Bloomsbury Institute

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Northampton

Law including Foundation Year

Course options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

This four-year course is perfect for those returning to education who may not have the expected qualifications. If you’ve only studied up to GCSE Level but have always dreamed of working in the legal field or becoming a lawyer, there’s nothing stopping you. We pride ourselves on accepting applicants who have previously ruled out a degree based on their past grades. In your foundation year (first year) you’ll complete four modules designed to give you the skills and knowledge you will need to study law at university level. Whether you want to work within the legal profession or you just have a real interest for the subject, studying law with us will challenge the way you think while opening the door to incredible career opportunities. The LLB Law degree (including foundation year) covers the key aspects of legal theory and practice theory. You will study all areas of English Law and how this is influenced by and impacts ethical, social, political, environmental and economic values. The skills and knowledge you’ll gain will be transferable to everyday life, enabling you to experience and see the world from different viewpoints. Throughout your studies you’ll be taught via three methods: lectures, workshops and seminars (average contact hours: 12 per week). Expect to hear interesting talks, participate in debate and conversation and apply your knowledge in a practical way. Assessments come in a mix of formats, also depending on your chosen options. These include essays, portfolios, exams, reports, group presentations and case studies. We use a range of new and traditional assessment methods to allow you to explore and express your abilities. They are not just a way of assessing whether something has been learned, but an opportunity to develop skills that will equip you in your life outside of university. We aim to provide all the support you need to make sure you have the confidence and understanding to engage with your assessments. Our tutors are specialists in providing support to students who may feel unconfident in an academic environment. Assessment results and feedback are designed to make sure our teaching is effective. We adapt our teaching and learning methods to suit you, offering you a high quality and stimulating educational experience. Our Law course is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), meaning those who wish to qualify as a Solicitor or Barrister of England and Wales can skip the academic stage of training. You can go on to unlock a traditional legal career as a solicitor, barrister, chartered legal executive or paralegal. But many of our students follow exciting careers outside of law. You can look forward to working in areas such as education, journalism and public relations.

Course details


Foundation - Professional Skilss - Contemporary Themes - Study and Research Skills - Introduction to Law Year 1 - Legal Method and Systems - Contract Law - Criminal Law - Option (see below) Year 2 - Public Law - Law of Tort - Option (see below) - Option (see below) Year 3 - Equity and Trusts - Dissertation - Option (see below) - Option (see below) Option modules - Perspectives on Law (Level 4) - Professional Legal Skills (Level 4) - European Union Law (Level 5) - Principles of Land Law (Level 5) - Punishment and the Penal System (Level 5) - Independent Learning Module (Level 5 or Level 6) - Civil Litigation and Clinet Care (Level 6) - Criminal Litigation (Level 6) - Aspects of International Law (Level 6) - Company and Partnership Law and Practice (Level 6) - Employment Law and Practice (Level 6) - Family Law and Practice (Level 6) - Legal Internship (Level 6) - Law of the European Union (Level 6) - Land Law (Level 6)

Assessment method

Assessments come in a mix of formats, also depending on your chosen options. These include essays, portfolios, exams, reports, group presentations and case studies.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Legal Executives, Institute of

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Institution code:
Campus name:
Bloomsbury campus
Campus code:

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

If you are an international student, you will need to show proof of your English Language level when making your student visa application by passing a Secure English Language Test (SELT) unless you are exempt. You will need to meet the following minimum scores in each component (listening, speaking, reading and writing) for the following UKVI approved tests: IELTS for UKVI (Academic) 5.5 in all components, LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2 33/50 in all components, PTE Academic UKVI 59 in all components and Skills for English UKVI B2 (Psi Services (UK) Ltd) Pass in all components.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Five GCSEs at Grade C/4 (or equivalent), including English Language. International equivalent qualifications may also be accepted. If you do not meet these entry requirements, you can take our assessments and attend an interview. If you pass, you can be admitted to the course. We do not charge a fee for this. For international applicants, if your first language is not English, you will require Academic IELTS at 5.5 (minimum 5.5 in each category). You must have completed Year 11 (Key Stage 4) at least 2 years before you start the course. This would normally mean that you will be 18 years old or above when you start.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


Non-standard applicants may be required to pass an interview with an academic.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
Student satisfaction
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data. For further information, see the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

International course fees differ.
Law including Foundation Year at Bloomsbury Institute - UCAS