University of Keele
Law with Professional Legal Practice with Foundation Year LLB (Hons)
University of Keele

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 110 graduates of Law with Professional Legal Practice with Foundation Year LLB (Hons) and other courses in Law at University of Keele for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Law.

Overall student satisfaction
68 /100
110 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Law

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Law at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21000 £23000 £27500
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £24000 £17500 - £27500 £21000 - £38000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Law

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23767 £22711 £27834
25-75 percentile range £20344 - £28558 £17746 - £29609 £20717 - £38496

Course Description

Foundation Year

Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year. This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele.

International Students

Law with Professional Legal Practice

Would you like to make a difference in the world with a career in law? Law with Professional Legal Practice will prepare you with the foundations of legal knowledge and a hands-on approach to practising law. You will be equipped with the necessary skills for employment in the legal field where you will demonstrate your expertise and ability to communicate with fellow legal professionals as well as critically evaluate and research legal issues.

Why choose this course?

  • Global Top 250 for Law (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings, 2023)
  • Explore all core foundational areas of law
  • Designed to provide experience in key areas of legal practice including Civil and Criminal litigation, Conveyancing, Wills & Probate and Business Law and Practice
  • Prepare for a career as a legal professional through Legal Advice Clinics, CLOCK, skills competitions and work placements

Law with Professional Legal Practice offers a wealth of practical experience that will allow you to develop the required attributes for a career in law. You will study the foundations of legal knowledge and explore a range of areas of legal practice including criminal and civil litigation.

You will participate in a range of activities that will allow you to develop and refine the practical skills that are critical to a career within the legal profession, such as communication, client management, drafting, interviewing, and researching. You will gain insight into the diverse areas of legal practice and develop your skillset in a supportive environment.

About Keele

Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university.

We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level.

Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.

The qualifying law degree is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the purposes of satisfying the academic stage of training.

Accredited by the Bar Standards Board for the purpose of a Qualifying Law Degree.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Law with Professional Legal Practice with Foundation Year LLB (Hons) at University of Keele

30% Information Technology Professionals
25% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Skilled trades occupations
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Finance Professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Engineering professionals
5% Elementary occupations
0% Administrative occupations
0% Managers, directors and senior officials

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Law

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Law with Professional Legal Practice with Foundation Year, LLB (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of University of Keele in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Keele in related subject specific rankings.


    • #38 
    • #51 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #53 
    • #67 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #16 
    • #201 
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]

See all 28 university rankings of University of Keele

About University of Keele

Established in 1949, Keele University is located in the rural setting of the large town of Newcastle under Lyme. The university’s facilities are all within walking distance from the centre of campus, including Union Square where students can find a Pharmacy, the Library, and even a student Post Office. Students can choose between an impressive selection of courses at both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, as well as between five different modern and spacious residence halls.

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