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Our International Foundation Programme for Law Online is designed to help you develop the academic and linguistic skills required for degree level study. With our pre-degree course, we will offer you 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. On successful completion of this online course, you will feel more confident in your abilities to undertake one of our undergraduate law degrees.
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.Full requirements
9 months (September entry)
6 months (January entry)
September 2023See all Start Dates
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Our International Foundation Programme (IFP) – Law Online is designed to help you develop the academic and language skills you will need 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 programme. You will be able to follow a range of self-study materials at your own pace and in your own time but you will also join live interactive online sessions each week, when you can work with classmates, speak with your tutors and actively participate in learning activities.
You will also have an opportunity to learn the foundation of international law and develop your practical analysis skills, interpersonal communication, and the ability to work in teams. Once you’ve successfully completed the IFP - Law Online, you will feel more confident in your abilities to start one of our undergraduate degrees in law.
To progress onto one of our three year law degrees, you will need to achieve 50% overall and 60% in the English modules of the IFP - Law Online.
If you want to find out what it’s like to study an online course with us, why not try our free online taster session?
Our taster sessions can be completed at your own pace and include short, structured exercises to help you experience what it will really be like to study online with us. All you need to do is visit our online learning platform (Blackboard ELITE) and, if you've already applied to study with us and received login details for ELITE, click 'sign in' on Blackboard ELITE. Alternatively, click 'sign up' and complete the short registration form.
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. Students are also assessed on their ability to work collaboratively and independently.
To qualify for one of our three year Law degrees you'll need to achieve the following grades on this online course:
50% overall grade and 60% in the English module of the International Foundation Programme Law Online.
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January 2022: The fee for this course is £7,000. A deposit of £250 is required.
September 2022: The fee for this course is to be confirmed.
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.