LLB Law with Politics
- UCAS Code: M2L2
- Duration: 3 years
- Typical UK entry requirements: AAB
- Interview required? No
- Qualifying Law degree? Yes
- Optional modules? Yes
This joint honours degree incorporates modules from the School of Law and the Department of Politics and International Relations. The degree will be of particular interest to those wishing to gain knowledge of both legal and governmental systems and should appeal especially to those wishing to study public policy in its legal context.
In your first year you will study the fundamentals of the legal system and develop your legal skills within the School of Law. The Department of Politics and International Relations will introduce you to the key political systems, such as democracy, freedom, and power; and to the key political ideologies including liberalism, socialism, and environmentalism. In your second and final years, you will build upon this knowledge by studying a number of core modules, as well as pursuing your own interests from our range of optional modules.
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This list is provided as a guide to the type of modules available, and is dependent upon availability of staff in the Department of Politics and International Relations.
During your degree, you will develop:
- Knowledge and understanding of Law and Criminology
- An appreciation of the social and policy issues underlying the law
- Skills in legal and academic reasoning (including logical analysis and problem solving)
- Skills in legal and academic research
- Transferable skills, particularly in oral and written communication, independent learning and information handling
Teaching and Assessment
- Large group lectures
- Small tutorials (7–8 students)
- 11 hours of teaching time per week (approximately)
- 20 hours of self-study time (approximately)
- Assessment by essay and/or exam
As well as a career in law, specific career opportunities for those with this degree could include roles in social work, probation, youth and community justice, the police or prison services, criminal justice agencies or welfare rights. A law degree is also an excellent stepping stone to graduate roles in a wide variety of employment sectors. Many employers regard law graduates as well rounded with highly transferable skills like problem solving, constructing arguments, research and time management.
This programme is a qualifying law degree and so will prepare you for the next step towards becoming a legal professional. If you wish to qualify as a solicitor or barrister in England or Wales after graduation you will need to complete the LPC (Legal Practice Course) or BPTC (Bar Professional Training Course) along with a training contract as a trainee solicitor or pupillage as a trainee barrister. Applicants wishing to become lawyers outside of England and Wales should consult the appropriate country’s legal statutory body to check the requirements. Information for Canadian applicants.
The School of Law, together with the student Law Societies and the University Career Development Service, provide comprehensive careers support to all students (whether they wish to pursue a traditional legal career or not) – helping with career choice, applications, interviews and providing information on employment and internship opportunities.