English and Law at University of Derby - UCAS

Course summary

In this course, you’ll discover real-world law in action and encounter a wide range of literature from across the globe, studied in the context of perspective-altering theories concerning identity, desire, and cultural politics. KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE Boost your employability Combining two subjects boosts your employability and gives you the opportunity to develop knowledge and expertise in two subject areas, making you a more versatile graduate. Study fascinating subjects Studying English and Law provides you with analytical, research and creative transferable skills that open up a range of career paths to explore. We aim to broaden your understanding of literature and culture, while equipping you with skills and knowledge of the legal sector. We're networked into the legal profession, which opens up exciting opportunities for work internships and professional mentoring. Specialist facilities Law students are based on the Derby Campus at One Friar Gate Square. It includes a mock court room, replica custody suite and social learning hubs where you can develop your skills and familiarise yourself with the type of environments you’ll encounter in real-life legal situations. Academic expertise Our Law teaching team includes barristers, solicitors, criminal psychologists, sociologists and experienced police officers. Several are still actively engaged with practice, which helps you keep up to date with contemporary issues in justice. Our teaching is also enriched by research covering some of the most pressing issues confronting society today, from slavery to digital privacy. For English modules, you will be taught by an enthusiastic team with research expertise covering a broad range of areas in both literature and language. We place emphasis on discussion and active engagement with the material. We aim to challenge you to achieve your best. HOW YOU’LL LEARN You'll be taught through a variety of methods, such as:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops and tutorials
  • Student presentations
  • Debates
  • One-to-one sessions with a tutorWork projects
  • Self-directed study
  • Video discussions with overseas partner institutions
  • case preparation
  • mooting - where you present a legal issue against opposing counsel in a mock court case
  • interviewing
  • negotiation
YOUR CAREER Studying English and Law provides you with transferable creative, communication and analytical skills. You will develop key skills - such as writing, editing and presenting – that are essential for many roles. You may consider a career in:
  • Writing, editing or publishing
  • Journalism
  • Marketing, advertising or events
  • Art and Literature-based organisations such as media centres, museums or galleries
  • Teaching
This degree also allows graduates to engage in careers in business, banking and human resources – any profession that welcomes an exposure to studying law. You can go on to study at postgraduate level and achieve an LLM or complete a qualifying Solicitor exam. STUDY OPTIONS On the Joint Honours programme, there are different pathways of study available. You can often study both subjects equally or choose to major in a subject. Please view the course page on our website for more information on pathways.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Tuition fees

EU £14900 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14900 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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English and Law at University of Derby - UCAS