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Open University Certificate of Higher Education in Law
Open University

Certificate of Higher Education in Law

Online United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time, Part time

05 Sep 2024

Oct 2024

GBP 7,272 *

Distance Learning

* total cost; part-time at a rate of 60 credits is £3,636 per year


Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also helpful in a wide range of careers. By the end of your studies, you’ll have gained some knowledge and understanding of criminal and tort law, together with general and legal study skills. Understanding how these laws are made, the importance of legal rights and duties and how the law impacts society helps you understand society and your own role within it.

You’ll also be prepared for further law study or for career development in law, business, government, education, charitable and non-governmental organisations and a wide range of other public-facing and regulatory roles.

Key features

  • Gives you the opportunity to improve your understanding of the legal system in England and Wales
  • Helps develop key legal skills by identifying legal issues and applying legal principles
  • Can assist your career development by demonstrating your academic ability to potential employers.

A nationally recognised qualification in its own right, this certificate of higher education is also equivalent to the first third of the Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB) (R81).


Our qualifications are as accessible as possible, and we have a comprehensive range of support services. Our Certificate of Higher Education in Law and Languages uses a variety of study materials and includes the following elements:

  • Online study – most modules are online; some have a mix of printed and online material. Online learning resources could include websites, audio/video, and interactive activities
  • Online tutorials
  • Group-work
  • Using and producing diagrams and screenshots
  • Practical work
  • Finding external/third-party material online
  • Accessing online catalogues and databases
  • Specialist material, such as legal texts
  • Assessment in the form of short-answer questions, essays, and examinations
  • Feedback – continuous assessment includes feedback from your tutor and using this to improve your performance
  • Pre-determined schedules – we’ll help you to develop your time-management skills

How long it takes

  • Part-time study – 2 years
  • Full-time study – 1 year
  • Time limit – 7 years

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