Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law

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Study for a University of London Certificate of Higher Education in Jersey

The Institute enables students to study in Jersey for the University of London Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE). This academic qualification is ideal for people interested in studying English law but don’t want to commit themselves to a full LLB law degree.

The CertHE is a standalone academic qualification covering the same level 4 subjects of the LLB law degree. On completion of the course, you will have the opportunity to enrol on the second year of the LLB.

You can complete the course in one year (September to June) by studying full time , or spread it over two years.

Experienced academics from the UK,  deliver our lectures. Experienced practitioners deliver tutorial sessions. The tutorials support the lectures and take place after 17:30 hours.

As with the LL.B, for the Certificate of Higher Education you will be expected to self-study for a significant amount of time each week.

Attendance of classes is compulsory.

What that the Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law covers?

You will study four areas of English law:

  • Legal System and Method;
  • Criminal Law;
  • Elements of the Law of Contract;
  • Public Law (British constitutional law).


Students studying part-time over two years take:

  • Legal System and Method and Public Law in year one;
  • Criminal Law and Elements of Contract Law in year two.

Entry requirements:

The Institute will look at your qualifications, skills and experience therefore, A-levels or the equivalent are not essential.

 How much does it cost?

The fees are the same as for the first year of the LL.B Course.


To start in September, we must receive your application by the end of August.

Admission Process:
  1. Research the CertHE by visiting the University of London website. If you have questions or would like an informal discussion with Institute of Law staff please visit us in person by appointment, email or telephone 01534 826060. This is not part of the selection process.
  2. Make a formal application for a place at the Institute by completing the online application form. We will ask you to complete a test on the University of London website. Then, you will be invited to attend a 15 minutes interview with the Dean. This interview assesses  your verbal reasoning skills and your motivation for studying law. To prepare, please read a good quality newspaper as we will ask you about current law-related news stories.
  3.  If you are outside Jersey, we may interview you by phone or Skype. However, please note that attendance in person is compulsory for lectures and tutorials.