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Course summary

Delve into the specifics of law and order with this Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons) with Foundation Year Degree. Designed to prepare you for progression on to the full Bachelor of Laws LLB programme, this course introduces you to the principles of law whilst strengthening your academic skills. Best of all, you will experience considerable support and expert teaching that prepares you for an exhilarating career in law. Suited to those who may not meet the entry requirements for the full LLB Hons degree, our foundation year consists of legal modules that help you enhance your confidence, knowledge and academic skills. You will gain an understanding of legal education in the United Kingdom by studying compulsory and optional modules - allowing you to choose your route and specialist area of study whilst gaining a qualifying law degree. Regardless of your chosen route, you will be assessed on the skills, attributes and competencies relevant to your chosen field of study. Available routes include: Route A: Practical Legal Studies Enhance your employability by developing practical skills required for the practice of law. This route provides you with a step up to various training programmes and qualifications, including the Solicitors Qualifying examination, the Legal Practice course, the CILEX Professional qualification and the Bar Practice Training course. Route B: Law and Criminal Studies This route of study is designed for those wanting an alternative career outside of the traditional legal qualification routes, including civil service, policing and the probation service. You will further your knowledge and understanding of victimology; working with vulnerable people; policing and social control; the psychology of crime; and working with offending behaviour.


Modules may include: Foundation year: Introduction to Criminal Law and Justice (20 credits) Family Law (20 credits) Legal Obligations (20 credits) English Legal Systems (20 credits) Academic Skills (20 credits) Contemporary Legal Project (20 credits) LLB Level 4 Legal Research and Ethics (20 credits) English Legal Systems (20 credits) Criminal Law (20 credits) Public Law and Human Rights (20 credits) Academic Skills (20 credits) Tort Law (20 credits) Level 5 By the end of level 5 in semester 1, you will have chosen the optional module route that will propel you towards your future career. Each route has set compulsory modules consisting of: Compulsory modules: Contract Law (20 credits) Equity and Trusts (20 credits) Land Law (20 credits) Practical Legal Studies route: Business Law and Practice (20 credits) Wills and Probate (20 credits) Property in Practice (20 credits) Law and Criminal Studies route: Youth Crime and Justice (20 credits) Psychology and Crime (20 credits) Criminal Justice (20 credits) Level 6 Compulsory modules: Dissertation (40 credits) Criminal Litigation (20 credits) Practical Legal Studies route: Client Care (20 credits) Family Law (20 credits) Civil Litigation (20 credits) Law and Criminal Studies route: Policing and Social Control (20 credits) Crime and Deviance (20 credits) Vulnerability and the Victim (20 credits)

Assessment method

Assessment methods will vary according to the needs of the different modules and the level at which they are being taught. Assessment methods include examinations (seen and unseen, open and closed book), class based assessments, coursework, project, academic discussions and presentations. A wide variety of assessment methods will suit a number of different learning styles and the focus will be on progression and development of all learners. Formative assessment, with high quality and prompt feedback, is integral to the modules and there will be a number of opportunities for formative assessment and feedback and feedforward in all law modules, examples include scenario questions, timed questions, discussion boards, presentations and mock examinations. The assessments are weighted according to the level and module. Each module has a different assessment method, these methods include: Written assignments of varying word length Group presentations Extended research project Reflective statements Group discussions Case studies Professional discussions An academic moot The varied approach ensures the appropriate assessment of both knowledge and understanding and the skills elements of the programme. The assessment methods also helped to prepare you for the assessment strategy on level 4, 5 and 6 of the LLB (Hons). There is also a compulsory 40 credit dissertation module at Level 6 and the other modules available allow for some element of choice. Modules can be chosen which will allow for the completion of the Chartered Institute of Legal executives Graduate Fast Track Diploma, these modules will also be assessed in programme. The additional Chartered Institute of Legal Executives assessments will not affect the assessment and consequent grading of the degree.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

English Language Grade C or above (grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs. IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6600 Year 1
Scotland £6600 Year 1
Wales £6600 Year 1

Additional fee information

£6,600 for the Foundation Year. LLB tuition fees £8,745 (per academic year). Fees are charged per academic year.
Law with Foundation Year at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS