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Information for Law Degree Transfer Programme students

As a student at one of our partner institutions, you are able to come to Essex as part of the Law Degree Transfer Programme.

If you would like to study law in the UK, you have the opportunity to:

  • study for one year in Malaysia and then two at Essex (1+2)
  • study for two years in Malaysia and then one at Essex (2+1)

You'll join our prestigious LLB Law, going directly into either the second or final year.

The School of Law has always used technology to offer our students a more flexible and dynamic learning experience. COVID-19 has accelerated our search for innovative new approaches to support your learning and development. Teaching in the coming academic year will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online learning activities. We have put together a tailored plan to provide this combination while maintaining our high standards of teaching and learning.

If you would like to learn more about how you will be taught and assessed this year, please visit our School's homepage for more information. You can also download our student handbook (.pdf).

New teaching information for 2020-21

Students starting in October 2020 (Autumn Term)

For the academic year 2020-2021, we have created a more flexible structure in order to respond to the challenges possibly posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students who start in October will be able to make a choice of two systems:

  • To enter in the normal academic year, studying 60 credits worth of options in both the Autumn and Spring Terms (See model A below, 'Standard'). You will study LW202-6-SP (Equity and Trusts) in the Spring Term, and you may choose another 105 credits, to be balanced equally across the two terms. If you have not yet taken European Union Law, you should choose LW302-6-FY in order to ensure you have a Qualifying Law Degree.
  • To start the academic year studying 30 credits in Autumn, 60 credits in Spring and another 30 credits in Summer. (See model B below, ‘Stretched). You will study LW202-6-SU (Equity and Trusts) in the Summer Term, as well as either LW302-6-SU European Union Law or LW304-6-SU Final Year Research Project (Capstone). You may choose another 90 credits, to be divided across the Autumn Term (30 credits) and the Spring Term (60 credits).
Model A- 'Standard' M100MD Third Year
Compulsory Code Module Title Credits Status
 1 LW202-6-SP Equity and Trusts 15 Compulsory
 2 LW302-6-FY Law of the European Union OR Option from the list 30 Compulsory with options
 3   Options from Level 6 list (options for third year students) 75 Optional

 

Model B- 'Stretched' year (30-60-30)
Compulsory Code Module Title Credits Status
 1  LW202-6-SU Equity and Trusts 15 Compulsory
 2  LW302-6-SU Law of the European Union OR  30 Compulsory with options
   LW304-6-SU Final Year Research Project    
 3   Options from Level 6 list (options for third year students)
Optional


 

Students starting in January 2021 (Spring Term)

Starting Students may also choose to start in January. If you choose to start in January, you will study 60 credits in the Spring Term and another 60 credits in Summer.

You will be able to choose 60 credits worth of modules in the Spring Term, and in the Summer Term you will study LW202-6-SU (Equity and Trusts), either LW302-6-SU European Union Law OR LW304-6-SU Final Year Research Project, and choose another 30 credits of Summer modules.

The Summer Term will consist of two blocks of teaching: in weeks 30-34 you will be taught LW202 (Equity and Trusts) and LW302 (European Union Law OR LW304 (Final Year Research Project).

You will then be taught another 30 credits in weeks 35-39, from the following list of Summer modules:

  • LW218 Introduction to Public International Law (15 credits)
  • LW301 Jurisprudence (15 credits)
  • LW327 International Trade Law (30 credits)
  • LW354 Criminology (15 credits)

Information for optional modules

What are the optional modules?

Optional modules available for third and final year students

Module Code Module Title Credits Term
LW209-6-SP Current Issues in Public Law 15 Spring
LW214-6-FY Family Law 30 Autumn and Spring
LW218-6-AU

Introduction to Public International Law

15

Autumn (Summer for January start)

LW218-6-SU
Introduction to Public International Law  15 Autumn (Summer ofr January start)
LW219-6-SP Selected Issues in Public International Law 15 Spring
LW224-6-SP Banking Law 15 Spring
LW225-6-FY Company Law 30 Autumn and Spring
LW241-6-AU Consumer Contract Law 15 Autumn
LW242-6-SP Commercial Contract Law 15 Spring
LW244-6-AU The Protection of Human Rights in the UK 15 Autumn
LW251-6-FY Employment Law and Practice 30 Autumn and Spring
LW301-6-AU
Jurisprudence 15 Autumn (Summer for Jan start)
LW301-6-SU Jurisprudence 15 Autumn (Summer for Jan start)
LW304-6-SU Research Project (Capstone) 15 Summer
LW316-6-FY Law of Evidence 30 Autumn and Spring
LW327-6-SU International Trade Law 30 Autumn and Spring (Summer for Jan start)
LW343-6-AU Competition Law 15 Autumn
LW349-6-SP Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice: Law, Policy and Practice 15 Spring
LW352-6-FY Legal Ethics and Justice 30 Autumn and Spring
LW354-6-AU
Criminology 15 Autumn (Summer for Jan start)
LW354-6-SU Criminology 15 Autumn (Summer for Jan start)
LW356-6-SP International Environmental Law 15 Spring
LW363-6-SP Copyright and Trade Mark Law 15 Spring
LT394-6-SP Law and Literature 15 Spring
Limitations

Please note the following limitations when choosing optional modules:

  • You should not take Evidence, Company Law or Family Law if you have already covered these modules in Malaysia.
  • Final year entrants cannot realistically take Clinical Legal Education due to the time constraints of finding a placement.
  • Law Clinic modules have limited places.

