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Law with Foundation

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Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Subject

Law

The Foundation Programme is designed for students from under-represented groups in higher education, who have the potential to achieve the standard for admission to Durham, but who, as a result of educational disadvantage or disruption, do not have the level of attainment or access to qualifications required for entry to a Durham University course. The Foundation Programme is delivered by a dedicated team of academic tutors from Durham’s Centre for Academic Development (DCAD). Each year it provides places for 100 students and supports them to progress to Level 1 study in over 37 academic subjects from every academic department in the university.

The Foundation Programme supports students to develop the skills and subject knowledge required for successful study at degree level. The content focuses on developing epistemological maturity, metacognitive skills, and independent learning, becoming increasingly specialised as the course progresses. On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to the first year of your degree, once you have achieved the grade required for progression.

**Course Structure**
The Foundation Programme provides 120 academic credits divided into modules, with 20 hours of taught content and 10 hours of tutorial or small group seminar support for every 10 credits. We also expect our students to engage in a further 70 hours of self-directed study (including assignments and tests) for every 10 credits they study. This is broadly in-line with the majority of academic departments across Durham University, although individual variation does exist between departments.

Modules

Foundation Programme (Year 0)
The first year of this course is spent with the Foundation Programme developing the skills and subject knowledge required for successful study at degree level. The Foundation Year contains a number of compulsory and discipline-specific modules.

Compulsory modules are designed to develop higher level learning skills and familiarise you with studying and assessment at degree level. Discipline-specific modules help lay a foundation of knowledge that you will build upon as you progress to your chosen degree course. On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to the first year of your degree, once you have achieved the grade required for progression.

Foundation modules:
Foundation Skills
English Literature 1
Academic Communication
Concepts, Methods and Theories in Social Science 1
Concepts, Methods and Theories in Arts and Humanities 1
Academic Practice 1
Academic Practice 2
Concepts, Methods and Theories in Social Science 2
Concepts, Methods and Theories in Arts and Humanities 2
English Literature 2
Modern History

Years 1, 2 and 3
As per years 1, 2 and 3 of M101 LLB Law

For more information on this course, please see our website.

Tuition fees

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£9,250
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£9,250
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Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
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Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

57%
UK students
43%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


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Law

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
64%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Legal associate professionals
15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Law

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£39k

£39k

£46k

£46k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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