International Foundation Programme – Law

Our International Foundation Programme for Law is designed to help you develop the academic and linguistic skills required for degree level study. You will gain a basic introduction to key principles of law while boosting your skills in English language and maths. The course can be studied in nine months or six months as an accelerated version. Once you’ve successfully completed this course you will feel more confident in your abilities to undertake one of our undergraduate degrees in law.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

Students must have successfully completed secondary education (typically at least 11 years of education) plus an English language level equivalent to IELTS 5.0 or above with a minimum of 4.5 in each component.

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London Bloomsbury and Online

Next start date

September 2022

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We offer a Pre-sessional English course to help students reach entry requirements.


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Course Details

International Foundation Programme Law

This programme will help you develop the academic and linguistic skills required for degree level study. You will gain a basic introduction to the key principles of business or law, which will enable you to study these subjects with confidence. You will also study modules that give you support in your English and maths skills.

The International Foundation Programme is available at our London Bloomsbury campus or online. Upon successful completion of this programme you can choose to continue your studies at a number of other campuses located throughout the UK.

If you achieve at least minimum levels in your overall grade and the English module you will be able to progress to study one of our undergraduate degrees.

The requirement for progression to one of our three year law degrees is 50% overall grade and 60% in the English modules in the Law International Foundation Programme.

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Course Structure

Semester 1

  • English Language and Study Skills
  • Practical Numeracy Skills
  • Introduction to Legal Concepts and Skills

Semester 2

  • English Language 2
  • Research Project
  • Legal Concepts 2
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Course Start Dates

  • International Foundation Programme - Law
    • Full-time: London Bloomsbury


Study International Foundation Programme – Law Online starting January 2022

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Study Online

You can also study this course 100% online.

The online version of this course covers the same content as the on campus version, while still offering you the same high level of professional tutor support. The only difference is that you can study when, where and how you want.

If you’re looking for true flexibility in your studies, why not consider our online study option?

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Course Information


To get a full picture of how studying the course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdowns.



Throughout the programme there is a balanced mix of coursework, in-class tests and formal exams.

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To qualify for one of our three year Law degrees you’ll need to achieve the following grades on this course:

50% overall grade and 60% in the English module of the Law International Foundation Programme

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Fees and Applying


Applications for all our undergraduate courses are open.

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January 2022 fee: The fee for this course is £11,400. A deposit of £250 is required.

September 2022 fee: The fee for this course is £11,800. A deposit of £250 is required.

This fee includes the cost of core text books and other learning materials, access to our online learning and library services.

Please note: This course is not eligible for student financial support from the UK Government because it is designed for international students only.



We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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