M101; Short form:
Burnley (Campus code: A)
The UCLan Law degree 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 will be taught by leading academics, many with real life experience in the legal profession as well as active researchers. This will provide you with a good practical grounding in how the law operates and how legal practices work. Weekly seminar support and regular catch-ups with your dedicated academic advisor will ease you into university-level study - we’ll give you all the support you need to become a highly employable, knowledgeable legal professional.
Our typical offer is 72 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: Merit, Merit, Pass
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Merit
Pass Access Course: 72 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 72 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
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.
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 Law degree comprises a range of modules which provide students with an understanding of various areas of the law 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 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.
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 an academic advisor, 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.
You will also benefit from the professional experience of staff and from the School’s commitment to research informed teaching. The School of Law and Social Science 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 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, recent LLB graduate.
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.
You will be supported in finding legal placements and have numerous opportunities to visit relevant legal establishments, both locally and beyond.
We also have a network of alumni working in large North West organisations that offer placements to our graduates.
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.
Amanda Webster from Harrison Drury Solicitors talks about what skills she thinks students need, and how UCLan's Leaders in Residence programme benefits students, businesses and the university.
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:
Take a look at Matthew Knights' trip to Jersey after being award the International Travel Bursary as a First Year Law Student.
"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."
"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 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.
Full-time: The fee for the first year of the course will be £5,500 (UK/EU). Fees for years 2 to 4 will be £9,250* (UK/EU) per year
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
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 first stage of training should you wish to go on to a career as either a solicitor or a barrister.