Course details

Study options

Full-time: two years

UK/EU fee

£11,100 per year (2020/21)

International fee

£16,850 per year (2020/21)

UCAS points

120 (September 2021 entry)

Course level

Undergraduate

Start date

September

Location

One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus

Course description

The highlights

I chose Derby because of the emphasis placed on practicality which set it apart from others. Another factor was the welcoming atmosphere that was apparent when you entered the building. It was the first university that just felt right.

Gemma Wood
LLB (Hons) Graduate

Offering you an exceptional experience of studying law, our LLB is designed to reflect the changing legal profession and set you apart in the graduate job market. This new accelerated degree will give you a real head start in your career.

With its compelling combination of real-world learning opportunities and strong academic knowledge, our degree takes you on a journey where you can discover what you want to be and where you want to go in life.

We deliver a comprehensive all-round undergraduate legal education. You'll engage with all the core professional skills, bringing what you read in the textbooks to life through genuine practical experience.

At the same time, you’ll focus on the broader skills required by modern-day lawyers, going beyond providing legal advice and resolving legal disputes. You’ll be introduced to areas such as legal technology, commercial awareness, entrepreneurship and strategic thinking while developing empathy, innovation and creativity to help you stand out from the crowd. 

You’ll also explore how your legal knowledge can shape your future role in society, helping you to make a genuine difference to social justice.

On the fast track to success

Our accelerated degree entails a blend of face-to-face and self-directed learning. Each year you undertake two semesters’ worth of modules taught face-to-face on campus. The remainder of the modules are self-directed over the summer in a third semester. We offer optional modules covering a wide range of contemporary and stimulating legal areas so that you can tailor your degree to match your interests and career ambitions.

At a time when the profession is placing greater emphasis on social mobility and attracting people from more diverse backgrounds into the law, the two-year route offers extra flexibility and choice. It will be particularly valuable for those people whose circumstances make it difficult to study full time for three years.

Professional recognition

The Derby LLB meets 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.

Hands-on learning

Derby Law School has an ethos of ‘learning by doing’ to build your employability skills and ensure you’re work-ready on graduation. 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 drafting contracts and bail applications.

Work placements enable you to learn more about the legal sector and yourself into the bargain. Through the Law School’s excellent relationship with the local legal profession, some of our students in previous years have had the opportunity to undertake work placements.  The Law School actively supports students in identifying work placements where possible.

A vibrant programme of ‘paid for’ study visits will give you insights into the profession, including fieldtrips to local courts. Previous students on our LLB (Hons) have toured ‘Legal London’ including the Supreme Court and the Houses of Parliament and have also visited The Hague, the legal capital of the world, where they saw the international courts in action. There has also been opportunity to visit Dublin to explore a different legal system.

Links with the profession

Contributions from the wider legal community, including regular careers talks and workshops, are central to this course. Through our professional mentoring scheme, practitioners from the legal field will share their perspectives with you. All students on the course are eligible to apply for this scheme. Previous mentors have included serving judges, solicitors and barristers. In some cases this has led to placements, part-time paralegal work and even permanent jobs for our students.

A highlight of our calendar is a prestigious black-tie law dinner where you can network with members of the local judiciary and legal profession. In addition, the Derby Junior Lawyers group invites our students to networking events and social opportunities. You can also join our active student Law Society.

Student Legal Advice Centre and Pro Bono work

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.

Through the Centre, you’ll undertake a high-quality programme of training, engage in simulated scenarios and then work under the close supervision of a qualified solicitor to help members of the community with issues including family law and criminal compensation authority claims. You’ll meet with clients, take instructions, carry out research and advise accordingly. In some circumstances you could even represent the client at a form of tribunal.

In addition, the Law Student Representation project – a joint initiative between Derby Law School and Derbyshire County Council – provides much-needed social security representation to people countywide. During six-month placements, our students work alongside experienced representatives supporting benefit appeals.

Expert teaching

Our teaching team includes barristers, solicitors, and professors in Law. 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.

The LLB (Hons) is supported by visiting professors and guest lecturers who are leading authorities in their fields, including a deputy district judge and a coroner. At Derby Law School, our academics work very closely with these influencial figures within the legal field, ensuring that our students experience the most up-to-date and cutting-edge legal knowledge.

