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Law (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Gain a broad introduction to the basics of law and criminology at one of the UK’s leading providers of legal education on our Law Foundation Entry Degree. It’s a great stepping stone to a degree programme.

You’ll acquire core skills and legal knowledge to help you to progress onto a degree programme. It’s a course that’s underpinned by research of international excellence.

You’ll gain a real insight into the legal profession with regular visits from leading practitioners, academics and judges.

You’ll be supported in finding legal placements as part of the course and our North West based alumni offer graduate placements.

Why study with us

  • You’ll develop transferable skills in oral and written communication, language and digital technology, critical thinking, group work and personal development planning.
  • You’ll be taught by leading academics and staff who are professionally qualified as solicitors and barristers and hear from professors who are involved in ground-breaking research.
  • Our moot court room gives you invaluable real-life experience, it’s where we host mooting competitions, advocacy training and visiting speakers.

What you'll do

  • You’ll study in small groups, in a friendly and supportive environment, that encourages you to meet your potential.
  • There are plenty of educational trips including a Brussels’ based week-long study tour and visits organised by the Student Law Society.
  • Our annual law careers fair is supported by employers from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to County Councils and solicitors’ firms.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Visit us on a university Open Day

Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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Law students access a range of employer opportunities


  • This course is validated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the regulatory body for solicitors in England and Wales. They set the Principles and a Code of Conduct that professionals have to abide by in order to provide legal services.
  • This course provides the first stage of training should you wish to go on to a career as either a solicitor or a barrister. It is validated by the Bar Standards Board, which regulates barristers and specialised legal services businesses in England and Wales.

Future Careers

With a Law Foundation Entry LLB (Hons) you can go on to the professional element of legal training either as a solicitor (the Legal Practice Course) or as a barrister (the Bar Professional Training Course).

You’ll develop skills that are attractive to a range of employers - you could find yourself working for a football club or insurance company, within the probation service or the police force.

Or you may want to work for the civil service or a local government office. There are also wider carer opportunities as a CEO, business leader, teacher, academic, researcher, board representative.

You’ll find our alumni working as judges, Queen’s Counsel, barristers and solicitors across the UK and around the world.

Fees and Funding

First year£5550 for the foundation year
First year£7800 for the foundation year
Full-time£6000 per year
Full-time£10000 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Justice located in the Faculty of Business and Justice

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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