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Law Foundations Course (Diploma)

BPP University
Program overview
8-20 months
Full time/part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

Start dates
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About this program

Law Foundations Course (Diploma)

Our law foundations course for non-law graduates

If you're looking to switch to a career in law, our Law Foundations Course will build the foundational knowledge you need for your onward legal training. In addition to the knowledge and skills you need to pass your future legal assessments, we'll help you think like a lawyer from the outset, with personalised advice towards a career action plan and securing legal pro bono experience.

The Law Foundations Course enables a smooth transition into studying law whilst developing the skills you need to secure pupillage or Qualifying Work Experience.

You will learn like a lawyer from the outset, with teaching delivered by experienced solicitors and barristers. Through highly interactive small group teaching sessions, we provide opportunities to apply your growing legal knowledge, professional capabilities, and problem-solving skills.

Over 150 leading organisations send their trainee lawyers to study with us. These include chambers, local councils, in-house teams, and law firms from the Magic Circle to the high street, commercial giants to niche practices.

So when the profession trusts us, you can too.

Admission requirements

The entry requirements to study the Law Foundations Course (Diploma) and Law Foundations Course (Master's) at BPP University Law School are as follows:

  • Minimum 2:1 honours degree or 2:2 at BPP's discretion
  • You are guaranteed a place if your honours degree is a 2:1 or above
  • Students without a 2:1 honours degree from the UK or Republic of Ireland are required to evidence that they meet the academic entrance requirements of the relevant professional body. This includes applicants with overseas degrees or mature students without an undergraduate degree

If you do not think you meet the entry requirements, but have other qualifications, strong references or relevant work experience, please contact us and we can review your options.

English language requirements

To study at BPP, it is important that you are able to communicate and engage in English effectively in an academic setting.

If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide proof of your ability – for reading, writing, listening and speaking in English.

Who is this course for?

  • Non-law graduates who want to train to be a barrister
  • Non-law graduates who want to train to be a solicitor (our SQE Training for Non-Law Graduates will provide better value)
  • International students looking to study law

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the program webpage.

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Program content

The Law Foundations Course will develop your knowledge and understanding of core legal principles, and help you build foundational professional skills. Through our advanced approach, your preparation for practice starts from day one.

  • Company Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Foundational Legal Skills
  • Land Law
  • Public Law I
  • Public Law II
  • Tort Law
  • Trusts Law

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the program webpage for more information.

Program delivery

8 months (full-time), 20 months (part-time*)

We offer extensive support to our students and deliver teaching using our unique five-step approach. It is built around simulated case-based learning and the development of a coaching relationship between tutor and learner that reflects real-world practice and helps you develop the skills and the knowledge for practice and to succeed in your assessments through various ways.

  • Face-to-face
  • Online lectures
  • Dedicated tutor and 1-2-1 mentoring
  • BPP Adapt
  • Virtual Practice Environment
  • The Hub


Law Foundations Course (Diploma) for 2021-2022 Academic Year

  • Birmingham:£9,538
  • Bristol:£9,538
  • Cambridge:£9,538
  • Leeds:£9,538
  • London Waterloo:£11,938
  • Manchester:£9,538
  • Online:£11,938

Please visit the program webpage for more information about tuition fees


Postgraduate Diploma in Law (awarded by BPP University)

Continuing studies

  • 95% of PGDL graduates secured employment or went on to further study**
  • Allows progression onto barrister training.
  • Allows progression onto SQE solicitor training – for better value, see our SQE Training for Non-Law Graduates (Master's)
  • Developed following extensive research with firms, chambers and aspiring lawyers

About this institute

BPP University

The BPP University is a global education provider of world-class professional qualifications. The group delivers programs globally both face-to-face and through our innovative online learning platforms. BPP is at the heart of the professions it serves. Our courses have been...

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Why study at BPP University

Educating over 80,000 learners each year

Working with 7,000 businesses across industry, many working with us on an exclusive basis.

Producing learning materials that are used 150 countries across the globe.


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