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LLB (Hons) Law The Derby LLB has excellence in legal practice at its core. You’ll discover real-world law in action, taking your first steps towards qualifying as a solicitor or barrister – or keeping your career options open for the countless professions where legal knowledge is invaluable. Why choose this course? As a ‘qualifying law degree’ – meeting the criteria of the Bar Standards Board and Solicitors Regulation Authority – the Derby LLB puts you on the path to a career as a solicitor or barrister. We equip you with all the key lawyering skills - including drafting, advocacy, interviewing and negotiation. Is this course for you? We deliver a comprehensive all-round undergraduate legal education, so you’ll gain all the skills and hands-on experience you need to have an immediate impact in a legal career. You'll develop an understanding of every aspect of legal services and engage with all the core professional skills, bringing what you read in the textbooks to life through genuine practical experience. How you will learn You will gain substantial practical experience of drafting, advocacy, interviewing, negotiation and problem-based research. We offer impressive study facilities, including a replica crown court and interview suites. Opportunities and experiences Our professional partnerships open doors for you to benefit from placements and internships, judicial shadowing and mentoring by established lawyers. Through our new Student Legal Advice Centre, you can gain rewarding practical experience by supporting the wider community and helping people who might otherwise find it hard to access justice. Careers and employability If you want to become a solicitor or barrister, the Derby LLB prepares you for the next stage of training. Our graduates secure roles in the Crown Prosecution Service, private practice, the courts and law centres. Others use the qualification as a stepping stone to careers in banking, industry and education.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 15 credits M: 24 credits P: 6 credits||Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification|
English language requirements
IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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