Law (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)

Our Law (including foundation year) BA is a four-year degree set up to help you enter your desired law-related undergraduate course, if you don’t meet the necessary entry requirements for the three-year course. The foundation year is designed to prepare you for the challenge of studying at undergraduate level.

Course details

This law degree with a foundation year is designed to help you enter a career within environments that rely heavily on the knowledge of law, including business, politics, the civil service and the voluntary sector.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

Throughout the degree you’ll receive academic and careers support from tutors and academic mentors. There will also be opportunities to attend workshops that focus on improving your interview, essay writing and critical thinking skills.

In your foundation year you’ll focus on developing academic skills within the context of a broad range of current themes and social issues, from an interdisciplinary perspective. You’ll also explore the broad topics of media, crime and race, where your critical thinking, essay writing and research skills will be exercised. In Year 0, you will also study a Law module which will introduce you to the fundamental principles of law, rights and responsibilities within the legal system, and the way our legal system works. On this course you’ll have opportunities to engage in study visits to legal institutions.

In the subsequent three years of your course you’ll engage in a more in-depth academic study of law, gaining much more choice over the subjects and themes you’ll study.


Entry requirements

at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC/Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)

GCSE English Language at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent)

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Critical Thinking (core, 15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of UK Law (core, 15 credits)
  • Interventions for Change (core, 15 credits)
  • Media, Crime and ‘Race’ (core, 15 credits)
  • Reflecting on Self and Society (core, 15 credits)
  • Researching Discrimination (core, 15 credits)
  • Researching Inequality (core, 15 credits)
  • Social Issues in Context: Text to Essay (core, 15 credits)
  • Administrative Law (core, 15 credits)
  • Constitutional Law (core, 15 credits)
  • Contract I (core, 15 credits)
  • Criminal Law I (core, 15 credits)
  • English Legal System (core, 15 credits)
  • Land Law I (core, 15 credits)
  • Law of Tort I (core, 15 credits)
  • Legal Method (core, 15 credits)
  • Contract Law II (core, 15 credits)
  • Criminal Law II (core, 15 credits)
  • Law of Tort II (core, 15 credits)
  • Consumer Rights Law (option, 15 credits)
  • Employment Law (option, 15 credits)
  • Land Law II (option, 15 credits)
  • Law of Advocacy and Mooting (option, 15 credits)
  • Law of Equity and Trusts I (option, 15 credits)
  • Law of Evidence (option, 15 credits)
  • Law of the European Union I (option, 15 credits)
  • Legal Research Methods (option, 15 credits)
  • Civil Law and Practice (core, 15 credits)
  • Criminal Litigation (core, 15 credits)
  • Child Law (option, 15 credits)
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights (option, 15 credits)
  • Company Law (option, 15 credits)
  • Entertainment Law (option, 15 credits)
  • Environmental Law (option, 15 credits)
  • Family Law (option, 15 credits)
  • International Trade Law (option, 15 credits)
  • Jurisprudence (option, 15 credits)
  • Landlord and Tenant Law (option, 15 credits)
  • Law Dissertation (option, 15 credits)
  • Law Research Essay (option, 15 credits)
  • Law of Evidence (option, 15 credits)
  • Law of Immigration and Asylum (option, 15 credits)
  • Law of the European Union II (option, 15 credits)
  • Penal Policy (option, 15 credits)
  • Public International Law (option, 15 credits)