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BACHELOR OF LAWS (LLB)

DURATION: 3 Years (with CXCs); 2 Years (with Bachelor degree)

CLASS STRUCTURE:

Full-Time:

  • Mondays–Thursdays (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Part Time:

  • Weekend: Sundays (8:30 am – 6:30 pm) and Saturdays: (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
  • Evenings: Mondays-Thursdays (5:30 pm – 8:30 pm)

INSTRUCTIONS: Instructions will be provided by an eminent and highly qualified team of local faculty and other professionals. Overseas guest lecturers will be utilised where appropriate.

QUALITY OF PROGRAMME: The University of London (UOL) is recognized nationally and internationally as a centre of academic excellence. The quality of its degrees is assured through the assessment and examination process. Upon completion of the programme, you are awarded the University of London degree. There is one University of London degree and it is awarded both to students studying externally and also in London.

TEXTBOOKS: Students will be required to source text books; however, UOL will provide Study Guides and Statutes for core texts once the initial registration fee has been paid.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must hold one of the following:

  • 5 CXCs (via Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law)
  • 6 CAPE units (including 2 double unit courses)
  • 2 ‘A’ levels + 3 ‘O’ levels
  • 3-Year Diploma  (accredited by UCJ)
  • Associate Degree (accredited by UCJ)
  • Bachelor Degree  (accredited by UCJ)

EXEMPTIONS: Students with an accredited Bachelor’s Degree may be considered for the Graduate Entry LLB. Persons admitted via this route may be automatically exempted from no more than 3 of the 12 units or courses.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Application for admission to the University of London (UOL) programme requires that all qualifications (present original certificate(s) showing the final awards for each qualification and photocopies of these originals) be certified, along with other documents at the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC).  Documents for certification and submission to UCC are:

  • Two passport sized photographs
  • UCC Application Form for UOL
  • Academic Certificates
  • Official transcript(s) from every college/tertiary institution/university attended
  • Non-refundable UCC application fee (see above)

Documentary Evidence:  Attach a photocopy of one of the following as proof of your full name (including any change of name) and date of birth to your application:

  • Birth certificate or Passport
  • Marriage certificate
  • Deed poll
  • Statutory declaration
  • Alien’s registration certificate

UCC will accept your application form, scan the certified documents and send to you via email. You must apply online to UOL at www.londoninternational.ac.uk and upload the certified documents. At the end of this online application process you must pay the relevant UOL application fee.  UOL will respond and provide you with your Student Registration Number (SRN), which must be emailed to UCC to begin your application process to attend classes at UCC, the Registered Centre for tutorial support.

Key Dates

The academic year runs from 1 November to 31 October.  There are two application and registration deadlines each year: for entry at the start of the academic year and for entry mid-way through the academic year.

Application Deadlines:                                                                                                                                                                               

UOL - 1 October
UCC - August 31 (for entry at the start of the academic year)
UOL -  1 April
UCC - March 1 (for entry mid-way through the academic year)

Registration Deadlines

1 November (for entry at the start of the academic year
1 May (for entry mid-way through the academic year)

Examinations:  Take place May/June and October each year.

Late Applications:  Will be considered by UCC on a case-by-case basis and on the availability of space.        

Course Withdrawal/Postponement:  The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean reserves the right to withdraw/postpone a scheduled course if the registration is insufficient. In this event, UCC will refund all fees already paid towards the withdrawn course.

For further information please contact:
Mrs Maxine Watts / Ms Adrienne Stokes
School of Humanities and Law: Department of Law
University of the Commonwealth Caribbean Worthington Campus,
17 Worthington Avenue, Kingston 5
Tel: 665-4025-6 or 665-3000;
Fax: 968-1926
Email: mmwatts@ucc.edu.jm or lawdepartment@ucc.edu.jm

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