Students on the 12-month route of the PG Certificate programme take one course in one semester and two courses in one semester.
To be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate, you must complete a total of 60 credits of study.
For further information see:
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.
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 2023/24.
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 unrestricted IP Law courses running during 2023/24.
Group C includes IT law subject area courses.
Group D includes international commercial law subject area courses.
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, i.e. 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:
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.