Facilities

Law students are based on the Derby Campus at One Friar Gate Square site, ideally located in Derby city centre. It includes a full replica crown court and interview rooms where you can develop your skills and familiarise yourself with the type of environments you’ll encounter in real-life legal situations.

Travelling to and from One Friar Gate Square is easy, if you choose to travel by car, there is plenty of car parking close by, or you can use our free Unibus service which will take you to and from the bus and train stations, our other Derby Campus sites and all our halls of residences.

What you will study

You’ll study a range of modules, academic and skills development available on the three-year LLB degree – but over two academic years featuring three teaching semesters each. This includes all the core modules to meet the professional requirements of a qualifying law degree.

Year 1Year 1Year 2Year 2

Code: 4LA507

An Introduction to the Tort of Negligence

This module explores the concept of obligations imposed by law. To that end, it introduces the student to notions of tortious liability and uses an in-depth examination of the tort of negligence. Where appropriate, it links with the notion of contractual obligations in order to demonstrate the interaction between certain contractual obligations and those of a tortious nature. It is assessed by a combination of coursework and performance in tutorials.
20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 4LA507

Tortious Liability and Negligence

This module explores the concept of obligations imposed by law. To that end, it introduces the student to notions of tortious liability and uses an in-depth examination of the tort of negligence. Where appropriate, it links with the notion of contractual obligations in order to demonstrate the interaction between certain contractual obligations and those of a tortious nature. It is assessed by a combination of coursework and performance in tutorials.
20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 4LA500

Administrative Law and Human Rights

Administrative Law and Human Rights focuses on the process and rationale for judicial review of bodies exercising public functions. It takes the students through each stage of the process, using practical examples and case law to illuminate the key methods and principles for the control of public power by the courts.

It is essentially a practice-focused module that will equip the students through teaching and assessed practice to undertake a time-constrained simulation of the first stage of judicial review as their summative assessment. In the teaching and learning students engage with as part of the module, particular emphasis is placed on the UK human rights framework and the ongoing dialogue between the executive and the courts in relation to rights in public law. Employability will be enhanced for students seeking to work in legal professional practice connected to administrative and human rights law, as well as for students seeking to work in the public sector more broadly.

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20 Credits
core
Practical

Code: 4LA501

Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties

This module explores the legal and constitutional foundations of public power in England. More than any other area of law it has to draw on the rich historical, political and social traditions that veil the distinct absence of full mechanisms of legal accountability of central government and law-making institutions.

The traditional underlying principles of the British constitution will be explored and examined in their historical context and their relevance in light of modern constitutional arrangements explored. The effect of external influences such as membership of the European Union, the European Convention on Human Rights and international law obligations will also be addressed. Finally, the efficiency of the constitution in protecting civil liberties will be explored. In addition, students, through regular assessed tutorial essays, will be taught the vital skill of academic legal writing.

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20 Credits
core
Exam

Code: 4LA502

Contract Law Theory and Practice

This module examines the formation of voluntary legal relationships. It considers how contracts are entered into, agreed, evidenced, vitiated (impaired) and discharged. It considers the theoretical and normative nature of contractual obligations in the context of the common law and statute. Terms, conditions and warranties are considered, as is their relationship with public policy, such as consumer protection legislation.

This module will be taught through a combination of media: lectures, tutorials, reflective questions and group work. Lectures will be used to introduce each subject and explore difficult topics in depth. 

Tutorials provide an opportunity for students to analyse practical questions related to the subject material, thus providing a real link between the academic subject material and legal practice. Reflective questions on Blackboard will reinforce the independent self-study that is undertaken. Students will be expected to work in groups for Contract Law in Practice, in the style of a law firm providing advice to a client.

An opportunity for all students to complete a formative mock-examination will be provided in the first semester of the module.

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20 Credits
core
Exam
Coursework

Code: 4LA504

Legal Skills and Practice

The study of Law at LLB Honours level needs to be placed into its theoretical, societal, historical and administrative context. The issues of professional practice – in particular those relating to professional ethics – require focused examination.

