The Online Bachelor’s Degree Program in Law

Introduction

The online training program in Law of Ho Chi Minh City Open University provides students with professional knowledge and competence in law. Students are also equipped with in-depth legal knowledge about civil and administrative matters as well as some basic knowledge about economics, governance and society. In addition, students are trained in law application skills, critical thinking and fostered to form legal behavior and compliance.

In order to be suitable with those who need to apply immediately the knowledge they have learned to the actual work, the training program is built according to each certificate group for each specific legal area. The topics in each subject are also introduced into short, understandable and interactive lessons through answering questions, assignments, and solving legal situations. After completing a certificate, learners can use it immediately to solve the legal problems arising from work and life.

In order to graduate from the major, students can continue to study the remaining subjects in the Bachelor’s Program in Law as well as need to gain foreign language competence and information technology under the regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training . After graduating from the Bachelor’s Program in Laws, students can work at state agencies, unions, legal consulting firms or businesses, etc.

COURSE INFORMATION

Benefits

Associated with Career

In modern society, most jobs operate and maintain on a legal basis.
Learners are provided with in-depth legal knowledge of civil and administrative matters as well as some basic knowledge about economics, governance and society, etc. to work at enterprises and organizations.

Flexible ways of learning

More than 90% of the curriculum is delivered via the internet. Therefore, video lectures, study materials are accessible to learners, and they could do homework anywhere, anytime with desktop computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones connected to Internet.

Practical curriculum

The curriculum is built according to each certificate group for each specific legal area. The topics in each course are also introduced into short, comprehensible and interactive lessons through answering questions, assignments, and legal situations. Once learners complete each certificate, they can use it immediately to solve legal problems that arise from work and life.

Supportive lecturers and officers

Lecturers in charge of the course will keep track of the learning process of each student. Students could exchange ideas with each other and with teachers via a forum in the online learning portal and through email of the school. Technical problems are consulted through the university's switchboard.

Nationally Accredited Degree

The Online Bachelor’s Degree Program in Law is equivalent to a four year university degree, and learners could further their studies.

Reasonable tuition

The average tuition is 480,000/credit and is paid each semester according to the number of courses registered. Students are provided with learning materials and access to free-of-charge learning resources.

Curriculum

The program content of Online Bachelor's Degree in Law is equivalent to that of a face-to-face university program, but practically oriented to career. Learners will complete their career certificates prior to graduation to grab employment opportunities at the earliest time. General knowledge is accumulated at the same time or later, to foster awareness of the current context to develop broad thinking.

The entire program consists of 44 subjects with 109 credits (excluding foreign language and informatics), implemented in 10 semesters with a normal learning speed. Learners can learn slower or faster but must ensure the required frame in the following order:

Study Skills
Certificate of Introduction to Law
Certificate of Civil Law
Certificate of Basic International Law
Certificate of Basic Administrative Law
Certificate of Criminal Law
Certificate of Specialized Commercial Law
Certificate of International Law and Trade
Certificate of Specialized Civil Law or Certificate of Specialized Administrative Law
Bachelor’s Degree in Law

The training program is summarized as follows

Study Skills

Provide necessary skills to help learners master the process of learning, become proficient in using information technology for learning, promote personal development and career.
1. Study Skills

Certificate of Introduction to Law

This certificate ensures professional competence at the elementary level of legal issues. After completing the certificate, students can describe the overview of the legal system, the state institutions in the world, the state apparatus and the law of Vietnam, understand the nature of law’s relations, nature of the state, basic rights and obligations of citizens. In addition, students will have self-study skills and initially apply the operating principles of thinking to argue and criticize the problem.
2. Theory of State and Law
3. Constitutional Law
4. Critical Thinking/ Logics

Certificate of Basic Civil Law

This certificate ensures professional competence at the foundation level. After completing the certificate, students master the regulations of legal capacity of individuals, legal entities, civil rights, civil obligations, marriage and family. Students can apply their obtained knowledge to everyday life. In addition, students will have law-abiding attitudes, protecting the legitimate interests of themselves and their families.
Project 1 should be completed to receive the certificate.
5. Civil Law 1
6. Civil Law 2
7. Civil Procedure Law
8. Marriage and Family Law
9. Project 1

