Leicester Law School

UK Law Degree Transfer Programme

If you have completed the first year of a qualifying programme at a partner university in Malaysia, you can continue your studies at Leicester Law School on the second and final year of our LLB Programme. You’ll join a supportive community of legal experts at a world-leading University in the diverse and welcoming city of Leicester. 

Our partner universities

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The University of Leicester has one of the largest and most international law schools within the United Kingdom. We are extremely pleased to welcome LLB Law students from Malaysian universities each year. As a student at a partner university, you will be able to enter into the Second or Third Year of our LLB Law degree, graduating with a qualifying law  degree which satisfies the entry requirements for the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) in Malaysia and bar courses (Bar Professional Course or Bar Training Course) in the UK.

We welcome applications from students who have studied equivalent programmes in Malaysia. Contact us to find out if you meet our entry requirements.

Why Leicester?

  • Job prospects are excellent: 95% of our law students are employed (or studying for a Master’s degree) six months after graduating. (DLHE)
  • You’ll get personal support with your learning in our small group tutorial classes and seminars. You will have close contact with the tutor and get your questions answered.
  • Leicester Law School has a strong reputation within the legal professions and our annual Law Fair attracts leading employers - all five Magic Circle firms regularly visit Leicester to recruit our students in addition to employers from a wide range of international, regional and local legal firms.
  • Gain practical skills through our Pro Bono Society, which offers hundreds of volunteer roles across an extensive range of projects. Working alongside legal professionals, you can advise real clients in our Legal Advice Clinic and support the local community at Leicester County Court.
  • Participate in our annual mooting event and various other competitions organised by our award-winning Leicester University Law Society such as client interviewing, negotiation and mediation.

What our students say

“I have had the best student experience at Leicester. The classes are interactive and in small groups so each students can give their opinions. Even the library is very resourceful and a conducive environment to study. I made friends and study in groups with students from all around the world.”
- Kavishree, 2+1 Pathway 

What can you study?

At the University of Leicester, we pride ourselves on having academic expertise from across all fields of law. We are delighted, therefore, to be able to offer a huge range of modules – both core and optional.

Course Structure

When you join Leicester Law School you can tailor your options to suit your future career and ambitions.

UK Degree Transfer (2+1)

Year 1 at a partner university

Year 2 at a partner university

Final year at Leicester

Core modules

Option modules

Choose either:

  • Two from List A and one from List C; or
  • One from List A, one from List B and two from List C; or
  • Two from List B and three from List C

List A

List B

List C

Law in the Community: Pro Bono can be chosen in either List B or List C.

UK Degree Transfer (1+2)

Year 1 at your home university

Year 2 at Leicester

Core modules

Final Year at Leicester

Option modules

Choose either:

  • Four from List A
  • Three from List A, one from List B and one from List C; or
  • Two from List A, two from List B and two from List C; or
  • One from List A, three from List B and three from List C; or
  • Four from List B and Four from List C

List A

List B

List C

In addition to the choices listed above, you can choose Law in the Community as a choice for List B or List C.

Entry Requirements

Year 2 (1+2)

Pass all year 1 subjects in one sitting with an average of 50%

Year 3 (2+1)

Pass all year 1 subjects in one sitting with an average of 50% and pass all year 2 subjects in one sitting with an average of 60%

Please note that the UK Law Degree Transfer Programme does not apply to students who are part way through a law degree at another UK university.

English Language Requirements

  • English 1119 – A to C, or
  • GCSE/iGCSE grade A*/9 to C/4 English Language in a syllabus which includes listening and speaking, or
  • IELTS 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each component)

See our website for details of other qualifications which we also accept for proof of English language ability.


We offer varying scholarships to students on the UK Degree Transfer Programme who progress to Leicester Law School from a partner institution each year. We are finalising the new scholarships for students who join a course from September 2023 onwards. Please contact us on law@le.ac.uk if you need to know details now.

Entry points

Consult your preferred partner university for course entry points in the first year. Year two and year three start at Leicester in late September of each year. (Term dates)

How to apply

  • Through UCAS. Leicester’s institution code is L34 and the course code is M100, 2nd year (for the 1+2 programme) or 3rd year entry (for the 2+1 programme).
  • Through our direct application form available from our Global Recruitment Officer.
  • Click here for more information about applying and getting ready to come to Leicester.

Contact us

For further enquiries please contact Kristin Loong, Global Recruitment Officer based in Malaysia

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