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What are the questions people often ask?

How old are the other students?

Some are recent graduates from university, although others may have graduated ten or twenty years earlier.

The average age in 2012/2014 was around 30-35, with the youngest aged 23 and the oldest aged 62.

Where do your students come from?

Students on the online courses come from all over the world. We normally have students living across the major time zones, which makes scheduling for group lectures and tutorials an interesting process. Groups may be split in order to keep students within similar time zones.

What happens on the course?

Teaching consists of lecture sessions, small group tutorial sessions, and personal study and research assignments - all of which take place online. Go to this page for a fully detailed syllabus.

What hours will I have to work?

Every student is different. The online course probably will take up between 6 and 10 hours of your time each week - although this an average, rather than a maximum. You may take a break between modules, so long as all four modules are completed within four years of your initial enrolment.

What is the difference between the attendance course and the online postgrad course?

The basic core material is the same for both courses - the printed course notes and text books are identical. The attendance course allows us to set times for outside visits and trips to local courts, which are timetabled within the groups' schedules. TV and Radio work, using equipment on the School's premises, cannot be included in the online course.

The online course is broken into four separate modules, each with an exam at its conclusion, whereas the attendance courses have all the exams in the last weeks of the term. Online students complete modules within a two year time-frame, whereas the attendance postgraduate course is an intenstive three month course.

The qualification is the same. Students graduating from either course receive the same diploma.

How do students fund their courses?

The majority of our students fund this course from their own resources - some have been working full-time, some are supported by their bank manager, and others are supported by their parents, or are working part-time while doing a part-time course.

Can you get me a job when I have finished?

We can't 'get' you a job, but we can advise you and suggest where to apply and what kind of job is likely to be suitable. Your personal tutor will work with you to build a suitable portfolio, and you will receive the benefit of years of knowledge and professional contacts.

The school is constantly approached by organisations looking for newly trained job applicants - at any time, the jobs board may have a list of twenty or thirty companies looking for people like you.

The track record of our students in the jobs market is very good - and very often former students are able to help with openings within the organisations where they currently work.

Do overseas students pay more than English students?

No. All students are taught exactly the same, so they are charged exactly the same, regardless of nationality.