Law LLB (Hons)

Law LLB (Hons)

Lancashire Law School




Under- graduate



Foundation Entry Route

If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study this degree.

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  • Duration:

    Full-time: three years; Part-time: usually four years or five years with honours.

  • Level:


  • Delivery:

    Mixed Mode, Full-time and Part-time

  • UCAS Code:

    M100; Short form: LLB

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September / January

  • Award Type:

    LLB (Hons)

Why study this course?

It provides the essential training – delivered by professionally qualified academics - that you need to go on and become a successful solicitor or barrister - and it’s truly fascinating. You’ll learn about ground-breaking research topics like war crimes trials and women in prison from leading academics – and because of their experience in the field, you’ll also get a good practical grounding in how the law operates and how legal practices work. Weekly seminar support and regular catch-ups with your dedicated personal tutor will ease you into university-level study - we’ll give you all the support you need to become a highly employable, knowledgeable legal professional.

Entry Requirements 2016/17

300 Points at A2 - General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma : Distinction, Distinction, Merit
Pass Access course : 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction
International Baccalaureate : 30P
IELTS : Grade 6 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSEs : Grade C including Maths & English or equivalent

We will consider applications based on other relevant qualifications or life/work experiences - which show an aptitude for, and an ability to cope with, degree-level study.

Entry Requirements 2017/18

120 points at A2; General Studies accepted 
OCF BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit
Pass Access to Higher Education: 122 points
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 30 Points
GCSE: 5 GCSEs at grade C including Maths and English or equivalent 
IELTS: grade 6 with no subscore lower than 5.5

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information.

UCLan Open Day, 12 November 2016 (Banner)

Course at a Glance

Year 1


  • Lawyers Skills and Personal Development
  • Legal System
  • Public Law
  • Contract Law

2 options from a range offered (subject to numbers), including:

  • Defamation and Privacy in the Media
  • Judicial Process
  • Foundations in Human Rights

Year 2


  • EU Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Tort Law
  • Legal Research and Reasoning and Professional Development

2 options from a range offered (subject to numbers), including:

  • Mooting and Legal Debating
  • Family Law
  • Media Law
  • Employment Law
  • Human Rights in the UK
  • Criminology
  • Sentencing & Treatment of Offenders
  • Sports Law
  • War Crimes Trials

Year 3


  • Land Law
  • Trusts & Equity
  • Interviewing Employability and Personal Development

3 options from a range offered (subject to numbers), including:

  • Medicine and the Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Company Law
  • Criminal Law Relating to Sex & Violence
  • Criminal Evidence
  • EU Business Law
  • Placement (worked based learning for lawyers.)
  • Terrorism and the Law
  • Dissertation
  • Project
  • Law Clinic

Further Information

As a Law School, we adopt a wide range of learning and teaching methods, designed to support you to develop as an independent learner. These include interactive online sessions, e-learn activities, workshops, reflective clinical legal education, group work, research exercises, presentations, mooting and debating as well as the more traditional seminars and lectures. You will have more structured class contact in year one of your law programme to support your transition to Higher Education.

The course comprises core and optional modules. The core modules are those that the legal professions require all students to have an understanding of in order to obtain a qualifying law degree as well as, at UCLan, a skills spine which is embedded throughout your three years. This spine ensures that you obtain key transferable and employability skills which are then consolidated in core and optional modules. You will also have a vibrant international flavour to lectures due to discussion from a variety of student personalities – you may well be in class with students from across Europe, Nigeria, Saudi, Mauritius, Cameroon and Pakistan.

The approach to teaching and learning is 'student-centred': this means responsibility for achieving learning outcomes is placed on student initiative in self-managing your own programme of study. 

Law Moot Court


I found studying Law at UCLan intense and challenging at times, but also stimulating and enjoyable. Many of the academic staff are excellent teachers, brimming with enthusiasm for their subjects, and this motivates students to stay determined and focused. More importantly, my time with Lancashire Law School has taken me on a journey of personal discovery, growth and development. I have acquired so many useful skills from the course, in particular oral communication skills. Seminar discussions, oral presentations, interviewing and negotiation, mooting and debating are used heavily across all modules on the law course and, although a bit scary at first, theses learning methods really helped to build my confidence.

