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Law LLB (Hons)

Learn from outstanding experts, practitioners and scholars in a unique way that will enable you to see law from a range of truly unique perspectives.



Our Law LLB is a professionally qualifying Law degree, designed to make you stand out as an exceptional lawyer, and informed by progressive legal knowledge.

We go further than any other Law degree to develop the professional legal skills that will make you stand out to prospective employers, and engage you with the high quality research that will drive the future of the law.

You will be taught by an outstanding team of leading professors, judges, practitioners, textbook authors and experienced professionals, who combine academic kudos with many years of legal practitioner experience.

De Montfort Law School’s Unique First Year Legal Programme

  • An intensive week-long taught induction programme to immerse you in the legal skills you need to learn faster and better
  • Assessments that are based in the real world and commissioned by external clients to give you a head start with a professional perspective
  • The only degree in the country to deliver assessments to the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Solicitors’ Qualification Examination Specification to get you ready for SQE and for the Bar from Day One
  • A Continuing Professional Development  scheme to prepare you for qualifying work experience and a programme of events in Leicester, London and internationally to expose you to the leading practitioners and academics
  • Fortnightly one-to-one meeting with an academic tutor to give you a personalised approach to learning
  • Trial advocacy experience in real courtrooms, judged by members of the judiciary and the Bar.

De Montfort Law School’s Second Year Professional and Academic Development Programme

We offer a core programme of learning that takes you in real time through the process of putting together cases in Tort Law to prepare you for practice and for the Solicitors’ Qualification Examination.

As well as options such as Family Law, Law and Religion, Police Powers and the Law, De Montfort Law School allows you to study courses that no other UK undergraduate degree provides:

  • Negotiation and Drafting of International Agreements, jointly delivered with the University of Central Florida and with the opportunity to go to Florida to complete the negotiations face-to-face, with real international negotiations judged by United Nations experts
  • Inter-professional Legal Skills, further developing courtroom expertise under the supervision of judges, magistrates, solicitors and barristers and working with specialist clients, such as social workers and healthcare professionals
  • The Professional Researcher, working with internationally renowned professors on cutting edge research projects in law reform
  • The Lawyer in the Marketplace, which gives you the opportunity to set up your own business with the prospect of real funding, giving you a unique insight into the commercial process.

An outstanding final year experience

The focus of your final year is to give you a competitive advantage in the job market and to support you to get the best degree that you are capable of.

  • You will benefit from personal tutor support and a range of professional development opportunities to develop skills in areas that will make you competitive.
  • This is complemented by the amazing opportunities presented by #DMUGlobal, our unique Law Volunteering Fair and expert outside speakers.
  • This is designed around a curriculum designed to tailor your degree to the next stage of your career or around your academic interests.
  • Our outstanding Equity and Trusts core module is delivered by members of our Legal Practice Team, and it is designed to give a genuine practitioner’s insight into this complex area of law and to engage you in the practical skills needed to be a successful lawyer or to understand law as a social reality
  • In addition, you have the opportunity to study one of the widest ranges of options, delivered by leading specialists. Specialist options include the following specialist modules:

    Medical Law, delivered by a team who are the legal team behind the Human Brain Project

    Sports Law, delivered in association with the British Association of Sports Law and our Centre for Research into Sports, Technology and the Law

Unique and outstanding resources to support a unique and outstanding education

  • As well as Mock Court Room, De Montfort Law School is the only UK Law School to teach in two real courtrooms; the Criminal and Civil Courts in De Montfort University’s Great Hall
  • Law students have a dedicated Law Library and an outstanding range of e-resources, allowing you to access every law on your smartphone or computer, as well as a wealth of textbooks and journal articles
  • As well as a client interviewing room, we have a suite in the Innovation Centre which houses our Legal Advice Centre
  • Students have access to software normally only available to practitioners
  • With one of the largest independent Legal Practice Course Provisions, you can complete your professional education with a 50% reduction on fees for our Legal Practice Course, so that you can qualify quickly without needing to have extensive savings

The 50% fee discount applies equally to our suite of LLM programmes, which you can study flexibly, allowing you to work and study at the same time, while also getting Postgraduate Funding.

