LLB Law (Foundation Entry)

School of Justice




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.

Course information

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.

Our approach to teaching and learning is 'student-centred' giving you the responsibility for achieving and self-managing your own programme of study.

You’ll benefit from our state-of-the-art audio-visual support and presentation facilities and an environment that stimulates learning. 

There’s a dedicated Blackboard page for each module giving you extensive online support – with handbooks, lecture outlines, self-test quizzes and interactive revision materials. 

There’s also a dedicated Law Library, with a plethora of textbooks, law reports and journals, and a quiet space for group and individual study. Through the e-law library facility you can access legal and academic sources from the UK and beyond.

You’ll be assessed in a number of ways including through a traditional unseen exam (a professional requirement for all of the core foundation modules) and seen examinations. There are also end of module and in-course formative coursework assessments; e-quizzes; e-case studies; group and individual presentations; portfolios; personal development reflective diaries; moots and debates and oral performance in seminars.

The School is at the cutting edge of research in a number of specialist legal areas including investigations into crime and criminal justice. Over 50% of research is classed as internationally significant or world leading. Our externally funded projects have included looking at an Alcohol Policy for Europe, Hate Crime in Europe and International War Crimes. There are opportunities for you to contribute to research projects through intern schemes.

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.

Our courses are validated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board which means they are qualifying law degrees.

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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).

The Law School has superb links with the law profession, police and probation services and you’ll enjoy regular visits and talks from leading practitioners, academics, barristers, solicitors and judges.

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 career 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.

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