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Course details

Subject area

Law

UCAS tariff points

32

Start date(s)

2021

Study mode(s)

Full time (1 year)

Course overview

Leeds Trinity's four-year degree programmes allow you to commence your studies with an initial foundation year.

This initial one-year period of study allows you to develop your academic skills and confidence through undertaking four 30-credit 'Level 0' modules.

These modules are designed to introduce you to a number of key concepts, debates and skills that will inform your second, third and fourth years of study.

If you have the capacity to undertake degree-level study, but may not have the required entry requirements to do so, this offers you an alternative way into university.

It also offers a development opportunity to you if you wish to build your skills and confidence by undertaking four - rather than three - years of university study. 

The Student Contract

Your health and wellbeing is important to us which means that we may need to adjust elements of our courses, such as the timings of our placement provision, to take into account COVID-19-related government restrictions. However, please be assured that we will do our utmost to limit any impact this has on your university experience. If you have any questions about your course, please contact us at hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

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About this course

The Legal Issues Foundation Year is for you if:

  • you do not have the right qualifications for a full degree
  • you feel you are not yet ready for degree-level study
  • you are returning to study and feel you need some help to get up to speed with the demands of learning before embarking on a degree.​

Upon successful completion of the foundation year, you will be able to progress to Level 4 of these linked honours degrees:

 

Modules

The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Academic skills and studying with confidence

All Foundation students will take this module to help manage the transition to university life and any challenges it may pose. We'll help you develop skills such as using electronic resources, planning and note-taking, communication skills related to essay and report writing and delivering presentations. You'll learn how to be successful in time and stress management and you'll become more confident and engaging with collaborative learning, debates, discussions and critical reflection.

Project

​All Foundation students will take this highly personalised module which allows you to study an area of interest related to your chosen future specialisation. The subject content and format will be varied and you will work individually on your chosen project, whether that's a written report, a presentation and oral examination, a film or a series of blog posts. You will undertake problem-solving learning and formative feedback and support will be provided throughout, helping develop your self-confidence.

Understanding UK Case Law

​This module will introduce you to the principal methods of legal reporting for news, journals and specialised reports as well as focusing on case research, legal terminology, citations and judicial reasoning. You will take part in seminars and group work to explore selected case reports and provide additional information through reference resources.

Common Law and Precedent

​This module will introduce you to the system of common law and the practice of precedent as well as focusing on case research, legal terminology, citations and judicial reasoning. You will take part in seminars and group work to explore selected case reports and provide additional information through reference resources.

Learning and Teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.

Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:

  • high quality teaching
  • an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
  • a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.

We have a strong reputation for developing student employability, supporting your development towards graduate employment, with relevant skills embedded throughout your programme of study.

We endeavour to develop curiosity, confidence, courage, ambition and aspiration in all students through the key themes in our Learning and Teaching Strategy:

  • Student Involvement and Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Integrated Programme and Assessment Experience
  • Digital Literacy and Skills
  • Employability and Enterprise

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • Understanding how to use tools and technology to support learning and development
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Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, allowing you to apply and demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

QualificationGrade
UCAS tariff32
GCSE requirementsEnglish Language at Grade C or 4

Applications are welcome from mature students with few or no formal qualifications.

Any previous relevant work experience and learning will be assessed and, where appropriate, accredited as part of the application process.

This course is not available to students on a Student Route Visa.

Student Finance

UK Home Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2021/2022.

Part-time tuition fees will be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

Tuition fees for 2022/23 entry will be set in summer 2021.

Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.

Additional costs

We advise students that there may be additional course costs in addition to annual tuition fees. These include:

  • Books - recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
  • Print costs - the University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

How to apply

For full-time Foundation Year undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.

On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code.

You'll also need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.

There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:

To apply, click on the link below and then select the Foundation Year you wish to study: 

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