• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Your first year on this LLB Law and Criminal Justice (Hons) degree at De Montfort University  will focus on how the UK’s system of government operates. You will also be taught about contract and criminal law and the English and European legal systems.

In addition, you will learn key academic skills needed for the study of law including essay writing technique, answering problem questions, citation, referencing and good academic practice.

In your second and third years you will have the opportunity to choose your modules, allowing you to tailor your degree to your interests. Options range from the essentials of forensic investigations to penology and social justice.

Students can enhance their career prospects by taking part in co-curricular and extracurricular activities, such as mooting and client interviewing.

Students are also offered additional employability support through dedicated careers and placement team, who offer help finding out about placement and internship opportunities. Advice is offered on CV and cover letter writing, interview skills and psychometric testing.

This targeted careers support is available to students during their studies and even after graduating when searching for their dream graduate role.

Graduate Careers

Many graduates go into the legal profession, but the career opportunities for law graduates are infinite.

Recent graduates from our Law School have gone onto careers such as Legal Associate at Barratt Developments PLC, Case Worker at Ministry of Justice, Investigation Support Assistant at Leicestershire Police and Prosecution Manager at Arriva Rail North.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      four years with a placement

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    390 (with a placement)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Criminal Law
  • English and European Legal Contexts
  • Criminology
  • Essentials of Forensic Investigations
  • Family Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Law and Lawyering: International Perspectives

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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General Requirements

  • A typical offer is 112 UCAS points. You need to study at least two subjects at A Level or equivalent (eg BTEC**)
  • You must have at least five GCSEs at grades A–C including English Language
  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent)

  • English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grade C
  • We will normally require students to have had a break from full time education before undertaking the Access course
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 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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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.

Funding

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

  • DMU Global High Flyers Award
  • DMU Sports Scholarship
  • International Scholarships

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