• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


This inspirational and challenging LLB course has excellence in legal practice at its core. The Derby LLB meets criteria set by the Bar Standards Board and Solicitors Regulation Authority, which means it offers exemptions from the academic stage of study if you want to progress to qualify as a barrister or solicitor.

This programme delivers a comprehensive all-round undergraduate legal education. You'll develop your knowledge of every aspect of legal services and engage with all the core professional skills. Selecting from a broad choice of optional LLB (Hons) degree modules, you could also specialise in areas such as medical, international, family, employment or social and public law.

You'll gain practical experience at every stage of the LLB (Hons), with training in drafting, advocacy, interviewing and negotiation. You could also take part in pro bono activities, providing vital legal services to those who might otherwise find it difficult to access justice. The students have contributed to organisations working in fields such as immigration and asylum, employment law, domestic violence and miscarriages of justice.

The course works in close partnership with the legal profession locally and nationally which opens up exciting opportunities for work placements and internships. You could take part in our judicial shadowing scheme in the local courts, which allows you to observe the legal process from behind-the-scenes. You could also benefit from the mentoring scheme, where professional lawyers share vital insights into practice and help you develop your skills, networks and employability.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Contract Law: Theory and Practice
  • Legal Context, Skills and Ethics
  • Tort Law.
  • Land Law
  • Criminal Law: Principles and Application
  • Criminal Practice and Property Offences
  • European Union Law
  • European Union Trade Law
  • Advanced Legal Skills and Ethics.
  • Equity and Succession.

                    English Language Requirements

                    You need the following IELTS score:

                    • Minimum required score:


                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                    Academic Requirements

                    General Requirements

                    • UCAS points - 120 (up to 16 from AS-levels).
                    • GCSE - Five GCSE's at grade C or above including Maths and English.
                    • IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas).
                    • Pearson Test of Academic English: 51
                    • Cambridge English Scale: B2 
                    • London Tests of English: level 4 for undergraduate courses is accepted.
                    • International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C
                    • International GCSE English or English as a Second Language: Grade C.

                                Tuition Fee

                                • International

                                  11750 GBP/year
                                  Tuition Fee
                                  Based on the original amount of 11750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                • EU/EEA

                                  9250 GBP/year
                                  Tuition Fee
                                  Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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                                • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
                                • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
                                • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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