LLB (Hons) with Foundation Year

During your foundation level studies you’ll get extra support in important areas like assignment research and writing, IT and numerical skills, and legal foundations. This will set you up with the confidence you need to succeed as a university law student. 

Course details

Are you thinking about the future career possibilities you could have with a law degree under your belt, but would like some extra skills support before starting a university law course? Then our LLB (Hons) Law with Foundation Year has been designed for people just like you.

  • Mode of study: 2-3 days a week
  • Intake: Intakes: October, February, May
  • Course length: 4 years
  • Course fee: £9250   per year
  • Location: London campus

Arden University London

Course overview

This course is a great choice if you want to become a solicitor or barrister, and is also the first step to an exciting choice of career possibilities in the wider legal sector and in professions such as journalism, politics, policing, teaching, and much more. Of course, you don’t need to have made a firm decision about your future career path when you first join us, and this law foundation course isn’t just for people that want to work in the legal sector. You’ll have time to discover which areas of your law degree you enjoy most during your first few years of study, and then focus on topics you feel passionate about later in the course. 


Entry requirements

At least 3 x GCSEs or equivalent that are less than 3 years old, or 

At least 3 x GCSEs or equivalent, over 3 years old, with an accompanying CV. 


We don’t expect undergraduate students to have a set career in mind before starting their degree. So, don’t worry if you’re still weighing up your future options. Instead, we prepare you with a range of skills that employers from a variety of industries value. After graduating from the course, you’ll feel confident to make a decision about your future career path. 

Future legal roles include:

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Executive
  • Legal Secretary

Non legal career options are almost endless, but popular choices include:

  • Journalism
  • Policing
  • Politics
  • Teaching and academia
  • Tax consultancy roles
  • Business consultancy roles


The way in which solicitors and barristers qualify in England and Wales has recently changed. Our LLB with foundation year reflects the latest industry requirements to ensure that students are fully equipped to take the relevant Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) exams if they wish to do so. This includes access to SQE related learning materials for up to a year to prepare for sitting part 1 of the SQE exam for all successful graduates. 

  • Using Numeracy, IT and Data
  • Research Skills and Using Information
  • Values, Ethics and Working Collaboratively
  • Developing Academic Skills
  • Crime and Law in Context
  • Psychology of Everyday Life
  • Core modules (20 credits each)
  • English Legal System and Skills
  • Public Law
  • Tort 1
  • Crime 1
  • Civil Liberties in Practice
  • Contract Law
  • Core modules (20 credits each)
  • Tort 2
  • Crime 2
  • Land Law and Practical Skills
  • Equity, Trusts and Wills
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Technology, Innovation and the Law
  • Core modules (20 credits each)
  • Employment Law 
  • Optional professional practice modules:
  • SQE pathway recommended modules (20 credits each)*
  • Business Law and Practice
  • Solicitors Professional Practice
  • Property Practice
  • Law of Evidence
  • Bar pathway recommended modules (20 credits each)*
  • European Union Law
  • Advocacy
  • Law of Evidence
  • Optional modules (20 credits each, 40 credits for the Legal Dissertation)*
  • Family Law 
  • Immigration and Asylum Law
  • Placement and Pro Bono
  • International Law
  • International Commercial Law
  • Legal Research Project
  • Legal Dissertation (40 credits)