, support and guide you. Additionally, you will gain access to our Employability Service, free 24/7 counselling, online and one on-campus library and much more, no matter where you are based.

Finally, at ULaw Online our dedicated lecturers are all either legal, psychology or education professionals. With real-life work experience and training in delivering a great student journey online, you will benefit greatly from the expert knowledge they bring to your online classroom.

Your questions answered

Is an online degree from the University of Law the same as an Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree, taught on campus?

When you study with ULaw Online you receive the same qualification as you do if you study with us at a physical campus. The learning outcomes are exactly the same, but you achieve them using different learning techniques and methodologies.

How flexible are your online degrees?

Our online programmes have been designed to be very flexible for the learner by using a clear learning structure. You will complete a unit of work within a specified time frame (usually 7 or 10 days), but when you complete that work within that time frame is up to you. Assessments are at fixed points and must be attended, but dates and times are given in advance so students can plan for these events.

Is your online learning platform easy to use?

ULaw Online uses the learning platform ELITE, utilising BlackBoard Ultra. This platform is very easy to use and has been built by the University’s own in-house media team to meet the learning requirements for the ULaw Online programmes.

If I chose to study online, can I still access your physical campuses?

ULaw Online campus students can access any of the University’s own campuses to use study space and the library facilities, as well as attend any events that are open to all students. At our partnership sites (Exeter, Liverpool, Reading, Sheffield) you do not have an automatic right to use the library facilities but you can apply to do so by contacting the student information team for the site you would like to use. They will be able to advise you on how you can apply to use the library facilities.

Will I be required to travel to the UK at any point, if I choose to study an online degree?

If you are studying with us online you do not need to travel to the UK at any point during your degree. All learning and assessments can be carried out in your own country. You may wish to travel to the UK for your graduation ceremony or attend a virtual event if travel to the UK is not possible.

How will I meet other students if I choose to study online?

There are many ways you can interact with your fellow students when you study online. We have an Online Campus Hub which includes a student common room where you can digitally meet with other students at any time. In addition, there are other virtual rooms that students can access to have small meetings with fellow students to work on projects together. We also hold social events across the campus and the University as a whole, providing further opportunities for you to meet other students.

Do I have access to a Students’ Union?

As a ULaw Online student you will automatically become a member of the Students’ Union (SU); your representative body whilst you’re here at ULaw. The SU represents your interests at all levels of the University and acts as a channel of communication in dealing with ULaw and other bodies. The SA also coordinates ULaw societies you can join and set up. Find out more by visiting our Students' Union website or contact the SU at [email protected]

What support services will I have access to?

Online students have access to all the same support services as our on campus students, including academic and administrative support, academic coachs, library and study skills assistance, our Employability and Careers Service (including pro-bono for law programmes), wellbeing and disability support and IT support. Find out more on our students page. Online students will also benefit from Learning Analytics, our inclusive learning structure and support with digital poverty. For more information about our Digital Hardship Fund, please email the Welfare Team at [email protected]

How do I apply for your online courses?

Students apply for Online programmes in exactly the same way they would apply for the course if they were studying at a physical campus. How you apply depends on the course you want to study – UG or PG, law or business. All application details are on the website or you can email [email protected].

If you are based outside England & Wales and / or are seeking to use your online course with us as a means of / contributing towards professional qualification outside England & Wales, before enrolling with the University you must check with your local bar association / legal profession training regulator whether it recognises a course delivered online and/or assessment online as satisfying its requirements.

What qualifications do I need?

All courses have different entry qualifications and you can see what you will need for each separate course on our international preparation courses page.

Do you have scholarships or bursaries for online courses?

We have a range of scholarship and bursaries available – all the information can be found on our scholarship and bursaries page. Please ensure you read all the conditions and eligibility criteria before applying to ensure you meet the requirements of the award.

Where can I find information on course fees and funding?

For undergraduate courses please see our undergraduate fees and funding page. For postgraduate courses please see our postgraduate fees and funding page.

I’ve made an enquiry online, what happens next?

One of our dedicated team will get back to you and answer any queries you have. You can also attend one of our many Online events to meet with both staff and students in the Online campus to find out more about what we offer and what life is like as an Online student.


Reach out to our team of Programme Consultants, whose role is to guide you through the applicant journey. If you are considering studying with us, or would like some advice on your existing application please contact us at:

[email protected]

UK: 0800 289 997 (and select option 1)

International: +44 (0) 1483 216 000 (and select option 1)

Disability Support and Inclusion Service

The Disability Support and Inclusion Service provides a confidential, professional and accessible service for disabled students or those requiring adjustments for other reasons. For further information please visit our disability support and inclusion page.

If you are unable to find the information you require you can contact us:

[email protected]

UK: 01483 216 657

International: +44 (0) 1483 216 000


Contact the Finance team if you need more information regarding course fees and payment dates.

[email protected]

UK: 01483 216 380

International: +44 (0) 1483 216 000

International Student Recruitment

If you want to find out more about our language and entry requirements, courses to improve your English, international student support, country specific information and bursaries, scholarships and other initiatives for international students please visit our international students page.

If you are unable to find the information you require you can contact us via email: [email protected]

Student Information Service

The Student Information Service is your first point of contact for all enquiries regarding registration, enrolment, induction and timetabling.

You can contact your Student Information team at:

[email protected]

UK: 01483 405 687

International: +44 (0) 1483 216 000

Open Days and Events

For information relating to our events please visit our events page or for further information about us working with your school, college or university please visit our schools and colleges page. Please note, if you have registered to attend one of our events, you will receive event information 24 hours prior to the start time.

If you have any further questions please contact our Student Recruitment teams:

[email protected] - Undergraduate events (schools, colleges, or individual bookings)

[email protected] - Postgraduate events (universities, or individual bookings)

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Student Victoria studying on her laptop whilst sitting in her living room on the sofa.

student storiesVictoria's Journey

Victoria knew she wanted to be a lawyer when she realised she never let her mum win an argument.

Hear about Victoria’s journey to become a lawyer, why she chose to study with our online campus and what inspired her.

Carol Draycot, Chester campus dean


Carol qualified as a solicitor and specialised in Litigation and Family law, before joining The University of Law as a lecturer in 1990. She has taught both face-to-face and Online at the University before becoming the Campus Dean for Chester, Liverpool and now for ULaw Online.



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