LLB (Hons) with Foundation Year This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. Why choose this course? As a ‘qualifying law degree’ – meeting the criteria of the Bar Standards Board and Solicitors Regulation Authority – the Derby LLB puts you on the path to a career as a solicitor or barrister. We equip you with all the key lawyering skills - including drafting, advocacy, interviewing and negotiation. Is this course for you? Including a foundation year as part of your four-year study programme will give you a head start in your academic and professional life. The foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you. Our degrees with a foundation year are continuous, meaning that you won’t need to apply again once you have successfully completed the first year. How you will learn You will gain substantial practical experience of drafting, advocacy, interviewing, negotiation and problem-based research. We offer impressive study facilities, including a replica crown court, and replica custody complete with interview rooms and cell. Opportunities and experiences Derby Law School has an ethos of ‘learning by doing’ to build your employability skills and ensure you’re work-ready on graduation. We offer different variations of real-world learning to take legal education out of the classroom and into reality – from mooting competitions and mock trials to drafting contracts and bail applications. Our professional partnerships open doors for you to benefit from placements and internships, judicial shadowing and mentoring by established legal professionals. Through our Student Legal Advice Centre, you can also gain rewarding practical experience by supporting the wider community and helping people who might otherwise find it hard to access justice. Careers and employability If you want to become a solicitor or barrister, the Derby LLB prepares you for the next stage of training. Our graduates secure roles in the Crown Prosecution Service, private practice, the courts and law centres. Others use the qualification as a stepping stone to careers in banking, industry and education.
How to apply
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English language requirements
IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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