De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business Law LLB

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Course summary

The Business Law LLB at DMU allows you to focus on all aspects of business and commercial law. You can specialise in areas including international trade law, competition law and company law, giving you the breadth of knowledge you need to start your career as a business legal professional. In the first year, you study four core modules to give you a strong foundation in law. In years two and three you are free to select the modules that reflect your own interests and career aims, although certain modules are compulsory if you want to achieve qualifying status. Key features:

  • This is a qualifying law degree with full exemptions from the academic stage of the professional qualification for solicitors and barristers.
  • You will study in our fantastic dedicated law environment, which includes a mock courtroom, client interviewing room and an integrated law library all based in the Hugh Aston building.
  • Enhance your understanding of Law through activities available such as DMU Legal Advice Centre, the Careers Project, Street Law, DMU Law Society, Black Lawyer’s Society, client interviewing and mooting which will enhance your employability, ensuring you are well equipped for a range of career paths or further study.
  • Enjoy an international experience linked directly to your studies through our DMU Global programme – recent trips have seen students visit New York, Berlin, Toronto and Doha. Students visited key institutions in New York to gain valuable insights into the American justice system this involved a tour of the iconic Supreme Civil Court.
  • Our DMU Works team offer support to help you gain the skills and qualities that today’s employers are looking for through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Past students have successfully been placed at Toyota, PepsiCo, Hewlett-Packard, The Walt Disney Company and the NHS.
  • Our graduates have gone on to secure roles working for a variety of nationally renowned organisations and law firms, including the Ministry of Justice, Bond Adams Solicitors, Spearing Waite LLP, and British Gas.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Constitutional and Administrative Law Law of Contract Criminal Law English and European Legal Contexts Year 2 Business Entities Plus option modules from the following indicative list: European Union Public Law Substantive Law of the European Union Land Law* Law of Tort* The Lawyer in the Marketplace Law and Lawyering: International Perspectives Entrepreneurship and Commercial Awareness Private Law of Consumer Protection Public Law of Consumer Protection Year 3 Optional modules may include: Commercial Law Company Law Equity and Trusts* Employment Law E Commerce Intellectual Property Law International Law Legal Research Project** Sports Law Social Justice

  • You must select these modules if you want to gain an LLB fully qualifying degree recognised by the legal professional bodies
** 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

Application codes

Course code:
M221
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
58%
Student satisfaction
50%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
87%
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.
Business Law LLB at De Montfort University - UCAS