The four year LLB (Hons) Law with Foundation programme at the University of Bolton includes the initial or academic stage of training in the process of becoming a solicitor or barrister. Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to further training, leading to qualification to practice as a barrister or as a solicitor. An LLB law degree is highly regarded by many employers and will also open doors into careers in commerce, industry, the civil service, the armed forces and a host of other sectors. The foundation year will introduce you to key areas of law and raise your awareness of the legal system and the law-making process in England and Wales. It will also introduce you to general study skills such as finding, understanding and using appropriate academic resources, as well as skills specific to law such as mooting and how to interview a client. On successful completion of the foundation year you will thereafter undertake your degree-level studies on the accredited Qualifying Law Degree. You will study a range of core modules that include the seven foundations of legal knowledge, and choose from a range of option modules that allow you to tailor your degree to match your interests and strengths. By studying this challenging and demanding course you will gain a thorough grounding in the discipline of law. You will develop the transferable intellectual and personal skills that are essential for the practice of law and which will also equip you for many other careers. These skills include written and verbal communication, attention to detail, absorbing and analysing often complex information, time management, teamwork and motivation.