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Bachelor's degree
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Lancaster
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Program description

Law, LLB

This Law degree is taught by the world-leading, research-active academics based in our Law School.

The degree will introduce you to technical legal topics and help you to understand the ways that law shapes society. If you choose to do so, you can, from your second year, opt to specialise in one of our three pathways, after which you will be awarded a named degree:

  • Criminal Law and Justice
  • Commercial Law
  • Human Rights Law

The pathways enable you to pursue your own interests and specialise from an early point in your studies and the in-depth knowledge you’ll gain will help you to stand out from the crowd when applying for graduate roles.

80% of the School’s research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014).

Admission requirements

Grade Requirements

  • A Level AAB
  • IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component.

Other Qualifications

  • International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects
  • BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualifications.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

Core

  • Criminal Law
  • English Legal System and Methods
  • Law of Contracts
  • Public Law

Year 2

Core

  • EU Law
  • Land Law
  • Law of Torts

Optional

  • Contemporary Issues in the Legal Profession
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights and Civil Liberties
  • Understanding Criminological Fieldwork

Year 3

Core

  • Equity and Trusts Law

Optional

  • Company Law
  • Competition Law
  • Criminal Careers
  • Dissertation
  • Evidence
  • Health Care Law and Ethics
  • Immigration and Asylum Law
  • Intellectual Property Law and Policy
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Law and Religion
  • Mass Atrocities and War Crimes
  • Prisons, Punishment and Society

Tuition fees

  • For UK students: £9,250 per year
  • For International students: £19,930 per year

Career opportunities

Your law degree can open doors to a wide range of careers within, and beyond, the legal sector. We carefully devise, structure and support our degree programs to help you prepare for the next step towards a career of your choosing.

All of this will help to optimise your ability to stand out in a crowded employment marketplace. Your Law degree could lead to a rewarding job in the public, private or third sector, such as:

  • Practising lawyer (Barrister or Solicitor; In-house lawyer; Government Legal Service; CPS; Law Centre work; CAB; Court personnel; Clerk in Chambers)
  • Paralegal
  • Accountancy and taxation
  • Finance
  • Civil service
  • Media
  • Police
  • European Commission
  • Conveyancing
  • Court reporting
  • Military/Military legal services
  • Political/Governmental career
  • Legal education

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Lancaster University

Lancaster University is located in the northwest of England near the major cities of Manchester and Liverpool. It was established in 1964 as a collegiate university with a reputation for innovation. Lancaster is one of the few UK universities to...


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Why study at Lancaster University

Welcome to Lancaster

For us, Lancaster is everything a university should be. It's somewhere you can belong, a community to join with a collection of colleges that offer close-knit support and a proud identity.

We set high standards, and we challenge, pushing people to new heights. But we also support, guiding people through their studies, research and careers.

A top 10 university

Lancaster University is among the best in the UK, in the top 10 in The Guardian University Guide 2021 and The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. We also have a TEF Gold rating for teaching and we're highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings. We're proud to have been named International University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

A place for everyone

Come to Lancaster and find your place - on our campus, in our city and in our community. From the facilities you need on campus, to the historic city on your doorstep, Lancaster is made for learning.

Nine colleges, one home

Colleges are central to the Lancaster University experience. It's where you live, but more than that, it's a place to socialise and a support network too. The difference our colleges make can't be overstated. For 'collegiate' read 'supportive', 'friendly', 'fun' and 'open'.

Hello future

Lancaster is ranked 3rd in the UK for graduate-level employment in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, with 89% of Lancaster students going into professional work or further education after graduation.

Not everyone has their future planned out when they arrive at University, but whatever's right for you, we're here to help.

Your global experience

Your Global Experience at Lancaster University is about joining our international community on campus to share ideas and perspectives. Take it further with study abroad options and other travel opportunities.

Get involved to make connections, explore the world and discover yourself. 

A supportive community

We offer comprehensive support from the very start of your Lancaster journey until you graduate, to enhance your experience as a student and help to fulfil your potential.

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Lancaster University

Lancaster University, Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
U.K

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