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Law

This Foundation Degree will provide you with the strong understanding of the law, focussing 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. 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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Ucas Code: M100

Award: FdSc awarded by Plymouth University

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

Institution code: S32

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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 Plymouth University. 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. You may also progress to the second year of the 3-year LLB (Hons) Law degree (subject to approval), after which you can proceed 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

"As a single mum of two, I wanted to retrain and improve my career prospects. Initially, I was hesitant to enrol as I believed myself to be too old, but I was convinced otherwise, and I've never looked back! I enrolled on an Access to Higher Education course focusing on Psychology, Sociology and Law pathways; it was one of the best decisions I've made. With the support of the tutors I progressed to the FdSc Law with Business programme, graduating with a 2:1 after completing my final year at Plymouth University. I'm now a Youth Support worker and a Student Mentor for learners who are school phobic or have medical problems. My experience at University Centre South Devon was fantastic, and has inspired me to encourage others to invest in their education. It's never too late - returning to education has improved my prospects and I'm so glad I did it."Lynn Lathwell

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.

South Devon College,
Long Road,
Paignton,
TQ4 7EJ

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