LLB (Hons)

With Qualifying Status & Foundation Year

Study level
4-12 years
LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status with Foundation Year

Course Overview

At Arden, we believe that everyone deserves the chance to achieve a degree – regardless of background or qualifications. That’s why we offer our LLB with qualifying status degree as an integrated foundation course. 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 any career of your choice. 

This LLB foundation course covers the key pillars of legal knowledge and delves into 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. 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 there to support you the rest of the way. 

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The perfect introduction to your undergraduate studies, a law foundation degree prepares you with the skills you’ll need to progress in your studies. You’ll then progress to an undergraduate LLB, where you’ll not only learn the basics of the legal system and criminal law, but you’ll also be able to apply your legal understanding to complex real-life scenarios – allowing you to consider your own outcomes and solutions. 


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.

Foundation Year 

  • Using Numeracy, IT and Data
  • Research Skills and Using Information
  • Values, Ethics and Working Collaboratively
  • Developing Academic Skills
  • Crime and Law in Context
  • Psychology of Everyday Life

Level 4 - undergraduate begins

  • Foundation in Legal Skills
  • English Legal System
  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Law and Ethics

Level 5

  • Law of Tort 1 - Tort of Negligence
  • Law of Tort 2 - Land and Other Torts
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights
  • Law of Property
  • European Union Law
  • Pro Bono and Professional Practice

Level 6

  • Equity, Trusts and Wills
  • Law of Evidence
  • Legal Research Methods and Project
  • International Commercial Law
  • Family Law*
  • Employment Law*
  • Company Law*
  • Intellectual Property Law*

*optional study modules

How do we assess you?

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:

  • Assignments
  • Portfolio of Tasks
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Exams
  • Case Analysis
  • Research Projects
  • Drafting Tasks

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.

What do you need to study with us?

Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can join us, wherever you are.

That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

With this one tool, you'll be able to access information, advice, support, learning materials and our online library, as well as create assignments, keep notes, and collaborate with other students effectively.


Candidates for our LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status and Foundation Year are asked to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or interview, demonstrating their ability to study the programme at Arden University, taking into account:

  • Your motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Relevant work experience
  • Prior qualifications
  • References

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent

We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.

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Use the dropdown above to find course fees and funding information for your country. If you can’t find information for your country in the dropdown, visit our International support page.

Before getting started with your LLB law foundation degree, it’s nice to get to know who you’ll be learning from. The module tutors for this course have been selected because of their advanced teaching methods and industry experience. Identified as experts in the subjects they teach, you can expect in-depth topic discussions and explanations that you can apply to a work-life setting, plus additional online support as and when you need it.

The foundation year is designed to help you succeed with any degree, acting as a catalyst to your future in whichever career you fit best. This degree will teach you a range of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers, leaving your career options wide open.

What can a LLB foundation course do for me?

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: 

  • Being prepared for a successful law career
  • Gaining a wide variety of in-demand and transferable skills
  • Graduating prepared to take your next steps to becoming a barrister or solicitor, or to enter a paralegal role in private practice

What can I do after Arden University?

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: 

  • Teaching
  • Social work
  • Business and commerce
  • Court services
  • Local and central government
  • Banking and finance
  • Police and prison services

Considering further study? You’ll also be able to continue your training to become: 

  • A solicitor
  • Barrister

Your next step into the professional world

Studying an LLB with foundation year course will help you to accelerate your career progression. But there’s more! Beyond the core programme itself, Arden students will receive additional support and guidance, developing your employability and CV even further.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll have guidance at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.

Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies. 

Which study mode is right for you? You’ll have the choice to complete your degree via online learning or blended learning. Here’s a quick summary of both options, so you can choose the flexible learning model that works best for you. 


I wanted to study with Arden because it was the only option I found that truly suited my needs and what I was looking for in a university. The affordable cost of the course, and the fact that I could transfer my credits from previous studies really made Arden stand out.

Imran Ali Khalifa
Imran Ali Khalifa
LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status – Distance Learning
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Blended Learning

How does it work?

Blended learning involves face to face, on campus, teaching, including eight hours of time-tabled classes spread over two mornings, afternoons, or evenings, at one of our study centres. This study mode provides an element of structure to your day, where you’ll join your fellow classmates at specific times to learn. 
Students are then required to complete the rest of their studies online at a time and place that suits them.

With blended learning you can choose to study weekdays:


  • two mornings (9.00am to 1.00pm)


  • two afternoons (1.30pm to 5.30pm)

Find out more about Blended Learning.

Online Learning

How does it work?

With online learning, you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your tutor and classmates through live online forums and email. 

Find out more about how Online Learning works.