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School of Law



UCLan Cyprus may be a private university, but it is not just another private university. It is a Cyprus university, but the first overseas campus of a British university, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), also. What separates UCLan Cyprus is its commitment to quality and standards. Students have to meet our demanding entrance requirements, otherwise they are not 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 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, not everyone. 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.

All of this, at the highest-ranked Law School in Cyprus!

Dr. Stéphanie Laulhé  Shaelou (Maitrise de Droit, BA, LLM, PhD, HEA Fellow)
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.