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Business Law LLB

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:30

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

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

from at least two A Levels. Plus five GCSEs at grades A*–C (9 - 4) including English Language and Maths.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Business law

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.

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 methods

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Business and Law

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

71%
med
Business law

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
69%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

63%
Library resources
67%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
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Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
64%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Legal associate professionals
11%
Legal professionals
8%
Other administrative occupations

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Law

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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