Why study with us?

Our law degree is fully accredited by the Law Society and Joint Academic Stage Board and taught by enthusiastic tutors experienced in both academia and legal professional work.

Students are trained in client interviewing skills, team based negotiation and mediation skills, with the opportunity to carry out interviews and negotiations with clients.

There is a strong emphasis to building up practical skills alongside the more detailed law modules and our groups are kept small so that we can get to know you and provide you with personal support. 

A number of sessions are held for guidance in approaching employers and students are encouraged to undertake at least two work experiences with barristers, solicitors, legal executives or other relevant sectors in each academic year.

We have an in-house mooting society, providing the opportunity to put study into practice through mock court proceedings. Through this, our students have been selected to represent the law department in a number of prestigious national competitions.

What can this course lead to?

Passing is the first step towards qualification as a practising solicitor or barrister. However, you will gain other skills; how to argue and research a case, how to think analytically and objectively, how to make judgements and problem-solve - all highly valued in many areas of employment.

Some examples are law enforcement and court administration (police, social workers, probation officers, CPS case workers, trading standards, factory inspectors), public administration (central and local government, or the NHS), advisory work, HR and education.

More specifically, for those who wish to pursue a career in legal practice, the LLB provides the necessary qualification for application to the Legal Practice Course and the Bar Vocational Course.

Resources and facilities

Support for our students lies at the heart of everything we do - it is a central focus of the design of the degree and the way we teach law, with the aim to provide higher education in a supportive environment in which all individuals can flourish.

Studying at the University of Cumbria in Carlisle, Fusehill Street, you will attend lectures, seminars and workshops to help you to see how the law develops and is applied, for example through case studies and hypothetical scenarios.

Teaching rooms are equipped with computers and you have access to Blackboard, which contains a full range of electronic law resources. There is also a dedicated law collection in our library.

Have a look at our learning resources for Law.

Advice about law-related careers is built into the degree and all students have a guidance tutor throughout the year to discuss their learning and career aspirations.

A personal development file is completed over the course of your studies and is used to record your achievements, reflect on learning and skills development and to develop career management skills and awareness. This is an integral part of the LLB.

Finance

Home and EU students

Full-time: £9,000 per academic year
Part-time: £9,000 pro rata

International students

Full-time: £10,500 per academic year
Part-time: £10,500 pro rata

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More information about LLB Law can be found in our course leaflet.

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