LLB (Hons) Senior Status

Lancashire Law School



Our LLB (Hons) Senior Status programme allows you to undertake a professionally accredited law degree in just two years. You will study foundation legal subjects that are necessary for qualified law degree status but also take four option modules that allow you to customise your course to an area of law that interests you and aligns to your career aspirations. Your existing study skills will allow you to develop legal expertise at an accelerated rate meaning you can progress on to the next stage of your career or further training sooner than a typical three year LLB (Hons) degree. 

If you have already gained a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) you will receive accreditation for prior learning. This course is especially appropriate for overseas students whose home professional bodies require a traditional LLB. You have the opportunity to complete the course on campus or online via distance learning, with online support available by UCLan’s innovative and commended online teaching team. The distance learning option allows you to take part on this course from anywhere with an internet connection.

Along with foundational compulsory modules you will also have the ability to choose from a broad range of fascinating option modules that align with your interests and professional aspirations. The option modules on offer to you allow you to customise your degree with modules that align with your passions and career plans. 

You will be supported both academically and pastorally through this process by academic staff responsible for the modules studied and also by a personal tutor, who is an academic member of staff with special responsibility for looking after you throughout your education at UCLan.

One of the greatest benefits of studying at Lancashire Law School is the suite of practical extra-curricular activities on offer to you. As a thriving legal hub there are many opportunities for you to gain practical legal experience whilst completing your degree. Our Pro Bono Clinic, Business Law Clinic, and Mediation Clinic provide you with the experience of volunteering and experiencing the practice of law first-hand with real cases.Oversight from our experienced staff can provide a hands-on education that will bolster your CV. National and international competitions give you the ability to compete, build your skills under mentorship from academics and raise your profile in specialist legal areas such as mooting, arbitration and negotiation. 

Other opportunities such as career talks, a mentoring programme, employability masterclasses, the CJAM Law Pitch (careers fair), drop-in career clinic and legal conferences are all on offer to you as a member of the Lancashire Law School. These opportunities are here to give you the broadest and richest possible insight into the study and practice of law. Taking part in these activities means you will graduate not only with a qualifying law degree necessary to proceed on to become a solicitor or barrister, but also broad transferable skills and a strong CV – giving you a competitive edge in the graduate career marketplace. 

Employability runs at the heart of our degrees with employment support on offer to you from the first day of your degree to your last, and beyond once you enter the world of work. A skills spine runs through the entirety of your programme to ensure that you obtain key transferable and employability skills. You will also have a vibrant international flavour to lectures due to discussion from a variety of student personalities – fellow students in your classes may well have come from other countries to study our LLB (Hons) Law programme. Seminar support and regular catch-ups with your dedicated personal tutor will ease you into university-level study – we will give you all the support you need to become a highly employable, knowledgeable legal professional.

Lancashire Law School has strong links with the legal profession and with a range of other professional employers and our students enjoy regular visits and talks from leading practitioners, academics, barristers, solicitors and judges. This ensures that the skills that you develop are directly relevant to those required by employers.

Through our broad and insightful syllabus, enriching professional experience opportunities, and devoted employability support we are dedicated to providing you with a rich and strong law degree that readies you for a successful future career. 

Course Information:

This programme is available for study on a full-time or part-time basis Online via Distance Learning or at the UCLan Preston campus – home of Lancashire Law School.

Students study thirteen modules split over the two years of the programme. In the first year students study seven compulsory modules including: Contract Law, Land Law, Lawyers’ Skills, English Legal System Essay, European Union Law, Public Law, and Criminal Law. In the second year of the programme, students complete two compulsory modules: Tort Law and Law of Equity & Trusts, alongside four option modules of their choosing.

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2:2 Hons Degree in any discipline

Relevant English Language Level 2 Qualification. eg. GCSE English grade C

IELTS grade 6.5 with no subscore lower than 6.0.

The course is validated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board meaning that it is a qualifying law degree. Our LLB provides the first stage of training should you wish to go on to a career as either a solicitor or a barrister.

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 graduates are much sought after in the workplace.

Some of our eminent alumni include judges, Queen’s Counsel, barristers and solicitors across the UK, Europe and around the world, CEOs, business leaders and industrialists, entrepreneurs and business owners, senior public servants such as civil servants, politicians, senior police and local government officers, senior academics and researchers at all levels, authors of many academic works, leading voluntary sector workers, board representatives and trustees.

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