This module provides the opportunity for student to do this. An undergraduate student of Law also needs to acquire appropriate skills. As well as skills which relate to the study and method of Law, students require reinforcement and development of their communication, research, information technology and basic legal research skills together with development of general critical abilities. 

This module seeks to provide a structured route, allowing students to achieve these objectives and demonstrate their skills development in a tangible way and at a level that may not always be required through the skills development that takes places within substantive modules. It acts as a foundation for further study and assists employability by giving the student transferable skills to use while undertaking the award and also in further vocational stages and research stages of education.

An international context is delivered by consideration of comparative legal systems and the European influence on the UK jurisdiction. The study of ethics is introduced and a specific workshop is delivered in which key areas are highlighted.

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20 Credits
core
Practical
Coursework

Code: 4LA506

The Tort of Negligence in Context

This module explores further the concept of obligations imposed by Law. It builds upon the module Tortious Liability and Negligence (a prerequisite for this module) by extending students’ studies to encompass the major areas of tort other than negligence. It is assessed by way of a written examination.
20 Credits
core
Exam

Code: 5LA510

Criminal Law Principles and Application

Criminal law is a fascinating and ever-changing area of law. This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the essential elements of criminal liability which include the guilty act, the required mental state and the proof of causation, along with a consideration of any relevant defences, and the relationship between these.

The module aims to explore these concepts in relation to the application of these to a variety of both fatal offences and non-fatal offences. The module also considers mechanisms of liability which deal with discrete areas of criminal liability and the application of these concepts in practice.

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20 Credits
core
Exam
Coursework

Code: 6LA508

Company Law

This module explores the nature of the company as a business medium. Students will examine how the law regulates the company, evaluating the significance of internal procedures, documentary records and financial aspects.

Further, the roles of directors, shareholders, the company secretary and auditors are explored. Analysis of reconstructions, mergers and acquisitions is undertaken as well as the implications and options available on insolvency. Module content includes topics applicable for the relevant ILEX (Institute of Legal Executives) module and serves to prepare students wishing to undertake the ILEX assessments for this area of study. Students are assessed by coursework and written examination.

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20 Credits
optional
Exam
Coursework

Code: 6LA512

Employment Law

This module explores the key principles and policies which underpin employment law with a particular emphasis on the regulation of the employment relationship in the workplace. Assessment is by way of an essay and an individual written assignment based around a role-play workshop.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6LA516

Family Law and Practice

This module will enable students to appreciate the main areas of law and practice which need to be addressed on the breakdown of relationships. Students will examine the divorce process with particular reference to ancillary relief and children issues. They will also consider the impact of law on unmarried couples and same-sex partners. The module will give students a practical grounding in the practice and procedure of the divorce process, including drafting a petition, the strategic considerations involved in advising and decision making, and advocacy.
20 Credits
optional
Exam
Practical

Code: 6LA522

Intellectual Property Law

This module explores the law and procedure relating to the protection of intellectual property and the exploitation of the results of intellectual, scientific, technical, artistic, literary, musical and entrepreneurial endeavour. Its main focus is the law of the UK in its European setting, but appropriate reference is made to the international perspective. The module is assessed by a portfolio of work.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6LA525

Medical Law and Ethics

Medical Law and Ethics is a fascinating and rapidly developing field of study and application. It is required to address patients’ rights to appropriately decisive involvement in their healthcare provision and clinical management.

It also raises increasingly challenging issues in relation to the regulation of rapidly emerging potentials in the field of assisted reproduction technologies, organ transplantation and in the light of changing societal attitudes to the care of the terminally ill. Quite literally, it concerns life and death matters and consequently interfaces significantly with ethical and philosophical perspectives which will form an integral part of this course.

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20 Credits
optional
Practical
Coursework

Code: 6LA548

Domestic Abuse

Students will explore the definitions of domestic violence (DV) used by the various agencies involved in this area before analysing the nature and prevalence of DV and identifying the victims and perpetrators. The legal and medical responses to victims and perpetrators will also be examined and will be further evaluated by taking a psychological approach to the dynamics of abuse.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6LA998

Independent Study

This module seeks to provide students with a structured route to develop appropriate legal-specific research skills. It aims to equip students with both the practical and analytical abilities to complete a research project and also the skills to present an academic paper. Students are given the freedom to identify their preferred research topic areas.

