Undergraduate courses

At Leicester Law School, you will study the foundations of legal knowledge needed for becoming a lawyer, as well as develop a range of valuable skills that will prepare you for life beyond university. With small-group tutorials of around eight students, you will not only critically engage with your studies, but also develop skills that are highly sought-after by graduate employers.

Many of our graduates find careers in the legal sector, but others also move into business and finance, social welfare, the civil service, publishing and teaching.

Beyond your course, you can join one of our seven award-winning student law societies, or take part in our student-led pro bono group, offering nine different projects which give you the opportunity to gain practical legal skills while helping members of the local community.

Available degrees

Law LLB (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: M100
Law is a hugely diverse field with so many paths you can go down. This qualifying degree is your classic route into the profession. You’ll cover core subjects like contract and criminal law, but you’ll also have the freedom to explore areas you’re passionate about like human rights or medical law.

Law (JD Pathway) LLB
2 years, full-time | UCAS code: M103
Are you a Canadian university graduate? This accelerated course is designed just for you, and will help you complete your degree in two years.

Law (Graduate Entry) LLB
2 years, full-time | UCAS code: M102
Already have a degree and looking for your next challenge? This intensive two-year qualifying degree is a smart way of completing a law degree at a more academic and advanced level – giving you the key legal skills and knowledge to kickstart your career.

English and French Law LLB, Maîtrise
4 years, full-time | UCAS code: M120
This four-year bilingual course is a collaboration with the University of Strasbourg. You will graduate with two law degrees: a qualifying LLB and a Maîtrise en droit. You will also gain a specialisation in private, corporate, or public European law.

Law with Criminology LLB (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: ML26
Law and criminology are inextricably linked. This qualifying degree gives you a solid grounding in law, as well as an understanding of criminology: the nature of crime, its causes, and how best to manage it.

Law with a Modern Language LLB
4 years, full-time | UCAS code: M2R9
Understanding the law can take you places. Understanding another language can take you all over the world. In this degree, you’ll divide your time equally between law and your chosen language, making you a top candidate for multinational firms.

Law with Politics LLB (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: M2L2
The hand of the law. The power of politics. Creating societal change often requires law and politics to work together. In this degree, you’ll study public policy in its legal context and gain the skills to work in firms with governmental interests.

Canadian applicants

We have around 300 Canadian students in Leicester Law School, accounting for 25% of our student intake. Find out more about studying with us as a Canadian student.

Applicants from Canada

Qualifying for the legal profession

At present, all Leicester LLB programmes are qualifying law degrees, serving as the first stage of professional qualification for both solicitors and barristers in England and Wales.

More about qualifying to practice

Scholarships

Learn more about the scholarships we offer in the Leicester Law School.

See our scholarships

Student law societies

Our student law societies welcome you to join them for social occasions, competitions, career development and more.

Explore our student societies

Careers

Explore how the Leicester Law School supports your future career, and find out more about our designated Law Careers Fair and legal competitions.

Discover your opportunities