At Arden, we believe that everyone deserves the chance to achieve a degree – regardless of background or qualifications. First, you’ll master the skills needed to succeed with your studies. Then, you’ll go on to study your undergraduate degree, preparing you to enter the world of work in the career of your choice.
Our LLB foundation course covers the key pillars of legal knowledge and takes you through the fundamentals of English Law and the legal system. Studying this course will enable you to acquire the knowledge and practical legal skills needed to succeed in a range of legal and non-legal sectors. You’ll start gathering the knowledge required for the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE 1), as well as taking an important step towards a Bar Practice Course if you wish to qualify as a barrister in the future.
If this sounds like the course for you, all you need to get started is the drive and commitment to do your very best – and we’ll be here to support you the rest of the way.
The perfect introduction to your undergraduate studies, a law foundation degree prepares you with the skills you’ll need to complete your full degree with confidence. You’ll then progress to the remaining years of our undergraduate LLB to study the basics of the legal system and criminal law how to apply your legal understanding to complex real-life scenarios, where you’ll examine potential outcomes, solutions, and their impacts.
Arden is for winners. Nobody will beg you to sit down and start working on your career, if you don’t do it yourself! Once you have an honest interest for what you learn, if you reach out for more, you will be welcome to be helped and advised. But to do that, you must be determined.
Each module of this LLB law foundation degree will present different core law principles for you to research, debate and learn. Once you’ve mastered the theory, you’ll be able to put your new knowledge to the test and tailor your studies to your own profession preferences, by choosing one of your own modules.
Our LLB (Hons) is adapting to reflect changes coming in to the Solicitors Qualifying Examination. We are therefore updating and modernising this course from September 2021 onwards. This will mean that modules listed for level 4 onwards are subject to change for students joining level 4 study from September onwards.
*optional study modules
The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include:
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:
Candidates are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend an interview demonstrating an ability to study for the programme. This statement should include:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
The courses at Arden University allow you to explore elements of the legal system such as, the relationship between crime, society and the law, the political, psychological and social aspects of criminology, and crime prevention. By the time you’ve completed you course, we’ll have provided you with transferrable critical thinking skills that can be applied to a range of careers. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
Our foundation year courses are designed to set you up for success on your degree, acting as a catalyst for your future education. On this degree you’ll study a range of advanced skills that employers from a variety of organisations will value, so you’ll eventually feel confident enough to make a decision about where your future career lies.
Whether you’re using the LLB with foundation year degree as a stepping stone to your dream career, or you’re looking to hit the ground running with a graduate role straight out of university, this course will help you build the foundations for a career in a variety of exciting and challenging industries. There are a range of skills you’ll gain from studying your LLB (Hons) qualification, including:
Studying an LLB law foundation degree will open up a world of opportunity for your future. With so many exciting career paths to choose from, the choice is yours! Maybe you want to continue your vocational training to become a solicitor or barrister? Or perhaps you’re looking to get stuck in with a career straight after graduating? Some professions you might want to consider include:
Considering further study? You’ll also be able to continue your training to become:
Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include: