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Course summary

Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so. Once the Foundation Year has been completed successfully, you can then go on to complete your degree. Begin your career by embarking on our Law (LLB) degree and explore all aspects of the legal system from a practical professional basis to a wider social and theoretical setting. This degree is the gateway to professional training to become a solicitor, barrister or legal executive, as well as a highly respected discipline for entry into a number of other careers. Gain a rich understanding of key concepts in your first year of study, and experience our Work Based Learning module in Year 2. Final year students have the opportunity to focus their studies on areas of Law that particularly interest them, developing skills within their chosen specialist modules. We have strong links with local legal professionals and the wider community to enhance our course, and our team is made up of former practitioners and nationally recognised academic lawyers. Join the Student Law Society, gain an insight into law in the real world by volunteering with the Department’s Legal Advice Clinic, or get involved with Chester Community Law Project, the Law School’s student-led outreach programme which enables volunteers to use their legal knowledge to benefit our local community. Specialist opportunities such as guest lecturers and an array of co-curricular outreach, pro bono (free legal advice) and mooting opportunities, can enhance your skillset and transform you into a Law graduate that stands out from the crowd. Please note that for your Foundation Year, you will be taught at Gateway House, Chester.

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this course please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include examinations, essays, presentations, debates and critical reflections.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
M104
Institution code:
C55
Campus name:
Chester
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University of Chester considers a wide range of Level 3 qualifications and a wide range of professional / vocational qualifications.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
58%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
87%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
Law (including a Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS