Cert HE in Common Law


Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in Common Law, a 1 year course is a University of London’s standalone qualification in its own right, and also an entry route to the University of London LLB (Hons) Programme.

Students with Higher Secondary Certificate (Intermediate Qualifications) or A-Level grades which do not meet the entrance requirement of LLB (Hons) Programme are eligible to apply.

The Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law is equivalent to first year University of London LLB (Hons) and students undertake the same modules as LLB (Hons) students.

Students who successfully complete the Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law or passing three modules including LSM are eligible to transfer in the second year of the LLB (Hons) Programme and continue on as LLB (Hons) students.

Course Structure and Modules:-

The modules studied for the CertHE Common Law are the same as the Level 4 modules of the LLB (Hons) Programme.

  • Contract law: This module covers the key underlying principles of English Contract Law and includes key topics such as formation of contracts, consideration, privity, breach of contract and remedies for breach of contract.

  • Criminal law: This module is concerned with the general principles of criminal liability, fatal and non-fatal offences against the person and offences against property. Attempts to commit offences, secondary liability and defences also form part of the curriculum.

  • Legal system and method: The module is an introduction to the English legal system and describes the distinctiveness of the common law approach as a legal methodology. The module is vital in initiating students into the process of legal research and the understanding of legal reasoning.

  • Public law: This module is concerned with the core features of the United Kingdom constitution and examines the impact of both European Union membership and Council of Europe membership. Emphasis is placed throughout on the changing nature of the United Kingdom’s constitution – in particular the move from a political to a more legal constitution – as well as the case for further change.

Eligibility Criteria:-

  • The applicant must be normally be aged 18 years or older before 1st October in the year they register with Themis School of Law and
  • The applicant must be admitted to a teaching institution of University of London and
  • The applicant must pass the University of London’s online entrance test and the interview with Themis School of Law

English Language requirements:-

You need to demonstrate a good level of English Language skills to be admitted to the CertHE Programme. Themis School of Law accepts a range of English Language skills evidence, including proficiency test scores.

For further information, you can contact the Academic Staff at Themis School of Law by emailing at admissions@themis.com.pk.

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