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This foundation degree will provide you with the strong understanding of the law, focusing on either law within the business environment or in relation to criminology and criminal justice, depending on the pathway you choose.

The course will familiarise you with the English legal system and substantive areas of law. You could also study aspects of business and management organisations, or the theory behind criminal behaviour and the justice system.

This foundation degree has been designed with input from local employers, which ensures that it develops the skills required in industry today, and therefore enhances your employability by enabling you to immediately transition into working life. Modules within the curriculum are intended to provide you with the skills you will need, and allow you to relate theory to practice in order to prepare for the challenges you may face in your future career.

The course includes two potential specialist pathways, which are: Business or Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies.

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Entry Requirements
What will I learn?

Ucas Code: M100

Award: FdSc awarded by University of Plymouth

Modes of study: Full-time, part-time and modular study available

Institution code: S32

Year 1 Studies
Year 2 Studies
Careers & Employability

Upon successful completion of this Foundation Degree you may progress to the final year of the BSc (Hons) Law with Business or the BSc (Hons) Law with Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies degrees at the University of Plymouth. If you wish to qualify as a solicitor or barrister you will need to complete the Graduate Diploma in Law, prior to taking the Legal Practice Course or the Bar Professional Training Course. For those who wish to qualify as a solicitor, some exemptions of Graduate Diploma in Law modules may be awarded. Alternatively, you may progress to the second year of the 3-year LLB (Hons) Law degree (subject to achieving an average 2:2 in your foundation degree), after which you can proceed directly to the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course to gain qualified status. Please note that there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

Potential Job Roles

University Centre South Devon was so close to home which made my decision to study the foundation degree in Law so much easier. It was such a rewarding decision and the tutors were amazing, helpful and insightful.Jasmin Arthurs

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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