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LLB (Hons) - Law

If you're interested in the law and how it works and if you want to become a solicitor, a barrister or anything else to do with the exciting world of the law or beyond, then our course is the one for you.

Our course is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and The Bar Standards Board, and hence will facilitate your journey to becoming a solicitor or a barrister, or a broader range of careers.


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Course Overview

You will learn about the law and legal skills such as how to interview clients. You will take part in mock court cases (civil and criminal) and work on real-life legal problems.

Together with your fellow students, you will also get plenty of opportunity to network within the local legal sector. Past activities have included, for example, meeting with the judiciary, visits to prisons, tours of the police headquarters and work experience/training days with local firms of solicitors and barristers.

At the University of Cumbria we are committed to practical action-based learning as well as traditional learning activities.

On this course you will...

  • Examine the intricacies of the English legal system and compare it with other international legal systems.
  • Participate in professional and personal development activities including advocacy and confidence in public speaking training, mooting, mock court trials and client interviewing competitions.
  • Be supported in gaining work experience and making connections with local law firms and legal organisations.
  • Develop confidence in independent thinking, teamwork, research and writing.
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What you will learn

The programme has been designed to provide a course of legal education that is academically rigorous, professionally relevant, research-informed and innovative.

We strive to empower our students through learning that is transformational using career-enhancing initiatives, experiential learning and reflective learning. Our excellent standard of student support is at the heart of our approach to teaching.

The programmes will assume no previous knowledge of law. Students will take part in an induction introducing key concepts in law and allowing them to build relationships and work together in teams.

*Note that optional modules will run subject to student numbers.

Year one
  • Legal skills
  • English and comparative legal systems
  • Law of contract
  • Law of torts
  • Citizen and state
  • Persuasive presentation and courtroom skills
Year two
  • Lawyering in a digital age
  • Criminal law
  • Land law
  • Equity and trusts
  • Law of the European Union
  • Law of Criminal evidence (optional module)
  • Human rights (optional)
  • Family law (optional module)
Year three
  • Dissertation
  • Business awareness and employment practice
  • Law in action
  • Medical law and ethics (optional module)
  • Human rights (optional module)
  • Placement (optional module)
  • Law of Criminal evidence (optional module)
  • Family law (optional module)
  • Intellectual property law (optional module)

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