Law (Graduate Entry)

LLB, 2 years

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.

Course Description

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.

This degree is particularly popular with Canadian and international applicants with over 240 Canadian students currently registered at Leicester. The largest number of any UK law school.

Key Facts
UCAS code
M101
Start date
September 2017
Department
Law
Contact

Admissions enquiries
+44 (0)116 252 5281
ahladmissions@le.ac.uk

Course enquiries
+44 (0)116 252 5187
law@le.ac.uk

Leicester Law School website

Why Leicester?

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.

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.

The Leicester Law School was ranked fifth for graduate prospects in the Complete University Guide 2015.

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

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.

Teaching and Assessment

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.

Research Stories

Entry Requirements

To qualify for Graduate Entry you will need a bachelor's degree with at least a high 2:2.

Canadian applicants: Usually a CGPA that equates to a B-, however this can differ depending on the institution from which you have applied.

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 we cannot get from your exam grades and school report.

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 run by our dedicated International Study Centre. The ISC provides academic and English language support to help you progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.

Selection Process

Applicants are not normally interviewed. If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the Leicester Law School.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 7.0 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.

International Qualifications

Find your country in this list to check equivalent qualifications, scholarships and additional requirements.

Countries list

Fees and Funding

  • Starting in 2016

    • £9,000 per year

    Starting in 2017

    An inflationary increase (2.8% based on RPIX*) in tuition fees and student support loans have been announced by the Government for 2017. This is still subject to formal parliamentary approval however, if approved, fees for 2017/18 entry could rise to £9,250 in 2017/18.
     
    After 2017/18, the tuition fee you pay may increase annually in line with inflation (RPIX) and is subject to government regulations.
     
    (*RPIX is a measure of inflation in the UK, equivalent to all items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.)

  • Starting in 2016

    • £14,630 a per year

    Starting in 2017

    • To be confirmed

    Find out more about scholarships and funding.

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


Career Opportunities

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.

 

 

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Course Qualification Duration UCAS Code Availability
Law (Graduate Entry) LLB 2 years full-time M101 Apply Now
Course
Law (Graduate Entry)
Qualification
LLB
Duration
2 years full-time
UCAS Code
M101
Availability

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