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Prestigious International Accreditation for UCLan Cyprus Law School

The Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) at the brand new Cyprus campus of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan Cyprus) has been accredited by the Joint Academic Stage Board (JASB) of England and Wales. The JASB represents 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 recognised as a qualifying law degree, providing exemption from the academic stage of professional legal training for those who wish to become solicitors or barristers.

Dr. Tim Potier, Head of the Law School at UCLan Cyprus welcomed the news. He said: “This is a major achievement for UCLan Cyprus. It represents a major vote of confidence from the two professional bodies in England and Wales regarding the world-class legal education that students will receive at UCLan Cyprus. The University of Central Lancashire is recognised as having one of the best law schools both in the United Kingdom and internationally. This was confirmed recently, with UCLan’s entry in the Top 200 Universities for Law in the QS World Rankings 2012. This accreditation, our world-renowned Law lecturers and multi-million state-of-the-art campus and facilities will provide Cyprus with one of the centres of legal excellence in the region, of huge importance to the island in its ambition to be a hub for inward investment.”

The LLB at UCLan Cyprus shall combine instruction in both English and Cyprus law to enable its graduates to have mastery of not only the two systems of law, but also understanding of all legal terminology in both the English and Greek languages. Dr. Potier added: “The Law School at UCLan Cyprus exists, first and last, to serve Cyprus and its legal community. The best educated Law graduates, able to communicate with their future clients in both languages, will maximise Cyprus’ already considerable competitive advantage in the global market place. Cyprus has to be a first choice for investors. First-class lawyers, possessed with the necessary skills, will help ensure that the island in the future thrives economically.”

Furthermore, celebrating the creation of Europe’s newest University campus; UCLan in the UK has decided to fund the studies of all students who will register this year at UCLan Cyprus, with the amount of €2,950 per year. Each student will therefore only pay €7,000 for every year of study instead of the current amount of €9,950 annually.

The tuition fee funding is offered only to students who will register for this academic year at UCLan Cyprus (2012/13), as well as to students who will register this year for the next academic year (2013/14). Moreover, students who are eligible for the Cyprus Government grant can apply for funding up to €3,417 for every year of study. UCLan Cyprus will commence operations on 2 October 2012 in Larnaka.

For further information: 24812121, admissions@uclancyprus.ac.cy, www.uclancyprus.ac.cy.