Our Integrated Foundation Year for LLB Law will take you through a carefully designed course to help you to progress confidently onto your undergraduate degree. The Foundation Year provides progressive structures in which you are able to gain knowledge and understanding of approaches to study and your chosen degree subject. All Foundation Year students take ‘Global Perspectives’ and other foundation course modules, then two subject-based modules provide an introduction to the study of law, giving you the critical skills to explore a range of legal issues within identified contemporary debates in the discipline. Once you have completed your Foundation year, you will normally progress onto the full degree course, LLB Law. Our Department of Law and Criminology has a reputation for high-quality research and teaching. Whilst studying Law at Royal Holloway you will explore the fundamental principles of justice, equity and equality within the framework of English and European law. This degree is for anyone looking to start a career in law, whether as a barrister or a solicitor, it is also for those who are interested in the legal system and the ways in which laws are made and upheld. You will be equipped with a wide range of transferable skills which are highly sought after by employers in a wide variety of fields. You will consider the different laws which apply to different legal problems within the legal system. This will enable to understand how the law regulates agreements between individuals and the relationship between the individual and the state. In addition to acquiring invaluable legal skills in research and oral presentation, you will have the opportunity to choose from a range of subjects in fields such as family law, medical law, company law and international law along with criminology options in terrorism, sentencing and penal policy and gender and crime. Our balanced approach to research and teaching guarantees high-quality teaching from subject leaders, cutting edge materials and intellectually challenging debates. You will receive individual attention and flexibility to acquire expertise within a specialist field. The Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board recognises Royal Holloway as a qualifying law provider, and on successful completion of this course you will have fulfilled the academic stage of education and training for admittance as a solicitor. In addition to lectures and seminars, as new students, you will have a Personal Tutor who will work with you on any issues and we place great emphasis on continuous feedback both orally and in writing.
- A degree in Law which is qualifying for regulatory purposes in some instances
- Perfect for those students wishing to benefit from academic and skills-based training in Law
- Benefit from a diverse range of optional modules in law and also other related disciplines such as criminology, sociology and forensic psychology
- Develop skills to evaluate legal developments, analyse legal texts and develop independent thinking.
- Develop key legal research and communication skills.
Please refer to our website: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studying-here/undergraduate/law-and-criminology/llb-law-with-integrated-foundation-year/
We use a variety of different methods of assessment. These might include an essay about a controversial issue or an established case, an analysis of a video, a report of an experiment or a critical analysis of a recently published research. Some modules involve oral presentations. Assessment is both summative and formative, and you will be provided with detailed comments on essays and other coursework and many modules also have a written examination in May or June. Progression to the next year is dependent on passing the compulsory course units. The combination of quality and range of assessments helps our students to develop a wide portfolio of skills and learning.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Bar Standards Board
- Solicitors Regulation Authority
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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