Law Undergraduate Courses

A career in the legal system is challenging, full of opportunity and thoroughly rewarding: at Derby, our courses have been designed to inspire, stretch and motivate you to pave way for a successful future.

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The way we teach is innovative and engaging, allowing you the opportunity to develop the skills and attributes you’ll need for a successful career in the legal sector or other professional careers.

Derby Law School 

At Derby Law School, we want to help you achieve your potential and create great opportunities for you to develop the practical skills required to practice law. What we ask from our students is dedication and perseverance; we want you to have high ambitions for your future.

Through engagement with our courses, you have the opportunity to become a Derby Law School graduate with not only strong academic knowledge but also highly competitive employability skills and attributes.

Professional recognition

Our LLB courses meet stringent criteria set by the Bar Standards Board and Solicitors Regulation Authority and covers all the foundations of legal knowledge. As a ‘qualifying law degree’, it offers exemptions from the academic stage of study if you want to progress to become a barrister or solicitor. 

Real-world learning

At the Law School, we want to build your employability skills throughout your studies to ensure you’re work-ready on graduating. We offer different variations of real-world learning to take legal education out of the abstract and into reality – from mooting competitions and mock trials, to professional mentoring and work based learning fieldtrips, to drafting contracts and bail applications.

Our Student Legal Advice Centre enables you to build your skills in clinical legal practice by offering free advice and assistance to members of the public. It reaches out to individuals who might otherwise be unable to access such services due to financial constraints.

Expert teaching

Our teaching team includes barristers, solicitors, criminal psychologists, sociologists and experienced police officers. Several are still actively engaged with practice, which helps you keep up to date with contemporary issues in justice. Our teaching is also enriched by research covering some of the most pressing issues confronting society today, from slavery to digital privacy.

Specialist Facilities

Study at One Friar Gate Square, our dedicated centre for the study of law, criminology and policing. You will be able to build your practical experience in our specialist facilities which include a mock court room, student legal advice centre and replica custody suite.

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By the time you graduate, you’ll have a clear idea of the value of your law degree and the many career directions it opens up. Our graduates secure roles in:

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Undergraduate Open Days

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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Student stories

Our students and graduates are people just like you. And they are making an impact in our region and around the world by using their knowledge and skills to drive innovation and change. You can be part of that story. Let our students and graduates tell you theirs.

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