Law LLB

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom

law-llb

Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 23,219

Course Accredited By

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  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
At Leicester Law School, our research-led teaching is delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars. In small group tutorials of around eight to twelve students, you’ll receive individual support to make sure you have fully understood the topic.
  • You can broaden your perspective with an optional year studying overseas, or make a difference by giving free legal advice to real clients and communities through our Pro-Bono group. We will encourage you to build practical skills through our award-winning extracurricular activities.
  • The Law LLB is the traditional route into the legal profession and gives you the freedom to explore the areas of law that most interest you with a wide variety of optional modules. It is an excellent stepping-stone to graduate level employment as a thought-provoking and challenging subject, giving you legal knowledge and transferable skills such as reasoning, research and problem solving. Your study will take a variety of approaches, including problem-solving, analysis of cases and statutes, examining the role of law within its social, economic and political context. The foundation subjects that you will study are recognised by the Bar Standards Board and essential for future qualification as a solicitor through the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s approved qualification routes.
  • Throughout the course you will study the core branches of law with freedom to choose your modules from a broad list of specialist areas. This will broaden your understanding of the legal system, and help you make an informed decision about which area of law you might wish to pursue after graduation.
  • As you gain an understanding of the legal system, you will refine your own thought processes and become well-practiced in adapting your problem-solving skills to real-life scenarios.
  • You will graduate with guidance for completing the Solicitor’s Qualifying Exam and barrister training courses. Employment prospects are excellent with 95% of our law students employed (or studying for a Master’s degree) six months after graduating. The analytical and practical skills you will learn will be your platform to a successful career in whichever field you choose.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022

Entry requirements

  • No LNAT required - Unlike some universities, at Leicester we do not require applicants to have taken the National Admissions Test for Law. We are not convinced that LNAT scores provide any information that we cannot get from your exam grades, personal statement and school reference.
  • A-levels: AAB. General Studies accepted 
  • EPQ with A-levels: ABB EPQ at grade B
  • GCSE: English language at Grade C/4 or above 
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant diploma with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit 
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass diploma with 33 points. Plus grade 4 in SL English if not held at GCSE.
  • BTEC Nationals: D*D*D with a strong GCSE background 
  • Other national and international qualifications considered. If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, you can apply for the International Foundation Year – Economics and Management run by the Global Study Centre. The GSC provides academic support to help you progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.
  • Second Year Entry is not permitted. Students from approved partner universities in Malaysia can join our UK Degree Transfer Programme.

Selection Process

  • When considering your application, we look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the course and achieve the standards required. We take into account a range of factors including previous exam results, your motivation for studying a law degree and future aspirations.
  • Applicants are not normally interviewed. If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the Leicester Law School.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 including 6.0 in writing (or equivalent). If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Year 1

  • In the first year, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of the English legal system, including the development of laws, approaches to interpreting the law and the structure of the courts. You will learn how to think critically about the way the law operates, solve legal problems and develop an understanding of working in the legal profession. You will consider the role that law plays in resolving disputes, upholding justice and regulating society.

Modules

  • Analysing Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Contract Law
  • Law, Justice and Society
  • Law of Tort

Year 2

  • During your second year you will build on your fundamental understanding by refining your knowledge in the foundation areas of law. You will consider the laws which regulate ownership and use of land, criminal behaviour, the protection of assets held for others and the role that European Union law continues to play. Those seeking qualification in Canada can choose to study the framework of Canadian law.

Core modules

  • Criminal Law
  • Land Law
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Option modules
  • Either EU Law (double module)
  • EU Law (single module) and Foundations of Canadian Law

Final Year

  • In your final year you will have greater freedom to specialise in your degree. The majority of your modules will be options, giving you the opportunity to tailor your degree around the area of law that most interests you.

Option modules

Choose four option modules from:

  • Bioethics
  • Commercial Law
  • Company Law
  • Criminology
  • Law Dissertation
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights in the 21st Century
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law and Political Theory
  • Law of Evidence
  • Medical Law
  • You can also choose any two modules from the list below in place of one module from the list above.
  • Clinical Legal Skills – A Law Clinic Module
  • Advanced Clinical Legal Skills
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Caring and the Law
  • Commercial Property
  • Criminal Justice: Policing, Sentencing and Rehabilitation
  • Real Estate in Practice
  • Criminal Justice: Prosecutions and Criminal Trials
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Wills and the Administration of Estates
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Gender, Sexuality and the Law

So your selection of option modules can be:

  • 4 modules from the first list
  • 3 modules from the first list and 2 modules from the second list
  • 2 modules from the first list and 4 modules from the second list
  • 1 module from the first list and 6 modules from the second list
  • 8 modules from the second list

Year Abroad (optional)

  • If you want to, you can spend your third year studying abroad at one of our partner institutions (eligibility is dependent on your academic performance in Years 1 and 2). Alternatively, you can opt to continue studying at the University and complete your degree in three years.
  • UK and EU Students 
  • Starting in 2021 
  • The University of Leicester has made the decision to keep fees for EU students at the same level as UK student fees for this year, despite this no longer being a UK Government requirement. £9,250 in your first year. 
  • Tuition fees are subject to government regulations and may change in future years 
  • Year Abroad: your fee will be £1,250 for that year If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

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