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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 | 2020

Subject

Law

Do you want to study law at a British university, but don’t have the correct qualifications? This course will prepare you for an undergraduate law degree.

Successfully complete the International Foundation Year, and you will be guaranteed a place on the three-year LLB law course at Reading in September of the same year.

The International Foundation 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. The high-quality teaching provided on this programme is sympathetic to the needs of students from a wide range of educational backgrounds.

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

The LLB Law programme will also develop your ability to consider and evaluate issues; select relevant materials and produce arguments encompassing policy, existing practice and knowledge; and 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. 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 as a graduate of 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 on to 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:

* Academic skills
* Criminology
* 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
£16,890
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?

47%
UK students
53%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

0%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

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