Distance Learning Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law programmes:
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Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law
Admission is based solely on academic merit. The usual qualification for entry to the programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, normally of at least upper-second class honours (or equivalent).
Non-law graduates with good honours, who have also obtained the equivalent of good honours in CPE and Bar Finals/Legal Practice examinations, or passed the solicitors’ qualifying examination, may qualify. Law graduates with high 2.2 honours and at least five years professional legal experience may also qualify. Non-law graduates may be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience that directly relates to the programme taught modules.
Please note that neither Admissions or the Programme Administration team are able to advise on whether a applicant meets entry by email or phone. The Admissions Team will require sight of a full online application in order to make a qualified and considered decision.
For applicants with International Qualifications visit www.qmul.ac.uk/international. If your country is not represented, please contact the admissions office on firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice
All applications for the Pre-sessional Legal Systems, Research Skills and Writing for IT Law and Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law and (DL) programme should be made through KNect365 Learning
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No, not for the distance learning programmes.
Phone: +44 (0)20 7017 4237 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes you can submit your reference letter after your online application. Please email: email@example.com
References should be signed and sealed in an envelope with the referee's signature across the back. Please ensure that the reference is typed on headed paper, states your full name and date of birth and includes the title of your chosen Distance Learning Programme to ensure that it can be matched to your application.
This could include:
You will need to complete an online application form through KNect365 Learning and provide a good quality, colour scanned copies of qualifications (transcripts of your Law degree or any other relevant qualification) and proof of identification and one reference (preferably academic, if this is difficult, due to the passage of time for instance since your first degree, you can provide professional references if they are law related).
You must have any degree transcript that is not in English translated before submission. Translations must come from one of the following:
You should still apply and provide a transcript of degree marks achieved so far. You will then be made a conditional offer showing our requirements from your country/university.
All students from countries where English is not the first language must supply a TOEFL or IELTS language test or equivalent result. If you took your degree overseas and were taught in the English medium but your country’s main language is not English, you still have to provide a language score. The standard of English language used varies from region to region and indeed from university to university. It is therefore vital that all such students provide English language scores.
If you have not yet taken an IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent test at the application stage, you should still apply. If your IELTS/TOEFL results are not yet available, you could be made a conditional offer, subject to our normal academic requirements.
Students who submit a language score that does not meet the full language entry requirements of 7 overall 7 writing IELTS (or equivalent) should re-take as soon as possible.
Please scan your results and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no need to ask the test provider to send the scores directly to us, as the Admissions office can verify all scores directly with TOEFL/IELTS once they receive your emailed version. Email what you have to Admissions and they will contact you direct if they require anything further from you.
These are not essential, but can be useful particularly in unusual applications or where there is professional legal experience.
If you do not meet the academic conditions, you should still provide a transcript showing your final marks. We will still consider this and in borderline cases, take into case other relevant qualifications and relevant work experience. If you do not meet the full language condition, you should submit your obtained score as soon as possible, to see if any pre-sessional English language courses will help you.
No, this portion of the application form can be ignored - you simply need to indicate which Distance Learning programme you are applying for under the ‘Course Title’ section. No further information on your courses is needed at the application stage.
All applications and supporting documents for Distance Learning Computer and Communication Law courses are handled by KNect365 Learning on our behalf and documents should be sent direct to them.
The Application Process
All applicants are automatically emailed once an online application has been submitted.
No, but the School of Law offers a two-year LLB known as 'Senior Status'. The Senior Status LLB programme allows the student to obtain a ‘qualifying law degree’ in two years. Thereafter, it is necessary to complete the vocational stage of qualification - the Bar Professional Training Course (to become a barrister) or the Legal Practice Course (to become a solicitor). A period of practical training is then required.
For information, see Bar Standards Board and Solicitors Regulation Authority.
If you hold a recognised legal professional qualification from another jurisdiction you may be eligible to take the QLTT.
All teaching for the Distance Learning Programmes are carried out at home, students will be provided with some comprehensive books and access to QMplus online virtual learning environment.
In June we hold optional Residential Weekend, for students to present a research paper and obtain 15 credits towards their degree programme.
This depends on which modules you take, but as a general guide you should expect about 10-15 hours a week per module.
Modules are assessed by 10% tasks, 35% essays and 55% final exercise (open book).
All teaching is via a Virtual Learning Environment (currently QMplus). Students will be able to take all assessment in their own home.
We recommend that students opt for the dissertation options after completing a minimum of six taught modules have been completed for the Diploma or LLM only.
Students will be supplied with materials (laws, rules, conventions, reading lists and some full-text articles and cases) provided on the QMplus (VLE), and are given access to web materials (including access to WESTLAW, LEXIS and KluwerArbitration) via the Queen Mary library website. In all cases, we make sure that students have access to all the materials necessary for the course.
Students will have the constant support of a personal tutor, who will discuss with students issues such as research, structure and content of the dissertation.
Your personal tutor is usually the relevant programme director or one of the module convenors.
It is quite normal for students to have anxieties about failing assessment. Our experience, however, is that relative few students fail a course. Distance Learning students are highly motivated individuals and we only admit people who we believe can successfully complete the programme. If, however, you do fail to meet the required standards, this is the advice we give: Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law students may fail up to at least 30 credits during the duration of the programme and may select an alternative module to obtain the required credits for the relevant programme (Diploma 120 Credits; LLM 180 credits).
Your Postgraduate Degree Certificate is sent out centrally from Senate House at the University of London - not Queen Mary - six months after the award date. The certificate will not state ‘Distance Learning’ it will state only the programme and degree awarded. Whilst waiting to receive your certificate, if you require confirmation of your award, the Registry Office at Queen Mary can issue its own certificate of confirmation.
Academic Registry, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
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