Law is a hugely diverse field with so many paths you can go down. This degree is your classic route into the profession. You’ll cover fundamental subjects like contract and criminal law, but you’ll also have the freedom to explore areas you’re passionate about like human rights, intellectual property, corporate, property, family or medical law all supported by experts in their field. You can even apply to work in our on-campus pro-bono legal advice clinic as a volunteer or as part of your degree.
Typical offer AAB
UK fee £9,250
UCAS code M100
International fee £18,950
Institute code L34
Taught by Leicester Law School
20th in the UK for Law (Guardian 2024)
Best society for Pro Bono (LawCareers.net Awards 2022)
Teaching and learning
Teaching is delivered in two main styles: lectures and small group tutorials. With two lectures in each module per week and a tutorial once a fortnight, you will have approximately 12 contact hours each week.
Lectures provide you with the framework for each subject, whereas your tutorials are an opportunity for you to engage with the subjects in more depth. Tutorials test your understanding by planning how to advice a client or critically discussing pre-set problems amongst a group of students led by a member of academic staff. In a small group of around only twelve to fifteen students, you can really have your opinion heard and ask questions to make sure you've fully understood the topic. Through this personalised experience, you'll receive more individual support with your learning, as well as learn how to confidently articulate your arguments. Some optional modules include seminar-style teaching slightly larger groups, particularly where group work helps replicate the experience of working in teams.
We use web-based and electronic course materials to supplement traditional teaching methods and support student learning. There is easy access to computers in the David Wilson Library next to the Law School and quiet study space in the historic Harry Peach Law Library. You will be able to access information about your courses and tutorials electronically.
Assessment methods include assessed essays/coursework, exams and multiple choice question papers. Professional legal writing - for example, writing a letter of advice or opinion addressed to a client or a briefing for a supervising solicitor or pupil-master - is also built into our curriculum. You will start developing these practical skills from your very first year with us.
Outside of your teaching, you continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this involves reading journal articles and books, preparing for tutorials, working on individual and group assignments, undertaking research in the library, and preparing for exams. To help with your independent learning, you can access the Library and our social study spaces in halls of residence.
Your contact hours will depend on the option modules you select. You can see details of the contact hours on individual module pages.
Our Centre for Academic Achievement provides help in the following areas:
- study and exam skills
- academic writing
- numerical data skills
- referencing sources
Leicester Law School is made up of a vibrant international community of academics, many with leading reputations in their field. We have expertise in a broad range of areas across the legal spectrum, which offers you access to a wide variety of optional modules. We strongly believe in research-led teaching, which allows our modules to draw on the latest thinking and cutting-edge developments. You can learn more about our supportive community of experts and professionals by visiting our staff profiles.
Really enjoy the fact that your learning is supported by small sized tutorial groups, which allow you to take part in intense discussions and ensure you understand all areas of the law.