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LLB Law with Government and Politics

Our Law with Government and Politics 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).

With our LLB Law with Government and Politics degree, you will develop advanced knowledge and understanding of law’s theory, concepts, and rules. You will also understand the solutions that political systems must regularly make, the regulations and processes that maintain or change those systems, and the concepts and values used in political analysis.

International Students: we are no longer accepting applications from people who need a Student Route visa for full-time courses that start before July 2023.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

A Level: BBB
UCAS Tariff Points*: 120
GCSE: English Language Grade C/4 or above, or equivalent

*From three A Levels or equivalent.
Requirements for the Foundation Year differ from those listed.


Full requirements


Leeds, London Bloomsbury and Online

Next start date

September 2023

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Course Details

Full-time three year Law with Government and Politics

UCAS code: M132

As a Qualifying Law Degree, this LLB Law with Government and Politics 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 Digital Skills
  • Contract Law

Semester 2

  • Law of Tort
  • Public Law
  • Criminal Law

Semester 1

  • Business Law 1
  • Critical Approaches in Current Legal Issues
  • Land Law

Semester 2

Choose three*

Government and Politics options:

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

Law options:

  • Access to Justice and Legal Services
  • Employment Law
  • Extended Essay
  • European Union Law
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights
  • Legal Technology and Innovation
  • Legal Practice in the 21st Century
  • Real Estate

*All options are indicative and subject to availability. For Years 2 and 3 you need to complete a minimum of 1 Law and 4 Government and Politics modules (combined) to fulfil the requirements for a Qualifying Law Degree and the Government and Politics recognition. 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 Criminology or Business School courses you may be able to choose modules from those programmes as well.

Semester 1

  • Equity and Trusts

Choose two*

  • Business Law 2
  • Civil Dispute Resolution
  • Graduate and Employability Skills
  • International Commercial Law
  • Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law
  • Research Project (double module)

Semester 2

Choose three*

Government and Politics options:

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

Law options:

  • Canadian Constitutional Law (London only)
  • Civil Dispute Resolution
  • Criminal Litigation and Evidence
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Foundations of Canadian Law (London only)
  • Graduate and Employability Skills
  • Human Rights
  • International Commercial Law
  • Legal Technology
  • Legal Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Real Estate
  • Research Project (double module)
  • Wills and Succession

*All options are indicative and subject to availability. For Years 2 and 3 you need to complete a minimum of 1 Law and 4 Government and Politics modules (combined) to fulfil the requirements for a Qualifying Law Degree and the Government and Politics recognition. 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 Criminology 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.

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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


Study LLB Law with Government and Politics Online starting September 2023


What about the SQE?

The SQE is being phased in to become the new centralised way to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales

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After you’ve completed the LLB, you can go on to study one of our postgraduate law courses to become a solicitor or barrister.

If you want to become a barrister, you can study our Bar Practice Course.

If you want to become a solicitor, we suggest studying our LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2).

You can still study the Legal Practice Course (LPC) if you’ve completed, started, accepted an offer, or paid a non-refundable deposit by 21 September 2021.

If you want to specialise in a particular area of law, we also offer a range of academic Master of Law (LLM) courses, covering subjects from human rights to banking.

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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?

LLB Law with Government and Politics Online ➔

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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.



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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Our 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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September 2023 fees:

UK students per year: £9,250
International students per year: £15,950 (London) or £15,150 (Non-London)

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



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

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