Courses - Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law

The Certificate of Higher Education in Common (CertHE in Common Law) Law provides an opportunity to reach the first-year undergraduate level both for students who satisfy the normal University entrance requirements for the LLB degree, but who choose not to register for the degree, and for those who may not have had the chance to meet these requirements, but can demonstrate that they have the ability, motivation and maturity at this level.
The structure of the CertHE in Common Law is the same as the first year of the LLB degree. To undertake the CertHE in Common Law, you will be required to attend an appropriate course of instruction at an institution, which is permitted to teach the CertHE in Common Law in Law by the University of London.
British School of Law is one of very few academic institutions in Bangladesh currently given the CertHE in Common Law teaching status under the University of London. The CertHE in Common Law can only be studied by students at a designated institution, such as BSL. Attendance at such an institution is compulsory. Once a student has successfully completed the CertHE, the student may transfer to Part 1 or Year 2 of the LLB degree. Full details of arrangements for transfer are given in the Regulations for the LLB degree. Successful CertHE in Common Law students who have obtained very high marks and have taken the necessary subjects may be considered by a number of British Universities for entry as internal students into the second year of degree programme. This is also recognized by the Bar Standard Board of UK as equal to LLB 1st Year.

Entry Requirements:
All students are required to undertake a short aptitude test on arrival at the college. The test involves applying a set of legal regulations to problems. It does not require knowledge of the law. Rather, it requires fact management, analytical and writing skills.

Entry requirements:

Students who passed or appeared in SSC, HSC, O or A Levels


One Year

Mode of Study:


Start Dates:

September (Students may however join the course in January or April, but they will not sit their examination until May of the following year.

Progression Route:

LLB Degree (Finals Part 1 - Scheme A) or LLB Degree (Year 2 - Scheme B)