The Open University Law School has over 6000 students in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, continental Europe and elsewhere in the world. It’s the most popular taught undergraduate law degree in the UK.
Our law courses have all or most of the following, depending on what’s appropriate for each one:
- A law tutor who’s there to support you during your studies by email and telephone and who provides feedback on your assignments. Our tutors are solicitors, barristers and established law lecturers.
- Tutorials with other students. Tutorials are face to face, by telephone or online, depending on the course and where you live.
- Assignments marked by your tutor during your course. These assignments are designed to help you move through the study materials and are worth 50% of the final mark. The remaining 50% is either another assignment or an exam.
- Study materials developed for your law course which include interactive manuals designed to teach you; law text books (so you don’t have to buy any books); and guidance designed to improve your study and legal skills.
- Electronic resources which include a course website; virtual learning environment resources; test and feedback exercises; podcasts; and access to legal databases for legal research.
Information about all our law courses is contained in our prospectus and see here for a list of all our law courses.
Currently, OU Law graduates are guaranteed a place on The University of Law's Legal Practice Course (LPC) for up to seven years after graduation (save for the intensive, corporate, accelerated route). This is the next step in qualifying as a solicitor.