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ULaw Online is the University’s dedicated online campus bringing together a community of students and professionals from law and business using the latest technology to provide a high quality and flexible way for students to achieve their ambitions.

About our Online Campus

Studying at our Online campus provides you with the perfect combination of a flexible study programme to fit around your other commitments together with the benefit of our expertise, experience and employability focus. ULaw Online provides you with a structured approach to your learning, on a clear and easy to navigate interface, supported by our dedicated academic, administrative and design and development teams to ensure you have the very best learning experience.

Our Online Learning offering has also 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 and for several other categories, our online campus was awarded 5 stars for Online Learning.

When you enrol on a ULaw Online programme you become a member of the ULaw Online learning community with access to our online library and extensive database access with research training tools plus access to a ULaw physical campus to use the library and study space if you wish. Study skills support is provided by study skills experts and our online tutors are also available to provide subject guidance and support.

The University’s employability services will support you from enrolment onwards to help you achieve your career ambitions. Over the years we have developed close working relationships with law firms, businesses and institutions to ensure our courses reflect the latest developments and demands of employers with our learning methods preparing you for the demands of the modern workplace developing not only your knowledge but also your digital agility and experience.

Our Student Information services will provide you with day-to-day help on matters relating to your course working closely with our disability and inclusion support teams where necessary. Counselling and welfare support is also available wherever you are based.

Although you are not on a physical campus there are opportunities for you to socialise and join in with clubs and societies both with your fellow Ulaw Online students and across the whole University. You will become a member of The Student Association who are there to represent, support and guide you.

At ULaw Online our dedicated tutors are all either legal, business or education professionals with real-life work experience and training in delivering a great student experience online. You will benefit from the professional experience they bring to the 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 StudentsUnion@law.ac.uk

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, personal tutors, 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 welfare-online@law.ac.uk

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 study@law.ac.uk

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.

Admissions

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:

Study@Law.ac.uk

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:

disabilitysupportservice@Law.ac.uk

UK: 01483 216 657

International: +44 (0) 1483 216 000

Finance

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

StudentFinance@Law.ac.uk

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: International@Law.ac.uk

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:

StudentInfo@Law.ac.uk

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:

undergrad@Law.ac.uk - Undergraduate events (schools, colleges, or individual bookings)

postgrad@Law.ac.uk - Postgraduate events (universities, or individual bookings)

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Carol Draycot, Chester campus dean

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Carol qualified as a solicitor and specialised in Litigation and Family law, before joining The University of Law as a tutor 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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