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University of Cumbria

Law (with integrated foundation year)

UCAS Code: M101

Bachelor of Law - LLB

Entry requirements


A level

C,D-D,D,D

Access to HE Diploma

M:21,P:24

Pass 60 credits, 45 must be at level 3

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP-MMP

Scottish Higher

D,D,D,D-C,C,D,D

UCAS Tariff

56-72
75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Law

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.

On our foundation degree you'll gain the academic skills you require to progress onto the full degree programme.

**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 2017 National Student Survey (NSS) and came second in the UK for student satisfaction for tutor feedback (Guardian League Tables 2017).

- Opportunity to work in law firms and local businesses alongside your law degree

- You'll love our in-house mooting society and can take part in competitive mooting, both in-house and nationally against other universities and organisations, bolstering vital professional and courtroom skills

- You’ll have the opportunity to participate in negotiation competitions – boosting your CV

- Our law team consists of former practising solicitors and barristers with national and international experience

- 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

- You’ll have the option to do a placement in a local law firm or legal service provider so you get work-based learning

- Small class sizes mean we get to know you as an individual to give you personalised support

- You’ll have access to the criminal courts for mock trials, presided over by real judges

- We have 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

- Through our Personal Development Planning you’ll develop employability skills, including support in CV writing

- 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

- Opportunity to work on international negotiation projects with students from international and European jurisdictions

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.

Modules

Students in the first year will study Legal Institutions. You are introduced to the law making process in England and Wales, the English legal system and the legal profession in this jurisdiction. You will later be introduced to the Scottish, American and Sharia legal systems and learn about how law is made in other jurisdictions. You will also undertake a small scale comparative project on an interesting comparison between English law and one of the three other jurisdictions. Students in the second year will study Lawyer Skills. You will undertake a case from the first point of contacting a client and opening a case to settling. We use innovative technology to teach this and you'll have the opportunity to work with students from Criminology and Law and Film and Television Production. This is an excellent head start for students intending to undertake the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional and Training Course.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
International
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Department:

Business, Law, Policing and Social Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

After graduation


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Law

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

100%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Legal associate professionals
17%
Secretarial and related occupations
6%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

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