UCL Laws Undergraduate Programmes

Teaching Methods and Assessment

A variety of teaching methods are used, including lectures, seminars, tutorials, role-playing exercises and teamwork.

In each subject, students usually have three hours of contact with teachers each week.

A great deal of emphasis is laid on small-group classes or tutorials, in which individual attention can be given to students. These tutorials take place fortnightly, typically in groups of eight.

There is also substantial student participation and class discussion in seminars on the basis of prepared work.

A developed system of Peer Assisted Learning also exists as part of the UCL Transitions Scheme.

The degree programmes are organised on a course-unit system, in which students take a number of individual courses, each assigned a course-unit value depending on the amount of work involved. UCL has extended this system to assign each course a European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) value. ECTS allows students to gain recognition for academic achievement at participating institutions across Europe, which can assist UCL students who wish to pursue educational or career opportunities throughout Europe. One course-unit is equivalent to 15 ECTS credits.

Personal tutors
Each student is assigned a personal tutor who is a full-time member of the academic staff and is available for advice throughout the student's time in the Faculty. Great importance is attached to the personal tutorial system. See the list of full time academics

A student may raise, in confidence, with his or her personal tutor any matter, academic or personal, which is causing him or her concern. The personal tutor will either be able to give advice or, if necessary, refer the student to the College's many advice and welfare facilities.

National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT)
All applicants are required to take the LNAT as soon as possible and no later than 20 January (registration deadline 15 January).

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