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Top Foundation Year Programs in Law

You may be wondering whether law is the right career option for you. Rather than guessing, there is an alternative that can provide you with flexibility and the opportunity to gauge whether the study of law is right for you: the foundation year.

You are probably thinking, what is a foundation year in law? The answer may surprise you. The foundation course in law introduces you to the core academic skills required for achieving high performance as a student. Skills such as researching, writing, analyzing and logical reasoning are central to the course. Core modules may include developing language skills, decoding texts, writing coherently, listening effectively and participating in classroom discussions. Concepts pertaining to law, justice, morality and their sources are often explored in great depth. Politics, economics and statistics are other usual components.

Whether you decide to study law or not, gaining a solid foundation in writing and critical thinking skills can enhance your achievement in many other academic and professional venues. The panorama of knowledge you acquire during your foundation year is relevant to many aspects of life, and can further provide you with clarity regarding your occupational choices. 

Program costs vary widely since many international schools offer a rich set of options for curriculum selection and location. Researching schools you are interested in or contacting them directly is the best way to learn more about associated expenses.

Career options for students who complete a foundation year in law depend on the whether they continue their education in law or choose another program of study. Students who continue with a law education and graduate with a law degree can expect to find options that extend well beyond the practice of law. Many lawyers work in government, policymaking, research facilities, corporations, non-governmental organizations, nonprofit corporations and human resources firms. A law education can be very portable, allowing graduates to change careers if they choose.

Many universities offer online classes, which can also help to reduce costs. Taking classes either part time or online also delivers flexibility. Many universities offer distance learning to accommodate both full-time and part-time students. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice

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University of Edinburgh

The International Foundation Program is a full-time, one-year programme. It is designed to prepare you for degree-level study within the arts, humanities and social scien ... [+]

The International Foundation Program is a full-time, one-year program. It is designed to prepare you for degree-level study within the arts, humanities and social sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

All of the courses within the International Foundation Program have been designed to ensure you have the best possible start to your university learning experience. As courses progress, their academic, individual study and assessment requirements will gradually become closer to those you will experience in your first year of degree-level study. The program provides an entry route to over 150 degrees within the University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. This includes degrees in business, law, international relations, architecture, economics and English literature. All teaching takes place in small-group sessions alongside other international students and throughout the program you will receive dedicated one-to-one and group support from your personal tutor. English language tuition will be provided by English Language Education at the University. This is one of the largest higher education centres for language teaching in the UK and is also located within the Centre for Open Learning.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
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Full-time
1 year
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University of East Anglia

This programme combines academic study, intensive English language learning and study skills to prepare you for a range of subjects from law to politics. ... [+]

Study at UEA and choose from undergraduate degrees across law, film studies, international development, politics, and more.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme? A guaranteed route to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree at UEA (subject to meeting the specified entry requirements). You are a student of the University from day one, on a quality-assured, UEA-validated programme.

Course options available

International Foundation (3 terms) - this is the standard option, suitable for most students. Extended International Foundation (4 terms) - this option incorporates an additional term of intensive English language tuition at the beginning of the course, and English language entry requirements are lower. Where will this programme take me? ... [-]
United Kingdom Norwich
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Full-time
9 - 12 months
Campus
University of Exeter

Offering you direct entry to year one of an undergraduate degree in humanities, law and social science related subjects at the University of Exeter. ... [+]

Offering you direct entry to year one of an undergraduate degree in humanities, law and social science related subjects at the University of Exeter.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme? guaranteed university placement for all successful students a campus based programme with access to university facilities multiple start dates

There are two course options available:

International Foundation (3 terms) – this is the standard option Extended International Foundation (4 terms) – this option features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support. Where will it take me?

