Bachelor of Laws

LLB Law with Government and Politics

Our Law with Government and Politics Qualifying Law Degree combines your legal studies with an exploration of different aspects of government and political study to develop an understanding of modern British and European political practices and how they affect and govern the implementation and enforcement of law. With so many politicians coming to parliament from a legal background, this course provides an excellent balance of study to allow you to develop a qualified legal education as well as giving an insight into the world of politics. Studying our degree will also mean you are prepared in part for the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE 1) or to progress onto our Bar Practice Course (if you wish to qualify as a barrister).

 

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

A Level: BBB

GCSE: English Language and Maths grade C/4 or above, or equivalent

Requirements for the Foundation Year differ from those listed.

 

Full requirements

Locations

Leeds, London Bloomsbury and Online

Next start date

September 2021

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Whether it’s face to face or online, our law programmes will always be available to you whatever you choose. That’s our guarantee.

 

We have been ranked first amongst universities for overall student satisfaction in England in the 2020 National Student Survey.

Over 90% of our tutors are qualified lawyers with experience in practice allowing students to learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context.

Our Professional Mentoring Programme works with over 500 practising lawyers, providing you a unique opportunity to support your studies and career growth.

Course Details

Full-time three year Law with Government and Politics

UCAS code: M132

As a Qualifying Law Degree, this course focuses on the key legal topics needed to move on to postgraduate legal study . These are complemented with modules that examine a variety of different aspects of national and international governmental and political practices, such as the systems and structures that form our government and the electoral system.

Studying this course is a great start to an exciting and varied career, whether it be in the legal sector, in politics, or across a whole range of other professions. With our professionally focused qualification, you can expect to learn practical skills coupled with a focus on your future employability throughout your studies. We have embedded transferable and practical skills into the teaching of the modules, so you will feel confident about heading into the workplace upon successful completion of the course.

When you study Law with Government and Politics with us you will receive:

  • The highest standard of teaching from experienced professionals
  • Small class sizes
  • Options to study on campus and online
  • Choose from two campuses in the UK
  • A variety of specialist modules to enhance your employment prospects

On successfully completing the course you will be all set to kick start your postgraduate study to become a qualified lawyer.

This degree is designed for students who have an interest in government and politics and wish to pursue a career in the legal and wider public, central and local government sectors, or the commercial sector.

As with all our LLBs, this programme has a practical focus with the skills you need for your career embedded into the course. There is a high level of face-to-face tuition with experienced tutors to ensure that you receive all the support you need throughout your studies.

Foundation Year (Four year)

UCAS code: ML13

You can choose to take an additional Foundation Year before you start your LLB. This introductory year focuses on developing the key skills required to study at degree level. You will study six modules and on successful completion progress onto any of our three year degrees.

Course Structure

Semester 1

  • Citizenship
  • Academic and Report Writing
  • Numeracy Skills in Context

Semester 2

  • Foundations of Business Management
  • Foundations of Law
  • Foundations of Social Science

Semester 1

  • Common Law Method and Ethics
  • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Law of Contract

Semester 2

  • Law of Tort
  • Public Law
  • European Union Law

Semester 1

  • Business Law 1
  • Criminal Law
  • Land Law

Semester 2

  • Government in the UK - Systems and Structures
  • Government in the UK - Parties, Elections and Ideology

Choose one*:

  • Access to Justice and Legal Services
  • Employment Law
  • Extended Essay
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights
  • Real Estate

*All options are indicative and subject to availability. Please note that some modules are available in Years 2 and 3; please select only once. If you are studying at a campus offering Law with Legal Innovation and Technology, Law with Criminology.  Law with Criminal Justice or Business School courses you may be able to choose modules from those programmes as well.

Semester 1

  • Business Law 2
  • Civil Dispute Resolution
  • Equity and Trusts

Semester 2

Choose two*

  • Global Governance and Regulation
  • Comparative Government
  • Current Issues and Politics in UK Government

Choose one*

  • Canadian Constitutional Law (London only)
  • Criminal Litigation and Evidence
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Foundations of Canadian Law (London only)
  • Human Rights
  • Real Estate
  • Trade Law
  • Wills and Succession

*All options are indicative and subject to availability. Please note that some modules are available in Years 2 and 3; please select only once. If you are studying at a campus offering Law with Legal Innovation and Technology, Law with Criminology, Law with Criminal Justice or Business School courses you may be able to choose modules from those programmes as well.

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Want to boost your leadership skills?

In the summer after Year 2 of this course you have the opportunity to attend our International Leadership Summer School in Berlin.

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Course Start Dates

  • Law with Government & Politics (LLB)
    • Full-time: Leeds and London Bloomsbury
  • Law with Government & Politics with Foundation Year (LLB)
    • Full-time: Leeds and London Bloomsbury
  • Law with Government & Politics (LLB)
    • Full-time: Leeds and London Bloomsbury
  • Law with Government & Politics with Foundation Year (LLB)
    • Full-time: Leeds and London Bloomsbury

Online

Study LLB Law with Government and Politics Online starting September 2021 or September 2022

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Study Online

You can also study this course 100% online.

The online version of this course covers the same content as the on campus version, while still offering you the same high level of professional tutor support. The only difference is that you can study when, where and how you want, over a variety of different course lengths.

If you’re looking for true flexibility in your studies, why not consider our online study option?

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Course Information

 

To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdowns.

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At the end of each semester you’ll get a week for revision before two weeks of assessments.

Exams: Two hours, ten multiple choice questions and two long-form questions

Coursework: Essay, project report or portfolio

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We run mock assessments to allow you to practise before too.

 

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This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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Fees and Applying

 

Applications for all our undergraduate courses are open.

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2021 fees:

UK students per year: £9,250
International students per year: £14,150

If you need to fund your studies with a student loan you can apply via Student Finance.

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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