De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

This specialised, fully-qualifying law degree provides you with the classic route to training as a legal professional. It focuses on criminal law and criminal justice, giving you knowledge of how the criminal justice system works, an understanding of crime and its effects on society, and how you as a legal professional can develop strategies to combat or prosecute against it. You will study in our dedicated law environment, which includes a mock courtroom, client interviewing room and an integrated law library. Study a range of topics such as Family Law, Issues in Civil Liberties, Substantive Law of the European Union and Law of Evidence. Recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, this course is a qualifying Law degree covering the academic stage of training for solicitors and barristers. Key features:

  • Our graduates have gone on to careers in globally-renowned organisations. Roles include paralegal at Pinsent Masons, legal assistant at D Young & Co, solicitor at Bobby Dhanjal Legal Services and many more.
  • Our DMU Works team will help you gain the skills and qualities that today’s employers are looking for through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Students have worked at Disney, Wilkin Chapman LLP Solicitor, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Shoosmiths.
  • Enjoy an international experience through DMU Global. Law LLB students have been on study-related trips to New York (including a tour of the iconic Supreme Civil Court), Berlin, Toronto and Doha.

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

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

or equivalent

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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