Anglia Ruskin University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Law [with Foundation Year]

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Course summary

Please note if you chose Chelmsford the foundation year will take place at our Cambridge campus. You want to become a solicitor or barrister, or hone your legal knowledge for careers in business, finance and public service. Our LLB (Hons) Law degree is accredited by the SRA and BSB, so you know you’re in good hands. Study in Cambridge or Chelmsford, work with qualified lawyers in our law clinics, and get hands-on experience in mock court rooms. When you graduate, you’ll be equipped with in-demand skills that will take you far, whichever career path you choose. Join the course with the UK’s most satisfied Law students 2015 and 2016* Pick up many of the top ten most required skills for 2020**, including critical thinking and problem solving Gain work experience helping the public: volunteer for our Cambridge-based Law Clinic from your first year onwards, or the personal support unit at Chelmsford County Court. Partner with a professional from a regional law firm on our mentoring scheme Join our Law Society and take part in national competitions including mooting and Client Interviewing (won by ARU a record six times) Choose to graduate with two awards: our LLB (Hons) and the Higher Diploma in Paralegal Practice from the National Association of Licensed Paralegals Our three year LLB (Hons) Law degree is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Boards (BSB), and as such is the first step to becoming a solicitor or a barrister in the UK. But if you hope to use your interest in law for a different career, such as business or policy making, our LLB (Hons) will help you develop key transferable skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving, that can broaden your options. Our modules blend the academic with the practical, with options including Human Rights Law, Sports Law and Intellectual Property Law. Your assessments will range from exams and essays to mooting, online discussions and group work, allowing you to test your progress using career-oriented methods. In the final year, you will also have the option to take up work experience with a local law firm and use your analytical and reflective skills to investigate your own future career options. This combination of professional and academic law is reflected in our staff team, which consists of practising solicitors as well as research-active academics. You will always find someone to talk to, whether it’s about the course, your career or more personal matters. We work actively to improve your career prospects. Our personal tutor system will offer you structured support, and we have a dedicated law employability champion as well as faculty employability staff. You can also take part in our mentoring scheme, to get first-hand advice and guidance from a legal professional. Outside of the course, you will find more help and advice at our careers events, and through the Student Union’s Law Society, who arrange entry to competitions such as the national Mooting and Client Interviewing competitions as well as guest speakers and field trips. Additionally, by choosing and completing particular modules on the course, you can graduate with two awards: the LLB (Hons) and the Higher Diploma in Paralegal Practice from the National Association of Licensed Paralegals, which can help you secure a job as a paralegal. From your first year, you will have the opportunity to work in our Law Clinic in Cambridge, supporting and advising members of the public on legal issues. In Chelmsford, you will have the chance to volunteer for the personal support unit at Chelmsford County Court, where you will help people who are going to court without a lawyer through the trial process. We are also planning to open a law clinic on our Chelmsford campus during Semester 1 2018-19.

  • The Complete University Guide 2015 and The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2016
**World Economic Forum

Course details


Level 3 (foundation year) Foundation in Law and Policing Year one, core modules Constitutional and Administrative Law Legal Method and Skills Foundations of Criminal Law Contract Law Year two, core modules Law of Tort Preparation for Undergraduate Major Project European Union Law Equity and the Law of Trusts Ruskin Module Year two, optional modules Company Law in Context Law of Succession International Human Rights Law Legal Work Experience Child and Family Law Year three, core modules Land Law Civil Litigation Major Project Year three, optional modules Agency and Sale of Goods Law Criminal Litigation and Evidence Employment Law Public International Law Issues in Medical Law Sports Law (Cambridge only) Clinical Legal Experience Islamic Law and Finance Optional modules available in years two and three Anglia Language Programme

Assessment method

Our assessments include both traditional exams and essays as well as more innovative career-oriented methods, including mooting, online discussions, group work and presentations, ensuring you have many different and relevant opportunities to test your learning.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 3, or grade D, or above, (or equivalent) plus evidence of having attempted two years of post GCSE study at level 3. Students who have achieved a minimum of 1 A level (or equivalent), will be exempt from the two year post GCSE requirement (as stated above) but must still hold 5 GCSEs (as stated above). Students without English as their first language will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level with at least 5.5 in each of the four components) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognized by Anglia Ruskin University.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information 2021 international fees are to be confirmed
Law [with Foundation Year] at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS