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.
For the latest example of curriculum availability on this course please refer to the University of Chester's Website.
Assessment methods include examinations, essays, presentations, debates and critical reflections.
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
Other vocational qualifications at Level 3 will also be considered, such as NVQs. If you are a mature student (21 or over) and have been out of education for a while or do not have experience or qualifications at Level 3 (equivalent to A Levels), then our Foundation Year courses will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in your chosen degree. Please note: certain courses may require that you have studied a specific subject at GCE A Level (or acceptable alternatives), e.g. Biology, Maths or Chemistry, or GCSE Maths at grade C.
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Fees and funding