The FdA in Law (Paralegal Studies) is a 2-year foundation degree that will allow students to progress directly to the third year (level 6) of our LLB (Hons) Law degree on successful completion. The FdA route doesn't meet all the requirements of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority and the Bar Standards Board, so you won't graduate with a qualifying law degree - however, the course prepares you for a career as a paralegal, as well as related professions in advice, consultancy and journalism. During your first year you’ll study four skill-based modules that will focus on academic and professional skills such as quantitative literacy, analysis and legal and business communications. These modules will be delivered by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, presentations, research exercises and workshops. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of substantive law and skills in your second year of study. Modules will focus on the English legal system, the law of obligations (tort and contract law), civil and criminal litigation, and criminal law and practice.