• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

During this Law and Criminal Justice (Hons) programme from De Montfort University 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. 

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work 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. 

    Reasons to study Law and Criminal Justice at DMU:

  • 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 BallCareer

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
  • 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
  • The Lawyer in the Marketplace: Entrepreneurship and Commercial Awareness

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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Academic 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
  • PassAccess 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

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 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

  • DMU Global High Flyers Award
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Sports Scholarship
  • International Scholarships

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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