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Law is a hugely diverse field with so many paths you can go down. This qualifying degree is your classic route into the profession. You’ll cover core subjects like contract and criminal law, but you’ll also have the freedom to explore areas you’re passionate about like human rights or medical law.
In your first year You will be introduced to the fundamentals of the English legal system, including the development of laws, approaches to interpreting the law and the structure of the courts. As well as this, you begin to learn how to think critically about the way the law operates and you will develop an understanding of working in the legal profession. You will also study the three fundamental areas of contract, tort and constitutional and administrative law. In your second year you will build on your fundamental understanding by refining your knowledge in the areas of land law, criminal law, and European Union law. You will also have the opportunity to select an optional module based on an area of law that interests you. If you want to, you can spend your third year studying abroad. Please note that a year spent abroad still incurs a tuition fee, but this is much lower than for a normal year at Leicester. See our Fees and Funding section for details. In your final year you will have greater freedom to specialise in your degree. The majority of your modules will be options, giving you the opportunity to tailor your degree around the area of law that most interests you. For further information please see our website.
Assessment methods are varied. They can include assessed essays/coursework, exams and multiple choice question papers. Professional legal writing - for example, writing a letter of advice to a client - is also built into our curriculum and you will start developing these practical skills from your very first year with us.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D*D*||Must have a strong GCSE background.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|Pass relevant diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.|
|Scottish Higher||Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, M2|
|Extended Project||This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||33 points||Plus grade 4 in Standard Level English required if not held at GCSE.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: email@example.com|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAB|
GCSE English Language required at grade C/4 or above.
When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.