You can apply for admission to the Open University on selected Bachelor and Master's courses at the Faculty of Law.
Admission of students for single courses is conditioned by vacant seats on the desired subjects after the ordinary students have been assigned classes. The Faculty therefore reserves the right to reject qualified applicants for capacity reasons. The Faculty also reserves the right to discontinue the courses offered, if there are too few applicants, inadequate teaching resources or if there are any other special circumstances.
Apply early, as the Faculty in cases where there are more applicants than places, gives priority to applicants after the date of receipt of the application.
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Many part-time students are lawyers who are interested in supplementing their legal knowledge with new competencies they need in their jobs. Others are interested in changing their legal profiles to upgrade their qualifications for new jobs. But there are also people from many other disciplines represented among the part-time students, who need legal insight and understanding in their daily work.
What five part-time students say about their courses at the University:
“The course was relevant for my work. I gained more academically qualified knowledge in my area of specialisation. I will probably take another course again soon.” LLM, 43 years old.
“The courses are very thorough, in-depth and comprehensive. It is academic schooling. My employer thinks the price is fair. The workload is also demanding, but that’s okay.” MSc, 31 years old.
“I have an academic degree, so if I wanted to upgrade my qualifications it had to be at the university level. It is an advantage that the continuing education programme is a qualifying programme. The course is relevant and I use the discipline in my work.” MSc (business administration and commercial law), 28 years old.
“I work in insurance and wanted to expand my knowledge. The obvious choice was the University, where I would be guaranteed a high academic level. It is an advantage that you can choose to sit for the examination. I paid for myself, but my employer thinks that it is a good course.” LLM, 36 years old.
“I followed a course in European Social Law, which I can use in my work. The level was good and high. And I also think it’s healthy to sit for the examination. You get to brush up your law.” LLM, 47 years old.
You can apply for admission as a paying part-time students on selected courses offered at the following study programs at Faculty of Law:
- Bachelor in law (LL.B) - description of study programme is in Danish only, but some courses are taught in English
- Master in law (LL.M) (Only in Danish)
- Master of Science (MSc) in Social Sciences in Law - description of study programme and all courses are taught in Danish only
How to search the course catalogue
- Go to University of Copenhagen - Courses and choose English version.
- The course catalogue for the coming academic year will be published no later than 1 May.
- You can only be admitted to courses corresponding to 90 ECTS on the Bachelor in law and 60 ECTS on each of the study programmes at Master's level.
- We reserve the right to discontinue the offered courses if not enough students have registered.
- It's not possible to apply for single courses at Open University, if you're enrolled as a fulltime student in - or on leave from - the study programme to which the course belong.
- We reserve the right to discontinue the courses offered, if there are too few applicants, inadequate teaching resources or if there are any other special circumstances.
Admission to single courses as continuing education at Faculty of Law requires that there are available seats and that you meet the admission requirements:
1) General and programme-specific requirements
For courses offered in the Bachelor of Law programme (LL.B):
- You have completed a qualifying upper secondary education, for example, an upper secondary school leaving examination, hf, Higher Commercial Examination, Higher Technical Examination or the like with at least 6.0 in average mark (without quick start bonus).
- Danish (A)
- English B
- History B or history of ideas B or social science B or contemporary History B
- You must not be enrolled in or have a leave of absence from the Bachelor of Law programme.
For courses offered in the Master of Law programme (LL.M) or the Master of Social Science of Law programme (Cand.Soc. in Law):
- You have completed a bachelor's degree (subject matter is irrelevant)
- You must not be enrolled in or be on leave from a) the Master of Law programme or b) the Master of Social Science of Law programme
Note: you can only be enrolled on single subject courses corresponding to half of the programme's ECTS credits, i.e. 90 ECTS on the Bachelor programme and 60 ECTS on the Master's programmes.
2) Second language requirements
Programmes or courses in English:
- Scandinavian applicants (including Danish applicants) are required to document proficiency in English corresponding to at least English B level; cf. Section 11 of the Danish Ministerial Order on Admission at Universities.
- Applicants from an English-speaking country and/or applicants who have completed a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in English do not need further documentation of English proficiency. Applicants must submit documentation certifying that their Bachelor's/Master’s degree was earned in English.
