Course overview

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.

Key features

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.

CBSE/ ICSE/ All Indian Boards


  • Successful completion of Standard XII with a 65% average from the best four subjects excluding Hindi or any other local language, e.g. Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi
  • Interview any candidate with 60% or above
American High School Diploma + SATHigh School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 PLUS 
Advanced Placement, two subjects from group A with grade 3 or above ORSAT2  - 2 subject tests with a minimum score of 500 in each = 1000
UAE TawjihiyyaEntry to IYZ only
International Baccalaureate Diploma24 points
BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DMM

5 "B" grades (Only for Business Programme)


FBISE grade 12 (Pakistan)85%
Curriculum Russian/Kazakhstan Entry to IYZ only.

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

English Language TestEntry Requirement
IELTS Academic6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each band)
TOEFL Internet-based72 (17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading)
Pearson PTE Academic51

Additionally, students with the following qualifications may be considered as having met the English language requirements:

English LanguageEntry Requirement
GCSE/ IGCSE/O-Level English 
(as a first or second language)
Grade C or Higher
CBSE/ ISC boards/ NIOS/ All state boardsA minimum grade of 55% in English
International BaccalaureateMinimum grade 5 in English A1 (Standard or Higher Level) in IB OR a minimum of grade 5 in English B (Higher Level)
West African/Nigerian Curriculum WAEC/ WASSCE/ SSSCE  Minimum grade "C6"


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

Course modules

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Criminal Law
  • English and European Legal Contexts

Students can choose indicative optional modules from the following:

  • Criminology
  • 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
  • Penology
  • 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.

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