The International Foundation Programme - Law Online is designed to help you develop the academic and linguistic skills required for degree-level law study. This course can be studied over 9 months, or 6 months as an accelerated version, and will offer you a basic introduction to key principles of law while boosting your skills in the English language and maths. On successful completion* of the course, you will feel more confident in your abilities to undertake one of the University of Law’s law degrees either on-campus or online. In the 2021 National Student Survey, the University of Law has been ranked first amongst universities in England for the category of 'teaching on my course'. We have an overall 5 Stars rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.
*At least 50% overall grade and 60% in the English module of the International Foundation Programme - Law Online, will guarantee students progression to a standard three-year undergraduate Law Degree programme at The University of Law.
We are one of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education and have trained more practising lawyers in the UK than anyone else.
5 Stars University
We have an overall 5 Stars rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.
1st for Overall Student Satisfaction
We have been ranked first amongst universities for overall student satisfaction in England in the 2020 National Student Survey.
Our online programme will help you to develop the academic and linguistic skills required to go onto degree level law study. It will provide you with a basic introduction to the key principles of law, to enable you to study this subject with confidence. The course offers a flexible study mode as you can study online via study centres or independently.
Upon successful completion of the programme, you can choose to continue your studies at one of our campuses offering law degrees or online.
In order to progress onto one of our three-year law degrees, successful completion requirements to be achieved would be 50% overall grade and 60% in the English module of the International Foundation Programme Law Online.
English Language and Study Skills
Practical Numeracy Skills
Introduction to Legal Concepts and Skills
English Language 2
Legal Concepts 2
Online Taster Session
If you want to find out what it’s like to study an online course with us, why not try our free online taster session?
Our taster sessions can be completed at your own pace and include short, structured exercises to help you experience what it will really be like to study online with us. All you need to do is visit our online learning platform (Blackboard ELITE) and, if you've already applied to study with us and received login details for ELITE, click 'sign in' on Blackboard ELITE. Alternatively, click 'sign up' and complete the short registration form.
Throughout the programme, there is a balanced mix of coursework, in-class tests and formal exams. Students are also assessed on their ability to work collaboratively and independently.
Progress to degree study
To qualify for one of our three year Law degrees you'll need to achieve the following grades on this online course:
50% overall grade and 60% in the English module of the International Foundation Programme Law Online.
Students must have successfully completed secondary education (typically at least 11 years of education).
This programme is not intended for UK students, they should instead consider the four-year degree programmes with an integrated foundation year. Students who will be under the age of 18 but no younger than 17 at the commencement of the course are permitted.
International entry requirements: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 5.0 or above with a minimum of 4.5 in each component.
6 months Accelerated course (January 2023); 9 months course (September 2023)
January 2023 fee: £7,250. A deposit of £250 is payable.
September 2023 fee: £7,850. A deposit of £250 is payable.
Please note, the course is not eligible for student financial support from the UK Government.
January 2023: 6 months duration, September 2023: 9 months duration
How to Apply
Applications for all our undergraduate courses are open.