Foundation Programme Law


The Law Degree Foundation is an APIIT award approved by Staffordshire University, UK as an entry qualification for the LLB (Hons) Law degree offered at APIIT. It is designed to inculcate study practices based on sound educational principles. The programme introduces students to Law while developing their English language, communication and IT skills, and some preliminary legal skills.

The Law Degree Foundation prepares students with GCE O/L qualifications for direct entry to the LLB (Hons) Law Degree offered at the APIIT Law School. Furthermore, the Law Degree Foundation provides a pathway for students with insufficient GCE A/L qualifications to enter the Law degree programme.

Teaching And Learning

A diverse range of teaching strategies including lectures, group discussions, presentations, assignments, exercises and video case studies are used to develop students’ knowledge and competencies in relation to fundamentals in Law. Students are trained to work both in groups and independently during their course of study. The programme is also designed to impart an awareness of the context in which law operates and instil a culture of professional outlook and behaviour.


Eight month full-time programme


  • Introduction to Law
  • Legal English
  • Law in Context
  • Preparatory Legal skills
  • Practical IT Skills
  • Computing and Information Technology
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Personal Communication Skills

Admission Requirements

The qualifications required for admission are five (5) Passes including Credit Passes for English and Mathematics, or five (5) Credit Passes including a Credit Pass for English at the GCE Ordinary Level Examination, or equivalent qualifications acceptable to APIIT / Staffordshire University.

Academic Progression

Students who successfully complete the Law Degree Foundation are eligible to enter the LLB (Hons) Law Degree Programme.

Fee Structure

  • Registration Fee(non refundable) - LKR 40,000.00 (one-time payment)
  • Library Fee (Non refundable) - LKR 25,000.00

Course fees

Course fees for the degree programme may be paid upfront or in instalments. The course fee includes tuition fee, cost of course materials and assessment and examination fees, but excludes fees payable for any resit or additional examinations and repeat modules. Students may choose one of the three payment options at each level.

Option 1 
Full Payment Up Front 
LKR 300,000

Option 2 
Semester Payment 
LKR 155,000.00 x 2

Option 3 
Monthly Payment 
LKR 40,000.00 x 8

  • Examination Re-sit Fee - LKR 7,500.00 - per module
  • In?course Re-sit Fee - LKR 7,500.00 - per module
  • Repeat Module Fee - LKR 32,500.00 - per module

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