The module equips students, where necessary, to address ethical and professional research issues, but also scaffolds the development of pure normative research approaches. Students will develop advanced research skills through independent learning, online and collaborative sessions with limited guidance from academic staff.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 5LA503

Land Law

Through lectures and tutorials, the student develops a concept of ownership/title and how these relate to both land and personality. The historical background of conveyancing, leading to the present system of unregistered/registered title to land and the concept of trusts of land, along with the roles of trustees and beneficiaries. Estates and land tenure is discussed, and what is included in the sale of land as fixtures and chattels. Interests, such as legal, equitable, third party and overriding are discussed, along with covenants and easements. The student will have a general understanding of co-ownership, licences, leases and mortgages by the end of the module.
20 Credits
core
Exam

Code: 5LA511

Criminal Practice and Property Offences

Criminal Practice and Property Offences enables students to gain an understanding of how criminal liability arises in relation to a range of specific offences relating to property and to understand how the criminal law operates to protect property rights and impose liability. The module will also consider the liability of parties for their actions prior to the completion of a criminal act in relation to a range of offences. It equips students for further study and gives an understanding of general procedural requirements.

The assessment strategy is in place in order to enable students to gain academic understanding of the substantive law and how such law ‘works in practice’. The module has links with professional accreditation bodies such as ILEX (Institute of Legal Executives). It provides a foundation to further vocational study with ILEX, LPC (Legal Practice Course) or BPTC (Bar Professional Training Course). Students will gain employability skills and benefit from knowledge of the general workings of the criminal litigation process, coupled with property offences, in contemporary legal society. There is an international dimension in that the module considers the possibility of foreign nationals absconding in the Bail process.

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20 Credits
core
Practical
Coursework

Code: 5LA530

European Union Law and its International Context

The nature of European Union law means that no study of the English legal system is complete without an understanding of the impact of this wide-ranging area of law. Its impact can be most clearly felt in public law and this module will build on the understanding of the structure and decision-making process of the European Union gained in that module.

However, European Union law cannot be seen as a stand-alone set of rules. Students will analyse the extent to which the law of the European Union creates rules to further the aims of the key treaties and the impact that this has had on the legal systems of the member states in diverse areas of law such as commercial law and employment law.

The module considers the impact in more depth, using principles of trade law to enable students to examine the effect and applicability of European law in a variety of real-World contexts. This will inevitably involve an understanding of the political and social context in which European Union law sits. Students will be required to both analyse, compare and apply principles of European Union law to ensure an understanding of the broad impact of this area of law. This holistic approach reflects the pervasive nature of European Union law in real-World settings.

Students will be taught through a mix of lectures and workshops which will guide and give context to the independent reading, research and preparation.

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20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 5LA531

Legal and Business Competence

The purpose of this modules is to develop skills which are required to resolve complex issues and problems that materialise during the course of legal practice and representation.

The modules address the broader aspects of legal practice and places the student in the role not only of a legal advisor but also as the person who will have to structure transactions, resolve issues, and overcome blockers. Students will also have to engage in collaborative team working as the process of engaging with these skills. Throughout the module reflective practice is consistently used as a process for learning and development.

Students will work holistically with their substantive modules and the module will facilitate the intersection between the application of substantive law and skills.

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20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 5LA533

Equity and Succession

Ensuring that property is distributed according to the wishes of its owner is of fundamental importance within the English legal system and beyond. It is vital that society recognises and respects an individual’s right to property and thus an individual’s right to dispose of property as they see fit.

This module aims to provide you with the knowledge necessary to understand not only what the different methods of property transfer are, but which is the best, most effective method of property transfer to meet your client’s needs. You will study the legal requirements and ramifications of each method of transfer, before assessing which method should be adopted in a given set of circumstances.

If a trust is selected, what obligations is the trustee under? If the desire is to transfer property through a Will, how does one ensure that the will in question is legally binding

This module takes substantive legal knowledge and places it in a real world context of will drafting and estate distribution. Building on both the skill and knowledge gained in contract law at level 4, and developing alongside that gained in Land law, this module will require you to consider how the law does, and crucially should, apply to real world scenarios.

