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Course summary

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.
From time to time, we make changes to our courses to improve the student and learning experience, and this is particularly the case as we continue to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. If we make a significant change to your chosen course, we’ll let you know as soon as we can.

Modules

Please refer to our website: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studying-here/undergraduate/law-and-criminology/llb-law-with-integrated-foundation-year/

Assessment method

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.

Professional bodies

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

  • Bar Standards Board
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
M10F
Institution code:
R72
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
93%
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Fees and funding

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 £19600 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for UK undergraduates is controlled by Government regulations.  Fees for the first year of an Integrated Foundation Degree (i.e. the Foundation year) will be charged at the same amount as the accompanying UG degree course, unless otherwise indicated by the government. For students starting a degree in the academic year 2024/25, the fee is £9,250 for that year. Royal Holloway reserves the right to increase tuition fees annually for overseas fee-paying students. Please be aware that tuition fees can rise during your degree. The upper limit of any such annual rise has not yet been set for courses starting in 2024 but will advertised here once confirmed. These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree at Royal Holloway during the 2024/25 academic year, and are included as a guide. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing etc., have not been included. Year 1 discount for Foundation Year students: Your Foundation Year counts as Year 0. In Year 1, Home (UK) students taking an Integrated Foundation Year degree benefit from a 10% discount off the standard Home (UK) tuition fee for that year. Find out more (https://royalholloway.ac.uk/studying-here/fees-and-funding/)
Law with Integrated Foundation Year at Royal Holloway, University of London - UCAS