Award LLB (Hons) Law with Government and Politics
UCAS Code M132
Locations Leeds, London Bloomsbury and online

3 Years full-time or 4 Years with foundation year

Next Start

September 2020 

Course Fees per year

£9,250 (UK/EU) / £13,750 (International)

Further information on course fees

Full-Time (Three Years)

Our Law with Government and Politics is a three year qualifying law degree. The course focuses on key legal topics and has options that focus on government and politics. It has a practical focus, with employability integrated into the course.

There is a high level of face-to-face tuition. Law modules are delivered predominantly by professionally qualified lawyers. Students will study key legal topics and related skills that are critical for the modern law student and gain an insight into critical legal, government and political topics. Employability is integrated into the course to give you the academic knowledge and key transferable skills which are in demand by today's employers across the globe.

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.

ULaw offers excellent employability outcomes for students; 92% of our full-time UK LLB students graduating in 2017 secured employment or further study within six months of successfully completing their course.

As The University of Law specialises in teaching, with a focus on problem solving and weighing up arguments, you’ll develop a formidable range of essential skills that can make all the difference when starting your career. The University of Law was awarded a silver rating in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) in June 2019. We were found to deliver high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and consistently exceed rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.

ULaw has also achieved top ten placements among universities in the UK for 5 categories in the National Student Survey 2019: teaching, learning opportunities, academic support, learning resources and student voice. 

With foundation year 
(Four years)

Locations       Leeds, London Bloomsbury

UCAS Code    ML13

The first year is a foundation year, which focuses on developing an understanding of the legal sector and the key skills required to undertake the LLB (Hons) Law Degree with Government and Politics. The subsequent three years then follow our full-time course.

International Leadership Summer School 

Students starting their course in September 2020 will have the opportunity to attend our International Leadership Summer School in Berlin, during the second year of their degree or third year of a degree with Foundation Year.* This week will focus on developing employability skills.

Looking to study in more than one city? 

Our unique Switch It Up facility allows you to study in two or more cities and/or add a specialist discipline.* Find out more about CampuSwitch and CourseSwitch.

*Terms and conditions apply

LLB Open Days

The best way to find out more about the course is to attend an Open Day.

Course content

Our modular structure enables you to gain insight into the critical legal topics that are most useful in the legal and criminal justice system, as well as studying Government and Politics.

You'll study a total of 18 modules over the three years of the course. Modules for the optional foundation year are also shown below.

For Law modules, each single taught module consists of face-to-face tuition in 11 large groups and 11 x two-hour face-to-face sessions in small-group workshops.

Of the six optional modules over Years 2 and 3 one must be a law option and at least four must be Government and Politics modules.  Students studying at campuses who are also offering Law with Criminology, Law with Criminal Justice, Law with Legal Innovation and Technology and Business School courses, may be able to choose options from those programmes as well.                                                                   

  Optional Foundation Year   Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Set Law modules:

Introduction to Legal Personnel and Principles

Academic and Report Writing


Introduction to Marketing

Public/Private Law

Citizenship and the Law 

Common Law Method and Ethics

Academic and Professional Skills

The Law of Contract

The Law of Tort

Public Law

European Union Law

Criminal Law

Law of Organisations

Land Law




Equity and Trusts






Set Government and Politics Modules



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

       Global Governance and Regulation         Comparative Government

List of Module Options*:  None  None

Choose 1 option* at Level 5:

In addition to your option you also have the opportunity to attend our International Leadership Summer School, Berlin (5 days)


Choose 1 option* at Level 6:


* All options are indicative and available subject to numbers.

Level 5 Options: Human Rights**, Family Law, Employment Law, Access to Justice and Legal Services, Real Estate, Extended Essay in Law

Level 6 Options: Wills & Succession; Companies: Governance, Tax and Insolvency; Human Rights**; Criminal Litigation and Evidence; Intellectual Property; Global Governance and Regulation; Comparative Government; Canadian Constitutional Law (London only); Canadian Criminal Law (London only)

**Some options are available at Level 5 & 6, choose once only.


Each year is made up of two semesters consisting of 12 teaching weeks and one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete assessments. The course starts with a one week induction - registration and Freshers' Week.  This week will cover study skills, how you learn on the course and an introduction to employability and legal skills.  To get to know your tutors and fellow students, you can also take part in a range of social events and activites.

  • Year 1: 31 study weeks including a one-week induction
  • Year 2: 30 study weeks plus one week optional International Leadership Summer School in Berlin
  • Year 3: 30 study weeks


Assessments are spread out throughout the duration of the course, rather than having lots of exams at the end of the year.  This means at the end of each semester, you have a revision/consolidation week followed by two weeks for assessment in each module.


Throughout the course you are assessed by a variety of different assessment methods to enable you to demonstrate the development of your knowledge and skills throughout the programme. The methods of assessment include:

Examinations – two hours, ten multiple choice questions and a choice of two from six long form questions.

Coursework – essay, project report or portfolio.

Oral presentation.

The range of assessment methods reflects the practical nature of the programme and aligns the assessment with the learning outcomes of the programme. A mock assessment is included.


You must pass each module to be awarded your LLB (Hons) Law Degree. The pass mark for each subject is 40%.

In calculating the overall average, for purposes of deciding the degree classification, the assessments are weighted as below.

Weighted average                                     Degree classification
70% and above
60-69%                                        2.1 
50-59% 2.2
40-49%   3


UK/EU Course Fee per year


International course fees per year


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