West University of Timisoara Diploma in English Law and Legal Skills

The 1-year Diploma in English Law and Legal Skills provides participants a wide range of English substantive law and core practical legal skills. The substantive law elements of the course include:

  • English legal system
  • Contract law
  • Tort law
  • Equity and the law of trusts

The practical legal skills taught on the course include:

  • Interviewing and advising clients
  • Case analysis and trial strategies
  • Oral and written advocacy
  • Negotiation and contract drafting

Whatever stage of your career you are at, and whatever career plans you have, the Diploma in English Law and Legal Skills will help to make those plans a reality.

The timetable is available on Google Calendar here, which you can then add to your personal calendar if you wish. The calendar only shows the dates for the 8x4hr small-group classes (32 hours in total), which start in Oct/Nov. The options for attending additional legal skills workshops will be sent to registered students in October. 

British Law Centre contact: Dr Steve Terrett

Email: [email protected] 



Local University contact: Dr Alexandra Mercescu

Email: [email protected] 


Student/Non-student Early-Bird fee (applies if First Payment of € paid by 30 June) Standard fee
Full-time student* €625 €725
Non-student €850 €950

 *Includes anyone registered as a full-time student at any Higher Education institution within the EU (inc. Ph.D students) and any trainee lawyer (but not any qualified lawyer)

It is possible to divide the payment into instalments, in accordance with the following:

  • First Payment of  – payable within 14 days of being accepted onto the Diploma Course
  • Second Payment – payable by 31 October
  • Third Payment – payable by 28 February

NB. Anyone wishing to benefit from the reduced “early-bird fee” must pay 200 by 30 June.

For full details of our payment policy, please see the Diploma regulations here.

Local University Fee:

No local fee is charged by the host University. 


Click on the “Apply” button opposite to submit your application. We will contact you with further details of the course dates and to register you for the online teaching materials.

Course Overview

  • Core English law taught by UK legal practitioners and academics

  • Over 100 hours of pre-recorded lectures to watch (self-study)

  • 4-hour (small-group) monthly classes for 8 months (32 hours in total)

  • Additional legal skills training (minimum 10 hours in total)

  • Specially-prepared written materials and legal skills exercises

  • Optional voluntary activities (e.g. simulated trials, moots etc.)

  • Contact to BLC teachers available outside class times

  • Calendar below shows dates for 8 x 4hr small-group classes 👇 

Substantive Law

Study the most important areas of English law, with particular focus on commercially relevant issues. Familiarise yourself with the most common choice of governing law in international contracts.

Legal Skills

We help you develop a wide-ranging skills portfolio and monitor your progress on an ongoing basis. The skills and experience you acquire will help you stay ahead of the pack in the race for employment.


Learning English law and developing your skills portfolio is about making you more employable. Our entire focus is on helping you achieve your dream career, wherever and whatever it may be.