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Law and Economics De Montfort University Degree level: Undergraduate


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The Law and Economics Joint Honours BA (Hons) at DMU will equip you with a broad knowledge of the main features, concepts and principles of the UK and EU legal systems, along with developing your understanding of the business environment and how economic policy is formulated in the context of contemporary economic events.

The Law and Economics Joint Honours is not a qualifying law degree and does not exempt you from the academic stage of legal training for the Law Society and Bar Council. However, at the end of year one it maybe possible to transfer to the Law LLB, which is a qualifying law degree course.

- Develop practical skills that are in demand with employers
such as mathematical and statistical analysis, problem solving and the ability to explain complex data in layman’s terms
- 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
- 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
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Introduction to Microeconomics

Year 2
Intermediate Micro and Macroeconomics
Plus option modules from the following indicative list:

Economics options:
Business Research Issues and Analysis
Economic History
European Economic Issues
Financial Markets and Institutions
New Directions in Economics

Law options:
European Union Public Law*
Family Law
Issues in Civil Liberties
Land Law*
Law and Religion
Law of Tort*
Police Powers and Public Order
Private Law of Consumer Protection
Public Law of Consumer Protection
Substantive Law of the European Union*

Year 3
Developments in Advanced Microeconomics
Open Economy Macroeconomics

Plus option modules from the following indicative list:

Economics options:
Decision Analysis
Economics Dissertation
Economic Development
Financial Markets and the Central Bank
International Trade
Open Economy Macroeconomics
Political Economy
Behavioural Economics

Law options:
Commercial Law
Company Law
Criminal Law
Employment Law
Equity and Trusts*
Intellectual Property Law
Law and Medicine
Social Justice
Competition Law
E-Commerce Law
International Law
Legal Research Project**
Sports Law

  • You must select these modules if you want to gain a qualifying law degree
    ** You may substitute one of the listed modules for the 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: 62%
Coursework: 38%
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 ML21
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 112 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) DMM
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 26 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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