LLB (Hons) Law

Accredited by Solicitors Regulation Authority and The Bar Standards Board.


Course code M100

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Course code M100

Key course details

Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2021
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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If you're interested in becoming a solicitor, barrister or anything to do with the exciting world of the law, our course - accredited by Solicitors Regulation Authority and The Bar Standards Board – gives you the best possible start.

You'll learn academic legal skills, but also how to interview clients, provide successful mediation and negotiate as a team, with opportunity to get plenty of hands-on experience, including working with clients, mooting and mock court proceedings, shadowing the judiciary in Cumbria and advocacy training days.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

We’re a modern, practice-oriented, forward-thinking law school and our teaching staff are experts in academia and legal professional work. They’ll share their experience to give you a great insight into pursuing a career in the legal profession.

Plus, we have received 100% course satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS) and came third in the UK for student satisfaction and student feedback in the 2019 Guardian League Tables.

  • Our law team consists of former practising solicitors and barristers with national and international experience
  • Guest lectures by nationally and internationally-renowned solicitors, including Duncan Curley, one of the world's leading patent professionals and Linda Vance, a former Divisional Crown Prosecutor for Cumbria.
  • Access to the criminal courts for mock trials, presided over by real judges
  • Placement in a local law firm or legal service provider so you get work-based learning
  • Our excellent links with local law firms and legal service providers and a strong working relationship with Solicitors Regulator Authority and the Law Society, which will give you vital professional insights, good placement and job prospects
  • Opportunities to use your academic skills practically via our Street Law project, in which you research and advise on real legal issues to clients in our local community
  • Our unique virtual Law clinic platform enables you to develop digital lawyering skills training, boosting your awareness and application of legal ethics, professional values and responsibility
  • Take part in competitive mooting against other universities and organisations nationally with our in-house mooting society, bolstering your vital professional and courtroom skills
  • Opportunity to participate in negotiation competitions – boosting your CV
  • Opportunity to work on international negotiation projects with students from international and European jurisdictions
  • Small class sizes mean we get to know you as an individual to give you personalised support
  • Through our Personal Development Planning you’ll develop employability skills, including support in CV writing

You’ll study in Carlisle, only 20 minutes from Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site ­-  in the other, so you’ll never be stuck for something to do outside of your studies.

Our philosophy lies in ensuring that you graduate with strong legal and academic skills with an applied understanding of the modern professional sector, so you can make a real difference in using the law to improving the life of others in our communities.

Not only has our course earned a great reputation, but we’ve seen former students represent us in a number of prestigious national competitions.

So, you can be confident that by studying with us, you're learning the right skills to become a big success in the legal world.

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.

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Course Study Options

We also offer this course with an integrated foundation year - follow the link for more information

Integrated Foundation Year

Graduate destinations

This course is the first step towards being a fully qualified solicitor/barrister. In 2017, 100% of our Law graduates were employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey 2017).

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.

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