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De Montfort University

Law

UCAS Code: M100

Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons)

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

28

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120

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

91%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Law

The Law LLB at DMU, recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, combines academic rigour with projects that put your legal training into practice to develop the skills employers look for.

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.

**- A fully qualifying law degree**
With full exemptions from the academic stage of the professional qualification for solicitors and barristers
**- 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
**- Successful completion of the course guarantees you a place on our Legal Practice Course**
the next stage of training to become a solicitor (subject to conditions)
**- 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
**- Rated in the top 10 most popular universities in the UK by UCAS, find out more #ichoseDMU**

Modules

YEAR ONE: Constitutional and Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Criminal Law, English and European Legal Contexts
YEAR TWO: option modules from the following indicative list: Criminology, Essentials of Forensic Investigations, Family Law, Law of Tort*, Law and Lawyering, International Perspectives, Lawyer and the Marketplace, Land Law*
YEAR THREE: option modules from the following indicative list: Advanced Criminal Law, Commercial Law, Company Law, Contemporary Issues in Jurisprudence, European E Commerce, Equity and Trusts*, Immigration and Refugee Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Child Law, International Law, Employment Law, Law and Medicine, Law of Evidence, Lawyering: Theory, Skills and Ethics, Legal History Project**, Penology, Social Justice, Sports Law * You must select these modules if you want to gain an LLB fully qualifying degree

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
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
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

TEF rating:
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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.

83%
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

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

93%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
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?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate
275

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.

97%
med
Employed or in further education
54%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Business, research and administrative professionals
8%
Legal associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

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