Law January Intake FAQs
Can I start my course in January or September?
You can apply for a January or September start on the following course in Hertfordshire Law School:
Why choose a January start date?
You may want to start your studies in January if:
- you want to start your studies ahead of next September
- you were previously unsure about what the University experience and wanted to gather more information from our website. You may now have a better understanding and be ready to start your studies
- you didn’t get a place in September, but have met all of the entry criteria and are ready to apply again
- you’re looking for more flexibility – for example, you may need to fit your studies around the calendar year, as opposed to the academic year
- you’ve left your current university to study elsewhere, but don’t want to wait until the following September to enrol.
How do I apply to start in January?
You can apply to a January start on the law course you are interested in via the UCAS website. The application deadline for a January start is the 7 January.
You can search for your chosen course on UCAS using the following UCAS code:
Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons)
To make an application, you’ll need:
1. personal details and information about support requirements
2. background details
3. course and university choices
4. education and qualifications overview
5.employment details and experience
6. personal statement.
Further guidance on making an application can be found on the UCAS website.
What will my timetable look like?
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, 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.
Can I still apply for student finance?
You may be eligible for student finance. You can find out more information on Student Finance, how to apply, and their contact details via their website.
If you have any questions, you can contact our friendly team at:
- General enquiries - email: email@example.com
- Funding enquiries - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I still get a scholarship?
- We offer a range of non-repayable scholarships recognising academic achievements and individual talents.
- Once you are a student in Hertfordshire Law School, there are over 20 prizes and awards available for academic achievement and the contribution individual students make to the School as a whole. Some prizes may take the form of book tokens, vouchers, or payments.
Will I be able to stay in University accommodation?
We have a range of on-campus accommodation that you can apply to. Find out more information on our accommodation page.