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Overview

The aim of the LLB Law with Criminology (Hons) course at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is to offer the opportunity for intellectual development, to acquire fundamental legal knowledge for progression into the legal profession, the wider employment market or further study and to provide flexibility in developing specialised interests.

A significant feature of Law study in the Lancashire Law School is the emphasis from the outset on relevant legal and transferable skills, including research, oral and written, e-communication and critical reasoning skills, advocacy, personal development planning and group work. We adopt a wide range of learning and teaching methods, designed to support you to develop as an independent learner. 

These include interactive online sessions, e-learn activities, workshops, reflective clinical legal education, group work, research exercises, presentations, mooting and debating as well as the more traditional seminars and lectures. You will have more structured class contact in Year 1 of your programme to support your transition to Higher Education.

In the course of study core and optional modules in both subjects are offered to allow you to acquire the range and depth of knowledge and skills appropriate to their own needs and ambitions in a supportive and friendly environment. In particular, the programme includes a module dedicated to the necessary research, interviewing and negotiating skills needed to succeed in law professions.

You will be supported in finding legal placements and have numerous opportunities to visit relevant legal establishments, both locally and beyond. In Year 2 you are able to visit many of the European Institutions during a week-long study tour in Brussels.

Why Study This Course?

The programme is an excellent starting point if you’re thinking of a career with a specific criminological interest, such as the probation service, social work, youth and community work, the police, prison and immigration services.

Our lecturers are from both academic and professional backgrounds ensuring our commitment to research informed teaching is maximised. You will be taught by leading academics and by staff who are professionally qualified as solicitors and barristers hence giving you a sound understanding of substantive law and its practical application.

You will benefit from expert teaching by renowned and extensively published academics in the criminology field. For example, Helen Codd spoke at the International Hate Crime Conference in Brussels.

You can join the Student Law Society, which is run by students for students, and has arranged events such as trips to London to visit the Supreme Court, the Royal Courts of Justice and the Old Bailey, a Law Ball and numerous guest speakers.

Opportunities

You can take up a wealth of opportunities for real life work experience and personal skills development, for example, taking part in mooting competitions, undertaking work placements, mini-pupillages and attending Summer Schools.

There is no formal sandwich placement, although there is an optional module in Year 3 where you can spend a period in law related work placements. We have a network of alumni working in large North West organisations that offer placements to our graduates.

You also have the opportunity to study or work abroad, through the Erasmus scheme or via international exchanges and placements. In addition you can gain the benefit of visits, for example, to the European Commission in Brussels, the European Parliament and the European Commission in Luxembourg.

Our students are valued highly by employers due to their aptitude and skills profile. They have an impressive track record of gaining graduate level jobs or professional training contracts. Our graduates are attractive to a range of employers – solicitors, barristers, company legal advisers, football clubs, insurance companies, HR departments, teachers, criminal justice system, courts, probation service, police officers. Lancashire Law School graduate are much sought after in the workplace.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part-time: five-six years

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Lawyers Skills and Personal Development
  • The Law of Contract
  • Public Law
  • Legal System
  • Key Thinkers in Criminology
  • Crime and Society
  • Legal Research and Reasoning and Personal Development
  • Criminal Law
  • EU Law
  • The Law of Torts
  • Interviewing, Employability and personal development
  • Land Law
  • Equity and Trusts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    81

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General Requirements

  • Our typical offer is 112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted 
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • BTEC Diploma: Distinction* Distinction*
  • Pass Access Course: with 112 UCAS points
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
  • GCSE: 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 including Maths and English or equivalent 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12450 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Part-time: £1,540 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)

Living costs for Preston

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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