postgraduate

WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF LAW

Thank you for choosing us. We're very pleased to welcome you to The University of Law and The University of Law Business School.

We want to make sure you're ready to go as soon as your course starts, so we’ve compiled everything you need to know between now and the start of your course.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Things to do before you start your course

Please read each section of this page carefully, as it contains important information and instructions for you to prepare for your studies.

Set up your student email account

From now on we will send all key information to your ULaw student email address and it is therefore very important that you regularly check your account.

You will have received the details of your account in your confirmation email:

  • Email address
  • Password

Login to your student email ➔

Download our Acceptable Use Policy ➔

Accommodation

  1. UK

Now you have confirmed your place at the University of Law, you are entitled to full access to our web based accommodation service. Our website contains listings of properties available to let, housing advice and other information about the local area surrounding your campus.

You can visit Studentpad to begin searching for properties and access the message board facilities using the password detailed in your confirmation email.

Email: accommodation@law.ac.uk 

Phone: +44 (0)1483 216067

  1. Hong Kong

For students studying at our Hong Kong campus, further details about a range of accommodation options can be found here.

Fees and Funding

  1. Funding options

Some of our postgraduate courses have a variety of funding options available. This includes loans and scholarships, which the University offers eligible students. More information on fees and funding, as well as our scholarships can be found on sections of our website.

Fees and Funding ➔

Scholarships ➔

  1. Pay your tuition fees

Whether you are planning on taking out a loan or funding your studies yourself, make sure you know how and when you will need to pay your tuition fees. Details on how to pay your fees and payment methods can be found on our website. 

Fees and Funding ➔

For more information and advice about fees and funding at the University, contact our Student Finance Officer.

Email: studentfinance@law.ac.uk

Email (Hong Kong): studentfinance-hongkong@law.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1483 216380

Your Wellbeing

The University offers a number of services to support your wellbeing during your studies including our Welfare and Counselling Services. We aim to ensure you are supported in managing any problems which you may face to achieve the best outcomes from your course.

You can find more information about our Wellbeing Services on ELITE.

Go to the Student Hub tab, Health and Wellbeing.

 

We're focusing on your safety, so you can focus on your studies

If you’re planning on studying at one of our campuses we can assure you that your health and safety is our priority. We have a number of safety measures in place at our ULaw UK campuses to ensure that you can continue with and enjoy your studies without any worries.

These are some of the measures we are implementing:

  • Tutors when teaching will wear protective visors and elsewhere the use of face coverings will be mandatory while on campus.  We will have these available at reception or you can wear your own.
  • Entry thermographic camera allowing us to do temperature checks on arrival in campus
  • Social distancing with clear markers on the floors

To find out more about the measures we’re implementing at our campuses visit our Study Guarantee page.

Disability Support and Inclusion

We strive to provide courses and support that are suitable for students with disabilities, mental health conditions, learning difficulties or other medical condition.

If you require any assistance or adjustments regarding any course, library or exam activities, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible so that we can ensure all your needs are met before you start your course.

We can also arrange for you to have a specific learning difficulty (SpLD) assessment with the Educational Guidance Service where appropriate. There is a £75 student contribution fee for this service.

Email: disabilitysupportservice@law.ac.uk 

Phone:  +44 (0)1483 216657

Disability Support and Inclusion Service ➔

Employability and Careers

As soon as your place is confirmed you will have access to our Employability Service. This includes our vacancy database, expert support and guidance from our careers team, and useful employability programmes that can help you prepare for your career.

All of our campuses have dedicated employability staff who you can contact with any questions you may have. You can find full contact details on ELITE by following the links to Employability.

ELITE

ELITE is our online learning resource system, which you will use throughout your studies.

Through ELITE you can access the Employability, Study Skills and Library services, find out what's going on at your campus and access all your online learning and support materials.

Login to ELITE ➔

Proof of Eligibility

We will require you to provide proof of the qualification(s) which your offer was based on (e.g. an undergraduate degree transcript). If you have not already done so, this must be provided to the Admissions team as soon as possible for you to be issued an unconditional place. Please log into the Applicant Portal to upload your qualification evidence. The link to the portal can be located in your offer email.

