Law with a Foundation Year at University of Kent - UCAS

Course summary

Study Law at Kent and become part of one of the top 20 law schools in the UK. Learn to take a critical view of the law, work on real cases in our Law Clinic and put theory into practice. A law degree from Kent opens doors, not only into the legal profession but to many other areas, such as politics, business, the civil service and the NGO sector. Overview Kent Law School is renowned for its world-leading research and an approach which enables you to think critically about law within the broader context of society, considering it's role and impact, and the potential it has to change the world we live in. Our Law with a Foundation Year - LLB (Hons) degree programme Law with a Foundation Year extends access to the degree to students from a wide variety of qualifications and educational backgrounds. It is the ideal programme if you have completed a university entry level qualification but have grades below the level required for entry to the degree directly. During the Foundation Year you complete modules which prepare you for the study of Law, and which develop your academic skills to enable you to confidently progress to a university degree. Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year at the required level (see below), you move on to the first year of our Law LLB (Hons) programme. Law is a stimulating degree that sharpens your thinking and your powers of persuasion while giving you extensive legal knowledge. You study the detail of the law, as well as its history. You analyse judgments and legal developments while taking into account the political, ethical and social dimensions of the law. This critical approach enhances what is already a fascinating subject. Teaching on the Law degree takes place via lectures, small group seminars and case studies. Our popular mooting programme, hosted in a dedicated space within the £5m Wigoder Law Building, gives you the chance to develop advocacy skills in a simulated courtroom setting before a bench comprised of local judges, practising barristers, solicitors and lecturers. Kent Law School has a supportive environment and your lecturers have office hours where they provide guidance on a one-to-one basis. We also provide: • the Skills Hub offering tailored guidance, five days a week in term time • a law librarian to guide you in the use of online and printed resources. As a foundation year student, you are a full member of the University and can take part in all student activities. Progression requirements from the Foundation Year to the LLB To progress from the Foundation Year to the LLB in Law, students must pass all components of the Foundation year with a 60% overall average including 60% in Academic Skills Development and 60% in the Law module. Accreditation All of our undergraduate Law degrees contain the foundations of legal knowledge required by the Bar Standards Board to satisfy the academic component of professional training for intending barristers, and provide a strong foundation for students who wish to take the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations (SQE). Study resources Kent Law Clinic is based within our new, purpose-built building. It is ideal for developing your practical skills and has a replica courtroom for mooting. Our academic resources are extensive. You have access to a wide range of materials, including: • collections of legislation and case law in UK, European and international law • Lawlinks, our award-winning gateway to online legal resources • major legal databases that are used on a daily basis in the legal profession • audio recordings of your lectures. Extra activities There are plenty of activities related to your studies, including: • Kent Student Law Society for aspiring solicitors • Kent Temple Law Society for those intending to go to the Bar • Kent Critical Law Society • Kent Canadian Law Society • European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) Kent


Foundation Year Compulsory modules currently include: Law for University Study Optional modules may include: Talking Cultures: Exploring Intercultural Awareness Competencies Introductory European and International Business for University Business Analysis for Foundation Studies Politics and International Relations for University Study Year 1 Compulsory modules currently include: Institutions of Justice Critical Introduction to Law Public Law Contract Law Criminal Law Introduction to Legal Theories Year 2 Compulsory modules currently include: Property Law Tort Law Equity and Trusts Contract Law EU Law Optional modules may include: Justice After Atrocity: The Principles and Practices of International Criminal Law Labour Law Law and Medical Ethics Law and the Coroner Jurisprudence: The Philosophy of Law Policing Sports Law Welfare Rights and the Welfare State Justice: A Critical Examination of Law and Justice The Skills of Argument: How to Argue and Win International Law: Principles and Sources Animal Law Appropriate Dispute Resolution: Theory & Practice Criminal Forensic Evidence The Law of Business Organisations Law, Film and Literature Law and the Dead Hand: Law of Succession Understanding the World' Codified Lgal Systems Year 3 Compulsory modules currently include: Optional modules may include: International Humanitarian Law Advanced Topics in Property Law Copyright, Creativity and Technology Disability and Social Justice Research Project Human Rights and Equality at Work Clinical Option (Autumn) Morality and Law Clinical Option (Spring) Banking Law Human Rights and English Law International Economic Law The Law of Evidence International Human Rights Law in Context International Law and Global Problems School Tasking: Law in Primary Classrooms Tax Law Law, Space and Power Brands, Inventions and Intellectual Property Race, Sexuality and Gender Justice Immigration Law Comparative Law Law, Science and Technology Law and Social Change The Vulnerable Person in the Criminal Trial Privacy, Data Protection and Cyber Law Advanced Topics in Privacy and Cyber Law Law and the Political for the 21st Century Global Corporate Accountability Music and Law Asylum and Refugee Law Advanced Topics in Tort Law Advanced Topics in Law and Medical Ethics Legal Ethics: The Ethics of Lawyers and Lawyering """"Company Law and Capitalism """" Family Law Homelessness Law and Policy Law and International Development The Regulation of Surveillance-Platform Capitalism Environmental Law Research Project Law of the Dead Hand: Estate Planning, Inequality and Social Justice Consumer Law

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £20000 Year 1
International £20000 Year 1

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Law with a Foundation Year at University of Kent - UCAS