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The University of Law Undergraduate Programmes LLB (Hons) Law with Foundation Year
The University of Law Undergraduate Programmes

LLB (Hons) Law with Foundation Year

4 Years

English

Full time

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Sep 2024

GBP 9,250 / per year

On-Campus

Introduction

The LLB (Hons) Law with Foundation Year is a 4-year law degree. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the legal or wider commercial sector. The LLB has a practical focus on employability integrated into the course. There is a high level of face-to-face tuition. The law modules are delivered predominantly by professionally qualified lawyers. Students will study the key legal topics and related skills that are critical for the modern law student but also have a choice of options. The course is delivered over two semesters per academic year.

The students study six modules per year. The degree program is designed so that the Foundation Year provides an underpinning year, incorporating both academic and legal/professional related learning. Applicants need to improve their knowledge and understanding of law along with the necessary skills needed to participate in undergraduate law programs at levels 4, 5, and 6. Students will develop the critical study and legal skills required to progress onto the next stage of the degree and ultimately that will equip them for further study or employment.

This introductory year focuses on developing the key skills required to study at the degree level. You will study six modules and on successful completion progress onto any of our three-year degrees. The modules covered will initially enhance your communication skills, digital and information literacy, and ability to think critically. You then have the added flexibility of switching your degree program if another discipline captures your interest, subject to availability and entry requirements.

Course Requirements

  • Applicants are required to possess 48 UCAS Points from a maximum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications, plus GCSE English Language at Grade C/4
  • Students who will be under the age of 18 but no younger than 17 at the commencement of the course are permitted
  • A non-standard application route is also available

Route A

Please note this route is only available for applicants who do not require a Student Route Visa to study with the University:

Applicants who do not possess 48 UCAS points from a maximum of 3 A Levels or equivalent but can demonstrate a minimum of 2 years of professional work experience evidencing management of people and/or processes and provide a professional reference will be considered. All applicants must successfully pass a formal interview. Any applicant without GCSE English language at grade C/4 will be invited to complete The University of Law English Test (ULET).

Course Structure

Foundation Year

Semester 1

  • Citizenship
  • Academic and Report Writing
  • Numeracy Skills in Context

Semester 2

  • Foundations of Business Management
  • Foundations of Law
  • Foundations of Social Science

Year 1: 31 study weeks

Semester 1

  • Common-Law Method and Ethics
  • Academic and Digital Skills
  • Contract Law

Semester 2

  • Law of Tort
  • Public Law
  • Criminal Law

Year 2: 30 study weeks

Semester 1

  • Business Law 1
  • Critical Approaches to Current Legal Issues
  • Land Law

Semester 2

Choose three*:

  • Access to Justice and Legal Services
  • Employment Law
  • European Union Law
  • Extended Essay
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights
  • Legal Practice in the 21st Century
  • Legal Technology and Innovation
  • Real Estate

*All options are indicative and subject to availability. Please note that some modules are available in Years 2 and 3; please select only once. If you are studying at a campus offering Law with Government and Politics, Law with Legal Innovation and Technology, Law with Criminology, Law with Criminal Justice, or Business School courses, you may be able to choose modules from those programs as well. This does not apply to the January start LLB (Hons) Law.

Year 3: 30 study weeks

Semester 1

Compulsory modules include:

  • Equity and Trusts

Choose two*:

  • Business Law 2
  • Civil Dispute Resolution
  • Graduate and Employability Skills
  • International Commercial Law
  • Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law
  • Research project (double module)

Semester 2

Choose three*:

  • Canadian Constitutional Law (London only)
  • Civil Dispute Resolution
  • Criminal Litigation and Evidence
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Foundations of Canadian Law (London only)
  • Graduate and Employability Skills
  • Human Rights
  • International Commercial Law
  • Legal Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Legal Technology
  • Real Estate
  • Research Project (double module)
  • Wills and Succession

*tol options are indicative and subject to availability. Please note that some modules are available in Years 2 and 3; please select only once. If you are studying at a campus offering Law with Government and Politics, Law with Legal Innovation and Technology, Law with Criminology, Law with Criminal Justice, or Business School courses, you may be able to choose modules from those programs as well. This does not apply to the January start LLB (Hons) Law.

Assessment

At the end of each semester, you’ll get a week for revision before two weeks of assessments.

  • Exams: Two hours, ten multiple-choice questions, and two long-form programs
  • Coursework: Does not apply or portfolio
  • Oral presentation

We run mock assessments to allow you to practice before too.

Course Details

Full-time three-year LLB

You can expect something different from the traditional three-year Bachelor of Laws degree when you study our LLB. Over 90% of our tutors are qualified solicitors, barristers, and judges, so you will learn to apply law, and we focus on teaching you the most relevant and practical skills that employers are looking for. We have designed our LLB to be the first truly professional undergraduate law degree.

Studying law is the start of a wide, varied, and exciting legal career. It offers more diversity than almost any other profession, whether you want to be a company secretary, a solicitor, a paralegal, or a high court judge. It is also one of the best qualifications for going on to succeed in other careers. You can find our graduates working in politics, journalism, business, HR finance, and more all over the world.

When you study for an LLB with us, you receive,

  • The highest standard of teaching from experienced professionals
  • Small clprogramsOptions to stud do, not apply online
  • A choice of campuses across the UK
  • Access to a large specialist careers service and pro bono clinics
  • A variety of specialist modules to enhance employment prospects

On completing the course, you will be all set to kick start your po, postgraduate study to become a qualified lawyer.

Canadian Juris Doctor Patpracticeyou study this course at our London Bloomsbury campus, you can choose our Canadian law formulas in your third year, preparing you for qualification and practice in Canada.

Foundation Year

You can choose to take an additional F, foundation Year before you start your LLB. This introductory year focuses on developing the key skills required to study at the degree level. You will study six modules and on successful completion progress onto any of our three-year degrees. Please note, the Foundation Year, is only available as a September start.

How to Apply

Applications for all our undergraduate courses are open, except for courses at our Hong Kong campus.

, Please note: Our Hong Kong courses are not yet open for applications. If you are interested in finding out more about studying in Hong Kong, please register your interest today.

Feep 2024, fees

  • UK - £9,250 per annum
  • International - £17,550 per annum (London), £16,700 (non-London)
  • Fees are locked for future study years i.e., the student will pay the same price each year.

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