The Legal Cheek View
Located in Leicester a short walk from the city centre, De Montfort Law School offers a range of legal courses for those aspiring to enter the legal profession – and has done so since its formation in 1989. It is an experienced provider of the LPC LLM as well as a range of specialist LLMs, and is now also offering a full-time course for the new SQE qualification. Since this leads to a Masters qualification, students can apply for postgraduate funding from the UK government. The course costs £11,200 for UK-based students and £17,200 for international students.
DMU’s LLM SQE is designed to prepare students for the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations (SQE), covering the key knowledge and skills tested in SQE1 and SQE2.
Full-time: 1 year
Cost: £11,200 for UK-based students, £17,200 for international students
Postgraduate law courses
LLM Criminal Justice
This course examines the theory and practice of how the criminal justice system operates. It assesses the efficacy of the law’s processes to achieve justice for the victims of criminal behaviour and those accused of criminal offences. Each module explores a different stage of the criminal justice process, from criminal investigations to sentencing and punishment, and culminates in a research-led portfolio or academic dissertation piece.
LLM Employment Law and Practice
This course consists of four taught modules: Critical Theories and Policies of Employment Law, Individual Employment Rights, Collective Labour Rights and Redundancy, and Equal Opportunities and Discrimination in the Workplace. The course equips students with a comprehensive understanding of the laws that influence HR policies and practices within a business.
LLM International Commercial Law and Practice
This course examines the theory and practice of international commercial law and assesses the efficacy of the law’s processes to regulate commercial transactions. The modules cover contractual relationships in international trade, intellectual property, and regulatory aspects affecting transactions and commercial conduct, such as competition laws and those relating to companies and corporate insolvency, all within the international context.
LLM Medical Law, Ethics and Practice
This course explores the key elements of medical law and their applications in the workplace. The course includes four core modules, followed by a dissertation; Medical Negligence Regulation and Practice, Mental Health, Consent and the Incapacitated Patient, Creation and Termination of Life, and Expert Evidence and Coroner’s Law.
LLM Sustainability, Social Justice and Human Rights Law
This course incorporates a range of modules focusing on the critical aspects of sustainability, social justice, and human rights. It concludes with a dissertation in which students will conduct an in-depth inquiry into their chosen research topic.
Please find below the duration and costs for these courses:
Full-time: 1 year
Cost: £9,950 for UK-based students, £17,200 for international students
Students studying the LLM SQE at De Montfort University will have access to the Hugh Ashton Building and The Yard, home to the university’s Faculty of Business and Law.
Business and Law Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to DMU graduates continuing their postgraduate studies at the university.
Value: 20% discount