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Exploring International Year One (IY1) Foundation Programme in Law at UBIC

In the International Year One (IY1) programme at the University of Bradford International College (UBIC), students have the unique opportunity to delve into the foundations of Law, gaining a comprehensive understanding of legal principles and systems. International students will complete their first year of LLB Law at UBIC before progressing to the second year at the School of Law, Faculty of Management, Law, and Social Sciences (FoMLSS) at the University of Bradford. The IY1 Law pathway is designed to provide tailored support to students, enhance their English language skills, and align subject-specific modules with the LLB Law curriculum.

Key highlights include:

Comprehensive Understanding

Gain a strong grasp of key concepts and principles at FHEQ Level 4, demonstrating sound knowledge and critical awareness of theories within the subject area.

Introduction to Legal Concepts

Dive deep into fundamental legal principles, theories, and concepts, laying the groundwork for a comprehensive understanding of the legal system. Explore diverse topics such as contract law, criminal law, Public Law, and Human Rights Law to build a solid foundation in legal studies.

Fostering Critical Thinking

Our programme places a strong emphasis on critical thinking and analytical skills crucial for legal studies. Through analysing case studies, statutes, and legal documents, students develop the ability to craft reasoned arguments and innovative solutions.

Interactive Learning Environment

Experience first-hand the dynamic world of law through our interactive learning environment. Engage in lively discussions, thought-provoking debates, and immersive moot court exercises to apply legal concepts in real-world scenarios, enhancing your understanding and practical skills.

Mastering Legal Research

Acquire essential legal research skills, including conducting case law research, analysing legal precedents, and drafting legal documents. These skills are indispensable for success in further legal studies and professional practice.

Preparation for Advanced Studies

Our programme serves as a springboard for advanced legal studies at the undergraduate level. Equipped with the necessary academic skills and knowledge, students are well-prepared to excel in a law degree programme.

Navigating Career Pathways

Discover a myriad of career pathways in the legal field, ranging from roles in law firms and government agencies to non-profit organisations and corporate legal departments. From legal executive positions to roles in the probation service or teaching, our program guides students towards promising career opportunities and further specialisation.

By immersing students in the foundations of law and providing them with a solid academic grounding, the IY1 programme at UBIC prepares aspiring legal professionals for a successful career in law.

Progression Degrees to the University of Bradford Law LLB

The Law Clinic

The Law Clinic at the University of Bradford offers students practical experience in applying legal theory by providing free legal advice to the public in collaboration with local organisations. Under the mentorship of the Clinic Director, students develop essential skills in legal analysis and client representation while making a meaningful contribution to the community.


Participating in internal and external mooting competitions, our students gain invaluable practical experience in legal advocacy. From analyzing legal issues to presenting arguments before trained professionals, these competitions offer a hands-on opportunity for students to sharpen their skills and deepen their understanding of the law.

Career Prospects

The LLB Law degree will enable students to proceed to the second stage f training to become a solicitor or barrister.

It is designed to give students the legal tools they will need for a career as a solicitor or barrister and equips them for employment in other areas if they choose not to go on to professional qualification in law.

The LLB course is likely to increase employability and employment prospects in a wide range of other professions, such as general management, legal executive positions, the probation service, the police, or teaching. Click here to find out more.

Scholarship: Global Scholars Award
Intake: September 2024
Entry Requirements:
A levelsBBC – there are no subject-specific requirements.
T levelsMerit – there are no specific subject requirements.
BTEC Extended DiplomaDMM – there are no subject-specific requirements.
Applicants on Access Programmes  Meet UCAS tariff of 112 points. There are no subject-specific requirements.
International Baccalaureate requirements  112 points to include at least 2 HL subjects.  
Plus minimum of  GCSE English at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).
English language requirements  Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent. If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, and you have a UKVI approved IELTS, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.  

For more information about this exciting programme, please register by clicking here for our upcoming webinar UBIC – IY1 Law on Apr 24, 2024, 10:00 am BST.

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