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An Introduction to Law: On-Demand Online Course

Join our Introduction to Law online course with Oxford Royale Academy as ideal preparation to study law at university.

Online Introduction to Law Course Introduction

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the legal profession? Are you thinking of applying to university to study Law? Our online Introduction to Law course could be your perfect preparation. A career in law can be fascinating, fulfilling and financially lucrative. A knowledge of the law and legal system will equip you with many skills as you explore different aspects of human life. It is sure to develop numerous transferable skills, such as debating, discussion, self-esteem, confidence and communication, providing you with a high adaptability that will open up the doors for a career in a variety of areas.

Join our Introduction to Law online course with Oxford Royale Academy as ideal preparation to study law at university.

An Introduction to Law

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Oxford Royale Academy’s online learning platform offers a wide range of exciting and intellectually stimulating online courses, primarily designed to help students thinking of applying to study at university in the UK.

Our online courses are instantly accessible from all over the world, and provide students with an insight into subjects that takes them far beyond the school curriculum.

This insight allows students an insight into what studying a subject at university may be like, while also providing them with invaluable material for applications and interviews. All of which, as our student testimonials show, is invaluable help in an increasingly competitive university applications process.

What's in the Introduction to Law On-Demand Course?

Course Summary

You may not realise it, but we come into contact with the law every day – virtually every aspect of your life that you can possibly think of is, in some way, governed by the law. Thus, law is an extremely broad subject and requires a lot of intensive study. Nevertheless, regardless of whether you want to pursue a legal career, law is a fascinating discipline in its own right.

This Introduction to Law course will provide you with an overview of some of the fundamental areas of law that you will study in an undergraduate degree, such as criminal law, contract law, EU law, and the law of tort. Each tutorial will also provide you with career advice, tips for applying to university, and useful guidance for legal interviews. This combination of academic instruction with applications and careers advice provides a thought-provoking and useful course if you are thinking of studying law at university and beyond.

Topics Covered

During the course you will:

  • understand the fundamental principles of UK law
  • understand what it means to be a lawyer, and the different paths available
  • gain an insight into various academic areas of law

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • apply for a Law degree with confidence
  • understand the various routes available to Law students
  • discuss some of the key issues involved in various specific areas of UK law today

What’s Included?

  • Interactive Tutorials
  • Online quizzes and exams
  • Access to the course discussion forum
  • Course worksheets and case studies
  • ORA Certificate of completion


Tutorial 1: Studying Law & Criminal Law (1 - 1.5 hours)

In the UK, there are two types of lawyer: a solicitor and a barrister. This tutorial will discuss the differences between these two branches of the legal profession and how you can pursue either career path. It will then move on to discuss what it is like to study Law at university before moving on to give a brief overview of criminal law.

Tutorial 2: Constitutional & EU Law (1 - 1.5 hours)

The need to be up-to-date with current affairs is imperative for a lawyer, a law student, and for those who are applying to study law. Current affairs can provide excellent sources of interesting discussion material for university interviews. This tutorial will provide advice on scrutinising newspapers and understanding political bias. It will then take a look at two related areas of law: constitutional law and EU law.

Tutorial 3: Human Rights & Jurisprudence (1 - 1.5 hours)

This tutorial begins with a discussion of what makes a good law student and a good lawyer. Good potential law students aim for the best universities so the tutorial will cover applying to the most prestigious institutions that offer undergraduate law degrees, namely, the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. It will then move on to explore two highly discursive areas of the law in human rights and jurisprudence, and their main debates, controversies, and principles.

Tutorial 4: Contract & Tort Law (1 - 1.5 hours)

This tutorial begins with advice for university applications. Applying to study law at university can be an arduous process, so this tutorial breaks down the process into its two main component parts: UCAS and the LNAT, and provides useful advice for both stages. The tutorial then moves on to consider two fundamental areas of law that are covered in any undergraduate law degree: contract law and the law of tort.

Key Details

Course Pre-requisites

Advanced level of English
An interest and enthusiasm for law

Course Level

For students applying to university to study law



Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge is required to take this course, just enthusiasm for the subject.




4-6 hours (further independent study is encouraged)

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