Yes. We recommend these specific courses for the short course entry route to this LLM because:
- the content of these courses will provide the best foundation for study in the Dispute Resolution programme, and
- it is the recommended route set out by the LLM’s coordinator.
Credits from our online Legal Principles course do not count towards entry to this LLM.
You’ll be eligible to apply to transfer to this online LLM when you:
- pass 60 credits’ worth of short courses from this LLM from courses that are not Legal Principles
- achieve an average grade of 15.00 or higher for both courses according to our Common Grading Scale, and
- meet this degree’s English language requirements if English is not your first language.
If you fulfil these requirements, you can apply to transfer. Transfers are not automatic. The LLM coordinator makes the final decision on degree transfers.
You can transfer once a year, in August. We carry out transfers in August because:
- August is the start of the new academic year, and
- it gives you time to choose your courses ahead of teaching starting in September.
The transfer process takes place once a year, in August only.
The School will contact you during your studies to find out what your intentions are for the next term. It’s at this point you can apply to transfer in August. The School will support you through the transfer process.
If you’re taking the short course route, you do not need to apply for the Masters degree separately via our Applicant Portal. Instead, the School will fast-track you onto the online Masters, providing you meet the eligibility criteria.
If you fail your first attempt at a short course, you’ll be offered one chance to resit the course assessment.
If you fail this resit, you cannot take the course again.
We would then be able to advise you as to your options – you may still be able to qualify with a postgraduate qualification in a different specialism.
No. Once you’ve completed your entry-route short courses, you will not need to study them again when you transfer to the online Masters degree.
The credits you have completed will count towards the Masters degree.
Once you’ve transferred to the online Masters, you will not need to pay for the courses that you have already studied. Your online Masters fee will be adjusted to deduct the cost of the courses you have already paid for.
A pay-as-you-go degree
We never charge the full fee for an online Masters degree upfront. Instead, we charge for our degrees one term at a time, so you can spread the cost.
How pay-as-you-go works
Each term, you decide how many courses you’d like to take. Then you pay for these courses just before term starts. This gives you control over your degree fees and your workload, term by term.
Each 30-credit course is around 15 – 20 hours of study time per week, plus extra at assessment times.
This is an indicative guide to the time required for a typical student at this level to achieve the learning outcomes.
You’ll find more detailed and course-specific study hours on each online course page.
Studying around work?
If you’re planning to study part-time, especially if you’re studying around full-time work, we recommend taking a maximum of 30 credits per term.
I’ve already applied for this online Masters degree, but I want to study via the short course route instead
If you’ve already submitted an application for this degree, please:
- email our Postgraduate Admissions team with your applicant number and ask them to cancel your degree application
- then purchase and join your chosen short course(s).