What makes criminals tick? Why do innocent people often act like they are guilty? If you’ve got a burning desire to find out, this could be the degree for you especially if you’re interested in working with offenders and the criminal justice system.
This qualifying law degree is innovative and interesting, focussing not only on academic law but also practical application, giving you the opportunity to experience real world learning. By studying psychology alongside law, you will graduate not only with the degree you need to train as a solicitor or barrister but you will also gain invaluable insight into clients’ motivations and areas such as negotiation, conferencing, interviewing and witness handling - all essential for a successful career in the law, and many other professions.
You can engage in a range of pro bono activities, not only in the classroom but across the City through our links with the legal professions. You will have the chance to meet and advise “real” clients supported by professional legally trained staff.
You will be taught through a variety of methods and have on average 12 contact hours per week including lectures, seminars and interactive workshops where IT is used to support the learning activities. Furthermore, each module is supported by the University’s virtual learning environment “Blackboard” where you can review recorded lectures and take part in interactive learning activities.
You will be encouraged and supported to take part in a range of extra-curricular activities and competitions both internally and externally. You can compete against other Universities in various competitions including mooting, negotiation and mediation competitions. In 2016 one of our students won an International prize for the best individual mediator.
At Lancashire Law School there are great opportunities for International travel. We have organised study trips to Europe including visiting Auschwitz, The Hague and Brussels. You may wish to study part of your degree at our campus in Cyprus or, alternatively, take part in our week long Leadership course there. In addition, we have sent our students on trips to visit our law students studying in Mauritius and in the future we hope that we will be sending our students to China for an exchange visit.
In addition to the LLB qualification you will be able to study modules which will give you additional accreditation in areas including Arbitration and Mediation, enhancing your employability.
You will be supported throughout your studies by dedicated Academic Advisors who are there for both academic and pastoral support, so there is always someone to turn to.
Whilst we offer a wide range of Postgraduate law courses and many of our graduates do enter the legal profession, we are proud of the fact that many of alumni have found careers in other areas. This is because our curriculum not only focusses on academic subjects but has embedded within it transferable skills necessary for real world employment.
Did you know that in the most recent Guardian League Tables we were ranked third out of 104 Law Schools nationally for “Added Value”.
For full details about our current fees please see our website.
All international students for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of linguistic ability by gaining IELTS grade 6 with no subscore lower than 5.5 or equivalent.
88% of students go on to work or further study within six months of finishing the course. (UNISTATS).