• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
This Senior Status LLB at De Montfort University is an exciting new programme, specifically designed for those who have already gained a non-Law degree and now wish to develop their career in the legal profession, either in England and Wales or in an overseas jurisdiction.
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Reasons to study Senior Status LLB at De Montfort University:

  • Attendance - Only two days compulsory attendance per week
  • Careers and Pro Bono - Access to a mentor, individual careers advice and guidance as well as opportunities for involvement in an extensive range of pro bono activities and to develop practical and relevant legal skills
  • Teaching - Leicester De Montfort Law School boasts an excellent reputation for teaching quality.
  • Facilities - Students are taught in the state-of-the-art £35 million Hugh Aston Building, complete with its own mock courtroom, client interviewing room, integrated law library and book shop
  • Location - Central UK location and attractive city centre campus
  • Pastoral Support - Excellent pastoral care and support by staff
  • E-learning - Additional online learning support provided via DMU’s Blackboard facility
  • Develop a wide range of skills and knowledge - Study all the usual core academic subjects for a Law degree but also develop your practical legal skills

Graduate careers

The Senior Status LLB in Legal Practice is a course combining academic study of law with work-based skills training for those wishing to become qualified lawyers.

All students have access to our mentoring programme and can take part in pro bono activities offered.

Overseas students may wish to study this programme as a step towards qualifying as a lawyer in their home jurisdiction.   The modules you will study are designed to equip you with an in-depth knowledge of the law of England and Wales, together with the practical application of the law you have learned, as well as a broad range of legal skills.  The legal system in England and Wales is highly regarded throughout the world, but we cannot guarantee that this qualification will be accepted by the professional bodies in your home jurisdiction, and it is your responsibility to ascertain this before commencing the course.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Criminal Law 
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts 
  • European Union Law 
  • Property Law 
  • Public Law 
  • Law of Contract

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

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Generally you should have a good honours degree in any subject other than law or non UK law degree, or equivalent. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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