International Foundation Year in Law

The International Foundation Year is a programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language training designed specifically to provide international students with a pathway to undergraduate degree study in law at The University of Law.

A degree from The University of Law is highly regarded. Many graduates go on to excellent careers within the legal profession in the UK, their home country and across the globe.

When you complete the International Foundation Year and achieve the required grades*, you can progress to one of the following degrees:

Degree English grade Subject grade
LLB (Hons) 2 years 70% 65%
LLB (Hons) 3 years 60% 65%

*including no module mark less than 55%

Study plan options

International Study Centre Progression University
Year 1 Degrees Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
LLB (Hons) 2 years
LLB (Hons) 3 years

LLB (Hons) Law – Accelerated (2 years)

LLB (Hons) Law – Accelerated is a two-year degree designed to get you to the next stage of your professional training as a lawyer or start your career as quickly as possible.

Provided that during your year at the International Study Centre your English improves and you meet the entry requirements, you can enter the two-year law degree.

The two-year LLB is the most focused professional law degree available. It has the same content and tutors as the three-year LLB, but it is more intensive with more contact hours per week (14 hours instead of nine).

The accelerated structure is a cost effective way to launch to your career and help you save on living costs.

Academic English Skills

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University.  These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

Subject-Specific Modules

These units provide you with knowledge and understanding of the degree subject(s) you will be progressing to. You will study a broad range of Business, Law and Finance topics that will be central to your undergraduate degree. These include areas such as contract law, trading structures, EU law, financial accounting, organisational behaviour and business management. You will be taught by lecturers who are specialists in these areas, and will help you to apply theory to real-world situations.

These degrees and grades are subject to change.

Key facts

Age: 17

Course length: Three terms

Entry points: October or February

Start dates:
Term 1: 06/02/17 - 17/03/17
Term 2: 03/04/17 - 09/06/17
Term 3: 19/06/17 - 08/09/17

Study location:
The University of Law, Bloomsbury

English Language entry requirements:
Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (4.5 in writing)*

*If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English

Entry requirements:
Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study

Available to international, home and EU students

Contact hours per week: 16 

Self-study hours per week: 25

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The International Foundation Year provides the academic knowledge, English language preparation and study skills you will need to succeed at undergraduate-level study at The University of Law. 

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