Build your confidence. Use the foundation year to become more confident, regardless of your educational background.
Benefit from our support. Your tutors, resources, skills training, and the community of students you will be part of will ensure you are prepared to progress from your foundation year to your chosen degree.
Develop your skills and stand out. Get ahead with a course designed to help you stand out with employers, whatever your career goals. Study modules with emphasis on developing your legal and employability skills as well as professional practice.
Flexibility. Have flexibility and choice in what you study: the first two years include traditional subjects, such as Criminal Law and Tort, alongside learning dispute resolution skills and a range of optional modules. In your final year you have lots of choice so can tailor your degree to your interests and career ambitions. Our optional modules include legal subjects such as family, employment, environmental, intellectual property, business, immigration, human rights and cybercrime.
Volunteer in our award winning Law Clinic. Gain valuable, professional experience by participating in our award-winning, pro-bono Law Clinic. Here you work under the guidance of legal practitioners, with real clients making a real difference in the community, without taking time out of your studies. You can do this for credit towards your degree or as a volunteer.
Join our outstanding student Law Society.
Our society offers networking opportunities and organises competitions. Our students have excelled in winning national client interviewing and mooting competitions.
Learn from experts. Benefit from excellent research-informed and practice-led teaching by highly qualified staff, including legal practitioners. We have internationally renowned researchers in areas such as the environment, marine protection, immigration and intellectual property. We give policy advice, regionally and nationally, and work for change. We publish an on-line journal, the Plymouth Law Review, with contributions from both staff and students.
Supporting you to excel. We keep our class sizes small, so we have a close-knit community of like-minded students and staff, which will give you the encouragement and support you need to excel. You will be part of a supportive community and learning environment, with a dedicated personal tutor system and strong alumni links.
Prepare for your future.We've designed our degree to ensure you're prepared for the updated Solicitors Qualifying Exam. Our course also allows you to pursue training as a barrister, with our students regularly winning major Bar Scholarships from the Inns of Court. Take advantage of our dedicated person to support you to get work experience and secure placements.
This course is an integrated part of the LLB (Hons) Law degree at the University of Plymouth. Successful completion of your foundation year (Year 0) will not lead to a separate award or qualification in its own right but provides progression onto Year 1 of LLB (Hons) Law, or one of the following degree courses:
- BA (Hons) Anthropology
- BA (Hons) Art History
- BA (Hons) Creative Writing
- BSc (Hons) Criminology
- BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology
- BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology
- BA (Hons) English
- BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing
- BA (Hons) History
- BSc (Hons) International Relations
- LLB (Hons) Law and Criminology
- BSc (Hons) Politics
- BSc (Hons) Politics and International Relations
- BSc (Hons) Sociology
- BSc (Hons) Professional Policing