Law (Graduate Entry) LLB, 2 years

Start date:

2018
2019

This is for you if... you already have a degree and want to complete a law degree at a more academic and advanced level than the Graduate Diploma in Law of the Common Professional Examination.

UCAS code
M102
Department
Law

Admissions enquiries
+44 (0)116 252 5281
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Course enquiries
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Leicester Law School website

Course description

Course description

NB. This course was previously known as Law Senior Status.

This two-year course is an intensive qualifying law degree for those who have already completed a degree in another subject. You will gain an understanding of the seven fundamental subjects:

  • Law of Torts
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Criminal Law
  • EU Law
  • Land Law
  • Equity and Trusts

As well as these key areas you will gain essential legal skills and learn to approach cases from a legal perspective.

In order to condense the LLB in Law into two years, option modules are not included. You will study only the modules required for a qualifying law degree as well as introductory modules to ground you in law as an academic subject.

Canadian applicants

We offer a two-year LLB (JD Pathway) degree exclusively for Canadian applicants. Leicester Law School has nearly 300 Canadian students, more than any other UK law school.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

Starting in 2018

  • £9,250 in your first year. After 2018/19, the tuition fee you pay may increase annually in line with inflation and is subject to government regulations

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

International Students

Starting in 2018

  • £15,405 per year

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

If you are a resident of Canada or have Canadian nationality, you may be eligible for a Scholarship.

If you are a resident of Malaysia or have Malaysian nationality, you may be eligible for a Scholarship.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

Two dedicated law careers tutors are on hand to discuss career options, upcoming opportunities and give advice about different firms.

Our Law Fair is held annually and attracts over 40 law firms and other graduate employers, as well as providers of the LPC, BPTC and LLM qualifications.

We host a wide range of external speakers every year, representing the whole legal profession.

You get the chance to develop your legal skills during the course:

  • The Legal Advice Clinic allows you to advise non-law students on legal issues (with support from academics and local solicitors)
  • The Miscarriages of Justice Project enables you to work on real-life potential miscarriages of justice, with a view to referring cases back to the Criminal Cases Review Commission
  • Your professional competencies can be enhanced by getting involved with the debating, client interviewing, negotiating and mooting activities, organised by the Student Law Society

A law degree is also an excellent stepping stone to graduate roles in a wide variety of employment sectors. Many employers regard law graduates as well rounded with highly transferable skills like problem solving, constructing arguments, research and time management.

This programme is a qualifying law degree and so will prepare you for the next step towards becoming a legal professional. If you wish to qualify as a solicitor or barrister in England or Wales after graduation you will need to complete the LPC (Legal Practice Course) or BPTC (Bar Professional Training Course) along with a training contract as a trainee solicitor or pupillage as a trainee barrister. Applicants wishing to become lawyers outside of England and Wales should consult the appropriate country’s legal statutory body to check the requirements. Information for Canadian applicants.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering, and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Related courses

Related courses

Course structure

Year 1

Year 1

In your first year you will study the fundamentals of the legal system and develop your legal skills, as well as studying three of the seven foundation subjects (contracts, torts, and constitutional and administrative law).

Modules

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Year 2

Year 2

In your final year, you will build on your knowledge by studying the four remaining foundation subjects.

Modules

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Why Leicester?

Leicester Law School is ranked fourth for graduate employability in England. (Guardian League table 2018)

Our dedicated law reference library is a traditional wood-panelled room with quiet study spaces and additional copies of the main law reports, statutes and journals.

The Student Law Society is a large and dynamic body which organises debating, mooting, negotiating and client interviewing opportunities as well as social activities.

You can gain meaningful work experience during your degree with the Legal Advice Clinic, which lets you work closely with a supervising solicitor and barrister.

Law at Leicester

Always accessible and willing to help, Lucie’s tutors were a valuable part of her degree.

Teaching and learning

Teaching consists mainly of lectures and small group tutorials of 8 students, with introductory subjects being workshop based. You will also engage in independent study.

In the tutorials, you will engage with the lecture subjects in depth and learn through pair/group work, student presentations, and debates. The tutorial is a good way to deepen your understanding of a subject, which will be brought to life through critical reflection on the content of the law. There are usually no more than eight students in each tutorial, giving you an opportunity to participate fully and have your voice heard. As the groups are small, you will get to know your tutors well during your studies.

With two lectures in each module per week and a tutorial once a fortnight, you will have approximately 12 contact hours a week whilst studying with us. The Law degree is research based, so you will spend lots of time engaged in self study or working in study groups.

We use web-based and electronic course materials to supplement traditional teaching methods and support student learning. There is easy access to computers both in the Law School itself and in the David Wilson Library next to the School. Our lectures are now recorded and uploaded to Blackboard, our virtual learning environment. You will also be able to access information about your courses and tutorials electronically.

Assessment methods include assessed essays and exams.

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Course Law (Graduate Entry) Qualification LLB Duration 2 years full-time UCAS Code M102 Availability Apply Now