- Applicants from outside Scandinavia who speak or write English as a second language must pass the International English Language Testing System (IELTS/Academic), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to document their qualifications in English. The minimum acceptable score for IELTS is 6.5 and for TOEFL 560 on the paper test, or 83 on the internet-based test or Cambridge Certificate Advanced English (CAE). For more information about the tests: www.ielts.org, www.toefl.org and www.cambridgeenglish.org
Programmes or courses at Danish:
Students from the Nordic countries with Danish, Norwegian or Swedish included in their school leaving examination are not required to do a Danish test. Applicants who have attended a Danish primary school and have obtained the Primary School Leaving Certificate (you need to produce documentation for it) have a possibility of applying for an exemption (dispensation) from the Danish language test. In such a case you need to write an application for an exemption (dispensationsansøgning) where you describe and document your qualifications in Danish.
All other foreign applicants must pass the Danish language test before being admitted as a university student. The required Danish test is: "Studieprøven i dansk som andetsprog". The test is offered by Studieskolen or one of the examination-approved language centres. Registration takes place at Studieskolen, Borgergade 12, DK-1300 Copenhagen K or at a Language Centre via the local authorities. The test consists of two oral and two written examinations and must be passed with at least grade 2 in each of all the 4 examination disciplines. Please note that for courses at Medicine and Odontology the Studieprøve must be passed with at least grade 7 in each of all the 4 examination disciplines.
Before you apply for admission to a course, we recommend that you read the course descriptions carefully and consider whether you are able to follow the teachings. All our courses require that you have knowledge of:
- legal methods to find, acquire and use relevant sources in the legal assessment
- legal information and literature searches
- organisation of Justice
If you do not, you must be prepared to read up on this outside the classroom, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the prerequisites for being able to keep up with. There is not time to answer questions that you will need to have knowledge of.
We also recommend that you are familiar with to read textbooks in English.
Dispensation from the admission requirements
If you do not hold a bachelor degree, you may apply to be exempted from the admission requirement. To do so, please enclose a motivated application, where you explain why you are qualified to attend the specific course(s). In the processing of your application, emphasis is placed on:
- Professional experience within the area of the desired course
- Other relevant education and/or continuing or further education
You apply via the application form:
- Application form for summer school courses - read more on summer courses (application deadlines, admission requirements etc). The application form opens February first.
- Application form for all other courses than summer school courses are only open for application in the following periods:
- courses in the autumn semester: 1 February to 1 June
- courses in the spring semester: 1 September to 1 December
Note: Unemployed must contact their Jobcenter, if they wish to apply for admission because Danish labour law has special rules for participation in further and continuing education.
You will get answers to your application by:
- courses during the summer: late June
- courses in the autumn semester: late June
- courses in the spring semester: late December
Note: Course coordinators and lecturers on the courses hold no influence on admission.
Your invoice will be sent out shortly after you have received your letter of admission. Your admission is finalized, when the Faculty registers your payment.
The payment deadline stated on the invoice must be observed, otherwise you risk losing your seat. If you or your workplace experience difficulties in complying with the payment deadline, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Single subject students must pay tuition fee according to citizenship as follows in 2020:
7,5 ECTS courses
15 ECTS courses
The fee covers participation in the course and two examination attempts. It does not cover course materials, travel, accommodation and living expenses during the course.
- Applicants for the autumn semester will receive an answer to their application by the end of June
- Applicants for the spring semester will receive an answer to their application by the end of December
An invoice is issued shortly after you have received confirmation of enrolment. Only when the faculty has registered your payment, your enrollment will be finalized and you will be granted access to the course materials etc.
The payment deadline stated on the invoice must be observed, otherwise you risk losing your seat. If you or your workplace experience any problems complying with the payment deadline, please contact email@example.com.
Right of cancellation: Refund of tuition fee is possible until:
- Spring courses: 1 February
- Summer courses: 1 July
- Fall courses: 1 September
It is not possible to transfer your seat to another or to defer your admission to a later semester, if you are unable to participate.
Letter of admission
When you have been accepted for enrolment, we will send you a letter of admission, which among other things contains practical information.
In addition, you will receive a letter from the ID-card unit at the University of Copenhagen with your email address and a PIN for KUnet. It is recommended that you regularly logon KUnet, Absalon and your e-mail as you will receive a lot of important information through the channels.
ID card and electronic self-service on KUnet
At the University of Copenhagen intranet, KUnet, you have access to a number of self-service options, among other things, an email. Here you will receive all important information relating to your study program and you should therefore check the e-mail daily. You will no later than one week before study start receive a letter with a PIN code for KUnet. You must go to www.kunet.dk and click: "The first time I log on" and use your NemID to enable you.
