University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Bronze

University of Cumbria has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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If you're interested in becoming a solicitor, barrister or anything to do with the exciting world of the law, our course - accredited by Solicitors Regulation Authority and The Bar Standards Board – gives you the best possible start. You'll learn academic legal skills, but also how to interview clients, provide successful mediation and negotiate as a team, with opportunity to get plenty of hands-on experience, including working with clients, mooting and mock court proceedings, shadowing the Judiciary in Cumbria and Advocacy training days. Why Choose University of Cumbria We’re a modern, practice-oriented, forward-thinking law school and our teaching staff are experts in academia and legal professional work. They’ll share their experience to give you a great insight into pursuing a career in the legal profession. Plus, we have received 100% course satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS) and came third in the UK for student satisfaction and student feedback in the 2019 Guardian League Tables.

  • Our law team consists of former practising solicitors and barristers with national and international experience
  • Guest lectures by nationally and internationally-renowned solicitors, including Duncan Curley, one of the world's leading patent professionals and Linda Vance, a former Divisional Crown Prosecutor for Cumbria.
  • Access to the criminal courts for mock trials, presided over by real judges
  • Placement in a local law firm or legal service provider so you get work-based learning
  • Our excellent links with local law firms and legal service providers and a strong working relationship with Solicitors Regulator Authority and the Law Society, which will give you vital professional insights, good placement and job prospects
  • Opportunities to use your academic skills practically via our Street Law project, in which you research and advise on real legal issues to clients in our local community
  • Our unique virtual Law clinic platform enables you to develop digital lawyering skills training, boosting your awareness and application of legal ethics, professional values and responsibility
  • Take part in competitive mooting against other universities and organisations nationally with our in-house mooting society, bolstering your vital professional and courtroom skills
  • Opportunity to participate in negotiation competitions – boosting your CV
  • Opportunity to work on international negotiation projects with students from international and European jurisdictions
  • Small class sizes mean we get to know you as an individual to give you personalised support
  • Through our Personal Development Planning you’ll develop employability skills, including support in CV writing
You’ll study in Carlisle, only 20 minutes from Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site ­- in the other, so you’ll never be stuck for something to do outside of your studies. Our philosophy lies in ensuring that you graduate with strong legal and academic skills with an applied understanding of the modern professional sector, so you can make a real difference in using the law to improving the life of others in our communities. Not only has our course earned a great reputation, but we’ve seen former students represent us in a number of prestigious national competitions. So, you can be confident that by studying with us, you're learning the right skills to become a big success in the legal world.

Course details


Year one - Compulsory Modules: Legal skills and method, Legal institutions, Law of contract, Law of torts, Public law. Year two - Compulsory Modules: Lawyers' skills, Criminal law, Land law, Equity and trusts, Law of the European Union. Optional Modules (Subject to availability and demand): Employment law, Human rights. Year three - Compulsory Modules: Law dissertation. Optional Modules (Subject to availability and demand): Employment law, Human rights, Placement, Company law, Law of criminal evidence, Family law, Intellectual property law, Media law, Medical law and ethics, Independant legal study.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £10500 Year 1

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