The LLB (Hons) Law with Foundation Year is a 4 year law degree. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the legal or wider commercial sector. The LLB has a practical focus with employability integrated into the course. There is a high level of face-to-face tuition. The law modules are delivered predominantly by professionally qualified lawyers. Students will study the key legal topics and related skills that are critical for the modern law student but also have a choice of options. The course is delivered over two semesters per academic year. The students study six modules per year. The degree programme is designed so that the Foundation Year provides an underpinning year, incorporating both academic and legal/professional related learning. For applicants needing to improve their knowledge and understanding of law along with the necessary skills needed to participate in the undergraduate law programmes at levels 4, 5 and 6. Students will develop the critical study and legal skills required to progress onto the next stage of the degree and ultimately that will equip them for further study or employment. The Foundation Year will involve the study of 6 modules which will develop the necessary skills and introduce students to key concepts so as to enable progression onto the University's 3 year LLB or any of the LLB 'Law with' degrees.
There are two semesters per academic year. Each semester is 15 weeks long; 12 weeks face-to-face tuition, one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete the assessments. Students study three modules per semester. All modules are worth 20 credits. The course starts with a one week freshers/induction week. Foundation Year: All modules are 20 credits. In semester 1 students study; • Citizenship • Academic and Report Writing • Numeracy Skills in Context. In Semester 2 the students will study; • Foundations of Business Management • Foundations of Law • Foundations of Social Sciences Year 1: All modules are at Level 4 and are worth 20 credits. All modules are compulsory. The modules are: • Common Law Method & Ethics • Academic & Digital Skills • Contract Law • The Law of Tort • Public Law • Criminal Law Year 2: All modules are at Level 5 and worth 20 credits. Compulsory modules are in Semester 1 and are; • Critical Approaches in Current Legal Issues • Business Law 1 • Land Law. Students study three options in Semester 2 from the following; • Family Law • Employment Law • Access to Justice and Legal Services • Real Estate • Human Rights • Extended Essay • EU Law • Legal Technology and Innovation • Legal Practice in the 21st Century Year 3: All modules are worth 20 credits and at Level 6. Compulsory modules (Semester 1) are; • Equity & Trusts And students must select two optional modules to study in Semester 1 from; • Civil Dispute Resolution • Business Law 2 • Graduate and Employability Skills • International Commercial Law • Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law • A research project (worth 40 credits). In Semester 2 students study three options from the following; • Family Law • Employment Law • Real Estate • Wills & Succession • Human Rights • Criminal Litigation and Evidence • Graduate and Employability Skills • International Commercial Law • Civil Dispute Resolution • Legal Technology • Legal Innovation and Entrepreneurship • Canadian Constitutional Law (London only) • Foundations of Canadian Law (London only) • A research project (worth 40 credits). Students studying at campuses who are also offering other 'Law with' courses may be able to choose options from those programmes as well.
A range of assessment methods will be used. Some will be by examination. Some will be by coursework (which may be essay, project report or portfolio) and some by way of oral presentation. This range of assessment methods reflects the practical nature of the programme and aligns the assessment with the learning outcomes of the programme. A mock assessment will be included.
How to apply
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 6.0 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|