De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

The Law LLB at DMU, recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, combines academic rigour with projects that put your legal training into practice to develop the skills employers look for. In the first year, you study four core modules to give you a strong foundation in law. In years two and three you are free to select the modules that reflect your own interests and career aims, although certain modules are compulsory if you want to achieve qualifying status. - A fully qualifying law degree With full exemptions from the academic stage of the professional qualification for solicitors and barristers - A dedicated law environment including a mock courtroom, client interviewing room and an integrated law library - Activities such as Law Clinic, the Careers Project, Street Law, mooting and client interviewing enhance your employability, ensuring you are well equipped for a range of career paths or further study - Opportunities to get involved in extra-curricular activities such as visits to the Supreme Court, giving talks about legal issues in schools and colleges, and social events including the Annual Law Society Ball - Successful completion of the course guarantees you a place on our Legal Practice Course the next stage of training to become a solicitor (subject to conditions) - Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global trips have included New York, Berlin, Toronto and Doha - Placement opportunities with local, national and global companies including Toyota, Walt Disney, Shoosmiths, Samworth Brothers and Enterprise Rent A Car

Course details


Year 1 Constitutional and Administrative Law Law of Contract Criminal Law English and European Legal Contexts Year 2 Choose optional modules from the following: Criminology Family Law Law of Tort* Law and Lawyering: International Perspectives The Lawyer in the Marketplace: Entrepreneurship and Commercial Awareness Land Law* Business Entities European Union Public Law Human Rights Issues in Civil Liberties Law and Religion Police Powers and Public Order Private Law of Consumer Protection Public Law of Consumer Protection Substantive Law of the European Union Year 3 Choose optional modules from the following: Advanced Criminal Law Commercial Law Company Law Contemporary Issues in Jurisprudence and Legal Theory E Commerce Law Equity and Trusts* Immigration and Refugee Law Intellectual Property Law International Child Law International Law Employment Law Law and Medicine Law of Evidence Lawyering: Advocacy, Negotiation and Ethics Legal Research Project** Penology Social Justice Sports Law

  • You must select these modules if you want to gain an LLB fully qualifying degree
**You may substitute one of the listed modules for a self-study research project

Assessment method

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, simulation of client interviewing and advocacy, case study analysis and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year: Exam: 70% Coursework: 30% These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5including a minimum of 5.5 in each component

or equivalent

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £14250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for September 2021 are subject to official confirmation. Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Law LLB at De Montfort University - UCAS