You will study four core modules in the first year, and the expectation for study is 10-12 hours per week per module.
You’ll have 4 hours of pre-recorded online lectures per week, and 8 hours of face-to-face and/or online seminars each week where you will explore the lecture material in more depth, go through problem scenarios, practice-based learning, discussions and other legal exercises. The face-to-face contact time may change to fall in line with government guidelines re COVID-19, but Hertfordshire Law School are offering a degree of flexibility where possible to accommodate individual needs.
You will also be expected to undertake independent study for 8 hours a week per module – this is for reading and preparation for seminars and assessments. Each module has an integrated reading list and you will have access to a core textbook online.
Assessments will be coursework based including essays, oral presentations, and problem-based questions.
In terms of individual or study support, each module will have 4 academic support sessions which will include preparation for assessments, guest lectures, and study support. You’ll also have access to weekly online drop-in sessions where you can reach out to the module leader to ask any questions.
Hertfordshire Law School also have a new dedicated student engagement team which will support students through academic conduct, wellbeing, and careers development.
Co-curricular activities will be running online, and where possible, mock trials will run on campus in the mock courtroom.
Once you are a student, you will be able to access your timetable via our online portal StudyNet.