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Duration and mode of study: Full time - three years. Also available part time. Fees: This is a classroom based course, so it costs £8,100 per year. Start date: You can start this course in September.
Rather than simply writing essays, the LL.B course is varied and practical. We take part in courtroom advocacy and team negotiations. Tutorial presentations also improve communications skills and confidence. Anwar Ali
About the course The Derby LLB is grounded on an internationally-informed but highly practical curriculum. It provides the opportunity for you to develop specialist legal expertise or explore the fascinating range of over forty modules of study. The LLB also develops outstanding legal practice skills, and offers exemption from the academic stage of study for qualification as a Solicitor or Barrister. Teaching and learning You will engage in real or simulated legal practice, undertake problem-based research, and can specialise through original academic enquiry. Lectures and tutorials are delivered by the UK’s most effective law teaching team. Teaching support includes fortnightly individual tutorials (Year One), professional skills coaching (Year Two) and a customised curriculum, aimed at developing your practise of research specialisms (Year Three). All students have access to independent practitioner mentors. What you will cover In the final stage, you will be given the opportunity to specialise in one of the following six pathways, by choosing to study specialist option modules.
Entry requirements: You will usually need 300 UCAS points from accepted qualifications (see www.derby.ac.uk/entryreqs for a full list).
UCAS code: M100
International expertise - Inspiring teaching - Cutting edge research Most effective law teaching in the United Kingdom (Guardian, 2012) High employability - LLB with Criminology 100% graduate employment rate. (DLHE 2012) 95% Student Satisfaction (NSS 2012) Exceptional facilities: courtrooms, crime labs, interviewing suites and crime house (Skills for Justice 2012) Exceptional library provision (BIALL 2010/2011).
Where you will study: Derby Campus, Kedleston Road
Why choose this course?
Legal Contexts Skills, and Ethics (20)
Contract Law: Theory and Practice (20)
Advanced Legal Skills and Ethics (20)
Land Law (20)
Two distinct Option Modules (20 + 20) OR Advanced/ Applied/ Combined Legal Studies etc (40)*
Equity and Succession (20)
Tortious Liability and Negligence (20)
Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties (20)
Specific Torts and Remedies (20)
Administrative Law and Human Rights (20)
Criminal Law: Principles and Application (20)
European Union Law (20)
Criminal Property Offences and Practice (20)
European Union Trade Law (20)
* These single 40-credit modules can be taken as a year-through module or in a single semester. Corporate and Commercial Law Employment Law Family Law International and Comparative Law Medical Law Social and Public Law Options
Clinic Commercial and Consumer Law Comparative Law Criminal Justice Law Employment Law Environmental Law Evidence Family Law and Practice Independent Study Intellectual Property Law International Human Rights Law Medical Law and Ethics Public International Law Sustainable Development and International Business Law
Additional information You will get full exemptions from the first stage of the Bar Standards Board and Solicitors Regulation Authority professional exams, and it’s also recognised by the Council of Legal Education (Northern Ireland). Your career Derby LLB graduates have an outstanding success rate of gaining scholarships at the Bar and are in high demand amongst solicitors firms because of their practical skills. Students also go onto higher study and academic careers, as well as achieving rapid promotion in other areas of endeavour. LLB graduates can choose to progress onto our Legal Practice Course, which is priced-matched to an equivalent of a year of undergraduate study and can be studied at Derby. An LLB degree is a valuable qualification in itself and even if you don’t want to become a practitioner you will find that it still provides a stepping-stone to many other careers.