Law (Placement Year)

LLB Hons

  • UCAS code M104
  • Entry year 2024 or 2025
  • A level requirements AAB
  • Duration Full time 4 years

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Top reasons to study with us

  • 8

    8th for Student Experience (Law)

    The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (2024)

  • 11

    11th for Law

    The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (2024)

  • World top 100 Law School Times Higher Education 2023

Why Lancaster

  • Benefit from our strong links to chambers and law firms across the UK, including Magic Circle firms in London
  • Study LLB Law or choose one of three specialist pathways – Criminal Law and Justice, Commercial Law, or Human Rights Law
  • Learn from world-class researchers, and benefit from tutors committed to innovative teaching and student support
  • Add practical experience to your CV with our Law Clinic, Placement Year, Law Fair, and more
  • Study at a university which prioritises student contact – we believe in keeping class sizes small so we can develop your expertise

Unravel technical legal topics and uncover how law shapes our society. Studying our LLB Law, you’ll learn from law experts and study modules designed with your future career in mind.

Giving you a head start

Preparing you for success is our top priority. To help you create connections and gain valuable insight, we’ll invite you to alumni visits, as well as a Law Fair attended by top lawyers and their recruitment teams.

Our student-run Law Society will help you build your network too. Take part in a range of activities including mooting, career dinners and negotiation competitions (judged by barristers and members of the judiciary).

Practical experience is key

Perhaps you’ll take part in our Law Clinic which offers free legal advice to the local community on a range of areas including family law, consumer disputes, and wills and probate. Or maybe you’ll join the Street Law project and deliver interactive sessions in schools on topics like cyberbullying.

With our Study Abroad course, you can extend your degree to four years and spend your third year at one of our partner universities in the US, Europe, Canada or Australia. Closer to home, you’ll find volunteering opportunities with organisations like the Citizens Advice Bureau or Lancashire Constabulary's Special Constables.

We offer a wide range of diverse opportunities and try to ensure that all students can access the opportunities that interest them, however please note that places are limited on some schemes and modules.


Armed with a law degree, you’ll be ready for roles in the legal sector and beyond. As well as law expertise and experience, you’ll be the type of graduate employers want – a strong communicator and an excellent problem solver.

Deciding what to do next can be daunting, but you’ll have the support of our specialist law career advisors who are practising solicitors and know the sector inside out.

Our students secure places on graduate training schemes while others kickstart careers in the Civil Service, Ministry of Justice, Probation Service, HM Courts and Tribunal Service, HMRC and Trading Standards.

Many Lancaster law graduates complete further training to prepare for roles such as:

  • Barrister
  • Solicitor
  • In-house lawyer
  • Court personnel
  • Clerk in chambers
  • Paralegal

Outside of the legal sector, you can apply your skills to careers in everything from media to taxation, finance to politics. Graduate roles include legal recruitment consultant, compliance officer and investment banker.

Want to specialise further or carry out research? We have a wide range of postgraduate programmes which are designed to deepen your knowledge and be a natural next step after this course.

Giving you the skills you need for success is important to us. Whatever course you study, you can take part in The Lancaster Award. It’s a unique opportunity to complete activities that boost your employability, support your career development, and create connections within our campus community. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Your journey to becoming a barrister or solicitor

If you’ve studied the right modules, you can start the professional course to be a barrister straight after this programme. However, the route to qualify as a solicitor has changed. To start a career as a solicitor, you don’t need a qualifying law degree, but you do need to pass the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).

Our law degree is designed to give you the skills to succeed on the SQE while also giving you insight into law in context and wider societal issues. To show our commitment to your success, we also work with two SQE training providers – Barbri and BPP. These organisations provide our students with discounts, free training modules, masterclasses and events, and careers advice.

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 qualifications. 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

Course structure

Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and some which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme to complement your main specialism.

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, and the University will make every reasonable effort to offer modules as advertised. In some cases changes may be necessary and may result in some combinations being unavailable, for example as a result of student feedback, timetabling, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes and new research. Not all optional modules are available every year.







Fees and funding

Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, starting in the October of your year of study.

Our Undergraduate Tuition Fees for 2024/25 are:

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£9,250 £23,750

Fees and funding information

Scholarships and bursaries

You will be automatically considered for our main scholarships and bursaries when you apply, so there's nothing extra that you need to do.

You may be eligible for the following funding opportunities, depending on your fee status:

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We also have other, more specialised scholarships and bursaries - such as those for students from specific countries.

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Important information

The information on this site relates primarily to 2025/2026 entry to the University and every effort has been taken to ensure the information is correct at the time of publication.

The University will use all reasonable effort to deliver the courses as described, but the University reserves the right to make changes to advertised courses. In exceptional circumstances that are beyond the University’s reasonable control (Force Majeure Events), we may need to amend the programmes and provision advertised. In this event, the University will take reasonable steps to minimise the disruption to your studies. If a course is withdrawn or if there are any fundamental changes to your course, we will give you reasonable notice and you will be entitled to request that you are considered for an alternative course or withdraw your application. You are advised to revisit our website for up-to-date course information before you submit your application.

More information on limits to the University’s liability can be found in our legal information.

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