Mandhlase Mwanza

Mandhlase enrolled with the University as a mature student in September 2008 and at the end of the first year, she won the Lancashire Law School prize for best academic performance. From there, she went on to achieve excellent marks on the degree, culminating in her well deserved award of a first class degree.

Staff facilitate this process by providing you with appropriate learning materials and support, such as module handbooks, lecture outlines, reading lists and on-line student support, you will be encouraged to adopt an independent approach to learning through effective use of private study time in researching information and responding to tasks and questions. You will be supported both academically and pastorally through this process by academic staff responsible for the modules studied and also by a personal tutor, who is an academic member of staff with special responsibility for looking after you throughout your education at UCLan.

Our lecturers are from both academic and professional backgrounds ensuring our commitment to research informed teaching is maximised. You will be taught by leading academics and by staff who are professionally qualified as solicitors and barristers hence giving you a sound understanding of substantive law and its practical application.

Our Professors usually teach on the course so students get to hear first-hand about ground-breaking research topics such as war crimes trials, women in prison and criminal law. You can also gain from academic expertise and practical knowledge in criminal law - taught by Prof Richard Taylor who is one of the editors for Blackstones Criminal Law – the leading criminal practitioners guide.

You will will also benefit from the professional experience of staff and from the School’s commitment to research informed teaching. Lancashire Law School is at the cutting edge of research in a number of specialist legal areas including investigations into crime and criminal justice. Over 50% of research is classed as internationally significant or world leading. Our externally funded projects have included looking at an Alcohol Policy for Europe, Hate Crime in Europe and International War Crimes. There are opportunities for students to contribute to research projects through intern schemes.


I enjoyed my work placement at Lancashire County Council. I was able to speak with solicitors and recent graduates and gain advice about a career in law, I carried out legal work and gained an understanding of legal work in practice. I would do it all over again if I had the opportunity.

Jacob Keith Kaagya


You can join the Student Law Society, which is run by students for students, and have arranged events such as trips to London to visit the Supreme Court, the Royal Courts of Justice and the Old Bailey, a Law Ball and numerous guest speakers.

Each year we organise a dedicated law careers fair which is supported by a range of employers from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to County Councils and Solicitors firms.

You will be supported in finding legal placements and have numerous opportunities to visit relevant legal establishments, both locally and beyond. In Year 2 you are able to visit many of the European Institutions during a week-long study tour in Brussels.

We also have a network of alumni working in large North West organisations that offer placements to our graduates.

Law students

Law students 

I graduated from Lancashire Law School with an LLB in 2008 and went on to postgraduate study at numerous different establishments in order to further my career. After my postgraduate legal studies, I returned to Athens where I commenced my training as a Greek lawyer at a commercial law firm and I became a member of the Athens Bar Association. After two years of professional training, I was lucky enough to be accepted for one of the hard fought for and prestigious traineeships with the European Commission’s Competition Law Directorate-General in Brussels. After completing the traineeship, I have now been appointed as in-house Legal Advisor with the Cyprus Competition Authority in Nicosia. I feel very honoured to have been offered such a high profile position especially since I am one of the youngest lawyers ever to have been appointed to work at this level. I firmly believe that I could not have achieved at such a high level without the help, support and motivation from some of the academic staff in Lancashire Law School, who gave me all of the foundations for a successful career in law. I would say to anyone thinking of studying there, you will not regret it. You will be exposed to academic staff who not only have the legal expertise but, and this is important, are also excellent teachers. In short, they have academic staff who care.

Konstantinos Karathymios

Our aim is to provide you with a superlative student experience and this is what our students say which makes us stand out from the crowd:

  • The range of optional modules available
  • The friendliness and accessibility of tutors - you know your tutors and your tutors know you!
  • The feedback you obtain from your tutors, which ensures you reach your potential
  • The IT support in place for each module via Blackboard
  • The embedded skills spine which helps you to build your employability skills, your legal and transferable skills and so to become more confident.

