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International Preparation Courses

We offer an exciting range of programmes for international students, which are designed to help and support you to achieve your goals.

 

This support includes:

  • Level 3 international foundation programmes (equivalent to 2 A levels) in Law and Business
  • Intensive pre-sessional English courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Free in-sessional English classes for those who have already enrolled in a course with us
  • Bespoke summer schools – providing tasters in law or business with a language component if required
  • EU law module to enable you to become eligible to study a postgraduate course in the UK if you haven’t studied EU law before.

Our tutors are highly qualified with experience in legal and business sectors and academic teaching.

Our courses have a career focus and we strive to develop your professional skills, as well as your academic and linguistic knowledge.

International Foundation Programmes

If you want to study one of our undergraduate degrees, but don’t meet the academic and language entry requirements – our International Foundation Programme (IFP) is for you.

Both our law and business foundation programmes run from September to June each year, split into six modules across two terms. They include two English language modules to help you build your general language skills into applied academic language. The programme also includes practical numeracy skills and research project modules that you can apply specifically to your subject area.

Our English tutors will work closely with you during the programme to make sure you are prepared for the linguistic demands of your degree. You will have 18 contact hours with your tutor each week to ensure you have plenty of guidance and individual feedback on your work.

If you’re on the law foundation programme, you will take part in two law modules to ensure you have a solid understanding of a range of concepts by the time you start your law degree, giving you a head start. This includes learning about the role of law in society, improving legal research and referencing skills, visiting a range of courts and studying civil and criminal cases.

For more information on course modules, entry requirements, how you’ll be assessed and how to enrol, click here.

If you’re on the business foundation programme, you will take part in two business modules to ensure you have a solid understanding of a range of concepts by the time you start your law degree, giving you a head start. This includes learning about company structures, globalisation, management theory, global financial markets and marketing principles. We focus on contemporary business cases, so that the theory you learn can be applied to real-life sector situations.

For more information on course modules, entry requirements, how you’ll be assessed and how to enrol, click here.

Pre-sessional English

Improve your academic language skills before starting your degree.

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In-sessional English

Access free language support whilst studying your degree.

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Summer/Winter schools

We run short bespoke courses during the summer and winter to provide our international students with a taste of English law.

Our summer/winter school is taught by legal practitioners and university academics, covering subjects such as common law, the English legal system, mooting and legal English. By taking part in the summer or winter school, you will participate in a full cultural programme, with visits to courts and world famous historic legal institutions, as well as social activities with other ULaw students.

We can tailor this course to meet your requirements, so please email us and let us know what you require.

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EU law module

Part-time online short course that allows you to study EU Law if your undergraduate degree didn’t include EU Law. Once completed this will make you eligible for postgraduate legal study in the UK.

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Test of Legal English Skills (TOLES)

We are an approved provider of TOLES training and examinations, catering to all three levels – Foundation, Higher and Advanced. We currently offer intensive training – over one or two weeks – to closed groups.

What is TOLES?

TOLES is a valued and recognised test by several leading law firms and financial institutions who wish to verify the language skills of their staff.

By following this course, you will enhance your ability to successfully deal with English speaking clients, understand complex legal documents, think commercially and draft contracts using appropriate and accurate legal terminology.

So whether you are a new law graduate or a practising lawyer, our TOLES course will help to increase your confidence and competence in a range of legal communication contexts.

Email us to discuss your training needs.

 

TOEFL iBT and LanguageCERT online testing

The university is continuing to operate as normal, where safe to do so, and taking all appropriate measures to support students for the September 2020 intake. In light of that we are accepting the following English tests:

TOELF iBT home edition

TOELF has released a secure English language test which can be taken from the comfort of your own home and accepted by the University of Law.

The test is available in all countries where there are TOEFL centres. You are able to register directly with TOEFL for the test. The test is available 24 hours a day and within 72 hours of applications. There is additional guidance which you’re able to obtain directly from TOEFL.

www.ets.org/toefl

Online LanguageCERT

If you’re unable to take the TOEFL then we are able to accept the LanguageCert. Again, it is a secure method of testing which can be taken in the comfort of your own home whilst being invigilated by a real person who is there to help you (virtually).

www.languagecert.org/LanguageCert-Online-Exams

IELTS Indicator

IELTS indicator is an online test which is available from the safety of your own home and scheduled once a week. The IELTS Indicator runs in the same format as a UKVI IELTS as it assesses your Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. This is the ideal option for applicants who have been preparing for the IELTS prior to centre closures.

www.ielts.org/what-is-ielts/ielts-indicator

Undergraduate courses

Course IELTS (Academic) TOEFL (IBT Home Edition - only while test centres are closed) LanguageCert (only during test centre closures due to COVID-19)
Access to verify results* YES YES  
Pre-sessional English UKVI IELTS or IELTS Indicator ONLY N/A N/A
International Foundation Year UKVI IELTS or IELTS Indicator ONLY

5.0 overall with minimum 4.5 in each component
N/A N/A
4 year Business UG with Foundation Year 5.5 overall with minimum 5.5 in each component 72 overall with no component less than 17 B2 Communicator High Pass
3 year Business UG 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each component 80 overall with no component less than 17 B2 Communicator High Pass
4 year Law UG with Foundation Year (including Law withs) 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each component 80 overall with no component less than 17 B2 Communicator High Pass
3 year Law UG (including Law withs) 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each component 87 overall with no component less than 19 B2 Communicator High Pass
2 year Accelerated LLB 7.0 overall with minimum 6.5 in each component 95 overall with no component less than 21 B2 Communicator High Pass
2 year Senior Status LLB 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each component 87 overall with no component less than 19 B2 Communicator High Pass

Postgraduate courses

Course IELTS (Academic) TOEFL (IBT Home Edition - only while test centres are closed) LanguageCert (only during test centre closures due to COVID-19)
Access to verify results* YES
YES
 
Business PG 6.5 Overall with minimum 5.5 in each component 87 overall with no component less than 17 B2 Communicator High Pass
GDL & LPC & MA Law & LLM Overall band score of 6.5 with no one component below 6.0 87 overall with no component less than 19 B2 Communicator High Pass
BPC 110 overall with no component less than 25 Minimum 7.5 in each component C1 Expert Pass