Course Overview

(Subject to approval)

This foundation degree will provide you with the strong understanding of the law, focusing 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 and substantive areas of law. 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.

Course Details

Key Information

Course Code
Mode of Study
Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Foundation Degree
Awarded by
University of Plymouth
2 years (full-time) 3 years (part-time)
Academic Year
September 2021 - June 2023 (full-time) September 2021 - June 2024 (part-time)

The full time fees for the academic year 2021-22 are:

BA and BSc (Hons) – £8400 (per year)

Foundation Degree (FdA and FdSc) – £8400 (per year)

Higher National Certificate (HNC)- £8400 (per year)

For tuition fees for part-time courses commencing in September 2021, please contact the team on [email protected]

(Please note, some fees may differ depending on programme)

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University Centre South Devon was so close to home which made my decision to study the foundation degree in Law so much easier. It was such a rewarding decision and the tutors were amazing, helpful and insightful.

Jasmin Arthurs
Jasmin Arthurs FdSc Law