Undergraduate Course Switch

With our CourseSwitch offer you can change the law degree 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, ensuring that you do not repeat any courses already taken.  

You will need to complete a Switch Form available from Student Services.  *Terms and conditions apply.

Funding

  • There is no fee to change your course, if you make a subsequent change an administrative fee of £100 will apply
  • The fees are the same per year across all law degree options, except for the 2 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 years 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

Other Considerations

  • If you have adjustments to accommodate any specific physical/learning need which may be impacted by the transfer, 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 by writing to visaoffice@law.ac.uk. Some course changes are not allowed due to 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. 
Transfer From: Transfer To: Transfer Window:
2 Year Accelerated Law 3 Year Law or Law with Option*, online and on campus Transfers are permitted to the end of the Spring Semester, Year 1
4 Year online Law Transfers are permitted to the end of the Autumn Semester, Year 1
3 Year Law on campus or online 2 Year Accelerated Law Transfers permitted in Freshers' Weeks, if entry criteria met
3 Year Law online and on campus Transfers permissible at any time; if transferring to the online course during Options term, transfer is subject to Option being available 
3 Year Law with Option*, online and on campus Transfers permissible at any time up to the end of Year 2, Semester 1
4 Year online Law Transfers permitted during Year 1
3 Year Law with Option on campus or online 3 Year Law on campus or online Transfers permissible at any time up to the end of Year 3, Semester 1
3 Year Law with Option*, online and on campus Transfers permissible at any time up to the end of Year 2, Semester 1
4 Year Law, with or without Option, with Foundation Year 4 Year Law, with or with Option*, with Foundation Year

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

Please note that Foundation Years are only available on campus and not online. However, once the Foundation Year is completed it is then possible to transfer to an online programme.

*Options include:

LLB (Hons) Law 

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

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