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University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), LLB, Law


Study mode Start date Duration Fee international Fee UK/ EU Fee study period Year of study
Full-time Jan, Sep years: 3 £11950 £9000 Academic year 2017 - 2018

This course 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.

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. 


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.


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.


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.


The 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.


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.


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. 

Foundation course

You make take a Foundation course offered by the University. During your Foundation Entry Year you will study alongside peers from related courses, whilst you gain a broad introduction to the basics of law at UCLan, one of the UK’s leading providers of legal education. Develop yourself intellectually whilst acquiring basic legal knowledge and understanding of legal systems for progression onto the degree programme. With a strong emphasis on the development of core and transferable skills such as oral and written communication, IT skills, language skills, thinking and critical skills, personal development planning and group work, the law course is supported by research of international excellence and we have superb links with the regional legal profession, police and the probation service. You’ll gain a real insight into the legal profession with regular visits from leading practitioners, academics and judges. And there are plenty of opportunities to give your CV a boost. You can take part in work placements, mini pupillages, mooting and mock trials. We also encourage all students to join the Student Law Society.


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Preston is the cultural capital of Lancashire, and has easy commuting access to the rest of the UK by road, rail and air.

The university is a ten minute walk away from the main train station. By train, Preston is 45 minutes away from Manchester, 2hrs 15 minutes from London and 1 hour from Liverpool. Manchester, Liverpool and Blackpool airports are easily accessible.