Law with Politics LLB

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 23,219

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  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
The Law with Politics LLB is delivered cooperatively by Leicester Law School and Politics and International Relations at Leicester. You will receive expert teaching in both disciplines and gain knowledge of both legal and governmental systems. This is a joint honours course, in which Law modules make up 75% of the content, with Politics modules accounting for the other 25%. You will develop an understanding of theory, ethics and law to underpin a sophisticated understanding of the role that politics plays in upholding justice, and when it does not.
  • You can broaden your perspective with a year studying overseas, or make a difference by giving free legal advice to real clients through our Pro-Bono group. We will also encourage you to build practical skills through our award-winning extracurricular activities.
  • By studying politics and law, you will be able to place the implementation of public policy in its legal context. You will develop an understanding of the power of individuals and theories of the state as well as the laws that have been created through the political process. You will see how political structures influence the laws that you apply to real problems and the theory underpinning social responsibilities and relationships protected by law. As such, this degree will be of particular interest to those wishing to gain knowledge of the relationship between politics, law and society. In your final year you have access to a wide range of modules on legal, political, socio-legal and ethical topics.
  • This law degree equips you with the academic skills required for a career as a solicitor or barrister and makes you a highly desirable graduate in a range of other professions. At Leicester we offer a cosmopolitan, friendly and supportive community in which to study this fascinating subject supported by experts and professionals in these closely related disciplines.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

Entry requirements

  • No LNAT required - Unlike some universities, at Leicester we do not require applicants to have taken the National Admissions Test for Law. We are not convinced that LNAT scores provide additional information which we cannot get from your exam grades and school report.
  • A-levels: AAB. General Studies accepted 
  • EPQ with A-levels: ABB EPQ at grade B
  • GCSE: English language at Grade C/4 or above 
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant diploma with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit 
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass diploma with 33 points. Plus grade 4 in SL English if not held at GCSE.
  • BTEC Nationals: D*D*D with a strong GCSE background.
  • Other national and international qualifications considered. If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, you can apply for the International Foundation Year – Society and Culture or International Foundation Year - Economics and Management run by the Global Study Centre. The GSC provides academic support to help you progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.
  • Second Year Entry is not permitted.

Selection Process

  • When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the course and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous exam results.
  • Applicants are not normally interviewed. If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the Leicester Law School.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 including 6.0 in writing (or equivalent). If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Year 1

  • You will be introduced to the fundamentals of the legal system and develop your key legal skills. Your politics education will begin with the major political systems and ideologies.

Core module

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Contract Law
  • Analysing Law
  • Politics, Power and Ethics
  • Law, Justice and Society
  • Comparative European Politics

Year 2

  • You continue to build on the core aspects of law while gaining more freedom in your political learning. A range of optional modules are available for you to choose from and pursue the areas of politics that interest you.

Core modules

  • EU Law
  • Criminal Law
  • The Law of Tort (Advanced)

Option modules

  • Choose either Political Ideas or Political Parties in Contemporary Britain
  • Then choose either European Union Politics or Contemporary Political Philosophy: Theories of Justice

Final year

  • Your degree will conclude with more essential law topics. You will gain even greater flexibility. A wide range of law and politics modules will be available so you can adapt your degree to your particular interests and strengths.

Core modules

  • Land Law (advanced)
  • Equity and Trusts (Advanced)

Option modules

Choose one law option module from:

  • Bioethics
  • Commercial Law
  • Company Law
  • Criminology
  • Law Dissertation
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law 
  • Human Rights in the 21st Century
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law and Political Theory
  • Law of Evidence
  • Medical Law

Two law option modules from:

  • Clinical Legal Skills – A Law Clinic Module
  • Advanced Clinical Legal Skills
  • Caring and the Law
  • Commercial Property
  • Criminal Justice: Policing, Sentencing and Rehabilitation 
  • Criminal Justice: Prosecutions and Criminal Trials 
  • Dispute Resolution 
  • Wills and the Administration of Estates 
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Gender, Sexuality and the Law

Then choose two politics option modules from:

  • Feminism
  • The American Presidency
  • The Conservatives: Crisis and Recovery
  • Parliamentary Studies
  • Global Justice and Human Rights
  • Political Legacies of Conflict in Northern Ireland
  • International Migration in the Age of Securitisation
  • The Politics of Contemporary British Foreign Policy 
  • Brexit and British Politics 
  • Politics and War in Outer Space 
  • Gender, Race and War 

Year abroad (optional)

  • If you want to, you can spend your third year studying abroad at one of our partner institutions (eligibility is dependent on your academic performance in Years 1 and 2). Alternatively, you can opt to continue studying at the University and complete your degree in three years.
  • UK and EU Students 
  • Starting in 2021 
  • The University of Leicester has made the decision to keep fees for EU students at the same level as UK student fees for this year, despite this no longer being a UK Government requirement. £9,250 in your first year. 
  • Tuition fees are subject to government regulations and may change in future years 
  • Year Abroad: your fee will be £1,250 for that year If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

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