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Course summary

Why study this course? Our Law (including foundation year) BA (Hons) is a four-year degree with a built-in foundation year, designed to teach you the important aspects of law. You'll gain all the skills needed during this preparatory year to succeed in the following three years of your course. During your foundation year you’ll develop an appreciation for law and how it operates within a variety of spaces such as environment protection, human rights, business and intellectual property. You'll also be supported by our academic tutors to help build your confidence and academic abilities. This is not a qualifying law degree for professional legal training, so it’s not suitable if you wish to become a solicitor or barrister. We offer Commercial Law LLB or Law (with International Relations) LLB which are qualifying law degrees. More about this course This law degree with a foundation year is designed to help you enter a career within environments that rely heavily on the knowledge of law, including business, politics, the civil service and the voluntary sector. Throughout the degree you’ll receive academic and careers support from tutors and academic mentors. There will also be opportunities to attend workshops that focus on improving your interview, essay writing and critical thinking skills. In your foundation year you'll focus on developing academic skills within the context of a broad range of current themes and social issues, from an interdisciplinary perspective. You’ll also explore the broad topics of media, crime and race, where your critical thinking, essay writing and research skills will be exercised. In Year 0, you will also study a Law module which will introduce you to the fundamental principles of law, rights and responsibilities within the legal system, and the way our legal system works. On this course you'll have opportunities to engage in study visits to legal institutions. In the subsequent three years of your course you'll engage in a more in-depth academic study of law, gaining much more choice over the subjects and themes you’ll study. The foundation year on this course is shared with a number of our other foundation year degrees, so in Year 0 you'll get to study with other students interested in a variety of different specialisms. Following your foundation year you will continue to study the same subjects on the Law BA degree. If you find that you wish to change your degree specialism at the end of your foundation year, there will be flexibility to do so. On completion of this course you’ll graduate with the same award and title as students on the traditional three-year course.


Example Year 0 modules include: Critical Thinking; Reflecting on Self and Society; Researching Discrimination; Media, Crime and ‘Race’; Social Issues in Context: Text to Essay; Researching Inequality; Health and Social Care; Fundamentals of UK Law; Example Year 1 modules include: Law of Contract I (core, 15 credits); Administrative Law (core, 15 credits); Land Law I (core, 15 credits); English Legal System (core, 15 credits); Law of Tort I (core, 15 credits); Constitutional Law (core, 15 credits); Legal Method (core, 15 credits); Criminal Law I (core, 15 credits). Example Year 2 modules include: Law of Tort II (core, 15 credits); Criminal Law II (core, 15 credits); Law of Contract II (core, 15 credits); Law of Evidence (option, 15 credits); Employment and Equality Law (option, 15 credits); Consumer Rights Law (option, 15 credits); Extension of Knowledge (option, 15 credits); Legal Research Methods (option, 15 credits); Land Law II (option, 15 credits); Law of the European Union I (option, 15 credits). Example Year 3 modules include: Law Dissertation (option, 15 credits); Law Research Essay (option, 15 credits); Jurisprudence (option, 15 credits); Environmental Law (option, 15 credits); Landlord and Tenant Law (option, 15 credits); Penal Policy (option, 15 credits); Law of Evidence (option, 15 credits); Entertainment Law (option, 15 credits); Family Law (option, 15 credits); Law of the European Law II (option, 15 credits); Criminal Litigation (core, 15 credits); Company Law (option, 15 credits); Public International Law (option, 15 credits); Child Law (option, 15 credits); International Trade Law (option, 15 credits); Law of Immigration and Asylum (option, 15 credits); Civil Liberties and Human Rights (option, 15 credits); Civil Law and Practice (option, 15 credits).

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through essays, examinations, presentations and research projects.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements. If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

More information about our English language requirements.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2310 Module
Northern Ireland £2310 Module
Scotland £2310 Module
Wales £2310 Module
EU £4000 Module
International £4000 Module
Channel Islands £4000 Module
Republic of Ireland £4000 Module

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Law (including foundation year) at London Metropolitan University - UCAS