Leicester Law School



Applications & Admissions

How do I apply for a Leicester Law Degree
You apply for entry via UCAS. If you miss the UCAS deadline, when you have your results e-mail admissions@le.ac.uk and we will advise you. Once your place is confirmed we will send you all the information you need to start your studies.

How do I accept my offer?
Accept your offer via the UCAS system before the deadline. If you applied to us directly, e-mail admissions@le.ac.uk 

I've declined my place or missed the deadline, can I still come?
Contact us at admissions@le.ac.uk to let us know you would still like to choose Leicester. We will advise you on what your next steps should be.

Can I defer my place?
You can defer by e-mailing admissions@le.ac.uk

Where can I find information on obtaining a VISA?
Information for applying for a VISA is on our Applying for a VISA website.

How/when do I apply for accommodation?
As a new first-year student, you are guaranteed an offer of University-managed accommodation if you apply before 1 September in the year that you start your degree. Information about the types of accommodation, how to apply, costs and renting privately is on our Accommodation website

Preparing to study at Leicester

What's next after accepting my offer?

When will I get my timetable?
You will get information about your timetable during the first week.

When will I get access to my University of Leicester computer account?
Your student computer account will be created as part of the registration process in the summer. Your timetable will be only available via this account from the start of term.

Do I need to do any prior reading, 
No, however students that do want to do some prior reading may find our advice on preparing to study law useful.

When do I select my modules/courses?
All first year subject modules (also known as subjects, courses or options) are compulsory so students will not be contacted regarding module choices or need to create their own timetables. 

What support is there for students with a disability?
If you have a disability, it is important that you contact the AccessAbility centre early so that they can tell you about support and services that are available to you.

Fees and finances

Find out more on the Fees and funding webpages. Contact feespayments@le.ac.uk if you have any queries about payments.

Where can I get advice about student loans?
Students from the UK/EU should see the loan information on the fees and funding pages. If you require the completion of documentation (eg for OSAP, StudentAid BC, etc you can contact the Law School on law@le.ac.uk

Are there any scholarships?

Leicester Law School offers a variety of scholarships throughout the year, you can find out about them on our Leicester Law School Scholarships. We also have a generous package of University of Leicester Scholarships.

Teaching & Learning

How do classes and teaching take place in Leicester Law School?
Our lectures introduce to to topics but tutorials are where the real engagement happens. This is where you do most of your learning in small groups of students that prepares you for independent study. We have lots of other learning events and activities including bite-size lecture recordings, online self-assessments and problem-solving activities. Teaching staff offer assistance on a one-to-one or group basis during 'Office and Feedback Hours'.

How much time will I spend in class?
Like most law schools you will spend about 10 to 12 hours a week in class. This includes lectures and small group tutorials. We think this is the best way to learn about law and develop skills. This learning takes up about two-thirds of your week. The other third can be spent working, socialising and develop transferable skills in our award-winning Leicester University Law Society and on Pro Bono projects, or exploring other opportunities at the University and in the city. 

Life at Leicester

Visit the Life in Leicester pages for information about food and drink, nightlife, arts and culture, shopping and more.

Can I get involved in courtroom advocacy or mooting and pro bono activities?
All students can (and are encouraged to) take part in our competitions such as client interviewing, mooting or negotiation. You can also join many of our Pro Bono Projects to gain legal experience in the wider community.

Where can I find out about societies?
Along with our very active award winning societies, the University of Leicester Pro Bono Society and the Leicester University Law Society there are lots of societies that you can find out about on the Student Union website. You can sign up during the Fresher’s Fair during the first days of term.

Can you help me get work placements?
From the first year to the final year there are opportunities to win placements across a range of modules and competitions. We have specialist law careers tutors and also send out regular careers newsletters with opportunities in. Law placements tend to range from one to a few weeks giving you a range of different experiences. You can also work in our legal advice clinic and other pro bono projects.

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