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WELCOME TO THE SCHOOL OF law AT UCLAN CYPRUS

 

UCLan Cyprus is a Cypriot University and also the first overseas campus of a British University, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

What distinguishes UCLan Cyprus is its commitment to quality and standards. Students have to meet our entrance requirements in order to be admitted. Our teaching staff are required to have ‘Rolls Royce minds’ to enable the UCLan Group of Universities to continue climbing the QS World University Rankings, the most prestigious university rankings in the world. We are justly proud that UCLan was recognised as having one of the best law schools in the world; confirmed by UCLan’s entry in the Top 200 Universities for Law in the QS World Rankings 2012. Consequently, only the very best students will study Law at UCLan Cyprus. Very best students include those not only scholarly advanced but also and most importantly open to the world of knowledge and to outstanding learning experiences.

Our Law students are spoilt! Not only are they educated by the best and sat with the brightest, but they have our digitally-driven multi-million Euro campus and facilities (including Cyprus’ first Moot Court Room) to help them realise their academic potential, guided by academics of the School of Law of UCLan Cyprus through this learning and living process.

The full-range of academic and scholarly law courses are provided at UCLan Cyprus: an internationally and locally accredited Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB), a Master of Laws course (LLM) with five specialist paths, a new Master of Laws course in International Business Law and a new Master of Laws course in Financial and Commercial Law and (from UCLan UK) a PhD in Law, the highest achievement in academic scholarship. Following the UK tradition, our Master of Laws courses are open to law and non-law graduates alike, with mechanisms in place to ensure that all learners have a superlative experience in an international and multi-disciplinary setting.  The School of Law is currently expanding its PhD student and post-doc population and is committed to growing the legal research culture and environment on the island and beyond, in a multi-disciplinary and innovative setting.

The School of Law also ventures beyond the realm of law into the closely related field of international relations, with its Master of Arts (MA) in Security and Diplomacy Studies. Cyprus has much to contribute in the field of international relations, both in terms of experience and expertise, illustrated by its favourable geopolitical position, good diplomatic relations with a range of, often antagonistic (with each other), partners; and, the opportunity to play a central role in the stabilisation of a long troubled region. It is, timely, therefore, with its emerging credentials as a world-class University that UCLan Cyprus develops and consolidates its expertise in international studies.

With the quality of academic staff one would expect from one of the leading Law providers in the world, library and IT facilities unsurpassed on the island, and passion for research and continuous professional development, the Law School at UCLan Cyprus has become, within a very short space of time, one of the leading institutions for legal teaching, research and knowledge transfer in the wider region. Its courses are designed to satisfy the requirements of the local professional market, whilst retaining the necessary international focus demanded of an internationally top-ranked Law School. Its research and knowledge transfer activities are of international standards and recognised as such.

Whatever your areas of interest, whether they are more traditional ones, such as Corporate Law or Criminal Law, more specialised fields, such as Comparative Law, Competition Law or Commercial Arbitration and Mediation, or, in the wider context of the Rule of Law, Fundamental Rights and Peacebuilding, your needs and expectations will be more than satisfied at the Law School of UCLan Cyprus.

Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou (Maitrise de Droit, BA, LLM, PhD, HEA Fellow, Certified Mediator)

Professor of European law and Reform and Head, School of Law


School of Law

The full-range of academic and scholarly courses are provided at UCLan Cyprus: an internationally accredited Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB), a Master of Laws course (LLM) with four specialist paths, and (from UCLan UK) a PhD in Law, the highest achievement in academic scholarship. In addition, from October 2015, the one-year Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) for those either with a non-law background now wishing to convert to a possible future career in law or those with a first degree in law, but a law degree (for the purposes of the law professional bodies of England and Wales) not recognised as a qualifying law degree.

With the quality of academic staff one would expect from one of the leading Law providers in the world, and with library and IT facilities unsurpassed on the island, the Law School at UCLan Cyprus is certain to become, within a very short space of time, one of the leading institutions for legal research in the wider region. Its courses are designed to satisfy the requirements of the local professional market, whilst retaining the necessary international focus demanded of an internationally top-ranked Law School. Whatever your areas of interest, whether they are more traditional ones, such as Corporate Law or Criminal Law, or more specialised fields, such as Comparative Law or Commercial Arbitration, your needs and expectations will be more than satisfied at the Law School of UCLan Cyprus.

Important note: the LLB at UCLan Cyprus is recognised as a qualifying law degree. It 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 any LLB graduate from an English or Welsh university.

Finally, the School of Law also ventures beyond the realm of law into the closely related field of international relations, with its Master of Arts (MA) in Security and Diplomacy Studies. Cyprus has much to contribute in the field of international relations, both in terms of experience and expertise, illustrated by its favourable geopolitical position, good diplomatic relations with a range of, often antagonistic (with each other), partners; and, the opportunity to play a central role in the stabilisation of a long troubled region. It is, timely, therefore, with its emerging credentials as a world-class University that UCLan Cyprus introduces this important course in Security and Diplomacy Studies.