De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Law and Criminal Justice LLB

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Course summary

Your first year on this fully qualifying law degree will focus on how the UK’s system of government operates. You will also be taught about contract and criminal law and the English and European legal systems. In addition, you will learn key academic skills needed for the study of law including essay writing techniques, answering problem questions, citation, referencing and good academic practice. In your second and third years, you will have the opportunity to choose your modules, allowing you to tailor your degree to your interests. Options range from the essentials of forensic investigations to penology and social justice. Students can enhance their career prospects by taking part in co-curricular and extracurricular activities, such as mooting and client interviewing. Students are also offered additional employability support through a dedicated careers and placement team, who offer help finding out about placement and internship opportunities. Advice is offered on CV and cover letter writing, interview skills and psychometric testing. This targeted careers support is available to students during their studies and even after graduating when searching for their dream graduate role. Key features:

  • A fully qualifying law degree, with full exemptions from the academic stage of the professional qualification for solicitors and barristers.
Study in a dedicated law environment, including a mock courtroom, client interviewing room and an integrated law library and have access to the Crown Court of Leicester Castle.
  • Take advantage of extracurricular opportunities such as DMU Legal Advice Centre, the Careers Project, Street Law, DMU Law Society, client interviewing and mooting, to enhance your employability and help ensure you are well-equipped for a range of career paths or further study.
  • Tailor your degree with specialist options. In your second and third years, you have control of the modules that you want to study, so you can focus on your areas of interest.
  • Enjoy an international experience through our DMU Global scheme. Recent study-focused trips for Law students have included New York, Hong Kong, Brussels and Washington DC.

Course details


Year 1 Constitutional and Administrative Law Law of Contract Criminal Law English and European Legal Contexts Year 2 Choose options from the following: Criminology Essentials of Forensic Investigations Family Law Law of Tort* Law and Lawyering: International Perspectives The Lawyer in the Marketplace: Entrepreneurship and Commercial Awareness Land Law* European Union Public Law Police Powers and Public Order Public Law of Consumer Protection Year 3 Choose options from the following: Advanced Criminal Law Contemporary Issues in Jurisprudence and Legal Theory Equity and Trusts* International Child Law International Law Law and Medicine Law of Evidence Lawyering: Advocacy, Negotiations and Ethics Legal Research Project** Penology Social Justice

  • 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, group work 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

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

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 and Criminal Justice LLB at De Montfort University - UCAS