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International Foundation Programme – Law Online

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.

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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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Duration options

9 months (September entry)

6 months (January entry)

Next start date

January 2023

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We are one of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education and have trained more practising lawyers in the UK than anyone else.

We have an overall 5 Star rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.

Ranked first amongst universities in England for teaching in the 2021 National Student Survey and in the Top Five for the last three years.

Course Details

International Foundation Programme Law Online

Our online programme will help you to develop the academic and linguistic skills required to go onto degree level law study. It will provide you with a basic introduction to the key principles of law, to enable you to study this subject with confidence. The course offers a flexible study mode as you can study online via study centres or independently.

Upon successful completion of the programme, you can choose to continue your studies at one of our campuses offering law degrees or online.

In order to progress onto one of our three year law degrees, successful completion requirements to be achieved would be 50% overall grade and 60% in the English module of the International Foundation Programme Law Online.


Course Structure

Semester 1

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


Semester 2

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

  • International Foundation Programme - Law
    • Full-time: Online

Online Taster Session

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.

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Study On Campus

You can also study these courses at one of our campuses across the UK. If you’re looking for a more traditional university experience, why not consider studying on campus?

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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. Students are also assessed on their ability to work collaboratively and independently.

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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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Employability We Set You Up For Success

We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying


Applications for all our undergraduate courses are open.

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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.

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