University of Cumbria


About the University

We are one of Britain's newest universities, but we have a history of educating professionals going back over 150 years. We were formed in 2007 from Cumbria Institute of the Arts, St Martin's College and the Cumbrian campus of UCLan. With academic strengths in education, healthcare, sports, visual and performing arts, humanities, social science, law and criminology, science, outdoors, forestry and land studies we will have a great course to start your career.

Our campuses are in Carlisle, Lancaster and Ambleside. These are lively, safe, student-friendly cities with a lower than average cost of living. Transport links are excellent. We are on the West Coast mainline rail network and close to the M6 motorway. Carlisle to Lancaster is approximately one hour in a car or train. Lancaster to Manchester is just 55 mins on half hourly rail service.

The campuses are compact and situated within walking distance of the city centres. The great outdoors is on our doorstep from city centre parks to National Parks and the university's clubs and societies will help you to take advantage of all that our spectacular surroundings have to offer.

Small and friendly

Small study groups allow us to offer a more personal experience and dedicated tutors who can support you through your studies. Our student support teams, who can help with everything from academic skills to giving you support with your first steps on the career ladder, are knowledgeable and easy to access via our student support hubs.

Small and friendly campuses mean that whilst you study with us you are part of a whole campus community, including staff and academics as well as students from across all our courses.

We also have campuses in London, and Lillyhall, Workington, so we can offer courses near to where you are.

Widening Participation

The university has a firm commitment to, and a history of, accessible higher education regionally, nationally and internationally. At the centre of the university’s mission is the provision of an accessible and outstanding student experience and we aim to ensure as many people as possible benefit from the transformational opportunities provided by higher education. This includes seeing many students from less advantaged backgrounds succeed in higher education.

Commitment to quality

The university is committed to providing high quality courses which support future employability of students.

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Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2018 United Kingdom Carlisle Cumbria London Lancaster + 4 more

There is a strong emphasis to building up practical skills alongside the more detailed law modules and our groups are kept small so that we can get to know you and provide you with personal support. [+]

LLB Law Why study with us? Our law degree is ranked within the top 15 law courses in the country*, is fully accredited by the Law Society and Joint Academic Stage Board and taught by enthusiastic tutors experienced in both academia and legal professional work. Students are trained in client interviewing skills, team based negotiation and mediation skills, with the opportunity to carry out interviews and negotiations with clients. There is a strong emphasis to building up practical skills alongside the more detailed law modules and our groups are kept small so that we can get to know you and provide you with personal support. A number of sessions are held for guidance in approaching employers and students are encouraged to undertake at least two work experiences with barristers, solicitors, legal executives or other relevant sectors in each academic year. We have an in-house mooting society, providing the opportunity to put study into practice through mock court proceedings. Through this, our students have been selected to represent the law department in a number of prestigious national competitions. *Source: Guardian University Guide 2013 What can this course lead to? Passing is the first step towards qualification as a practising solicitor or barrister. However, you will gain other skills; how to argue and research a case, how to think analytically and objectively, how to make judgements and problem-solve - all highly valued in many areas of employment. Some examples are law enforcement and court administration (police, social workers, probation officers, CPS case... [-]


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