OVERVIEW Law is central to our society, governing our everyday lives. It’s also one of the most rewarding, challenging and respected areas of study you can pursue. By studying law, you will develop skills in abstract thinking, critical analysis and practical problem-solving. By progressing these essential skills, there will be a broad range of exciting career possibilities available to you once you graduate. This foundation year helps you prepare for the LLB if you don’t have traditional academic qualifications. During the year, you’ll get an introduction to law and how it applies across society. You’ll also develop the academic and study skills you need to complete a university degree. Enter the legal profession This is the first step on your journey to becoming a legal professional. It will give you a solid grounding in law that you’ll build on during the three or four years of your LLB. If you want to train as a barrister or solicitor, you’ll need to complete additional vocational qualifications after you graduate with your full degree. Learn from professionals Our staff are practising legal professionals and experienced legal scholars. They’ll share their experience with you on this course and your full LLB. During your full degree, you’ll be able to take advantage of our extensive industry connections. You'll have the option to choose a four year route to undertake a work placement and gain professional experience. FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- Adapt to university life – find your feet and get to know your lecturers. This foundation year is designed to prepare you for your LLB.
- Funding support – you can apply for student finance (e.g. tuition fee loan, student loan and student maintenance grant) in the same way as other students.
- Legal professionals – your lecturers are highly experienced legal professionals. They’ve worked as solicitors, barristers and district judges. Our legal scholars and research academics encourage critical thinking.
- Enhance your employability – through activities including internships, volunteering or learning a new language. With our award-winning ‘Rise at Manchester Met’ programme you can gain extra academic credits towards your degree.
- Well-connected – we have links to leading law firms, chambers, and the wider professional sectors – including Eversheds, DWF, Deloitte, Browne Jacobson, Addleshaw Goddard and chambers across the Northern Circuit.
- Supporting you in person and online – student support initiatives including drop-in sessions, lecture recordings and dedicated support, both on and offline.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
GCSE grade C/4 in English Language or Level 2 Functional Skills English pass and GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics or Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics pass
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Fees and funding
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