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University of Reading

Law with International Foundation Year

UCAS Code: M1Q3

Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Law

If you want to study law at a British university but don't have the correct qualifications, this LLB Law with International Foundation Year course will prepare you for an undergraduate law degree.

Subject to successful completion of the International Foundation Year (including the law module), you'll be guaranteed a place on the three-year LLB law course at Reading in September of the same year.

The foundation year will equip you with the subject-specific and general study skills you need to cope with the demands of undergraduate study. It is possible to seek a single visa for the duration of the four-year programme.

Through the provision of high-quality teaching that is sympathetic to the needs of students from a wide range of educational backgrounds, the IFP programme will equip you with the subject-specific and general study skills you need to cope with the demands of undergraduate study. Students who qualify to progress from the foundation year (Part 0) will automatically be entered into Part One of LLB Law.

Students can seek a single visa for the duration of the four-year course.

In addition to gaining legal knowledge, the LLB Law programme will develop your ability to:

* consider and evaluate issues

* select relevant materials and produce arguments encompassing policy, existing practice and knowledge

* theorise and critique legal concepts and the law itself.

The degree aims to provide coverage of the core areas of English law – including public and private law – while also allowing you the flexibility to focus on your own interests. You can view optional modules for Year 1 and Year 2 in the "What will you study?" section of this page.

You are encouraged to undertake placements during your vacations. Students find and secure placements independently, but with the support of the University.

**Careers**

Your employability and likely destinations once you leave Reading will be the same as international students on the three-year LLB programme.

Under current UKVI rules, international students are able to stay in the UK for four months after the completion of their course. The majority of the international students at our School of Law use this four-month window to travel. They then either remain in the UK for further vocational training, or return home to complete their professional exams. A significantly higher proportion of international students, when compared to home students, continue onto professional examinations; consistently in the region of 90%. The proportion of students remaining in the UK for the Bar Professional Training Course (from that 90%) varies each year but is consistently between one-third and one-half of the students who remain in the UK.

Modules

Sample modules may include:

* Criminology
* Company Law
* Employment Law
* Intellectual Property Law
* International Law

Check our website for more details of the course structure.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,320
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Reading

Department:

School of Law

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Law

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Law

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

59%
UK students
41%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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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.

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£34k

£34k

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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