If you have not received your pin code or forget it, you must click "Forgot Password" on the login page of KUnet.dk. A new one will sent by mail to the address listed in our systems.
The courses at the Faculty of Law are either 7.5 ECTS credits or 15 ECTS credits, and the teaching is in either the spring semester (1 February to 1 June) or the autumn semester (1 September to 1 December).
Courses of 7.5 ECTS
A 7.5 ECTS course has 28 hours of teaching spread over six weeks. The teaching is either at the beginning of the semester (semester block A) or at the end of the semester (semester block B).
Teaching on courses in semester block A
Teaching on courses in semester block B
Week 36 to 41
Week 44 to 49
Week 6 to 11
Week 13 to 19
Courses of 15 ECTS
A 15 ECTS course has 56 teaching hours distributed over 12 weeks. The teaching is either in the autumn semester or the spring semester.
Teaching period on 15 ECTS courses
Week 36 to 41 and 44 to 49
Week 6 to 11 and 13 to 19
Please note that the weeks may vary depending on public holidays.
If there are several classes within the same course, please note which class you are enrolled in. You can find your class number on the Self-service on KUnet. You may only follow the class in which you are enrolled.
In special cases, individual hours are moved or cancelled by the teacher. If this happens, the lecturer informs the students via Absalon (UCPH's e-learning system). The teaching is also changed in a time schedule. Changes may arise at short notice. It is therefore a good idea to logon Absalon regularly.
There may be situations during the semester where you need to apply for dispensation from the rules. If so you must apply via the form below.
Registration for exams
As a part-time student you have paid for two examination attempts. You will automatically be registered for the exam in the ordinary exam period, and it is not possible to withdraw your registration. You may find the period for resits in the course catalogue at kurser.ku.dk.
If you do not participate in the exam in the ordinary exam period, you have used your first exam attempt. You must use your second exam attempt, before the expiry of your enrolment period. The date is stated in your letter of admission. If you fail to comply, your second exam attempt will be lost.
We recommend that you use your second exam attempt in the first coming exam period. Both because the teaching is fresh in memory and because a course may be shut down. If your course is cancelled before you have had your second exam attempt, you must submit an application for exemption to have the opportunity to finish the course. See the list of application forms (intranet). In these cases, the exam will typically be held as an oral examination or a written assignment. The type of exam is settled by the course coordinator.
You must register your second exam attempt using the form below within the registration deadline, which you will find on important dates (intranet).
Please be aware that your second exam attempt only grants you access to the exam and not to receive teaching again.
You find your exam registrations via Self-service on KUnet, and it is your responsibility to keep yourself informed about where and when your exam is held. See how under "Practical information" (intranet).
It is possible to apply for special conditions at the exam, including extra time at written exams. Read more about extra time and special needs (intranet).
If you due to illness are unable to participate in the exam, you must submit the form 'Absence at examination due to illness' along with a doctor's certificate, no later than 3 working days after the exam date.
You may scan your doctor's certificate or other documentation in the Knowledge Center.
If you submit the form and doctor's certificate later than three weekdays after the day of the exam, you are considered as absent from the exam. You will thus have used one exam attempt.
In your Self-service on KUnet, you can check whether your illness has been registered correctly. If your illness is registered correctly, the courses for which you have been ill will not show from your list of results, as the course has been cancelled in the system.
If the transcript of records shows a "U", it means that you have not been registered as ill at the exam in question, or that your results have not yet been entered. Your illness should be registered no later than when the marks/grades in the course are published.
The results in the transcript of records are only final after the deadline for publication of exam results. Please find the date under the important dates.
Please note that you must contact your doctor on the day of the exam. The certificate itself can be written a day or so later, but it must cover the date of the exam.
The doctor’s certificate must be issued by a general practitioner, medical specialist, casualty ward or hospital. The certificate shall be drawn up on the doctor's official stationery or standard form, and shall be provided with a provider number, stamp and signature.
Ill during the exam
If you become ill during the exam, you must - before you leave the exam - notify an invigilator or examiner. You must then remember to submit the form 'Absence at examination due to illness' and the doctor’s certificate no later than 3 working days after the exam date. If you fail to do so, you will have used one exam attempt.
If you complete the test despite illness, you have participated and has used one exam attempt.
You will automatically receive your diploma at the end of the examination period, i.e. in March/April for courses with a winter exam and September/October for courses with a summer exams.