You can always speak to your personal tutor when you arrive if you have any questions about your course.

How do I choose optional modules?

Once your offer has turned unconditional and you are holding Essex as your firm choice, you can enrol for optional modules via the online system eNROL. When you log in, you will see listed the options personally available to you for your course and year of study.

How to make your choices

When making your option choices you should consider:
  • what areas of law you most enjoy studying
  • what options are available to you in your current year of study and what will be available to you in future years (if applicable)
  • how a module is assessed (i.e. exam or coursework)
  • when the assessment takes place (e.g. you may not wish to pick four modules with coursework due at the same time)
Please note that we cannot guarantee that every combination of options is possible and you cannot take the same module option twice.

Due to the number of options we offer, and the inherent restrictions of the weekly timetable, it is impossible for us to ensure that no two options clash with each other. It is, unfortunately, possible, therefore, that you will need to amend your initial preferences once the timetable for the coming year has been confirmed. For this reason, please select your choices on eNROL as early as possible.

 

How many options can I choose?

In any academic year you should be taking modules totalling 120 credits for the year. Please make sure when choosing your options that you have made sufficient choices to achieve this total. Generally, 30 Credit modules run for a full year and 15 Credit modules run for one term.

How to balance your workload

It is important to ensure that you select your options so as to give you an even workload throughout the academic year. You should be taking four modules in each term. Do not select more modules in one term than another. Doing so will leave you with a heavy workload in one term which may impact detrimentally on your academic performance.

Is there a deadline for changing modules?

Should you change your mind, allowing for module availability, it is possible to change your options until the start of the Autumn Term. You will also have an opportunity to change your Spring Term choices at the start of Spring Term. The exact dates will be published on the Enrol website.

The School makes every effort to ensure that optional modules are available in as many combinations as possible, but sometimes timetabling constraints mean that certain options will clash with other options. If this is the case, you will have to select options that do not clash. The timetables are usually released by mid-September, at which time you can still select different options.

While the information contained in this booklet is believed to be correct at the time it was compiled (June 2020), and is believed to contain an accurate description of the modules planned for the academic year 2020-21, the School of Law reserves the right to update, modify or even withdraw specific modules or change staffing arrangements or methods of assessments where academic developments or unexpected contingencies render such action necessary.

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Brickfields Asia College (BAC)

A partnership with Brickfields Asia College was made in February 2015, and 
so far we have welcomed over 150 students onto our direct entry courses.

BAC Entry Requirements

 

  • 1+2 Programme: pass all subjects with an overall average of 50% or above in the first year of the Law Degree Transfer Programme at BAC.
  • 2+1 Programme: an overall average of 60% or above in the second year of the Law Degree Transfer Programme at BAC plus pass all subjects in year one.
  • For entry to both pathways we require IELTS 6.5 IGCSE/SPM 1119 English grade C and above.

 

BAC Scholarship

 

  • 1+2 Scholarship: £3,500 available for all students who meet the entry requirements and select Essex as Firm Choice by 18th September 2020.
  • 2+1 Scholarship: £2,500 available for all students who meet the entry requirements and select Essex as Firm Choice by 18th September 2020.
  • For 2021-22 entry, please select Essex as your Firm Choice on UCAS by 19 July 2021.

     

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INTI International University

A partnership with INTI International University was made in September 2015 for students undertaking the Law Degree Transfer programme.

INTI entry requirements

  • 1+2 Programme: an overall transcript average of at least 50% in the first year of the two-year Law Degree Transfer Programme.
  • 2+1 Programme: an overall transcript average of at least 60% in Year 2 and pass all Year 1 subjects of the two-year Law Degree Transfer Programme.
  • For entry to both pathways we require IELTS 6.5 IGCSE/SPM 1119 English grade C and above.

INTI Scholarship

  • 1+2 Scholarship: £3,500 available for all students who meet the entry requirements and select Essex as Firm Choice by 18 September 2020.
  • 2+1 Scholarship: £2,500 available for all students who meet the entry requirements and select Essex as Firm Choice by 18 September 2020.
  • For 2021-22 entry, please select Essex as your Firm Choice on UCAS by 19 July 2021.

 

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