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Law (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)

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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.

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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.

Assessment

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

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code M102
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 40 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC/Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • GCSE English Language at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent)

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.

Modular structure

Example Year 0 modules include:

  • Reflecting on Self and Society
  • Social Issues in Context: Text to Essay
  • Researching Discrimination
  • Researching Inequality
  • Media, Crime and Race
  • Identity, Power and Society
  • Fundamentals of UK Law

Example Year 1 modules include:

  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Legal System

Example Year 2 modules include:

  • European Union Law 
  • Public Law
  • Creating a Winning Business 1
  • Work Placement for Professional Experience
  • Consumer Rights Law 
  • Employment and Equality Law
  • Law of Advocacy and Mooting
  • Law of Evidence
  • Medical Law 

Example Year 3 modules include:

  • Company Law 
  • Creating a Winning Business 2
  • Work Placement for Professional Experience
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights
  • Environmental Law 
  • Family and Child Law
  • Immigration and Asylum Law and Tribunals 
  • Intellectual Property Law 
  • Jurisprudence 
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Law Dissertation
  • Law Extended Essay 
  • Law of Evidence
  • Law of International Trade 
  • Penal Policy
  • Public International Law

After the course

This degree will help you to enter a variety of non-law professions such as politics, business, law commission, insurance, banking, civil service, local authorities, journalism and media.

The course is not designed to comply with the requirements of the Joint Academic Stage Board of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board for the completion of the Academic Stage of training for the legal profession.

You can also consider alternative careers involving law which do not require approval of JASB, such as paralegal, patent lawyers or licensed conveyancers. Students who wish to be considered for Year 2 of the LLB programme may apply to the course leader at the end of Year 1. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and are at the discretion of the course leader.

What is a degree with foundation year?

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you can't meet the necessary entry requirements or don't have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like 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.

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How to apply

Apply to us for September 2019

Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.

UK/EU applicants for September full-time entry must apply via UCAS unless specified otherwise.

Applicants for September part-time entry should apply direct to the University using the online application.

Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course.

Our UCAS institution code is L68.

Visit UCAS for more details.

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