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20 Credits
core
Practical

Code: 6LA552

Commercial Awareness and Business Acumen

Students will engage with all the required skills to create and deliver a successful business, as well engage in skills that ensure a business remains productive and profitable despite changes in the market, and in the case of law firms, to changes to the provision of legal services.
20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 6LA508

Company Law

This module explores the nature of the company as a business medium. Students will examine how the law regulates the company, evaluating the significance of internal procedures, documentary records and financial aspects.

Further, the roles of directors, shareholders, the company secretary and auditors are explored. Analysis of reconstructions, mergers and acquisitions is undertaken as well as the implications and options available on insolvency. Module content includes topics applicable for the relevant ILEX (Institute of Legal Executives) module and serves to prepare students wishing to undertake the ILEX assessments for this area of study. Students are assessed by coursework and written examination.

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20 Credits
optional
Exam
Coursework

Code: 6LA512

Employment Law

This module explores the key principles and policies which underpin employment law with a particular emphasis on the regulation of the employment relationship in the workplace. Assessment is by way of an essay and an individual written assignment based around a role-play workshop.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6LA516

Family Law and Practice

This module will enable students to appreciate the main areas of law and practice which need to be addressed on the breakdown of relationships. Students will examine the divorce process with particular reference to ancillary relief and children issues. They will also consider the impact of law on unmarried couples and same-sex partners. The module will give students a practical grounding in the practice and procedure of the divorce process, including drafting a petition, the strategic considerations involved in advising and decision making, and advocacy.
20 Credits
optional
Exam
Practical

Code: 6LA522

Intellectual Property Law

This module explores the law and procedure relating to the protection of intellectual property and the exploitation of the results of intellectual, scientific, technical, artistic, literary, musical and entrepreneurial endeavour. Its main focus is the law of the UK in its European setting, but appropriate reference is made to the international perspective. The module is assessed by a portfolio of work.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6LA525

Medical Law and Ethics

Medical Law and Ethics is a fascinating and rapidly developing field of study and application. It is required to address patients’ rights to appropriately decisive involvement in their healthcare provision and clinical management.

It also raises increasingly challenging issues in relation to the regulation of rapidly emerging potentials in the field of assisted reproduction technologies, organ transplantation and in the light of changing societal attitudes to the care of the terminally ill. Quite literally, it concerns life and death matters and consequently interfaces significantly with ethical and philosophical perspectives which will form an integral part of this course.

More information
20 Credits
optional
Practical
Coursework

Code: 6LA548

Domestic Abuse

Students will explore the definitions of domestic violence (DV) used by the various agencies involved in this area before analysing the nature and prevalence of DV and identifying the victims and perpetrators. The legal and medical responses to victims and perpetrators will also be examined and will be further evaluated by taking a psychological approach to the dynamics of abuse.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6LA998

Independent Study

This module seeks to provide students with a structured route to develop appropriate legal-specific research skills. It aims to equip students with both the practical and analytical abilities to complete a research project and also the skills to present an academic paper. Students are given the freedom to identify their preferred research topic areas.

The module equips students, where necessary, to address ethical and professional research issues, but also scaffolds the development of pure normative research approaches. Students will develop advanced research skills through independent learning, online and collaborative sessions with limited guidance from academic staff.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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How you will learn

Engaging in real or simulated legal practice, you will build a range of lawyering skills at every stage of the course, including:

You will also develop skills in legal scholarship, with the chance to undertake problem-based research and original academic enquiry. If our teaching team consider the work you produce to be of sufficient quality, it could be published in the Derby Law School Journal.

Showcasing your skills

Mooting forms part of certain modules and you can develop your expertise further through regional and national competitions. We have an excellent record of success in these challenges.

Our annual Legal Skills Triathlon, run in partnership with Derby & District Law Society, will test your advocacy, interview and negotiation skills. You will compete in teams with newly qualified lawyers and will be judged by a professional panel. Some of our students have secured jobs as a direct result of this experience.