Our progression guarantee:

We guarantee to find you a place to study on an appropriate degree and university if you successfully complete your International Foundation programme, follow professional advice offered by INTO staff and meet minimum attendance requirements.... [-]

United Kingdom Exeter
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Full-time
9 - 12 months
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City University of London

Preparation for undergraduate degrees in cultural and creative industries, journalism, law, sociology and psychology. The International Foundation combines academic study ... [+]

Academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into the first year of a university degree in areas such as criminology, cultural and creative industries, journalism, law, sociology and psychology.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme? guaranteed university placement for all successful students access to City, University of London support and facilities multiple start dates

There are two course options available:

International Foundation (3 terms) – this is the standard option Extended International Foundation (4 terms) – this option features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support Where will it take me? ... [-]
United Kingdom London
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Full-time
6 - 12 months
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Cambridge International Education Centre

This programme has been specially devised to prepare and equip students, especially international students, who intend to study for a law degree delivered and assessed in ... [+]

Law Foundation Course in Cambridge

Study at Cambridge Melchior College (CMC) and with Cambridge International Education Centre (CIEC) to prepare for your Law related degree. Join us for our 6-month programme in Cambridge. Successful students will receive both our CMC/CIEC Level 3 Diploma in Law and the ATHE (Ofqual approved) Level 3 Diploma in Law. These Diplomas will secure progression to a large number of law-related degrees in UK universities, including for example Southampton Solent University, University of Bedfordshire, University of Northampton amongst others.

About this Programme

This programme has been specially devised to prepare and equip students, especially international students, who intend to study for a law degree delivered and assessed in the English language. It seeks to develop the legal English and study skills which, together with legal knowledge and understanding, are so vital for success at university.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge
Open Enrollment
Full-time
6 months
Campus
Lancaster University Ghana

Lancaster University Ghana's Foundation (FDN) Programme is a programme specifically designed by TransNational Education. It uses a unique curriculum developed for studen ... [+]

Lancaster University Ghana's Foundation (FDN) Programme is a programme specifically designed by TransNational Education. It uses a unique curriculum developed for students with partial requirements for direct entry into undergraduate programmes. The Foundation Programme establishes a pathway for students wishing to gain entry into undergraduate programmes at Lancaster University UK or Lancaster University Ghana. This programme developed by TNE helps them create a smooth transition from secondary school into university.

Course Overview

The Foundation Programme comprises three terms of 10 weeks’ teaching, one assessment week and a study break over each of the trimesters. The units taught in this program are conducted in English without any prerequisites, and students can take up to four units per term. The class duration for each unit is 2 hours per day, five days a week. Each session includes an insightful lecture and an interactive tutorial. The programme consists of seven compulsory common units and two major specific units. Foundation Routes In order to pave the way for students’ undergraduate studies at the university, the Foundation Programme at Lancaster University Ghana offers three routes or majors. The courses are: - Business (Accounting and Finance, Economics & Int' Relations, Business Studies & Marketing) - I.T. (Computer Science) - Law and Social Sciences (Law, Politics & Int' Relations and Psychology) These Foundation courses include units that focus on content useful and relevant to chosen undergraduate studies at the university. Practical projects are designed around each of these routes and incorporated in two of the three trimesters.... [-]

Ghana Accra
September 2019
Full-time
3 semesters
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CDI College

The Law Enforcement Foundations program prepares you for a demanding and satisfying career in policing, public safety and law enforcement. If you’ve ever been interested ... [+]

Canada’s Best Career Guide, published by Mediacorp, ranks law enforcement-related careers as one of the best social/community service career paths in Canada.

The Law Enforcement Foundations program prepares you for a demanding and satisfying career in policing, public safety and law enforcement. If you’ve ever been interested in exploring a career in law enforcement, now is the time to take the first step!

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and basic skills needed for successful employment in this field. Courses like Conflict Resolution, Investigation Techniques, Criminology and Human Behaviour will fully prepare you for a rewarding career in law enforcement. ... [-]

Canada Surrey Toronto
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
The University of Law Undergraduate Programmes

The International Foundation Programme for Law is a one year course providing a pathway to undergraduate degree studies in law. ... [+]

International Foundation Programme - Law

The International Foundation Programme for Law is a one year course providing a pathway to undergraduate degree studies in law.

Students will gain an active understanding of a range of historical and contemporary legal themes, such as civil and criminal law, the development of legal institutions and British, EU and international law. Students will also undertake a research project, allowing them to consolidate and showcase their legal knowledge, as well as the academic language, numeracy and research skills they will gain on the programme. On successful completion*, students will be able to start a three-year law degree, at one of the University of Law’s seven campuses in cities around the UK. (* At least 50% overall grade and 60% in the English module of the IFP - Law, will guarantee students progression to a standard three-year undergraduate Law Degree programme at ULaw).... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Full-time
9 months
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