University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Law with Foundation Year

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Course summary

The Foundation Year of the four-year programme aims to provide understanding of the key subjects in business to meet the prerequisites for study on the associated degree programme. The key areas of study will be effective communication and study skills combined with key subjects in business. You will be introduced to basic theories and concepts within the disciplines to provide a basic knowledge in all related subject areas. The programme will introduce you to essential areas of business necessary for progression onto business, accounting or law degrees. You will learn how to apply business concepts to real life organisations and develop communication, IT and study skills. Following completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress on to year one of your selected degree for the remainder three years of your course (four years if you are choosing to do the professional placement year). Combining an intellectually challenging curriculum with an industry focus, the LLB Law course at Salford Business School gives you a grounding in the key concepts of any qualifying law degree and prepares you to embark on a high level legal career. Preparing students for career success is a priority on this Law degree. Modules are designed around the current and future needs of employers and the legal profession; in particular, we have built into your learning an understanding of how changing technology and artificial intelligence is influencing the law. We also place great emphasis on the development of your professional skills; you will have the opportunity to shadow working lawyers and judges, practise your learning during a year’s work placement and develop your client care skills by helping people looking for support from our legal advice schemes. In this way, you learn to put your academic knowledge into practice. Extra-curricular activities, like mooting and trips, are organised by our student-led Law Society, complementing your studies and enhancing your experience throughout. Through initiatives like the BASS scheme (in partnership with Salford Citizens Advice), you’ll have the chance to offer support to people with welfare benefits appeals in the region, allowing you to not only practise what you’ve learned, but provide help for vulnerable people in the community. “The pro bono and extracurricular activities have been second to none as the University has developed training programs and schemes designed to test students in a real world setting while simultaneously providing legal support to those who need it in our society.” Shaun Cooper, Law student All our undergraduate law courses are available with: • Placement Year - on the placement year option, you will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do. • Study Abroad – study with one of our partner Universities for a semester or a year. • Foundation Year – start with the fundamental areas of business and the key skill you need to study at University level Find out more on https://www.salford.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/law-foundation-year Our commitment to our students Our goal is to prepare you for a fulfilling life and professional career. Along the way, you’ll learn to be curious, adaptable and confident, ready to meet the digital, ethical and sustainability challenges of the 21st century. How will we - together - achieve this? Find out more at www.salford.ac.uk/salford-business-school/our-commitment-our-students.

Course details

Modules

Foundation year: Introduction to English Law and Systems, Foundations of HRM, Academic and Personal Skills, Foundations of Legal Knowledge, Legal Skills and Attributes. Year 1: Contract Law, Legal Writing and Analytical Skills, Legal Systems and Legal Digital Skills, Law of Tort, Criminal Law, Principles of Accounting. Year 2: Public Law, Legal Professional Development, Media Law, EU Law, Land Law, Intellectual Property Law. Year 3: Equity & Trusts, Artificial Intelligence and Law; in semester one, choose two from Criminal Justice, Employment Law, Cyber Law, Civil Litigation, Medical Law and Ethics, Law in Practice, Law in Action; in semester two, choose two from Principles of Company and Partnership Law, Family Law, Client Care Skills, Industrial Law, Law in Practice, Law in Action

Assessment method

Assessments are not just about exams. We use different assessment techniques in different modules and wherever possible these will reflect the types of work you will do in the ‘real world’ for example, portfolio work, multiple choice questions, court visit reports and problem questions. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, however exams do still play an important role.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
M101
Institution code:
S03
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
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Student satisfaction
40%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
70%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

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Law with Foundation Year at University of Salford - UCAS