Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Law with a Foundation Year

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Course summary

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Looking for a law foundation degree in Birmingham? Our LLB (Hons) Law with a Foundation Year course has lower entry requirements and can lead to a full undergraduate qualification. The course is a four year course with the option of undertaking an additional year on a yearlong placement. This course has been specifically designed to allow students who do not meet the Birmingham City University entry requirements for our standard LLB course to undertake additional level 3 study designed to ensure they are successful on their chosen degree course. The foundation year is designed to equip students with a range of academic skills in addition to legal knowledge and practice to successfully progress through the LLB course or one of its associated LLB pathways. During the duration of the foundation year students will be introduced to the law and the role that it plays in society, the methods employed for effective legal learning, as well as experience our approach to clinical legal education in a simulated law environment. Teaching for the foundation is conducted in small classes and there is a high degree of interactivity with a tutor as well as peers and engagement is encouraged. There will be opportunities in each module to receive formative feedback to enhance learning as well as a wide variety of assessment. After successful completion of the foundation year students’ progress to study undergraduate level LLB foundations of legal knowledge together with a choice of optional modules. Learning is facilitated through engagement with real and authentic problems and challenges to give students the opportunity to apply and synthesise the theoretical and practical aspects of the discipline of law to reach effective, practice-led solutions. Key employability skills are embedded within the learning and teaching, and we provide additional careers development opportunities through a course of guest speakers, pro bono and placement opportunities which offer a practical experience of the world of work. Our highly acclaimed, nationally recognised, Mooting Society, our Student Legal Society and Student Debating Society also provide extra-curricular opportunities to practise, develop and enhance the transferable skills developed whilst on this course. The LLB (Hons) course provides a knowledge-led and practice-based education in English Law, delivered by a team of academics which includes internationally recognised researchers and respected former professional practitioners. Not only is it relevant for those aiming for a career in professional practice but also those seeking to gain essential transferable skills necessary for an alternative career. For full details, visit our website.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
M111
Institution code:
B25
Campus name:
Curzon Building Campus
Campus code:
F

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in any level

Unistats information

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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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Law with a Foundation Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS