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How a Law degree with Foundation Year can benefit you

Why study Law with a Foundation Year?

Studying for a degree in law does not necessarily mean you become a solicitor or barrister. If you are considering a career in law, you might be wondering what kind of other transferable skills you can learn. Here are five ways an LLB (Hons) Law with Foundation Year could help you outside the legal profession.


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You’ll learn to think critically and analytically

A big part of studying law is about being able to analyse information and see both sides of every issue. These kinds of skills are hugely valuable in many careers where close analysis is needed. This might include finance, banking, business development, the civil service, the charitable sector, or the world of business. Earning a degree in law, gives you more options if you later decide the legal profession is not for you. With an LLB (Hons) Law with Foundation Year, you will learn how to think critically and analytically. This skill will come in handy not only in the courtroom but also in the boardroom or anywhere you may need to make sound decisions quickly. 

You’ll develop strong research skills 

To be a success in the legal profession, you need to be able to find the right information quickly and efficiently. With an LLB (Hons) Law with Foundation Year, you will be taught how to develop strong research skills that will help you track down the information you need, whether it is for a court case or for a work project.  

The benefits of a Foundation Year

The foundation year is perfect for those who don’t meet the traditional entry requirements to undertake a three-year BSC or BA degree. They are designed for an individual who wants to get up to the academic level to take a degree and prepare themselves for university-level level study and university life. Not only will you get your foot in the door with the structure and content of the degree, you will also get more understanding of university culture.  

You’ll gain valuable real-world experience

One of the best things about studying for an LLB (Hons) Law with Foundation Year is that it provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience through internships and placements. At Regent College London (RCL), we always have the end goal in mind and that is your career. This hands-on experience will give you a taste of what it is really like to work as a lawyer and help you decide if it is the right career for you. It will also give you an edge over other job applicants who do not have any practical experience. 

Wide range of career opportunities

Obtaining a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree can open a vast range of career opportunities across multiple business sectors. A legal degree is highly respected and is applicable to almost any business-related sector including charity, sports, and the arts. While a career in the legal profession may not be for everyone, a legal degree could hold more opportunities for you than you may have considered. Careers could include but are not limited to, In-house legal advisor, Civil service, Journalism, Government law, Criminal Justice/social/probation services, and the Charitable sector. 

An LLB (Hons) Law with Foundation Year is an excellent choice for students who want to pursue a career in law. This degree program offers many benefits, including the opportunity to learn critical thinking and analytical skills, hone your research abilities, develop effective communication skills, and gain valuable real-world experience.