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Law LLB (Hons)

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.

National Student Survey 2017
Our Law courses are top 20 in the UK for academic support

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 a number of other countries..

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.

 

 


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 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 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.
 


 

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I initially studied Law through the foundation path, because I had never been confident in my writing ability. The course offered me an insight into the legal world whist boosting my confidence both personally and academically. I would never have had the confidence to run for Law School President without it!

Stephanie Lomas, current final year LLB student.

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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. During this course 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.

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.

Law students

Law students 

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.


 

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


Key Information

  • Duration:

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

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Mixed Mode, Full-time and Part-time

  • Award Type:

    LLB (Hons)

  • UCAS Code:

    M100; Short form: LLB

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September / January

  • Fees 2018/19

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

  • View 2017/18 Fees

Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.

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Entry Requirements

Our typical offer is 112 UCAS Points.  We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted 

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction* Distinction*
Pass Access to HE: with 112 UCAS points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma including 112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects.
IELTS: grade 6 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 including Maths and English or equivalent 

Not got the grades?

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

Foundation Entry Route

Courses at a glance

Year 1

Core

  • 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

Core

  • 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

Core

  • 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

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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. 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.

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; personal development reflective diaries; moots and debates and oral performance in seminars.

Important Information

Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2017 Entry | 2018 Entry

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

* Tuition Fees

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated. Currently the 2018/19 fee level, which is due to increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rates has not been announced by the Government.

Entry Requirements

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.