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Law, Human Rights and Social Justice LLB (Hons)

De Montfort University
36 months
Full time
Bachelor's degree
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Law, Human Rights and Social Justice LLB (Hons)

Program description

Law, Human Rights and Social Justice LLB (Hons)

Our Law, Human Rights and Social Justice LLB course is a qualifying law degree, meaning you will cover all the core law content required by the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

You will learn how individuals are protected with regard to issues such as housing and homelessness. You’ll also develop firm knowledge of the foundations of European Human Rights Law and an introduction to international human rights law regime. In your final year you will discover how the law can help people overcome obstacles to accessing education or health care, in the UK and other countries.

The topics that you will explore in the field of human rights and social justice which will prepare you for a diverse range of careers, such as housing, immigration, social welfare, the charity sector and the voluntary sector.

Admission requirements

Entry criteria

  • A typical offer is 112 UCAS points. You need to study at least two subjects at A-level or equivalent (eg BTEC)
  • You must have at least five GCSEs at grades A–C including English language
  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent)

    English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grade C

    We will normally require students to have had a break from full time education before undertaking the Access course

  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points

Mature students

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications.

English language

If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Throughout their degree, students can hone their legal skills by engaging with our Legal Advice Centre, which provides advice to businesses, organisations and individuals. This experience also offers the opportunity to claim qualifying work experience to speed your way to qualification as a solicitor.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test

We offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students. Known as the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), our teaching approach has been recognised as sector leading. UDL means we offer a wide variety of support, facilities and technology to all students, including those with disabilities and specific learning differences.

Tuition fees

2021/22 tuition fees

  • UK students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £14,250 per year
  • EU students: Check the website for more information

Career opportunities

Year 1

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Criminal Law
  • English and European Legal Contexts

Year 2

  • Human Rights

Plus option modules from the following indicative list:

  • European Union Public Law
  • Substantive Law of the European Union
  • Land Law*
  • Law and Lawyering: International Perspectives***
  • The Lawyer in the Marketplace: Entrepreneurship and Commercial Awareness***
  • Law of Tort*
  • Issues in Civil Liberties
  • Law and Religion
  • Police Powers and Public Order
  • Private Law of Consumer Protection
  • Public Law of Consumer Protection

Year 3

  • Social Justice

Plus option modules from the following indicative list:

  • Contemporary Issues in Jurisprudence and Legal Theory***
  • Competition Law
  • Employment Law
  • Equity and Trusts*
  • Immigration and Refugee Law
  • International Child Law
  • International Law
  • Law and Medicine
  • Lawyering: Advocacy, Negotiations and Ethics
  • Legal Research Project**
  • Penology

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About this institute

De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...

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Why study at De Montfort University

  • Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
  • TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
  • Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
  • 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.

Contact info

De Montfort University

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LE1 9BH Leicester
United Kingdom

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