Canterbury Christ Church University

Law with Foundation Year

Study Law with us and join a challenging, vibrant and friendly community, led by an experienced team of academics, practitioners, solicitors, barristers and international lawyers.

Your Qualifying Law degree will enable you to progress to the vocational stage of lawyer’s training, to qualify as either a solicitor or barrister. This original and innovative course has been designed in consultation with senior managers to give you both a theoretical and practical experience. We are one of only a few universities across the country which offers a dual qualification: an LLB and Membership of the National Association of Licensed Paralegals (provided you choose specific module options), which means you graduate with a GradNALP in addition to your LLB enjoying Paralegal status.

As part of your degree, you will have the option to get involved with practical justice including opportunities to shadow a local judge and experience live mediations from our in-house Medication Clinic. Through our strong links with the local community, Citizens Advice, and local courts, you will have the opportunity to act as a Community Legal Companion for unrepresented parties at court. This is an excellent opportunity for you to gain hands-on work experience in a legal setting.

In the foundation year, you will explore areas including Introduction to Law, Contemporary Issues in Law and Contemporary Issues in Business. On successful completion of the foundation year you'll join Year 1 of the LLB (Hons) Law degree.

The modules you will study during the LLB (Hons) Law degree include: Public Law, Law of Obligations and Criminal Law English Legal System and Law in Society Employment, Medical Law, Intellectual Property and Internet Law.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have 32 UCAS Tariff points. We will also welcome applications from students with few or no formal Level 3 qualifications who wish to return to education and applicants may be asked to attend an interview.

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course

Career Prospects

In addition to all our LLB degrees being Qualifying Law Degrees, we have designed our degrees in consultation with external stakeholders, such as local law practitioners as well as a range of local organisations. This ensures we help you to develop the skills which are highly valued by employers, with examples including written and verbal communication, initiative, time management, flexibility and teamwork. Many graduates use these skills to become a barrister or solicitor, but others establish careers in education, public services, HRM, management, as paralegals, chartered secretaries or in financial services. This qualification can also be used to progress on to postgraduate study in law, such as an LLM, or in related areas such as management, marketing and accountancy.

Course Details

This course will offer you the foundations of legal knowledge required by the Bar Standards Board, to satisfy the academic component of professional training for intending barristers.

During the foundation year, you will explore areas including Introduction to Law, Contemporary Issues in Law, and Contemporary Issues in Business. On successful completion of the foundation year, you will join Year 1 of the LLB (Hons) Law degree.

In Year 1, you'll typically experience an interactive style of learning involving workbooks and computer-aided assessment as part of your fundamental grounding in legal methodology. 

As you progress to Years 2 and 3, you'll deepen your knowledge, hone your skills and work with increasing independence. You'll be able to select optional modules enabling you to focus on complex areas of law, which you'll study in depth.  

As part of the Intellectual Property Law module, you'll have the opportunity to visit the World Intellectual Property Organisation and the World Trade Organisation in Geneva.

As part of the International Law module and European Law module, you'll have the opportunity to visit a number of international courts and institutions of the EU such as the European Court of Justice, the European Parliament, the International Criminal Court or the International Court of Justice in Strasbourg, The Hague and Brussels.

Year 1

Criminal Law
English Legal System
Law in Society
Introduction to Obligations
Contract Law
Contemporary Language Module
Dispute Resolution

Year 2

Public Law 1
Public Law 2
Law of Tort
Land Law
Civil and Commercial Mediation
Commercial Law
Corporate Law
Mooting & Advocacy Skills
International Law
Law, Literature & Creative Media
Race and the Law
Jurisprudence

Year 3

European Law
Equity and Trusts
Employment Law
Tax Law
Family Law
Comparative Criminal Law
International Justice and Human Rights
Intellectual Property Law
Medical Law
Women and Crime
Internet, Law & Society
Civil Litigation & Client Care
Individual Study

Foundation:
Introduction to Law
Contemporary Issues in Law
Individual Project - Law
Communication and Academic Skills for Higher Education
Personal and Career Development
Contemporary Issues in Business, Management and Marketing

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