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Our new Foundation Year programmes provide the best possible preparation for degree-level study at Birkbeck. They are ideal if you do not meet the entry requirements for the undergraduate degree you would like to study, if you feel you are not quite ready for an undergraduate degree, or if you are returning to study and need extra help and support. Whatever your background and circumstances, Birkbeck's Foundation Year degrees will prepare you for success. Upon successful completion of the one-year Foundation Year, in which you will develop your core knowledge and skills in law, you will automatically progress on to our three-year, full-time, evening study LLB Law. Birkbeck’s Law LLB teaches you the foundational areas of law required by the legal profession and provides you with the key skills and knowledge to move towards successfully qualifying as a lawyer. You will gain highly transferable legal skills that are also valuable in other professions beyond a legal career. You will develop a sound knowledge and understanding of law across a range of foundational and specialist subjects. You will also learn to identify the political, economic, commercial, social and cultural factors that inform how we understand the law and the problems, tensions and contradictions within certain legal theories and doctrines. Upon graduating, you will be ready to prepare for the Solicitors’ Qualifying Exam (SQE), apply for a place on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or pursue a range of other careers. Our Law LLB allows you to specialise in your studies by choosing to follow one of three pathways and graduate with an LLB (Hons) in Law and Legal Practice, LLB (Hons) in Law and Human Rights, or LLB (Hons) in Law and Commercial Law. These popular and dynamic areas of law, taught by scholars and expert practitioners, span a range of legal careers. HIGHLIGHTS
- Career development and skills enhancement are a key part of studying this course. You will have access to a huge range of careers support including Birkbeck's Careers Service. Birkbeck Talent is our professional recruitment service linking students and recent graduates with top UK employers. The Birkbeck Futures team assist in reviewing job/Bar applications, CVs and mock interviews.
- You will have numerous opportunities to meet and network with real-world legal professionals through our Legal Practice Conversations, Legal Professionals Insight Evening, Careers Fair, commercial/risk awareness seminars and workshops are run by organisations including Aspiring Solicitors, Government Legal Department, and Sheridans. Open days are held exclusively for Birkbeck students at firms including Hogan Lovells and Field Court Chambers, while places are reserved for Birkbeck students at open days at firms including BCLP.
- The Mentoring Pathways programme assigns final-year students professional mentors from such organisations as Clifford Chance, Ashurst LLP and Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).
- You will be have the opportunity to put your teaching into practice with the University of London Refugee Law Clinic, where students participate in a pro bono legal advice clinic for refugee clients. Furthermore you can join our Law Society, highly successful Mooting team, or the Birkbeck Law Review, one of the few fully student-run law journals in the country.
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.
Assessment methods include essays, problem questions, seen/unseen examinations, open/closed book examinations, group projects, dissertations and oral presentations.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Bar Standards Board
- Solicitors Regulation Authority
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.
We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential. ALTERNATIVE ENTRY ROUTES Access to Higher Education Diploma with a minimum of 15 credits achieved at Merit or Distinction in law, humanities or social science units. Successful completion of the Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Studies with a minimum mark of 50% guarantees entry to the LLB with optional credit for a first-year module.
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Fees and funding
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