Get a UK Law degree through distance learning
Published on: Monday, September 12, 2022
By: K Krishnan
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IF YOU wanted to study Law through ODL the best choice would be to study with the University of London. You can study for the entire course on-line or join a local Recognised Teaching Centre. 

Other than Law, you can also study courses such as Economics, Management, Finance and Social Science. 

The programmes are developed by world-renowned member institutions of the University of London, which have an international reputation for the quality of their teaching and research. Gaining a highly valued degree from the University of London opens the door to a variety of sought-after careers. 

Where are the 8 teaching centres in Malaysia? 

The following eight centres also prepare you for the University of London Law Degree. If you feel you cant cope with ODL learning, you can join any one of these centres in Malaysia:

lAsia e-University l Sunway College l SEGi College Sarawak l Crescendo International College l HELP Academy l Advance Tertiary College - Kuala Lumpur l Brickfields Asia College l Advance Tertiary College – Penang

Student loans and scholarships

A variety of funding sources is available to you if you choose to study a University of London programme. 

Opportunities vary depending on your programme of choice, where you live and a number of other factors.  

Funding sources may also be available to you via a local Recognised Teaching Centre. 

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

University of London’s LLB is of international standing. It has been the first step in the careers of thousands of practising lawyers around the world.

Modes of study

You have the option of studying On-line or join a recognised teaching centre in Malaysia. The Centres will also prepare you to sit for the University of London Exam.

Programme duration

3-6 years (Standard Entry LLB) 

2-6 years (Graduate Entry LLB)

Application deadlines

October 1, 2022, April 1, 2023

Intake dates

May, November

Programme structure, modules and specification

The LLB has two routes and your choice will depend upon whether you have a degree or not.

(1) Standard Entry Route

To register for the LLB, you will usually be aged 17+ by the date of registration and satisfy the University’s General Entrance Requirements. Each application is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the standard requirements, the  admissions Panel will consider factors such as alternative or incomplete qualifications (e.g. diplomas / degrees) and relevant work experience.

(2) Graduate entry route

For graduate entry, you will need an acceptable undergraduate degree rather than a professional qualification. You must also complete a short online course, Introduction to English law, in your first year of study.

Local teaching support

The programmes are designed to be studied independently, but if you would like to attend classes, you can enrol at one of the approved local teaching centres around the world and benefit from local study support and the facilities of a campus-style environment.

To receive teaching support, you must apply directly to an approved teaching centre. Teaching centres may set earlier deadlines than the programme deadlines listed above.

What about Study materials?

Once you are registered, the University will send you study materials developed by academics from the Laws consortium. These include:

Module guides

Statute books, provided for all modules where they are permitted in the examination.

Online support

When you register, you will receive your access to your Student Portal. You can then access your University of London email account and other key resources:

1) The Laws Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) enables access to programme materials, resources, and audio and video lectures.

2) An Online Induction is available twice a year offering live Q&A sessions on the VLE, study skills, the Online Library and Level 4 modules.

3) Discussion forums for each module, where you can share perspectives with fellow students from all over the world.

4) The Online Library provides access to over 100 million academic electronic items comprising E-books, E-journals, conference proceedings, etc. In addition, students can request items which are not held in the library via the library’s Inter-Library loans service with the British Library. Access more than 10 legal databases, including Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw and other valued materials.

5) Senate House Library provides free reference access for all registered distance and flexible learning students.

6) Lecture Plus: for some modules, you can view a recorded lecture and engage afterwards in a dedicated discussion forum.

7) Practice exam questions: for some modules, you have an opportunity to receive feedback on how you are performing against the criteria applied by examiners.

8) Multimedia module guides: for each module these guides use multimedia resources to breakdown the topics in each chapter of the module guide.


All modules (except the Dissertation) are assessed entirely by written examination. These are held in May/June and October at local examination centres around the world. You can sit a maximum of two modules in the October session.

The examinations are set and marked by academics appointed as examiners. They reflect the same standards as those who study on-campus at the University of London Law Schools.

For Distance Learning

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7862 8360  ( lines are open Monday to Friday 09:30 - 16:30 GMT)

If you are a current student or applicant, please have your nine-digit student number or prospective student number ready, so that they can find your student record and assist you.

General enquiries, telephone and postal address

Contact:     Telephone central switchboard: +44 (0)20 7862 8000

Postal address: University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

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