Northumbria University Newcastle - Law Foundation Year

Northumbria University Newcastle

Law Foundation Year

The LLB with Foundation year is an integrated foundation course. If you aspire to a career in law, the foundation year is designed to provide a strong grounding in both subject knowledge and skills.
If you pass the foundation year, you automatically progress to the Northumbria LLB undergraduate honours degree.
In the Foundation Year you study five semester long modules and one-year long module where you will develop your knowledge of the theory and practice of law. You will also have an opportunity to learn effective academic writing, analysis skills, interpersonal communication, and the ability to work in teams. The main attribute you need to bring is curiosity.
Our modules encourage you to look at contemporary legal issues and events, exploring how the law works. During your modules, you will consider ethical issues and learn analytical skills while being encouraged to build your creative, critical, and independent thinking.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

80 UCAS Tariff points:

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

You will benefit from extensive careers support throughout your course to help you plan your career and promote your professional development. You will have an opportunity to attend lectures by a variety of legal professionals and take part in competitions to win legal work experience.

You are encouraged to participate in voluntary activities such as mooting, mentoring, judicial shadowing, and the Law School has several student-led societies including the Grey Society, the Mock Trail Society, Legal History and more, for which you can also get involved.

When you pass the Foundation year, you automatically progress to first year of the LLB (Hons) programme. On completion of the LLB (Hons) you will graduate with the attributes needed to succeed in the legal services sector with a range of academic and professional transferable skills, such as research, public speaking, critical thinking, teamwork and commercial awareness, qualities highly regarded by both legal and non-legal employers. Our range of optional modules on the LLB (Hons) allow you to develop areas of specialism tailored to your career aspirations.

Course Details

In the Foundation year, you will develop more specific legal knowledge and skills that prepare you for the first year of the degree.  

The teaching at Northumbria Law School emphasises practical learning and uses interactive teaching approaches, lectures and small group sessions. Web-based materials, lecture recordings, electronic reading lists and online support also enhance your learning experience. The current modules you will study are Law and Society, Law and Ethics, Law in Action (Criminal Law and Civil Law) Academic Practice and Lives, Trials and the Law.

There are a variety of assessment formats including examinations, coursework, portfolios, presentations, and a project. You will be supported in your studies by a comprehensive programme of lectures and workshops, feedback during teaching sessions, group work, access to library resources, and technology. In addition to the module team, you will also be allocated a personal guidance tutor.

Foundation Year

Law and Society (Core,20 Credits)
Law and Ethics (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Practice for Law (Core,20 Credits)
Law in Action (Core,40 Credits)
Project: Lives, Trials and the Law (Core,20 Credits)

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