De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Law LLB

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Course summary

Overview In the first year, everyone will undertake a standard first-year syllabus, studying core modules in Constitutional and Administrative law, Contract Law, Criminal Law, and English and European Legal Contexts. A range of delivery and assessment styles will fully prepare students for subsequent years of study. The focus on foundational legal knowledge and skills will continue in the second and third year with modules on Land Law, Law of Tort, and Equity and Trusts. You will also develop functional awareness through Inter-professional Legal Skills. You will have the opportunity after your first year to focus your studies by selecting a preferred specialism pathway in one of the following areas: Business Law, Criminal Justice, Human Rights & Social Justice, Sociolegal Studies and International Law. Alternatively, you can continue on the Law LLB pathway. The emphasis is on doing rather than simply reading and listening; participation is a central feature of this course. The teaching of the law modules is augmented by a range of employability and placement activities. The aim is to produce confident, independent learners. Key features:

  • Our students can focus their studies by selecting a preferred specialism whilst continuing to develop functional awareness – there is an emphasis on doing rather than simply reading or listening; participation is a central feature.
  • Law 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.
  • The 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.
  • The block teaching approach widens participation in the context of legal study. A more concentrated weekly schedule allows you to focus on one subject at a time instead of several at once. This means that you will be able to focus closely on each subject and absorb your learning material in more depth, whilst working more closely with your tutors and course mates.
  • You will be taught by legal experts who have a wealth of experience. These will include barristers, solicitors, professors and practitioners from the international legal arena.
Advanced entry For further information on the advanced entry options for this course please visit the DMU website - https://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/pre-edu-2030/law-llb-degree/law-llb-hons.aspx

Course details

Modules

Year one Block 1: English and European Legal Systems Block 2: Criminal Law Block 3: Contract Law Block 4: Constitutional and Administrative Law Year two Block 1: Law of Tort Block 2: Land Law Block 3: Inter-Professional Legal Skills Block 4: Choose one pathway from the below: Law: Family Law Business Law: Companies and Other Business Entities Socio-Legal: Law and Religion Human Rights and Social Justice: Human Rights Law Criminal Justice: Criminal Evidence International Law: International Law Year three Block 1: Equity and Trusts Block 2: Choose one pathway from the below: Law: Law and Medicine Business Law: Commercial and Consumer Contracting Socio-Legal: Law and Gender Human Rights and Social Justice: Social Justice in Law Criminal Justice: Police Powers and Public Order International Law: EU Law Block 3: Choose one pathway from the below: Law: Intellectual Property Business Law: Employment Law Socio-Legal: Penology and Criminology Human Rights and Social Justice: Immigration and Refugee Law Criminal Justice Pathway: Advanced Criminal Law International Law: International Child Law Block 4: Project or SQE Preparation

Assessment method

Education 2030 We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life. 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.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
M100
Institution code:
D26
Campus name:
Leicester Campus
Campus code:
Y

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


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
70%
Student satisfaction
47%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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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