Certificate in Law

Programme Name

Law Certificate

 

Qualification Awarded

Certificate in Law

 

Level of Qualification

Certificate (One Tier)

 

Language of Instruction

English

 

Specific Admission Requirements

The College’s General Admission Requirements, as specified in Part I: Information on the Institution, apply to this Programme.

 

Course Structure Diagram with Credits

Semester 1

 

 

Course Id

Title

 

ECTS Credits

ENG 101

English Language I

6

LAW 101

Criminal Law Ι

6

LAW 102

Law of Contract Ι

6

LAW 103

Public Law I

6

LAW 104

Legal System and Methods

6

Total

 

30

Semester 2

 

 

Course Id

 

Title

 

ECTS Credits

 

ENG 102

English Language ΙI

6

LAW 111        

Criminal Law ΙΙ           

6

LAW 112                    

Law of Contract ΙΙ       

6

LAW 105

Law of Tort

6

LAW 113

Public Law II

6

Total

 

30

 

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

General arrangements, as specified in the “Information on the Institution” part of the ECTS Course Information Catalogue, apply here, as well.

 

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

There is no National Qualifications Framework at the moment in Cyprus; however, P.A. College implements the Qualifications Framework as instituted by the Bologna process.  The total number of credits earned is documented in the official transcript of the Institution and in the Diploma Supplement.  Also, full implementation of the graduation requirements is needed, as specified in the “Graduation Requirements” section further below.

 

Profile of the Programme

Aims

The main educational aims and objectives of the programme are:

  • To provide to students a legal background required for further studies in the field.
  • To develop students’ intellectual abilities required to identify and apply all legal sources of relevance for a specific legal issue and give legal advice when necessary.


Objectives

  • To enable the students to learn the legal terminology associated with the various fields under consideration and become familiar with their details at the certificate level.
  • To enable the students to formulate legal arguments in a way that is comprehensible to legal experts and non-experts alike through use of appropriate language.

 

Key Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the programme the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of principle features of the legal system including general familiarity with its institutions and procedures.
  • Identify and comprehend legal issues.
  • Demonstrate critical awareness in the analysis of the legal order.
  • Identify debates and engage with these while accurately reporting the applicable law.
  • Analyse and discuss legal issues.
  • Conduct legal research for giving legal advice.

 

Access to Further Studies

On completion of the above programme, students will be considered for entry onto the second year of the LLB (Hons) Degree programme offered by British Universities.

 

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Each module is assessed based on coursework (midterm exam, assignment, class participation) and final exam with allocated weights of 30:70 respectively.  The final year Dissertation project is an exception where it is assessed in two parts, the written report and the oral examination with allocated weights of 85:15.  In addition, midterm and final exams are marked by lecturers anonymously in order to maximize uniformity and standardization of grading.  The required, passing mark for each module is 50%.  Also, a student must pass all required modules, as well as the Dissertation in order to be awarded the Honours Degree qualification. The grading scale used at PA College is as follows:

 
 

+

90%-100%

Excellent

A

80%-89%

B+

75%-79%

Very Good

B

70%-74%

C+

65%-69%

Good

C

60%-64%

D+

55%-59%

Satisfactory

D

50%-54%

F

Below 50%

Fail

 

Graduation Requirements

Students successfully completing the programme of study must have achieved at least 50% in the coursework assessments and 50% in the final examination in each of the subjects they take.

Failure or marginal failure in any of the modules is dealt with in accordance to the existing College Regulations:  

A failure in one element (coursework or examination) may be compensated at the discretion of the Board of Examiners provided that the average mark in the element is not less than 40%. Compensation may be given in one subject only as long as the weighted average of the two elements is not less than 50%.

In the case where the student has not achieved a passing grade (50%) in any of the subjects or is not entitled to compensation, a resit examination may be decided on by the Board. Normally, the Board may allow a student to resit one subject and in exceptional cases, two.

The Certificate in Law is awarded only if the students:

  • achieve a pass status in all subjects specified by the structure of the programme, within the limits specified by the Regulations (see relevant page on Programme Structure). Students should pass all the subjects either in the first examination sitting at the end of each academic period or, if they are required to take a resit examination, they should achieve at least 50% in the resit examination(s). In case of a resit, the student is only entitled to the lowest pass grade. No compensation can be exercised in case of a resit;
  • settle their account in full (tuition and fees, other costs/expenses incurred by the students).
 

80% and over

First Class Honours

70%-79%

Second Class Honours (Division I)

60%-69%

Second Class Honours (Division II)

50%-59%

Third Class Honours

Less than 50%

Fail

 

 

The Award of the Certificate

i.  The award of the Certificate in Law will require the satisfactory completion of the elements specified in the respective structure of the programme (i.e. 40 credit units/60 ECTS.)

ii.  The candidate will normally be expected to have reached at minimum a pass standard of 50% in each of the elements of the programme. The composition of the pass standard in each element will comprise an aggregate of examinations and coursework marks.

 

Programme Coordinator

Ms. Antonia Theophanous

Email: a.theophanous@faculty.pacollege.ac.cy

Address: PA College

Corner of Faneromenis Ave. and Kalvou St.

P.O. Box 40763

6307 Larnaca, Cyprus