Course Specification and Handbook

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

Apply Now

You can apply through UCAS to start in September 2017 until 30th June

Contact Us

+44(0)1772 892400

Fees 2017/18

Full-time: £9,000 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Further information:

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

Scholarships and bursaries

Industry Links

The Law School has superb links with the law profession, police and probation services and our students enjoy regular visits and talks from leading practitioners, academics, barristers, solicitors and judges.

Professional Accreditation

The courses are validated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board meaning that they are qualifying law degrees. Our LLB provides the academic stage of training should you wish to go on to a career as either a solicitor or a barrister.

Learning Environment and Assessment

The School’s teaching environment is designed to stimulate learning. For large group teaching, we make use of the many modern lecture theatres across campus all of which have state of the art audio visual support and presentation facilities. All small group teaching rooms, contain state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment to enhance and support the learning experience.

As you would expect from a Law School committed to enhancing the employability of its graduates, there are a number of dedicated skills development rooms with recording and play back facilities within the School itself. There is also an impressive moot court room which looks just like a real court and provides students with an invaluable real-life educational experience. The moot court room is also used extensively for extra-curricular activities such as mooting competitions, advocacy training and visiting speakers. The Library contains a dedicated Law Library with a plethora of textbooks, law reports and journals as well as providing a quiet space for students to study both individually and as part of a group. The Law School’s extensive e-law library facility gives access to many legal and academic sources from the UK and beyond and is available to students not just when they are on-campus but whenever they are sitting in front of a PC.

There is a dedicated Blackboard page for each module which provides extensive online support, from module handbooks and lecture outlines to self-test quizzes and interactive revision materials.

The distance learning course is delivered using the latest in teaching technology with interactive workbooks including text, audio and video files as well as self-test questions. Interaction with tutors and fellow students is done using both a-synchronous and synchronous discussion boards and video links. This is a unique course which has been highly commended by the professions for its innovate approach to teaching.

Assessment is undertaken in a variety of ways, from the traditional unseen exam (a professional requirement for all of the core foundation modules), to seen examinations; end of module and in-course formative coursework assessments; e-quizzes; e-case studies; group and individual presentations; portfolios; pod casts; personal development reflective diaries; moots and debates and oral performance in seminars.

Choosing UCLan for my studies was the best decision I took. When I arrived at UCLan I was very warmly welcomed and I was fascinated by the massive campus. At first I was completely lost in my course, but my lecturers were always there to help me and answer all of my queries. The library is huge and it provides us with all the required books along with other facilities such as laptops that can be rented. I would definitely agree with anyone who says that UCLan is just the place to study.

Sunanda, a second year LLB student from Mauritius.

Sunanda has recently won the best EU Law Student prize.


You can take up a wealth of opportunities for real life work experience and personal skills development, for example, taking part in numerous national competitions in mooting, negotiating and mediation, undertaking work placements and mini-pupillages.

You also have an opportunity to study or work abroad, through the Erasmus scheme or via international exchanges and placements. In addition you can gain the benefit of visits, for example, to the European Commission in Brussels, the European Parliament and the European Commission in Luxembourg.

Successful completion of the LLB (Hons) enables you to go on to the professional element of legal training either as a solicitor (the Legal Practice Course) or as a barrister (the Bar Professional Training Course).

Further academic study can be pursued by way of a Masters in Law, LLM, or a doctorate, PhD .

Our students are valued highly by employers due to their aptitude and skills profile. They have an impressive track record of gaining graduate level jobs or professional training contracts.

UCLan graduates are highly sought-after and you’ll find our alumni working as judges, Queen’s Counsel, barristers and solicitors across the UK and around the world. You’ll develop skills that are attractive to a range of employers - you could find yourself working for a football club or insurance company, within the probation service or the police force, for the civil service or a local government office - in a variety of roles over and above solicitor or barrister: CEO, business leader, teacher, academic, researcher, board representative...

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NSS Results 2016

Students who completed the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS) and studied Law at UCLan rated with 90% for a overall student satisfaction.