Certificate of Basic Commercial Law

This certificate ensures professional competence at the foundation level. After completing the certificate, students could master the law on business subjects, commercial activities, taxes, labor, banking, competition, intellectual property, bankruptcy and dispute resolution. Students can apply their knowledge to support their business or their company. In addition, students have the skills to negotiate, and comply with the law, protect the legitimate interests of themselves and businesses.
Project 2 should be completed to receive the certificate
10. Legislation on types of traders and bankruptcy
11. Legislation on commercial activities and dispute resolution
12. Labour Law
13. Tax Law
14. Bank Law
15. Competition Law
16. Intellectual Property Law
17. Contract Drafting and Negotiation Skills
18. Project 2

Certificate of Basic Administration Law

This certificate ensures professional competence at the foundation level. After completing the certificate, students could firmly grasp the legal regulations on the state organization and management in the field of law enforcement in general and in some specific areas such as state budget, land and environment. Students will be skilled in drafting administrative documents. Meanwhile, students will have law-abiding attitudes.
19. Administrative Law
20. Financial Law
21. Land Law
22. Environmental Law
23. Techniques for Drafting Documents

Certificate of Criminal Law

This certificate ensures a basic level of professional competence for the criminal legal issues that students need to support their professional activities. Upon completion of the certificate, students could understand the criminal legal principles, acts that are considered criminal offenses, criminal handling principles and criminal sanctions.
24. Criminal Law
25. Criminal Procedure Law

Certificate of Specialized Commercial Law

This is an intensive period, directing students to access to specialized legal issues in the fields of investment, securities and real estate business. After completing the certificate, students can use this knowledge to resolve legal issues in related transactions to protect their legitimate interests and businesses. Students will have the ability to identify problems, criticize them and have the right attitude in the process of putting law knowledge into practice.
26. Investment Law
27. Law on Real Estate Business
28. Legislation on Stock and Stock Market

Certificate of International Law and Trade

Students are equipped with knowledge of international law. Upon completion of the certificate, students could understand and master the principles in relations among countries regarding territorial, border, diplomatic, aviation and maritime issues; civil law issues with foreign elements; regional and international trade organizations, international trade contracts. Students will have the ability to identify legal issues with foreign elements.
29. Public International Law
30. Private International Law
31. International Commercial Law

Certificate of Specialized Civil Law or Certificate of Specialized Administrative Law

- Certificate of Specialized Civil Law:


Subjects are designed to guide students to access to the intensive issues of Civil Law such as common contracts, secured transaction registration, principles and procedures for judgment execution.

After completing this certificate, students can apply their acquired knowledge to civil transactions and civil dispute resolution procedures. Students will have the right attitude in the process of putting the law into practice.

Project 3 should be completed to receive the certificate

Students should complete Project 3 by themselves.

- Certificate of Specialized Administrative Law:


Subjects are designed to guide students to access to in-depth issues of Administrative Laws such as verification and confirmation, principles of inspection and procedures for handling administrative cases.

After completing the certificate, students can apply this knowledge in verification/confirmation transactions; complaints and denunciations; lawsuits and sequences to resolve administrative cases to protect their legitimate interests and businesses.

Students could have the right attitude in the process of putting the law into practice.

Project 3 should be completed to receive the certificate.
32. Law on Enforcement of Civil Judgements
33. Common contrast
34. Legislation on Application of Guaranteed Transacyions
35. Project 3












32. Law on Administrative Procedure
33. Law on inspection, complaint and denunciation
34. Law on Verification and Confirmation
35. Project 3

Bachelor’s Degree in Law

This is the period when students study subjects to accumulate enough knowledge to complete the university training program.

After completing the learning stages and meeting the requirements of the Bachelor’s Degree Program in Law, students are awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Law.
36. Research Method of Law Studies
37. History of the State and Law
38. General Economics
39. General Psychology
40. Administration Studies
41. Basic Principles of Maxism Leninism 1
42. Basic Principles of Maxism Leninism 2
43. Ho Chi Minh’s Ideology
44. Revolutionary line of the Vietnamese Communist Party

Requirements

Entry Requirements

In order to be awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, learners must meet the entry requirements as follows:
  + Graduated from high school or equivalent according to the regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training
  + Graduated from a college of Law or graduated from a different university if you want to have some subjects exempted.

Information technology requirements

A majority of learning content is delivered via the internet. Learners should ensure the following minimum conditions:
Desktop/Laptop
Much of the learning content can be studied on mobile devices, but doing some homework may require using a desktop or laptop.
Internet connection: Minimum of 3Mpbs.

Minimum operating system:

+ Windows XP/2000/2003;
+ Mac OS X;
+ Netware 6;
+ Solaris 10 (Sparc and x64);
+ Linux distributions.

Minimum Browser:

+ Firefox 4;
+ Internet Explorer 10;
+ Safari 5;
+ Google Chrome 11;
+ Opera 9.