Law Many staff with legal practise experience


Many staff with legal practise experience

Law Preston has high profile legal and criminal cases


Preston has high profile legal and criminal cases

Law Practical legal experience with real life cases


Practical legal experience with real life cases

Progress onto a successful legal career with one of our qualifying law degrees; validated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority and the Bar Standards Board. We offer the highly regarded LLB Hons Law programme, as well a range of additional law degrees with specialisms to cater to your areas of interest.

We will equip you with a sound and practical understanding of how the law operates and how the legal systems work. Our degrees incorporate plenty of work experience opportunities, national and international educational field trips and with our affiliation with the Preston Crown Court, you’ll be able to go behind the scenes and gain knowledge and experience in how the courts operate. Many of our students pursue roles as a solicitor or barrister while others may move into roles within criminal law or business and management.

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Experienced Staff

We have proudly been delivering education since 1975 through research active staff who are renowned within their fields. Many of our staff have practised as solicitors, barristers and senior managers in major organisations.

High Profile Cases

Preston is the second largest city in the UK for conducting trials. Second only to London, Preston sees some of the highest profile legal and criminal cases. Examples include the Cregan, Bulger and Shipman trials. As a student, you can visit the courts and go behind the scenes to discover more about these infamous cases.

Legal Opportunities

We offer countless opportunities for you to build practical legal experience and deal with real life cases through our Pro Bono Clinic, Business Law Clinic and Mediation Clinic.

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UCLan law school lecturer scoops top national Legal employability award


Simon Price won a national award for his work in helping students to find work experience placement opportunities.

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 Inspirational mum-of-two celebrates successful five-years of study


A disabled woman who returned to education while raising two young children has celebrated her graduation.

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Lancashire universities to run first UK student-run tax helpline


UCLan, Lancaster University and national charity TaxAid will run the ten-week-long pilot project.

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Danielle McLoughlin

"My lasting memories (of the University of Central Lancashire) are times spent with friends I met whilst studying the law degree, whether that be the nights out at the Students' Union or the constant phone calls back and forth about coursework and exams!"


red line Reasons to study Law at UCLan

  • You will have a plethora of opportunities to build on your employment profile. We are the only University to host a Careers Jam ‘CJAM’ event; an innovative career event which enables students to secure placements with a diverse range of legal firms. Our courses are also supported by mentoring programmes, career insight talks and employability masterclasses.
  • You will be able to engage with voluntary agencies as Victim Support, the Citizens Advice Bureau and local charities to your learning, as well as being able to undertake placements with various law firms and public bodies such as Lancashire County Council.
  • You will be able to go on national and international field trips, such as to the Royal Courts of Justice and the Supreme Court in London, the European Commission in Brussels. Previous students have enjoyed trips to Cyprus and Mauritius to our sister and partner campuses overseas.

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Our qualifying law degrees provide a sound steppingstone for students to begin their legal training to become a solicitor (through the Legal Practice Course – LPC) or barrister (through the Bar Professional Training Course – BPTC). Our students are also able to demonstrate a range of transferable skills to employers outside of the legal field, such as in management within multinational organisations.

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Moot Court Room

Purpose built moot court room enabling students to take part in simulated court proceedings involving drafting briefs, participating in oral argument and holding mock trials.

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