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Law LLB De Montfort University Degree level: Undergraduate


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The Law LLB at DMU, recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, combines academic rigour with projects that put your legal training into practice to develop the skills employers look for.

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.

- A fully qualifying law degree
With full exemptions from the academic stage of the professional qualification for solicitors and barristers
- A dedicated law environment
including a mock court room, client interviewing room and an integrated law library
- Activities such as Law Clinic, the Careers Project, Street Law, mooting and client interviewing
enhance your employability, ensuring you are well equipped for a range of career paths or further study
- Opportunities to get involved in extra-curricular activities
such as visits to the Supreme Court, giving talks about legal issues in schools and colleges, and social events including the Annual Law Society Ball
- Successful completion of the course guarantees you a place on our Legal Practice Course
the next stage of training to become a solicitor (subject to conditions)
- Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal
trips have included New York, Berlin, Toronto and Doha
- Placement opportunities with local, national and global companies
including Toyota, Walt Disney, Shoosmiths, Samworth Brothers and Enterprise Rent A Car

Course details


Year 1
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Law of Contract
Criminal Law
English and European Legal Contexts

Year 2
Choose optional modules from the following:
Family Law
Law of Tort*
Law and Lawyering: International Perspectives
The Lawyer in the Marketplace: Entrepreneurship and Commercial Awareness
Land Law*
Business Entities
European Union Public Law
Human Rights
Issues in Civil Liberties
Law and Religion
Police Powers and Public Order
Private Law of Consumer Protection
Public Law of Consumer Protection
Substantive Law of the European Union

Year 3
Choose optional modules from the following:
Advanced Criminal Law
Commercial Law
Company Law
Contemporary Issues in Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
E Commerce Law
Equity and Trusts*
Immigration and Refugee Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Child Law
International Law
Employment Law
Law and Medicine
Law of Evidence
Lawyering: Advocacy, Negotiation and Ethics
Legal Research Project**
Social Justice
Sports Law

  • 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, 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. 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 deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

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

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points from at least two A levels.

Plus five GCSEs at grades A*–C (9 - 4) including English Language and Maths.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit or equivalent.
English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grades A* - C (9 -4).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 including a minimum of 5.5 in each component

or equivalent

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,750 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 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.

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