Law with Criminology with Foundation Year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

Study the latest developments in legal practice with this comprehensive degree focusing on crime and punishment. Through the course, you gain an in-depth knowledge of all core areas of the English legal system while also exploring the theories and approaches at the forefront of the current criminological debate including topical issues such as youth crime and comparative youth justice; corporate and organised crime; victimisation; and rehabilitation of offenders. Foundation Year In the Foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study. This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your degree. This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background. It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years. Course Accreditation/Industry Endorsement

  • All our LLB courses cover the Foundation of Legal Knowledge subjects and satisfy the requirements set by the Bar Standards Board for the academic component of Bar training. Upon successfully completing the LLB with a minimum grade of 2:2, graduates who wish to qualify as barristers will be able to progress on to the Bar training course.
Facilities and Specialist Equipment
  • Modern Moot Court.
  • Leading legal research databases used by professionals, including LexisNexis, Westlaw and HeinOnline.
  • Law Trove, an online platform giving students access to the wealth of legal educational materials published by Oxford University Press.
Partnerships and Collaborations
  • We offer hands-on experience of real legal work through our community Law Clinic and our award-winning Refugee Legal Assistance Project, helping those in need.
Your Student Experience
  • Opportunity to complete work experience at law firms such as Macfarlanes LLP and Machins Solicitors LLP as well as at Luton County Court and the Crown Prosecution Service. This work experience counts towards your qualification as a solicitor.
  • Widen your experience through field trips to the Inns of Court in London, the Houses of Parliament, the UK Supreme Court, Luton Crown Court, and by taking part in mooting competitions.
  • Attend research events organised by our Centre for Research in Law (CRiL) and guest talks by prestigious speakers, including Members of Parliament, judges and leading legal practitioners from City law firms.
  • Benefit from our unique partnership with the University of Law, who provide SQE preparation workshops, bespoke networking opportunities, employability events, an exclusive £250 fee reduction and other scholarship opportunities for those wishing to progress to professional legal training courses.


  • Contract Law (LAW007-1) Compulsory
  • Criminal Law (LAW003-1) Compulsory
  • Introduction To Criminology (ASS073-1) Compulsory
  • Introduction To Legal Practice In The English Legal System (LAW010-1) Compulsory
  • Constitutional And Administrative Law (LAW019-2) Compulsory
  • Gangs And Serious Youth Violence (ASS067-2) Compulsory
  • Land Law (LAW001-2) Compulsory
  • Law Of Tort (LAW002-2) Compulsory
  • Policing: Issues, Challenges And Debates (ASS095-2) Compulsory
  • Dissertation (LAW008-3) Compulsory
  • Equity And Trusts (LAW001-3) Compulsory
  • Institutions Of The European Union And Judicial Protection (LAW016-3) Compulsory
  • Issues In Crime And Justice (ASS107-3) Compulsory
  • Substantive Law Of The European Union And Human Rights (LAW017-3) Compulsory
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Assessment method

The course has been designed to develop a wide range of academic, legal and practical skills, including by giving you the opportunity to engage with a varied range of assessment methods. A developing range of assessments will enable you to grow in confidence and demonstrate your acquisition of knowledge and skills. The assessment methods used across the course include:

  • Written assignments, which may vary from short essays and reports to more in-depth research work on broader topics, to problem questions and case studies which will require you to apply your legal knowledge to a real life scenario. These assessments will test your ability to analyse an issue, to conduct research, to collect relevant materials, to assess the quality of the materials and to synthesise them into a scholarly answer.
  • Examinations, which will test your ability to convey your knowledge and understanding of a topic and to demonstrate your skills of analysis and evaluation in a time-sensitive manner.
  • Oral presentations, aimed at developing your public-speaking skills and testing your verbal and presentational skills in communicating information in a professional setting. Mooting activities will test your ability to carry out research and present your findings in a persuasive and authoritative manner.
They will also introduce the practical skills of court etiquette and procedure. In the final year of your course, the dissertation unit will allow you to undertake a complex research project in a subject area of your choosing. With the support of your supervisor, you will be expected to formulate a relevant and viable research question. The project will allow you to further develop your legal research skills and the ability to communicate knowledge, findings and recommendations

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications and/or work experience will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Student Outcomes

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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

Additional fee information

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Law with Criminology with Foundation Year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS