LLB Law

General

Program Description

Take your first steps into a rewarding legal career. The Derby LLB offers high-quality teaching, first-rate facilities and real-world learning. With excellence in legal practice at its core, it paves the way for you to qualify as a solicitor or barrister.

Why choose this course?

As a ‘qualifying law degree’ – meeting the criteria of the Bar Standards Board and Solicitors Regulation Authority – the Derby LLB is an important foundation for practising law professionally. Our graduates are highly sought after for their strong practical skills underpinned by academic rigour.

Is this course for you?

We deliver a thorough undergraduate legal education so you can build all the key lawyering skills. Wide-ranging optional modules mean you can specialise in medical, international, family, employment or social and public law.

How you will learn

You will gain substantial practical experience of drafting, advocacy, interviewing, negotiation and problem-based research. We offer impressive study facilities, including courtrooms and interview suites which replicate real-life settings.

Opportunities and experiences

Our professional partnerships open doors for you to benefit from placements and internships, judicial shadowing and mentoring by established lawyers. Through ‘pro bono’ projects you can also help people who find it difficult to access justice.

Careers and employability

If you want to become a solicitor or barrister, the Derby LLB prepares you for the next stage of training. Our graduates secure roles in the Crown Prosecution Service, private practice, the courts and law centres. Others use the qualification as a stepping stone to careers in banking, industry and education.

Last updated August 2019

About the School

Here at the University of Derby, we believe anything is possible. With a broad range of courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level, we can help you get your career off to a great star ... Read More

Here at the University of Derby, we believe anything is possible. With a broad range of courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level, we can help you get your career off to a great start. We know how important it is to have the best teaching, and we’re proud to be rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework; but we also offer so much more, with some of the best university facilities in the country, opportunities for industry experience and practical, hands-on learning to make your studies relevant to life after graduation. To help broaden your horizons, we offer a wide range of opportunities to study abroad, whatever your subject – a great way to experience a different culture, meet new people and add to your CV. Read less