An Introduction to Law Interactive

Course Synopsis

We may not realise it, but we actually come into contact with the law every day – virtually every aspect of your life that you can possibly think of is, in some way, governed by the law. Thus, law is an extremely broad subject and requires a lot of intensive study. Needless to say, the rewards are high: a career in law can be interesting, fulfilling and financially lucrative. Nevertheless, regardless of whether you want to pursue a legal career, law is a fascinating academic discipline in its own right.

This Introduction to law course will provide you with a brief overview of some of the fundamental areas of law that you will study in an undergraduate degree, such as criminal law, contract law, EU law, and the law of tort. Each tutorial will also provide you with career advice, tips for applying to university, and useful guidance for legal interviews. This combination of academic instruction combined with applications and careers advice provides a thought-provoking and useful course for any students thinking of studying law at university and beyond.


What’s Included?

This course consists of 4 X interactive lectures – audio recordings with accompanying presentation material – each taking approximately 1 hour to complete. Our unique, on-demand, interactive delivery system means that students are able to start instantly and work through material at their own pace. The interactive format ensures that the learning process is engaging and enjoyable, with regular quizzes and exams to enable students to check that they are following the topics covered. This courses is available to start instantly online – once enrolled, you can get started straight away.





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Interactive Tutorials

Quizzes and Exams



Why Take this Course?

This course is ideal preparation for students thinking of studying law at university or law school, particularly those applying to study law in the UK. It provides a taster of topics covered during a university law course, applications and career advice, and a wide range of additional resources.


Aims and Objectives

  • To understand the fundamental principles of UK law
  • To understand what it means to be a lawyer, and the different paths available
  • To gain an insight into various academic areas of law

Key Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Apply for a Law degree with confidence
  • Understand the various routes available to Law students
  • Discuss some of the key issues involved in various specific areas of UK law today


All courses include the following Interactive Tutorial series

Tutorial 1

Studying Law and Criminal Law

1-1.5 hrs

In the UK, there are two types of lawyer: a solicitor and a barrister. This tutorial will discuss the differences between these two branches of the legal profession and how you can pursue either career path. It will then move on to discuss what it is like to study Law at university before moving on to give a brief overview of criminal law.

Tutorial 2

Constitutional and EU Law

1-1.5 hrs

The need to be up-to-date with current affairs is imperative for a lawyer, a law student, and for those who are applying to study law. Current affairs can provide excellent sources of interesting discussion material for university interviews. This tutorial will provide advice on scrutinising newspapers and understanding political bias. It will then take a look at two related areas of law: constitutional law and EU law.

Tutorial 3

Human Rights and Jurisprudence

1-1.5 hrs

This tutorial begins with a discussion of what makes a good law student and a good lawyer. Good potential law students aim for the best universities so the tutorial will cover applying to the most prestigious institutions that offer undergraduate law degrees, namely, the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. It will then move on to explore two highly discursive areas of the law in human rights and jurisprudence, and their main debates, controversies, and principles.

Tutorial 4

Contract and Tort Law

1-1.5 hrs

This tutorial begins with advice for university applications. Applying to study law at university can be an arduous process, so this tutorial breaks down the process into its two main component parts: UCAS and the LNAT, and provides useful advice for both stages. The tutorial then moves on to consider two fundamental areas of law that are covered in any undergraduate law degree: contract law and the law of tort.

What’s Included?

All courses contain the following elements:

Interactive Tutorials
Online Quizzes
Access to the discussion forum
Access to all course resources
Certificate of completion

Key Details

Course Pre-Requisites Intermediate - Advanced Level of English
Interest and enthusiasm for the study of law
Course Level For students applying/thinking of applying to university
This course is a taster course, introducing you to the topic of law
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Fees £29.99
Workload 4-6 hours

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