Our mission to fight prejudice in access to the Legal Professions

We are proud that one in five DMU students feel confident to declare mental and physical disabilities, and we boast ward-winning support in this area. In Law, our teaching and assessments are designed to ensure that if you have a disability, you are still equipped with the skills and have the opportunity to engage with the challenges that you will face in practice.

We are worried that the legal profession is disproportionately white and from more privileged backgrounds. Through initiatives, such as the Black Lawyer’s Society, working with the Society of Asian Lawyers and promoting the Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship, we are actively working towards tackling this.

Our staff are ethnically and nationally diverse, giving you the opportunity to choose your personal tutor so that you may forge a mentorship relationship in your first year to support your success, regardless of your background. 

  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: M100

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement.

Fees and funding: For 2019/20 tuition fees will be £9,250

Find out more about tuition fees and available funding

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

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Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: M100

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement.

Fees and funding: For 2019/20 tuition fees will be £13,250

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

  • A typical offer is 120 UCAS points. You need to study at least two subjects at A Level or equivalent (eg BTEC**)
  • All students must have at least five GCSEs 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: 28+ points


Mature students

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications.

English language

If English is not your first language, an IELTS core of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September will be made offers based on the latest UCAS Tariff. Find out more.

Structure and assessment


Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours


Teaching and assessment

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 and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. In the first year, you will typically have up to 14 contact hours of teaching most weeks. 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 advice and feedback session 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.

Subsequent years follow a similar pattern, however, the contact time will vary depending on your subject mix and options chosen, and the teaching methods appropriate to the module. Further details are contained in each module description.


This course meets the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, which means that you will graduate with full exemptions from the academic stage of the professional qualification for solicitors and barristers.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million.

Students benefit from a dedicated law environment complete with its own mock courtroom, client interviewing room and an integrated law library.

Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.

The Newarke café in Hugh Aston provides Costa Coffee as well a range of snacks and refreshments.

Library services

We have 1,600 study places and more than 700 computer workstations across all library locations on campus. These give access to more than 500,000 print publications, thousands of e-books and e-journals and a huge range of DVDs, plus a host of research databases.

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year (other than in exceptional circumstances).

The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management.

There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.

Campus Centre

The current home of De Montfort Students' Union (DSU), Campus Centre, has been completely refurbished to create a state-of-the-art environment for DSU improving the student experience.

The new-look Campus Centre is the hub for student life, on the ground floor is a convenience store, a Subway and a Starbucks. There is also the DSU-owned charitable accommodation service Sulets and SUpplies, DSU’s shop, selling art supplies stationary and clothing, and offering printing and binding services.

A staircase in the centre of the building leads up to the first floor, where the DSU officer team has new offices. 

Opportunities and careers



This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

Our #DMUglobal High Flyers Award offers students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a #DMUglobal opportunity (terms and conditions apply).



In the second year, your dedicated #DMUWorks placement team will support you if you wish to apply to take a paid placement year.

Current and previous students have benefitted from placements with blue-chip companies such as Warner Brothers and Toyota, as well as stand-alone placements with major law firms, such as Shoosmiths and Gateleys.

You also have the option to study abroad at universities in the United States, in Europe and beyond.


Graduate careers

De Montfort Law School provides a unique programme for final year students who wish to pursue a research or academic career to work as paid researchers supporting major research projects and to develop their own research expertise.

All years have the opportunity to hone their legal skills by engaging with our Legal Advice Centre, which provides advice to businesses, organisations and individuals, with the opportunity to claim Qualifying Work Experience to speed your way to qualification as a Solicitor.

In addition, our award-winning Street Law project enables you to engage in campaigning and education in the promotion of legal rights for individuals and communities.

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We offer a range of high-standard accommodation for our students, with 14 halls of residence – and around 4,300 rooms – all of which are within easy walking distance of the campus. There is a choice of mixed or same-gender flats, shared kitchen and laundry facilities, furnished bedrooms (some with en suite facilities) and internet access. Find out more.


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We have a dedicated team to help deal with any issues you may have before, during and after your studies. From finding accommodation and settling in, to arranging academic support during your studies – our support team can help directly or point you in the right direction of someone who can. Find out more.


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