Law LLB (Hons) Undergraduate Degree

Overview

In the first year, everyone will undertake a standard first-year syllabus, studying core modules in Constitutional and Administrative law, Contract Law, Criminal Law, and English and European Legal Contexts. A range of delivery and assessment styles will fully prepare students for subsequent years of study.

The focus on foundational legal knowledge and skills will continue in the second and third year with modules on Land Law, Law of Tort, and Equity and Trusts. You will also develop functional awareness through Inter-professional Legal Skills.

You will have the opportunity after your first year to 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 Law LLB pathway.

The emphasis is on doing rather than simply reading and listening; participation is a central feature of this course. The teaching of the law modules is augmented by a range of employability and placement activities. The aim is to produce confident, independent learners.

Key features

      • Our students can focus their studies by selecting a preferred specialism whilst continuing to develop functional awareness – there is an emphasis on doing rather than simply reading or listening; participation is a central feature.
      • Law 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.
      • The DMU Works team will help you gain the skills and qualities that today’s employers are looking for through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Students have worked at Disney, Wilkin Chapman LLP Solicitor, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Shoosmiths.
      • The block teaching approach widens participation in the context of legal study. A more concentrated weekly schedule allows you to focus on one subject at a time instead of several at once. This means that you will be able to focus closely on each subject and absorb your learning material in more depth, whilst working more closely with your tutors and course mates.
      • You will be taught by legal experts who have a wealth of experience. These will include barristers, solicitors, professors and practitioners from the international legal arena.

Scholarships

DMU offers a range of scholarships to support our students.

DMU Sport Scholarship
Find out more about the DMU Sport Scholarships worth up to £6,000.

International Scholarships
Find out about available scholarships and country-specific fee discounts for international students.

Visit our fees and funding page for more information.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

      • A typical offer is 120 UCAS points. You need to study at least two subjects at A Level, or
      • BTEC National Diploma/Extended Diploma at DMM

Plus five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent

Alternative qualifications include:

      • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent)
        English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grade 4

We will normally require students to have had a break from full time education before undertaking the Access course

      • International Baccalaureate: 28+ points

Structure and assessment

Education 2030

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.