Approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and the Bar Standards Board, our Law with Politics degree will share with you the contemporary, historical and global issues in politics. It will enable you to appreciate the wider political context in which law is created and operates, and obtain a qualifying law degree. Our law courses provide the opportunity to gain lots of practical experiences by attending court, taking part in Moot Courts and Moot Show Trials and attend guest lectures.
We know it’s difficult to decide which area of law you’d like to focus on when you’re just setting out on your training, which is why all of our law pathways share a common first semester. This means that you don’t need to make any major decisions about which branch of law you’d like to specialise in until you’ve spent a term studying the subject area and have a better grasp of what each field entails. As well as LLB (Hons) Law with Politics, we offer LLB (Hons) Law and LLB (Hons) Law, Media & Creative Industries.
You’ll be encouraged to gain as much experience as possible throughout your degree, as well as what you’ll learn in your lectures and seminars, you’ll also have the opportunity to put knowledge into practice during a 30-week work placement, taken between your second and final year. Over the years, we´ve developed excellent links with a range of legal firms, from local organisations to national companies. What’s more, if your placement meets the necessary criteria, it can count towards a portion of your training contract or qualifying work experience after graduation.
The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of two A-levels or equivalent.
Numeracy and Literacy requirement: GCSE English and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.
A-level and AS levels: 104 – 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two A-levels.
Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate – Skills Challenge Certificate: We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
Access to HE Diploma: 102 – 118 UCAS tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.
International entry requirements
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students.
Legal Skills and Sytems: You will be introduced to English Legal Skills and Systems examining the background and structures within the English Legal System.
Law of Obligations 1: This unit focuses on the law of obligations and specifically the law of contract. Upon completion you will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the constituent elements of contract law and the relevant principles to be able to evaluate and apply them.
Constitutional and EU Law: You will be introduced to the fundamental principles of UK constitutional and to the past and future relationship with the European Union as a source of domestic law. You will learn how to understand and demonstrate knowledge of constitutional law and aspects of EU law, and to apply that knowledge to a range of legal scenarios.
Criminal Law: You will study the core legal principles of criminal liability relating to a range of criminal offences and the substantive law of the major offences against the person and property and the partial and general defences.
Property Law: You wil gain an overview of the legal classifications and concepts of property, and specifically examine the private law relating to rights, estates and interests in land in England and Wales.
Global Governance and International Relations: You will develop an understanding of the historical and political context in which different countries are operating and the ideologies which shape a nation’s political culture and institutions. You will be introduced to a variety of political cultures and regimes and will learn about the functioning of politics, and diplomatic processes, at regional and global levels. You will also explore the impact of globalisation on nation states and examine how non-state actors are shaping political developments around the world.
Law of Trusts and Estates: Equitable interests and trusts provide a dynamic source of private law rights, obligations and remedies. Recognised as the most important of equity’s creations, the trust concept is used prolifically in spheres such as pensions, tax, commerce and asset protection, both inter vivos and testamentary. This unit aims to provide you with the knowledge and understanding necessary in the recognition, creation and administration of various statutory, express and implied trusts.
Law of Obligations 2: This unit aims to provide an academically challenging examination of the issues in the Law of Torts and an introduction to the Law of Restitution; and to develop your ability to apply the fundamental principles of these areas of Law to a wide range of situations.
The History of Political Thought (Law): You will be introduced to key and contested concepts in political theory, this includes debates on notions of the state, power, civil rights & disobedience, justice, freedom, gender, equality, fairness, toleration and democracy. The historical development and contested meaning of these political concepts will be explored. You will also be introduced to classical texts and ideas in political theory – from Plato to Hobbes, Rousseau, Marx and Rawls.
Practical Commercial Law: This unit aims to provide you with a good knowledge and understanding of domestic commercial law of England and Wales within the business context. You will engage with such substantive areas of law relating to commercial transactions including the sale of goods and the principles of agency law. Furthermore, you will be able to gain an insight into business forms as well as various aspects of the rules of civil practice and procedures and how these apply within the business context.
Human Rights Law (Politics): This unit will contribute to your understanding of the relationship of politics and law. It also provides you with knowledge of an area of UK law which is pervasive and will sharpen your understanding of the continuing importance of the common law. Expanding your awareness of the international influences on the development of UK law and dealing with important areas of overlap between law and politics and morality.
Civil Society and Social Movements: You will examine the processes of creating and developing our society and how people can engage in these processes. The unit provides a more political understanding of civil society by examining social movements in relation to civil society and its development. You will explore and critically evaluate key theoretical debates in the field, the evolution of collective action and the relationship between social movement dynamics and political change in the context of modernisation, globalisation and changes in state structures, civil society and socio-economic dynamics.
Legal Research Project
Public International and International Criminal Law
Informational Interests and the Law
Media and Entertainment Law
A law degree will give you varied career options both within the legal profession and across a multitude of other sectors. The combination of legal and commercial expertise that you´ll develop throughout this course will make you an asset for a wide range of employers.
In many cases, this will mean going on to take professional examinations once you have completed the academic stage of your legal training, preparing you for work in the legal profession.
95% of our law students are working or studying 6 months after graduating, of which 85% are in a professional/managerial role.
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