The Foundation Year in Legal Issues is for you if you want to undertake our Law degree but do not have the required entry requirements to do so, or don’t yet feel ready to begin degree-level study. This four-year pathway offers an alternative route into university, allowing you to begin your studies with an initial full-time Foundation Year. This one-year period of study aims to develop your academic skills and confidence as well as introduce you to key concepts, debates and skills that will inform your second, third and fourth years of undergraduate study. Our Foundation Year is for you if: • you do not have the right qualifications for a full degree; • you feel you are not yet ready for degree-level study; • you are returning to study and feel you need some help to get up to speed with the demands of learning before embarking on a degree. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, you will be able to progress to Level 4 of the Law linked honours degree.
Academic skills and studying with confidence: You’ll develop skills such as using electronic resources, planning and note-taking, communication skills related to essay and report writing and delivering presentations. You'll learn how to manage your time, how to prioritise and how to manage stress, and you'll become more confident in engaging with collaborative learning, debates, discussions and critical reflection. Project: You’ll study an area of interest related to your chosen future specialisation. You’ll work individually on your project (e.g., written report, presentation and oral examination, film, blogs) with feedback and support provided throughout, helping develop your self-confidence. Understanding UK Case Law: This module will introduce you to the principal methods of legal reporting for news, journals and specialised reports as well as focusing on case research, legal terminology, citations and judicial reasoning. You will take part in seminars and group work to explore selected case reports and provide additional information through reference resources. Common Law and Precedent: This module will introduce you to the system of common law and the practice of precedent as well as focusing on case research, legal terminology, citations and judicial reasoning. You will take part in seminars and group work to explore selected case reports and provide additional information through reference resources.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.
If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.