Law (Placement Year) LLB Hons - 2019 Entry

UCAS Code
M104

Entry Year
2019 also available in 2018

A Level Requirements AAB
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Duration
Full time 4 Year(s)

Course Overview

This qualifying Law degree is taught by the world-leading, research-active academics based in our prestigious Law School. They 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 stand out from the crowd when applying for graduate roles.

You will benefit from our strong links to Chambers, Law firms and related professions from across the UK, including magic circle firms from London. We host a judicial lecture series, alumni visits and lectures, and a Law Fair, which is your chance to meet lawyers (including trainees, associates and partners) and members of their recruitment teams. All of this helps you to make professional connections, learn more about their firms, and get a head start on your career in Law.

Our student-run Law Society provides you with a wide range of extracurricular activities including mooting and negotiation competitions (judged by barristers and members of the judiciary), a Law Ball, sporting fixtures, and a careers dinner. Each event is designed to help you build your peer and employer networks.

Practical experience is integral to this degree and you can take part in initiatives such as our newly-launched Law Clinic which gives you real-world experience providing free legal advice to members of the local community. Our Miscarriages of Justice Project gives you the chance to work on real criminal cases alongside practising lawyers as they support prisoners who maintain their innocence and have exhausted their appeal rights. Through the Street Law project you can gain experience in schools and organisations, advising and supporting them on specific areas of law.

If you would like to see how law impacts on countries around the world, you can opt for Study Abroad - extending your degree to four years and spending your third year with one of our highly-regarded partner universities in the US, Europe, Canada and Australia. If you wish to extend your range of experience, you can pursue a Placement Year option with paid experience working in business (taking your degree to four years). Alongside your studies you can also take up a volunteering opportunity with the Citizens Advice Bureau or Lancashire Constabulary's Special Constables via Lancaster University’s Student Union.

Your Law degree can be the first step towards a career as a solicitor or barrister but Law graduates are also in demand beyond the legal profession. Roles you may consider include: legal recruitment consultant, chartered company secretary, compliance officer, investment banker, and many more. At Lancaster, you will develop the skills required to negotiate competently, work effectively in a team, speak in public and be confident when presenting information in a variety of formats - all are highly prized by employers. Many of our graduates choose further study (Legal Practice Course, Bar Professional Training Course, LLM and MSc programmes) or enrol in graduate training schemes with HMRC, the Civil Service, and the Crown Prosecution Service.

You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas.  This experience will boost your employment prospects and will help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.  Our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement that will support your professional development. Applying for a placement is a competitive process and the preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in your placement applications.  You will also be provided with dedicated workshops, 1:1 appointments with careers professionals as well as opportunities to speak with employers here on campus.

During the placement year you will remain a Lancaster University student which means that you will still be eligible for a student loan, have access to facilities such as the library and receive discounts on transport and council tax.  Your tuition fee will be reduced to 20% during the placement year. 

The placement will enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice and this will benefit your final year of study.  This is an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers which will place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    This qualifying Law degree is taught by the world-leading, research-active academics based in our prestigious Law School. They 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 stand out from the crowd when applying for graduate roles.

    You will benefit from our strong links to Chambers, Law firms and related professions from across the UK, including magic circle firms from London. We host a judicial lecture series, alumni visits and lectures, and a Law Fair, which is your chance to meet lawyers (including trainees, associates and partners) and members of their recruitment teams. All of this helps you to make professional connections, learn more about their firms, and get a head start on your career in Law.

    Our student-run Law Society provides you with a wide range of extracurricular activities including mooting and negotiation competitions (judged by barristers and members of the judiciary), a Law Ball, sporting fixtures, and a careers dinner. Each event is designed to help you build your peer and employer networks.

    Practical experience is integral to this degree and you can take part in initiatives such as our newly-launched Law Clinic which gives you real-world experience providing free legal advice to members of the local community. Our Miscarriages of Justice Project gives you the chance to work on real criminal cases alongside practising lawyers as they support prisoners who maintain their innocence and have exhausted their appeal rights. Through the Street Law project you can gain experience in schools and organisations, advising and supporting them on specific areas of law.

    If you would like to see how law impacts on countries around the world, you can opt for Study Abroad - extending your degree to four years and spending your third year with one of our highly-regarded partner universities in the US, Europe, Canada and Australia. If you wish to extend your range of experience, you can pursue a Placement Year option with paid experience working in business (taking your degree to four years). Alongside your studies you can also take up a volunteering opportunity with the Citizens Advice Bureau or Lancashire Constabulary's Special Constables via Lancaster University’s Student Union.

    Your Law degree can be the first step towards a career as a solicitor or barrister but Law graduates are also in demand beyond the legal profession. Roles you may consider include: legal recruitment consultant, chartered company secretary, compliance officer, investment banker, and many more. At Lancaster, you will develop the skills required to negotiate competently, work effectively in a team, speak in public and be confident when presenting information in a variety of formats - all are highly prized by employers. Many of our graduates choose further study (Legal Practice Course, Bar Professional Training Course, LLM and MSc programmes) or enrol in graduate training schemes with HMRC, the Civil Service, and the Crown Prosecution Service.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas.  This experience will boost your employment prospects and will help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.  Our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement that will support your professional development. Applying for a placement is a competitive process and the preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in your placement applications.  You will also be provided with dedicated workshops, 1:1 appointments with careers professionals as well as opportunities to speak with employers here on campus.

    During the placement year you will remain a Lancaster University student which means that you will still be eligible for a student loan, have access to facilities such as the library and receive discounts on transport and council tax.  Your tuition fee will be reduced to 20% during the placement year. 

    The placement will enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice and this will benefit your final year of study.  This is an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers which will place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAB

    IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

    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 qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

    Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Detailed module information for this undergraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

  • Careers

    Careers

    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 programmes to ensure that you are prepared for the next step towards a career of your choosing.

    Throughout your time at Lancaster University Law School you will:

    • Develop excellent subject-specific knowledge
    • Enhance your range of transferable skills
    • Secure practical legal experience (through our Street Law, Miscarriages of Justice and Law Clinic projects)
    • Learn to quickly digest and analyse large amounts of information
    • Improve your ability to listen, read and write carefully, manage your time and work in a team
    • Improve your ability to speak in public, present confidently, and think on your feet.
    • Have the option to extend your range of experience through a Placement Year in business, or, on certain degrees, a Study Abroad year with a partner university overseas
    • Access a range of extra-curricular activities with the Law Society (including mooting competitions, a careers dinner and a Law Ball)
    • Build a network of peers and employers
    • Gain insight into future options through voluntary roles with the Citizens Advice Bureau or Lancashire Constabulary's Special Constables, will provide invaluable insight into your future career options.
    • Be guided by a dedicated Careers Officer

    All of this ensures that you have the best chance to stand out in a crowded employment marketplace.

    Your Law degree can lead to a wide choice of rewarding jobs in the public, private and third sectors.

    Roles in the legal profession include: Solicitor, Barrister, Paralegal, Legal Executive, Trademark or Patent Attorney, Legal Secretary.

    Wider roles with an appreciation of, and a need for, legal understanding include: Legal Recruitment Consultant, Chartered Company Secretary, Compliance Officer, Investment Banker, and many more.

    Many of our graduates also go on to Graduate Training Schemes or pursue opportunities with: Civil Service, Ministry of Justice, Probation Service, HM Courts and Tribunal Service, HMRC, Local Government and Trading Standards.

    An undergraduate degree can also lead on to further study or academia.


    Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2019/20 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2018 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,250 £15,680

    Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

    Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more details here: Island Students.

    Funding

    For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

    Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews. 

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