LLB (Hons) Law

Accredited by Solicitors Regulation Authority and The Bar Standards Board. 90% overall course satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS).

Course details

UCAS Course code M100

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If you're interested in becoming a solicitor, barrister or anything to do with the exciting world of the law, then we're here to see you get the best possible start. Our teaching staff are experts in academia and legal professional work, and will be happy to share their experience with you to provide insight into pursuing a career in the legal profession. You'll learn how to interview clients, provide successful mediation and negotiate as a team, with opportunity to focus your studies through working with clients. Our LLB course has received 90% overall course satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS) and came second in the UK for student satisfaction for tutor feedback*.

We place a strong emphasis on building practical skills, and through our work placement programmes, you will have the opportunity to put your studies into practice by working in a local law firm or other legal service provider.

You'll love our in-house mooting society, which provides mock court proceedings to give you a taste of the courtroom. The success of our course has led our students to represent us in a number of prestigious national competitions, and being fully accredited by the Law Society and Joint Academic Stage Board means you can be confident you're learning the right skills to become a big success in the legal world!

*Guardian League Tables 2017

Many of our full-time programmes can be studied over a longer period on a part-time basis. Please contact the course enquiries team for further details.

In the first year, you will study the law-making process in England and Wales, the English legal system and the legal profession in this jurisdiction. This will later lead to exploring the Scottish and American legal systems, with a comparative project to appreciate the differences between English law and these jurisdictions.

In the second year, you will develop valuable legal skills, undertaking an entire simulated legal case managing a personal injury transaction, interviewing a client and witnesses, researching on liability and compensation and negotiating an out of court settlement. This is done through the use of innovative technology and cooperation with students from Criminology and Law and Film and Television Production. You'll have a valuable head start should you wish to undertake the Legal Practice course or Bar Professional and Training course.

Your final year will include a four week law placement with a law firm, opening up opportunities for later employment. This scheme has helped students go on to secure future legal work, training contacts and para-legal positions. You will also complete a Dissertation exploring a specific area of law that interests you, such as Medical Law and Ethics, Family Law, Company Law, Intellectual Property Law, Media Law or Employment Law in Practice.

Year one

Compulsory Modules

  • Legal skills and method
  • Legal institutions
  • Law of contract
  • Law of torts
  • Public law

Year two

Compulsory Modules

  • Lawyers' skills
  • Criminal law
  • Land law
  • Equity and trusts
  • Law of the European Union

Optional Modules (Subject to availability and demand)

  • Employment law
  • Human rights

Year three

Compulsory Modules

  • Law dissertation

Optional Modules (Subject to availability and demand)

  • Employment law
  • Human rights
  • Placement
  • Company law
  • Law of criminal evidence
  • Family law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Media law
  • Medical law and ethics
  • Independant legal study

Programme specification

For a detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course.

Download the programme specification (PDF)

2017 entry

112-128 UCAS tariff points.  Potential to succeed can be measured in a number of ways including academic qualifications and skills obtained outside academic study such as work experience.  We have a points range so we can take into account all of the information on your application form and adjust the offer from the evidence provided.

You can find out more about the tariff and qualification options from the UCAS tariff table

Please check selection criteria for any additional entry requirements.

2018 entry

112-128 UCAS tariff points.  Potential to succeed can be measured in a number of ways including academic qualifications and skills obtained outside academic study such as work experience.  We have a points range so we can take into account all of the information on your application form and adjust the offer from the evidence provided.

Please check selection criteria for any additional entry requirements.

Selection criteria

Entry requirements for this course: BBC at A-level.
Other qualifications are welcomed and students are invited to discuss their grades, qualifications and experiences with the admissions tutor.

Full-time courses

Apply online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), between September and January; they will send your application on to us. Applications submitted after this date will be considered late and the course you have applied for might be full by this time; however, we will consider you for alternative suitable courses.

