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Law

Entry requirements


Advanced entry on a case by case basis

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2023

Subject

Law

**This course is only available for advanced entry into year 3.**

The LLB represents the traditional pathway to a career in law and is our most popular undergraduate programme.

Our aim is to equip you with the ultimate combination of foundational legal knowledge, and practice informed skills, both of which will be key to your development and future career. In first year, you will focus on core modules of Constitutional and Administrative law, Contract Law, Criminal Law, and English and European Legal Contexts. Through a range of delivery and assessment styles this will give you the key foundations you need moving into the rest of your degree.

Our focus on foundational legal knowledge will continue in 2nd year and final year with Land Law and Tort, and Equity and Trusts. You will also have the opportunity to tailor your own learning experience by selecting your own modules from our extensive list of options. These options modules cover a vast range of legal topics from human rights to commercial law, from police powers to intellectual property.

No matter what pathway you choose, each module is taught by an expert in that field, so whatever your interests, you will be in good hands. You will study in our dedicated law environment, which includes a mock courtroom, client interviewing room and an integrated law library.

Key features

Our graduates have gone on to careers in globally-renowned organisations. Roles include paralegal at Pinsent Masons, legal assistant at D Young & Co, solicitor at Bobby Dhanjal Legal Services and many more.
Our DMU Works team will help you gain the skills and qualities that today’s employers are looking for through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Students have worked at Disney, Wilkin Chapman LLP Solicitor, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Shoosmiths.
Enjoy an international experience through DMU Global (where possible). Law LLB students have been on study-related trips to New York (including a tour of the iconic Supreme Civil Court), Berlin, Toronto and Doha.
Our mission to fight prejudice in access to the legal professions
We are proud that one in five DMU students feel confident to declare mental and physical disabilities, and we boast award-winning support in this area. In law, our teaching and assessments are designed to ensure that if you have a disability, you are still equipped with the skills and have the opportunity to engage with the challenges that you will face in practice.

We are worried that the legal profession is disproportionately white and from more privileged backgrounds. Through initiatives, such as the Black Lawyer’s Society, working with the Society of Asian Lawyers and promoting the Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship, we are actively working towards tackling this.

Our staff are ethnically and nationally diverse, giving you the opportunity to choose your personal tutor so that you may forge a mentorship relationship in your first year to support your success, regardless of your background.

Modules

Year 1 Constitutional and Administrative Law Law of Contract Criminal Law English and European Legal Contexts Year 2 Choose optional modules from the following: Criminology 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** Penology 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 methods

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.

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
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?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

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.

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Average annual salary
97%
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Employed or in further education
64%
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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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