The course, unique to Cyprus, blends the English legal heritage with the current Cyprus law. For the benefit of our local students, education on the two systems is combined within some modules and, in those instances where the law is very different, separate Cyprus law modules are provided. Thus, our local students will graduate not only with an outstanding knowledge of both English and Cyprus law but also have knowledge of legal terminology in both English and Greek, besides fluency in both languages – essential in an ever more globalized world. It is important to note that the course has been designed in such a way so that students can avoid, if they want, all instruction in Cyprus law, be taught entirely in the English language and follow a regular UK LLB curriculum.
The LLB at UCLan Cyprus is the only Law degree on the island validated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board of England and Wales. Exclusive in Cyprus, LLB graduates from UCLan Cyprus shall obtain the same qualifying law degree, with identical rights, privileges, and entitlements, as an LLB graduate from an English or Welsh university.
As a result, our graduates will have the opportunity to sit their professional law exams in London, for instance, without having to return to university in order to obtain a qualifying law degree first. During these challenging economic times, globally, it is important to know that a UK qualifying law degree is accepted by (law) professional bodies in a number of different countries around the world, including Cyprus.
Additionally, the LLB has also been recognized as a qualifying law degree by the Cyprus Bar Council.
Accreditation / Link with professional Bodies
The LLB (Hons) course at UCLan Cyprus has been accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board (respectively the regulatory bodies for solicitors and barristers in England and Wales). With this important accreditation, the LLB at UCLan Cyprus is recognized as a qualifying law degree, providing an exemption from the academic stage of professional legal training for those who wish to become solicitors or barristers. Additionally, the LLB by UCLan Cyprus has also been recognized as a qualifying law degree by the Cyprus Bar Council.
Graduates will hold substantive legal knowledge and key transferable skills valued highly by employers. Law graduates are highly employable in a wide range of careers: legal profession; public and private sector administration and management; advisory services; ancillary legal professions; legal enforcement and regulation services; business, banking, insurance, and financial services; primary, secondary and tertiary education.
About the School
The University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus), has been established since 2012, in Larnaka. It is located in Pyla, Larnaka, and it is now in its seventh year of operation.