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De Montfort University

Law and Criminal Justice

UCAS Code: M211
Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Law by topic
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points

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

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This specialised, fully qualifying Law degree focuses on criminal law and criminal justice. You will gain a thorough understanding of how the criminal justice system works, look at and understand crime and its effect on society, and how the legal profession can develop strategies to combat or prosecute against it. - A fully qualifying law degree With full exemptions from the academic stage of the professional qualification for solicitors and barristers - Tailor your degree with specialist options such as criminology, the essentials of forensic investigations and penology - 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 - Excellent 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 include 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 - Guaranteed place on our Legal Practice Course upon successful completion of the course. This is the next stage of training to become a solicitor (subject to conditions) - Rated in the top 10 most popular universities in the UK by UCAS, find out more #ichoseDMU


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, Legal Research Project**, Penology, Social Justice, Sports Law * You must select these modules if you want to gain an LLB fully qualifying degree

De Montfort University

Welcome to De Montfort University

The £136 million campus transformation at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has created the modern, inspiring environment students deserve. DMU has been named as one of the 150 best young universities in the world by the influential Times Higher Education magazine, and rated as No.1 for graduate employability, and in the top three for teaching excellence among UK universities, in a preliminary study by the Times Higher Education magazine.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 92%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
59% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
42% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
276 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
63% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are legal associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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