Resources to support your studies

Materials provided

The learning materials provided by the University of London are central to your studies. Everything you need to progress by your own efforts is provided via the study materials and the Virtual Learning Environment [VLE]. The study materials we send you include the following:

Module guides

Module guides are central to your studies for each module you will study. The guides take you systematically through the topics and contain instruction on reading, learning activities (with feedback) and guidance on answering sample examination questions.

Each year the guides are reviewed ensuring they are up to date so you will receive hardcopies from August onwards and the most recent editions are accessed via your VLE.

There are four module guides available to view on our website Undergraduate Laws subject guides.

Statute books

Statute books contain the written laws passed by Parliament and are only provided for modules where a statute book is permitted in the examination. Please refer to the module descriptors for further guidance – find these on the Programme structure tab within each module.

Purchasing textbooks and additional reading

Each module guide references an essential textbook to purchase to complement the reading in the guide. You can find this at the beginning of the guide and make your own arrangements to purchase the relevant textbook. The module guides also reference additional or recommended reading but these are not essential books to buy.

If you want to buy the essential textbooks before your module guides arrive, please refer to the individual module descriptors on the Programme structure tab. These detail each textbook referenced in the module guide.

Further guidance on purchasing textbooks in digital format can be found here: How to purchase textbooks and learning materials [PDF 3pgs 209KB]

Online resources

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

The VLE also know as the student portal contains the key resources to support your studies. You access the VLE using the username and password you receive when you register.

The VLE hosts Law module pages provided by legal academics, recorded lectures, computer marked assessments, recent developments, discussion forums and facilities for you to set up your own profile page.

You need to visit the VLE regularly to ensure you are up-to-date with your study materials.

Online library

The Online Library currently subscribes to almost six million academic journal titles and a growing collection of e-books. It provides many of the essential reading articles for your programme of study as well as further reading to enhance your knowledge.

The library uses state-of-the-art library search engine Summon and you also have access to the following:

  • Justis.com
  • JSTOR
  • ABI/INFORM
  • LexisLibrary Westlaw
  • Academic Search Complete
  • Business Search Premier
  • Casetrack.