The LLB represents the traditional pathway to a career in law and is our most popular undergraduate programme.
Our aim is to equip you with the ultimate combination of foundational legal knowledge, and practice informed skills, both of which will be key to your development and future career. In first year, you will focus on core modules of Constitutional and Administrative law, Contract Law, Criminal Law, and English and European Legal Contexts. Through a range of delivery and assessment styles this will give you the key foundations you need moving into the rest of your degree.
Our focus on foundational legal knowledge will continue in 2nd year and final year with Land Law and Tort, and Equity and Trusts. You will also have the opportunity to tailor your own learning experience by selecting your own modules from our extensive list of options. These options modules cover a vast range of legal topics from human rights to commercial law, from police powers to intellectual property.
DMU Leicester graduates have gone on to careers in globally-renowned organisations. Roles include paralegal at Pinsent Masons, legal assistant at D Young & Co, solicitor at Bobby Dhanjal Legal Services and many more.
- Students at DMU Leicester have worked at Disney, Wilkin Chapman LLP Solicitor, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Shoosmiths.
- No matter what pathway you choose, each module is taught by an expert in that field, so whatever your interests, you will be in good hands. You will study in our dedicated law environment, which includes a mock courtroom, client interviewing room and an integrated law library.
- Constitutional and Administrative Law
- Law of Contract
- Criminal Law
- English and European Legal Contexts
Students can choose indicative optional modules from the following:
- Family Law
- Law of Tort
- Land Law
- Business Entities
- European Union Public Law
- Human Rights
- Issues in Civil Liberties
- Law and Religion
- Inter Professional Legal Skills
- Police Powers and Public Order
- Private Law of Consumer Protection
- Public Law of Consumer Protection
- Substantive Law of the European Union
Choose indicative optional modules from the following:
- Advanced Criminal Law
- Commercial Law
- Company Law
- E-Commerce Law
- Equity and Trusts
- Immigration and Refugee Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- International Child Law
- International Law
- Employment Law
- Gender and Law
- Law and Medicine
- Law of Evidence
- Lawyering: Advocacy, Negotiation and Ethics
- Legal Research Project
- Social Justice
- Sports Law
Teaching and assessments
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, simulation of client interviewing and advocacy, case study analysis 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.
Teaching contact hours
This is a full-time course. Each module is worth 30 credits. It is expected that student will spend a total of 300 hours of study for each module. You should be prepared to devote approximately 10 contact hours a week to your studies and additional independent hours of study in order to succeed. Teaching is through a mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activity types is shown in each module description.
Other: In addition, each module provides a two-hour surgery each week for individual consultation with the lecturer. You will also have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor and careers and/or subject meetings scheduled throughout the year.
Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to use our on-line resources, participate in flipped or virtual classroom discussions on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study and revision for approximately 25 hours per week.