Law Courses by Distance Learning Open University United Kingdom

Law courses

Whether you’re seeking entry into the legal profession or looking to progress your career, our law courses have much to offer you. You can study one of our Qualifying Law Degrees or combine your interest in law with criminology or a modern language.

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Law

Degrees 

Stage 1120 credits
Stage 2120 credits
Stage 3120 credits
Total of 360 credits

How long will it take?

Part time: 16–18 hours per week for 6 years
Full time: 32–36 hours per week for 3 years

Law

Diplomas 

Stage 1120 credits
Stage 2120 credits
Total of 240 credits

How long will it take?
Part time: 16–18 hours per week for 4 years
Full time: 32–36 hours per week for 2 years

Law

Certificates 

Stage 1120 credits
Total of 120 credits

How long will it take?
Part time: 16–18 hours per week for 2 years

Why study Law with The Open University?

As the leader in flexible learning, The Open University Law School offers world renowned and innovative legal education. With more than 60,000 students since 1998, our undergraduate law degree has become the most popular in the UK.

The benefits of studying law with us:

  • Study a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) recognised by the legal profession in England and Wales.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the ‘Foundations of Legal Knowledge’ required for a QLD.
  • Gain a qualification recognised in England and Wales by The Solicitors Regulation Authority and The Bar Standards Board.
  • Obtain practical experience through an online law clinic – highly commended in the ‘Best new pro bono activity’ category at the 2018 LawWorks Pro Bono Awards.

Careers in Law

Studying law is stimulating in its own right and it’s also an asset for many careers whether in law or law-related fields. Our law degree can be the first academic stage of training to help you become a:

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Legal Executive
  • Paralegal

Looking for something other than a qualification?

The majority of our modules can be studied by themselves, on a stand-alone basis. If you later choose to work towards a qualification, you may be able to count your study towards it.

See our full list of Law modules

All Law courses

Browse all the Law courses we offer – certificates, diplomas and degrees.

See our full list of Law courses

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From exploring the right course for you to helping you register, our advisers can help.

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Student Recruitment
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Milton Keynes
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