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Foundation in Law
Our Foundation in Law course equips you with the key academic knowledge and critical skills needed to study for a qualifying law degree (QLD).
During the year-long course you will:
- develop key legal skills such as statutory interpretation and case reading
- enhance your problem solving and oral skills
- gain highly-valued competencies in legal research and writing.
This course is ideal:
- if you want to study Law at Oxford Brookes but need to supplement your A-Levels grades
- if you wish to return to study after a long break.
By choosing our Foundation in Law, you’ll be joining a supportive and close-knit community. Our department is led by academics who are experts in their fields. You’ll receive the support and guidance needed to build university-level skills. And at the end of the course, you’ll emerge equipped to confidently progress to the LLB in Law at Oxford Brookes.
Upon successful completion of the Foundation in Law course, you will be guaranteed a place on our LLB in Law course.
How to apply
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Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
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It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
|Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.||Typically £0-200|
Library fines (for late returns or lost books)
|£1-35 per book|
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
All financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
On our course you will:
- examine a broad range of law subjects
- develop important interpersonal, communication and time management skills
- gain the knowledge and abilities you need to succeed in further study.
In Semester 1 you will improve your oral, written and interpersonal skills for Higher Education. You’ll take modules that introduce you to key concepts in law, criminal law and study skills.
In Semester 2 you will learn about key concepts in constitutional and contract law. You will also undertake a small research project to prepare you for your target degree. You will receive one-to-one support from a supervisor.
A dedicated academic advisor will support you throughout your course. And help you explore your options for either continued study or employment.
After you graduate
Our Foundation in Law is principally intended as a route to further study at degree level. However, this is also a course that is heavily focused on developing your academic and interpersonal skills and inspiring self-confidence.
By the end of this course you will have been coached in written expression, presentation skills, independent learning, working in groups, accessing information from a range of sources and working to deadlines.
All of these qualities are valued by employers and will make you attractive to a range of workplaces.
Our Foundation in Law course has been specifically designed to introduce you to, and prepare you for, any one of the awards named below:
- LLB Law
- LLB Law with Business
- LLB Law with Criminology
You will be able to progress directly to these awards at Oxford Brookes without further application and you will be advised and assisted in this process by your Academic Advisor and/or your Student Support Coordinator.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
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