Law students will undertake a standard first-year syllabus, studying core modules in Constitutional and Administrative Law, Contract Law, Criminal Law, English and European Legal Contexts. A range of delivery and assessment styles will fully prepare students for subsequent years of study. These core modules provide students with a solid foundation in critical areas of law and ensure a comprehensive understanding of the legal system. Additionally, the varied delivery and assessment styles allow students to develop essential skills such as critical analysis, problem-solving, and effective communication, which are vital for their future legal studies and professional careers.
The focus on foundational legal knowledge and skills will continue in the second and third years with modules on Land Law, Law of Tort, and Equity and Trusts. You will also develop functional awareness through Inter-professional Legal Skills.
After your first year, you can focus your studies by selecting a preferred specialism pathway in one of the following areas: Business Law, Criminal Justice, Human Rights & Social Justice, Sociolegal Studies and International Law. Alternatively, you can continue on the Common Law pathway.
The emphasis is on doing rather than simply reading and listening; participation is a central feature of this course. Various onsite experiences and in-house interactions with legal professionals enhance the teaching of the law modules. This hands-on approach allows students to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios and gain practical skills that will be valuable in their future careers. Additionally, the programme offers opportunities for career guidance and networking with legal professionals, providing students with valuable connections and insights into the legal industry.
- Our students can focus on legal studies by selecting a preferred specialisation while continuing to develop functional awareness. This approach allows our students to gain in-depth knowledge and expertise in their chosen area of law while also honing their practical skills and understanding of the legal profession. By offering a range of specialisations, we ensure that our students are well-prepared to meet the diverse needs and demands of the legal industry upon graduation.
- DMU will help you gain real-world experience and build a solid network by connecting you with industry partners in Dubai through the Industry Advisory Board. Additionally, DMU's connections in Dubai offer unique opportunities for students to immerse themselves in a diverse and thriving business environment, enhancing their global perspective and cultural awareness.
- You can access The Oxford Law Trove and other specialist Law databases. The Oxford Law Trove contains over 200 law textbooks relevant to the core and optional modules within the Law LLB course.
- The programme leaders are experienced professionals dedicated to ensuring students receive a high-quality education. They are readily available to answer any questions or concerns students may have regarding the accreditation process or the course content.
- DMU Dubai students can now benefit from the Industry Advisory Board, which comprises leading experts and professionals at the enterprise level. The board provides valuable insights and guidance to ensure the curriculum remains relevant and current with industry trends and demands.
- Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance.
We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life.Read more about Education 2030
- Block 1: English and European Legal Systems
- Block 2: Criminal Law
- Block 3: Contract Law
- Block 4: Constitutional and Administrative Law
- Block 1: Law of Tort
- Block 2: Land Law
- Block 3: Inter-Professional Legal Skills
- Block 4: On your selected pathway you will undertake a module such as:
Law: Family Law
Business Law: Companies and Other Business Entities
Socio-Legal: Law and Religion
Human Rights and Social Justice: Human Rights Law
Criminal Justice: Police Powers and Public Order
International Law: International Law
Block 1: Equity and Trusts
Block 2: On your selected pathway you will undertake a module such as:
- Law: Law and Medicine
- Business Law: Commercial and Consumer Contracting
- Socio-Legal: Law and Gender
- Human Rights and Social Justice: Social Justice in Law
- Criminal Justice: Criminal Evidence
- International Law: EU Law
Block 3: On your selected pathway you will undertake a module such as:
- Law: Intellectual Property
- Business Law: Employment Law
- Socio-Legal: Penology and Criminology
- Human Rights and Social Justice: Immigration and Refugee Law
- Criminal Justice Pathway: Advanced Criminal Law
- International Law: International Child Law
- Block 4: Legal Project OR SQE Preparation
Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.
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:
- 100% portfolio
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.
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.