Please refer to our website to confirm the academic requirements for our programmes and the entry qualifications relevant to your course.

Entry Requirements ➔

Next steps

Before your course commences, we will e-mail you with a reminder about payments and further information on joining.

Important notice

You are advised to make your own enquiries with any professional bodies to which you may seek admission, to determine whether you will meet all their requirements, including academic, character and suitability requirements. The University cannot be held responsible for any decisions subsequently taken by a professional body concerning these requirements.

Additional course-specific requirements

Some of our postgraduate courses have specific additional information that you need to read, or pre-course preparations you will need to complete before you start your studies. Where applicable, this information is listed below.

  • You will need to have applied to join an Inn of Court and received the confirmation of membership from the Inn by the 31st August 2020.  A copy of the membership card/letter will need to be sent to our Admissions Team on admissions@law.ac.uk
  • You will need to have applied to sit and undertaken the BCAT before the 31st August 2020. A copy of the full BCAT Results report will need to be sent to our Admissions Team on admissions@law.ac.uk

    Details on the BCAT registration can be found here

To be eligible to take up your place on our LPC, you must comply with the requirements for commencing a Legal Practice Course (LPC) set out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Full details of eligibility requirements are sent with your offer information. Please be sure to read this carefully, and ensure you fulfil any relevant requirements before your course begins

Timetable selection

(Specific courses only)

If you are studying on our full-time attendance mode course which starts in September, teaching sessions will usually be scheduled over two days. Although we have previously offered a four day teaching schedule, due to the coronavirus outbreak we are aiming to schedule teaching over two days to, where possible, limit the number of times students will need to travel to their campus.

Our Student Information team will be in touch in due course with timetable information.

The LPC is offered with full-time, part-time and accelerated options. If you are studying on our full-time attendance mode course which starts in September,teaching sessions will usually be scheduled over two days. Although we have previously offered the choice between four day and two day teaching, due to the coronavirus outbreak we are aiming to schedule teaching over two days to, where possible, limit the number of times students will need to travel to their campus.

Our Student Information team will be in touch in due course with timetable information.

The GDL is available as a full-time or part-time course. If you are enrolling on one of our full-time courses which starts in September, due to the coronavirus outbreak, we are aiming to schedule teaching for our full-time students over three days to, where possible, limit the number of times students will need to travel to their campus.

The Student Information team at your campus will be in touch in due course with timetable information.

International students

Whether you are an international student already in the UK or moving from your home country to the UK, we are here to help you settle in and make your stay an enjoyable and rewarding experience. 

It is important to be as prepared as possible, so you should allow yourself plenty of time to apply for your visa, arrange flight details, sort out accommodation and ensure that you have all the necessary travel and study documents you will need to show the appropriate authorities.

Pre-Departure Guide ➔

Immigration and visas

If you wish to study at The University of Law and you are not an EEA or Swiss national, you will most likely require a visa in order to study in the UK.

UK Government visa website ➔

It is the responsibility of all students from outside the EEA to ensure you have a visa covering the full duration of your course. If your visa application is refused, please send a copy of the refusal notice to International Student Advice (visaadvice@law.ac.uk) as soon as possible. We can then advise you further.

Find out more about immigration and visa requirements ➔

Very few students have problems at immigration, but if you do you can contact International Student Advice. We are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm UK time.

Right to Study

If you are a non-EEA student, we will need to check that you have a valid right to study before you can enrol on your course. Please refer to the University's Right to Study Policy for further information.

Phone: +44 (0)1483 216588.

Email: visacompliance@law.ac.uk

Next steps

Before your course commences, we will e-mail you with a reminder about payments and further information on joining.

Your joining information will be sent out before your course commences and will consist of two e-mails:

  • The Admissions team will e-mail you approximately 6 weeks before your course starts – giving further details of the course and our facilities

  • Your chosen University of Law campus will e-mail you approximately 2 weeks before your course starts – giving details of when and how to attend

Useful contacts

General queries

Email: admissions@law.ac.uk

Phone: 0800 289 997 (UK) or +44 (0)1483 216000 (international)

Immigration queries

Email: visacompliance@law.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)1483 216588

Technical issues

Email: it.servicedesk@law.ac.uk