University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Law (with integrated foundation year)

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Course summary

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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. On our foundation degree you'll gain the academic skills you require to progress onto the full degree programme. 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 in the Guardian League Tables 2019.

  • Our law team consists of former practising solicitors and barristers with national and international experience
  • You’ll have access to the criminal courts for mock trials, presided over by real judges
  • You’ll have the option to do a placement in a local law firm or legal service provider so you get work-based learning
  • We have 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
  • Opportunity to work on international negotiation projects with students from international and European jurisdictions
  • You'll love our in-house mooting society and can take part in competitive mooting, both in-house and nationally against other universities and organisations, bolstering vital professional and courtroom skills
  • You’ll have the opportunity to participate in negotiation competitions – boosting your CV
  • 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


Students in the first year will study Legal Institutions. You are introduced to the law making process in England and Wales, the English legal system and the legal profession in this jurisdiction. You will later be introduced to the Scottish, American and Sharia legal systems and learn about how law is made in other jurisdictions. You will also undertake a small scale comparative project on an interesting comparison between English law and one of the three other jurisdictions. Students in the second year will study Lawyer Skills. You will undertake a case from the first point of contacting a client and opening a case to settling. We use innovative technology to teach this and you'll have the opportunity to work with students from Criminology and Law and Film and Television Production. This is an excellent head start for students intending to undertake the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional and Training Course.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeM101
Institution code C99
Campus nameCarlisle - Fusehill Street
Campus codeF

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 56 - 72 points
A level CD - DDD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP - MMP
Access to HE Diploma M: 21 credits P: 24 credits Pass 60 credits, 45 must be at level 3
Scottish Higher DDDD - CCDD

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
EU £6000 Year 1
International £7500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Law (with integrated foundation year) at University of Cumbria - UCAS