Law (with Foundation Year)

Bangor University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Law (with Foundation Year)

Law is an inspiring, dynamic and relevant subject. It is always expanding and adapting to absorb new ideas and ask new questions of the past. Studying Law will also help you develop practical skills valued by employers, such as the ability to collect and analyse data and to construct a clear argument.

Our Law (with Foundation Year) option is a four-year course with an integrated foundation year which leads to the same qualification as our three-year honours degree. It has been specifically designed for those wanting to undertake degree-level study but who may not meet the entry requirements or have traditional qualifications.

The Foundation Year (Year 0) offers you the chance to expand and strengthen your confidence, skills and knowledge – ensuring that you are well-prepared and qualified to progress into Year 1 of the undergraduate degree.

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Admission requirements

For 2022 Entry

Offers are tariff based, 48-80 tariff points, from Level 3 qualifications* e.g.

  • A Levels (including: AS-levels, General Studies)
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • BTEC Diplomas and Certificate are accepted and Cambridge Technical Diplomas / Certificates
  • Cambridge Technical Diplomas and Certificates
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
  • Scottish Highers
  • Irish Leaving Certificate is accepted
  • T-levels: considered on a case-by-case basis

We also welcome applications from mature applicants. Mature students and/or those with other qualifications are considered on individual merit

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

On this Law (with Foundation Year) degree, you will have around 12 hours of lectures, seminars and tutorials each week. You will spend about twice this amount of time reading and completing coursework.

You will experience a range of teaching methods throughout your course, including lectures, small group formats (tutorials), online learning environments, self-directed or collaborative study, experiential learning and problem-based learning. Your usual week will be made up of twelve hours of lectures along with fortnightly one-hour tutorials.

During your time with us, you will be supported to develop self-management skills, including an ability to reflect on your own learning, make effective use of feedback and an ability to work in a team.

You will develop the ability to conduct independent research, including accurate identification of issues which require researching, retrieval and critical evaluation of relevant information from a range of appropriate sources, including primary legal sources.

The level of challenge and achievement you will be faced with is gradually increased throughout your course.

Our learning, teaching and assessment procedures will give you the opportunity to demonstrate that you have met the necessary skills and qualities within your law course. We recognise the importance of inclusive practice and are sensitive to equal opportunities requirements as indicated by good practice and relevant legislative obligations.

A wide range of assessment methods are used to determine your overall achievement; these assessments may be timed or untimed, seen or unseen, continuous or examination based.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Please contact the institute for more information.

Career paths

A Bangor Law degree opens up exciting career paths in law and in many other challenging and rewarding areas where you can make a difference to other people's lives and the planet.

Throughout your studies you’ll acquire the academic knowledge and be introduced to the skills needed to pursue a legal career should you wish to go on to qualify as a solicitor or barrister. You may wish to work in the public sector, for example, as a government lawyer, or in the private sector, perhaps specialising in commercial law, immigration law or criminal law. This degree is recognised by the Bar Council of India.

If you don’t want to practise as a solicitor or barrister, you may still wish to work in an area where your legal training and knowledge would be advantageous and where you can work to make a positive difference. For example, many non-governmental organisations (charities) require people with legal backgrounds to work as policy officers, campaigners and advice workers. International organisations, such as the United Nations and the Council of Europe offer tremendous opportunities to those who are looking for an international career.

As an LLB Law graduate, you will be able to pursue career opportunities in a wide range of other areas, not necessarily connected to the law but for which the general and intellectual skills acquired during a law degree make you extremely well qualified. These may include the civil service, journalism, the media and creative industries, the probation service, the police and the prison service.

During your time at Bangor we work hard to ensure you become aware of the many opportunities that lie ahead of you as a graduate.

  • The School works closely with the University’s Skills and Employability Service to provide you with essential information to allow you to make key decisions about your future.
  • The School’s Employability Officer works to assist students in finding work experience, including internships and placements.
  • If you take the Work Placement module, you will have the chance to experience legal work in a real-life situation.
  • The Students’ Union has a dedicated Student Volunteering Office which offers many opportunities to work with the local community.
  • Students have access to the TargetConnect service, where students can find local, national and international employment during and after their studies.
  • Each student has the opportunity to obtain The Higher Education Achievement Report. The HEAR provides you with a report that itemises your academic achievements as well as any extra and co-curricular achievements and is an invaluable addition to any CV.

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Bangor University

Want something different? Well you have come to the right place. Bangor University is a historic University located between the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park, the wonderful Irish Sea coastline, and the awe-inspiring Isle of Anglesey. What makes Bangor...

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Why study at Bangor University

A Top 30 university

The Complete University Guide 2022 results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 30 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on the overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 5 in the UK (WhatUni 2022).

World-class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. 85% of Bangor University's research is world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021).

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which include supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first-year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated Top 3 in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022.

Free membership of all clubs and societies

Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.


Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

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