Law

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.

Gain a sound and practical understanding of how the law operates and how the legal systems work. 

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I was impressed by all the facilities provided for disabled students and the warm welcome I received. My technology and inclusive adviser are both very kind and willing to help. The support given to disabled students at UCLan is admirable.
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Why choose us?

  • 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.

  • 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’ll 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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Careers in law

Our qualifying law degrees provide a stepping stone for students to begin their legal training. Become a solicitor (through the Legal Practice Course) or barrister (through the Bar Professional Training Course).

Learn a range of transferable skills applicable to jobs outside of the legal field. Find employment in fields such as management within multinational organisations.

Future careers for those studying law:

  • Solicitor
  • Judge
  • Barrister
  • Arbitrator
  • Mediator
  • Legal secretary
  • Lecturer of law
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Dr Ian Turner
Reader in Human Rights and Security
School of Law and Policing

Ian has been at The University of Central Lancashire since 2002, when he joined the then Lancashire Law School from Coventry University as a Lecturer in Law. In his time at UCLan Ian has taught on a number of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level. When Ian is not teachi…

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Dr Allwell Uwazuruike
Senior Lecturer in Law
School of Law and Policing

Allwell is conducting funded research on a number of projects including the rights of fishermen in Senegal, freedom of expression in Nigeria, and the lived experiences of Senegalese migrants in France. He is the author of a monograph entitled 'Human Rights under the African Chart…