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CourseSwitch

With our CourseSwitch offer you can change the law course you're on part way through your degree. This gives you the opportunity to change the focus of your studies to fit your evolving interests and future career ambitions.

You can also move to study your degree at a different campus, giving you the opportunity to experience life in another city, through our CampuSwitch option.

CourseSwitch will also allow you to change from a two or three year course to a three or four year course, and from an on campus to an online degree, or vice versa.

If you are interested in switching to ULaw from another university find out more about transfer options.

How to Switch

Start by discussing your plans with your Personal Tutor or Student Services, to make sure that you are aware of all your options and that a transfer is the best option for you. If you are looking to move from online to on campus, or vice versa, you will also need to have a discussion with the Programme Lead, who will have to approve the transfer.

There must be space on your chosen course in order to transfer. On some courses you may be able to transfer at any time, in other cases you would transfer from the Spring or Autumn Semester, to ensure that you do not repeat any courses already taken.

You will then need to complete a Switch Form, which is available from Student Services.

Funding

  • There is no fee to change your course once. If you make a subsequent change an administrative fee of £100 will apply
  • Fees are the same per year across all law degree options, except for the Two Year Accelerated Law course
  • If you are funded by a student loan, you should check the impact of any course transfer with your loan provider
  • If you elect to take a 4 year course then you will have to pay for the additional year(s) studied
  • Course fee payments must be up-to-date in order to transfer
  • If you are sponsored by a Firm, then they will need to be informed

CourseSwitch Options

Depending on which course you are on, and which course you’d like to switch to, you will have different windows of when you can transfer. This tool gives you an overview of your options, broken out by which course you are currently studying.

LLB (Hons) Law or Law with option*, 3 year on campus or online
Transfers are permitted to the end of the Spring Semester, Year 1

LLB (Hons) Law Online, 4 year
Transfers are permitted to the end of the Autumn Semester, Year 1

Accelerated LLB (Hons) Law
Transfers permitted in Freshers' Weeks, if entry criteria met

LLB (Hons) Law Online, 4 year
Transfers permitted during Year 1

LLB (Hons) Law, 3 year on campus or online
Transfers permissible at any time; if transferring to the online course during Options term, transfer is subject to Option being available

LLB (Hons) Law with option*, 3 year on campus or online
Transfers permissible at any time up to the end of Year 2, Semester 1

LLB (Hons) Law, 3 year on campus or online
Transfers permissible at any time up to the end of Year 3, Semester 1

LLB (Hons) Law with option*, 3 year on campus or online
Transfers permissible at any time up to the end of Year 2, Semester 1

Transfers permissible at any time up to the end of Year 2, Semester 1

Please note: Foundation Years are not available online. However, once the Foundation Year is completed it is then possible to transfer to an online programme.

*Law with options include:
LLB (Hons) Law with Business
LLB (Hons) Law with Criminal Justice
LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology
LLB (Hons) Law with Government and Politics
LLB (Hons) Law with International Business
LLB (Hons) Law with Legal Innovation and Technology

Other Considerations

If you have adjustments to accommodate any specific physical/learning needs which may be impacted by the transfer, we recommend that you consult Disability Support Services before proceeding.

Visa Requirements

If you are studying at the University on a Tier 4 visa, any request to change course must be approved by the International Visa Office. Some course changes are restricted by Home Office regulations and so it is important you discuss this with the International Visa Office before making a decision. Transfer to an online course is not permitted, as we are not allowed to sponsor students on Tier 4 for online study under Home Office regulations.

Get in touch with the Visa Office via email: visaoffice@law.ac.uk