Their website www.ucas.com provides all the information you need about universities, courses, locations, entry requirements and financial support. You are allowed to select up to five course choices. You need to use the correct UCAS campus and course codes as not all courses are offered at every campus. You will be asked for the following information when you apply online:

Institution code name: UoC

Institution code: C99

Campus location:

  • A Ambleside
  • B Brampton Road, Carlisle
  • E University of Cumbria at Energus, Workington
  • F Fusehill Street, Carlisle
  • L Lancaster
  • T University of Cumbria in London
  • Y University of Cumbria at Furness College, Barrow-in-Furness

Part-time courses

Applications should be made online directly to the university; visit our website or contact enquirycentre@cumbria.ac.uk for details and guidance. There is no official closing date but we would encourage you to apply as early as possible, as many courses are competitive.

What makes a good application?

We consider all aspects of your application, not simply your qualifications and grades. We look at your academic background and performance, relevant experience (particularly for professional courses where some voluntary or paid experience is required) and your reference. Above all, we look for motivation, commitment and potential-evidence that you can benefit from study at higher education level.

Make sure you include:

  • Relevant qualifications/evidence of ability: check our website for the specific entry requirements required for each course. Tell us your previous academic results and your projected grades.
  • A supportive reference, from an employer or your school or college.
  • A good personal statement.
  • Explain clearly what attracts you to the course and tell us about your wider interests and experience. If you are applying for a course that incorporates professional training and placements, you should include any relevant experience or visits you have made in the workplace. Highlight your individual strengths and qualities, personal skills, capacity for teamwork, contribution to the community and your enterprise, originality and determination. Select some activities which bring out these qualities.

What next?

When we receive your application, we will send you an acknowledgement and if you are successful at this stage you will get either an offer (with an invitation to visit the campus to which you have applied), or an invitation to interview on a particular date. If we are not able to offer you a place on your chosen course we will usually try to offer you a place on a similar course and will contact you to discuss this. Alternatively, if we think you are suitable, but cannot offer you a place on your preferred campus because of the level of competition, we will offer you a place at another campus if one is available.

And if I accept?

The admissions team will contact you and send further information from February onwards about accommodation, and from May/June onwards about preparing to join the university. If you have any other queries, please telephone the admissions offices for information and advice on 0845 6061144.

Deferred entry

We welcome applications for deferred entry on some courses. If you have specific plans during your year out, indicate these on your personal statement as they may be relevant to your course and could enhance your application.

International students

Applications for full-time undergraduate study are made through UCAS. Please see the international pages of our website for full details of our entry requirements (including English-language skills) as well as contacts for advice and support.

From 2009 the UK Border Agency introduced a Points-Based Immigration System (PBS) for students coming to the UK from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Students entering higher education will need to obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) plus finance confirmation to obtain a Tier 4 student visa. UK education providers are licensed by the UK Border Agency. When students apply for their visa (or entry clearance) they will need a valid Certificate of Acceptance of Studies from the university. Please note that a CAS is not a guarantee that a visa will be issued.

See the following websites for further details: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk

This course is the first step towards being a fully qualified solicitor/barrister. You'll also gain valuable debating, research and analytical skills that will prove useful in any line of work, making judgments and solving problems in a manner that employers will love to see.

For those wishing to go into legal practice, this provides the necessary qualification for application to the Legal Practice Course and the Bar Professional Training Course. You may also be interested in a career in law enforcement, court administration, advisory work, public administration or even education.

Student case study: Sophie Allinson

The central focus of our teaching methods is providing support for our students. We provide a supportive environment using small work groups to give you the attention you deserve. Through lectures, seminars and workshops, you'll see how the law develops and is applied, with case studies and hypothetical scenarios to provide real-world context to your studies. We make full use of technology , including an online learning environment (Blackboard) as well as a full range of electronic law resources, and a dedicated law collection in our library.

We understand how important it is that your studies lead to employment, which is why all students have a guidance tutor 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.