THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH

DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2022/2023

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Year 1 Academic year: 2022/23, Starting in: September

Notes:
Students on the 20-month route of the PG Certificate programme take 20 credits (one course) in each of their three semesters of study. In the first year of the Certificate programme (two semesters), you will take 40 credits, and in your second year (one semester), 20 credits.

To be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate, you must complete a total of 60 credits of study.

For further information see:
https://www.law.ed.ac.uk/study/online-masters-degrees/postgraduate-certificate-law

On successful completion of the programme, you have the option of either graduating with the PG Certificate or, subject to obtaining an average of at least 50% across your courses (i.e. having demonstrated a Masters-level performance), you may request a transfer onto one of the LLM programmes.

Groups A-D:-
Please note that a minimum of 40 credits (two courses) and a maximum of 60 credits should be taken from the courses in Groups A, C or D.
There are no Group B courses in 2022/23.
Please note that a maximum of 40 credits can be selected from any one group of courses from these groups.

Each of these groups includes a set of courses belonging to a particular subject area:
Group A includes medical law subject area courses.
Group B normally includes intellectual property law subject area courses but there are no IP Law courses running during 2022/23.
Group C includes IT law subject area courses.
Group D includes international commercial law subject area courses.

Group E:-
A maximum of 20 credits (one course) can be taken from the group E courses in this programme.

Group E includes courses across all four subject areas. Please note that a course from this collection can only be taken with the approval of your Programme Director.

Please note also that if a student has already taken two courses from a single subject area, ie two courses from one of groups A-D, they can only take a course from group E that belongs to a different subject area. For guidance on which courses belong to which subject area, please see:

https://www.law.ed.ac.uk/study/online-masters-degrees/postgraduate-certificate-law

An exception to this rule may be approved for PG Certificate students intending to progress to the LLM Medical Law & Ethics by online distance learning, in which case a third medical law course may be taken from group A or group E, subject to the approval of your Programme Director.

There are no compulsory courses in this year of this programme.

Course options

Group A

Select between 0 and 40 credits in this group.

Courses from School(s) F - Law (Online Distance Learning) (PgCert) (Full-time) - Level(s) 11

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Please note that a maximum of 40 credits can be selected from any one group of courses from groups A, C or D.
AND

Group B

Select between 0 and 40 credits in this group.

Courses from School(s) F - Law (Online Distance Learning) (PgCert) (Full-time) - Level(s) 11

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Please note that there are no Group B Intellectual Property Law courses running during 2022/23.

AND

Group C

Select between 0 and 40 credits in this group.

Courses from School(s) F - Law (Online Distance Learning) (PgCert) (Full-time) - Level(s) 11

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Please note that a maximum of 40 credits can be selected from any one group of courses from groups A, C or D.
AND

Group D

Select between 0 and 40 credits in this group.

Courses from School(s) F - Law (Online Distance Learning) (PgCert) (Part-time) - Level(s) 11

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Please note that a maximum of 40 credits can be selected from any one group of courses from groups A, C or D.

AND

Group E

Select between 0 and 20 credits in this group.

Courses from School(s) F - Law (Online Distance Learning) (PgCert) (Full-time) - Level(s) 11

Select between 0 and 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
A maximum of 20 credits can be taken from the group E courses in this programme. **Please note that a course from this collection can only be taken with the approval of your Programme Director.**

Please also note that courses LAWS11487 and LAWS11488 are co-requisites and must both be taken in the semester in which they run.



Year 2 Academic year: 2022/23, Starting in: September

Notes:
Students on the 20-month route of the PG Certificate programme take 20 credits (one course) in each of their three semesters of study. In the first year of the Certificate programme (two semesters), you will take 40 credits, and in your second year (one semester), 20 credits.

To be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate, you must complete a total of 60 credits of study.

For further information see:
https://www.law.ed.ac.uk/study/online-masters-degrees/postgraduate-certificate-law

On successful completion of the programme, you have the option of either graduating with the PG Certificate or, subject to obtaining an average of at least 50% across your courses (i.e. having demonstrated a Masters-level performance), you may request a transfer onto one of the LLM programmes.

Groups A-D:-
Please note that a minimum of 40 credits (two courses) and a maximum of 60 credits should be taken from the courses in Groups A, C or D.
There are no Group B courses in 2022/23.
Please note that a maximum of 40 credits can be selected from any one group of courses from these groups.

Each of these groups includes a set of courses belonging to a particular subject area:
Group A includes medical law subject area courses.
Group B normally includes intellectual property law subject area courses but there are no IP Law courses running in 2022/23.
Group C includes IT law subject area courses.
Group D includes international commercial law subject area courses.

Group E:-
A maximum of 20 credits (one course) can be taken from the group E courses in this programme.

Group E includes courses across all four subject areas. Please note that a course from this collection can only be taken with the approval of your Programme Director.

Please note also that if a student has already taken two courses from a single subject area, ie two courses from one of groups A-D, they can only take a course from group E that belongs to a different subject area. For guidance on which courses belong to which subject area, please see:

https://www.law.ed.ac.uk/study/online-masters-degrees/postgraduate-certificate-law

An exception to this rule may be approved for PG Certificate students intending to progress to the LLM Medical Law & Ethics by online distance learning, in which case a third medical law course may be taken from group A or group E, subject to the approval of your Programme Director.

There are no compulsory courses in this year of this programme.

Course options

Group A

Select between 0 and 40 credits in this group.

Courses from School(s) F - Law (Online Distance Learning) (PgCert) (Full-time) - Level(s) 11

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Please note that a maximum of 40 credits can be selected from any one group of courses from groups A, C or D.
AND

Group B

Select between 0 and 40 credits in this group.

Courses from School(s) F - Law (Online Distance Learning) (PgCert) (Full-time) - Level(s) 11

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Please note that there are no Group B Intellectual Property Law courses running during 2022/23.

AND

Group C

Select between 0 and 40 credits in this group.

Courses from School(s) F - Law (Online Distance Learning) (PgCert) (Full-time) - Level(s) 11

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Please note that a maximum of 40 credits can be selected from any one group of courses from groups A, C or D.
AND

Group D

Select between 0 and 40 credits in this group.

Courses from School(s) F - Law (Online Distance Learning) (PgCert) (Part-time) - Level(s) 11

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Please note that a maximum of 40 credits can be selected from any one group of courses from groups A, C or D.

AND

Group E

Select between 0 and 20 credits in this group.

Courses from School(s) F - Law (Online Distance Learning) (PgCert) (Full-time) - Level(s) 11

Select between 0 and 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
A maximum of 20 credits can be taken from the group E courses in this programme. **Please note that a course from this collection can only be taken with the approval of your Programme Director.**

Please also note that courses LAWS11487 and LAWS11488 are co-requisites and must both be taken in the semester in which they run.


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