We also help run a schools’ debating competition in partnership with Derby & District Law Society and Enterprise for Education where you can mentor local secondary school pupils.

How you are assessed 

Assessments may include:

Who you’ll meet

Our teaching team is made up of experts with broad-ranging experience and diverse research interests. They pride themselves on delivering a supportive academic and pastoral environment. The team includes:

Lisa Cherkassky

Elisabeth Doherty

Jo Drummond-Child

Christie Eaton

George Ellison

Kaye Howells

Sue Jennings

Joel Klaff

Rebekah Marangon

Dr Tim Marangon

Larry Mead

Michala Meiselles

Vee Monro

Virna Simoncelli-Allan

Dr Eghosa Ekhator

Dr Taiwo Oriola

Elizabeth Haysom

Steve Bravery

Zaf Bashir

Professor Hakeem Yusuf

Professor Gerhard Kemp

Professor Flora Huang

Personal academic tutoring

Your personal academic tutor will work with you to help you get the most out of your time at university. Having someone to talk to about your academic progress, your university experience and your professional aspirations is hugely valuable. We want you to feel challenged in your studies, stretched but confident to achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Who will teach you

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Joel Klaff
Programme leader

Joel is currently the Programme Leader for the Undergraduate LL.B Law Programmes. His areas of interest include Commercial Law, International Trade and International Economic Law. He has a further interest in ensuring that the Law School engages with the local community and thereby contributes and subscribes to values of Social Justice for the benefit of the local community.

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Entry requirements

September 2021 typical entry requirements

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points120
Specific requirements at A-level

No specific subject requirements

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / Audition

Yes - telephone interview

PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

Additional requirements

As part of the application process, we would like all applicants to demonstrate in their personal statement their skills, interests and passion for this course, with a particular emphasis on how you intend to manage your workload and other commitments whilst on this degree. Due to the intensity of an accelerated degree, we want to ensure all applicants are best prepared beforehand to successfully meet the academic requirements of a two-year degree.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

Fees and funding

2020/21 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£11,100 per year

N/A

International

£16,850 per year

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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Guidance for EU students post-Brexit

International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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Guidance for international applicants applying for an undergraduate degree

We are no longer accepting applications for Sept 2020. Our next entry date is September 2021.

Careers

Our LLB (Hons) graduates go on to take up roles as barristers, solicitors, paralegals and chartered legal executives and can be found working in private practice, the Crown Prosecution Service, the courts, law centres, the police service, local and national government.

Completion of the LLB represents the end of the academic stage of your training. To become a solicitor or barrister, you must then continue to complete the vocational stage of your training:

Even if you do not want to become a legal practitioner, the LLB acts as a stepping stone to careers in broader areas. Legal skills ensure you can make a strategic contribution in many professions including the civil service, investment banking, management and tax consultancy, compliance, insurance, HR, politics, town planning, construction, publishing and education. They will also prove helpful if you want to launch your own business.

Our Careers and Employment Service will provide you with support from day one of your course to ensure you leave Derby as a ‘work-ready’ graduate – industry aware, motivated and enterprising. Throughout your studies, you’ll also benefit from our Personal Development Planning (PDP) scheme which enables you to reflect on your learning and develop your career ambitions.

The support continues once you’ve completed your course too: you are entitled to further help and guidance from the Careers and Employment Service for up to three years after leaving the University.

Further study

Upon successful completion of the Law LLB (Hons) (Accelerated), those wishing to pursue a career as a solicitor can apply for our LLM LPC, fast tracking them to a training contract within three years.

For those wishing to further their studies to postgraduate level, the Derby LLM is a masters degree offering maximum flexibility, choice and opportunity. You can pursue either a broad-based LLM programme or select specialist pathways in subjects such as Commercial Law; Corporate and Financial Law; and International Protection of Human Rights and Personal Freedom.

As a graduate of the University of Derby, you may be entitiled to Alumni discount on your postgraduate course fees. Terms and conditions apply.

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Additional information about your studies

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Additional costs and optional extras

We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, excellent facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.

The information below is correct for entry in the academic year September 2020 - August 2021 only. Entry for future academic years may be subject to change.

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Mandatory costs not included in your fees

Optional costs not included in your fees

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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