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Law

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass relevant diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

Plus grade 4 in Standard Level English required if not held at GCSE.

Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

D*D*D

Must have a strong GCSE background.

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

D*D*D

Must have a strong GCSE background.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B

Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications

UCAS Tariff

136-160

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Law

Law is a hugely diverse field with so many paths you can go down. This degree is your classic route into the profession. You’ll cover fundamental subjects like contract and criminal law, but you’ll also have the freedom to explore areas you’re passionate about like human rights, intellectual property, corporate, property, family or medical law all supported by experts in their field. You can even apply to work in our on-campus pro-bono legal advice clinic as a volunteer or as part of your degree.

At Leicester Law School, our research-led teaching is delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars. In small group tutorials of around eight to twelve students, you’ll receive individual support to make sure you have fully understood the topic.

You can broaden your perspective with an optional year studying overseas, or make a difference by giving free legal advice to real clients and communities through our Pro-Bono group. We will encourage you to build practical skills through our award-winning extracurricular activities.

The Law LLB is the traditional route into the legal profession and gives you the freedom to explore the areas of law that most interest you with a wide variety of optional modules. It is an excellent stepping-stone to graduate level employment as a thought-provoking and challenging subject, giving you legal knowledge and transferable skills such as reasoning, research and problem solving. Your study will take a variety of approaches, including problem-solving, analysis of cases and statutes, examining the role of law within its social, economic and political context. The foundation subjects that you will study are recognised by the Bar Standards Board and essential for future qualification as a solicitor through the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s approved qualification routes.

Throughout the course you will study the core branches of law with freedom to choose your modules from a broad list of specialist areas. This will broaden your understanding of the legal system, and help you make an informed decision about which area of law you might wish to pursue after graduation.

As you gain an understanding of the legal system, you will refine your own thought processes and become well-practiced in adapting your problem-solving skills to real-life scenarios.

You will graduate with guidance for completing the Solicitor’s Qualifying Exam and barrister training courses. Employment prospects are excellent with 95% of our law students employed (or studying for a Master’s degree) six months after graduating. The analytical and practical skills you will learn will be your platform to a successful career in whichever field you choose.

Modules

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Assessment methods

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Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leicester

Department:

Leicester Law School

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What students say


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

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

58%
UK students
42%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
61%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Legal associate professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Other elementary services 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.

£19k

£19k

£26k

£26k

£34k

£34k

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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