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LLB (Hons) Law with Politics

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University of Suffolk on Ipswich Waterfront
UCAS code: 
M1L2, L1M1
Institution code: 
S82
Location: 
Ipswich

Duration: 

Three years full-time.

Six years part-time.

Course Options: 
Professional Placement
Typical Offer: 

112 UCAS tariff points (or above)
BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC).

Please see Entry Requirements below.

Introduction

This course allows you to benefit from a firm grounding in law while taking modules in politics. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the contexts in which political and legal institutions function, as well as the ability to conduct both legal and political analysis of current problems and issues.

We draw on a range of perspectives in our teaching, combining the finest traditions of legal education and political science. You will notice a substantial change in your confidence and ability to engage with topical issues and current affairs, including international relations.

If you wish to pursue a career in legal practice after graduation, this course is designed to meet the requirements for completion of the academic stage of legal training as determined by the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority.* You may also seek exemptions from aspects of the CILEX programme.

During a period of profound and fast-moving political change, a combined law degree with politics will give you an additional edge to lead and succeed in a rapidly changing world.

* The Solicitors Regulation Authority is implementing additional qualifying requirements for solicitors with effect from 2019.

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Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Legal Method and Advocacy (Mandatory)
Public Law (Mandatory)
Criminal Law (Mandatory)
Politics and Policy (Mandatory)
Current Political Disputes (Mandatory)
Law of Torts (Mandatory)
Contract Law (Mandatory)
EU Law (Mandatory)
Research Methods in Law (Mandatory)
Contemporary Political Theory (Mandatory)
Social Justice and Social Policy (Mandatory)
Land Law (Mandatory)
Equity and Trusts (Mandatory)
Research Dissertation (Mandatory)
Political Engagement and Professional Development (Requisite)
Public International Law (Optional)
International Criminal Law (Optional)
Company Law (Optional)
Criminal Evidence (Optional)
Jurisprudence and Legal Reform (Optional)
Criminal Procedure (Optional)
Civil Procedure (Optional)
Media law (Optional)
Intellectual Property Law (Optional)
Human rights (Optional)
Property Law: Practice (Optional)
Clinical Legal Practice (Optional)
Sociology of Law (Optional)
Law of Succession (Optional)

Career opportunities

Graduates can progress in to a range of careers across the private and public sectors, and may pursue further study, due to the combined nature of this degree. 

Graduates may choose to enter a role within the law sector or move in to a more political role. 

Law graduates are highly employable throughout many sectors due to their transferable skills, including problem solving, time management, analysis, research and negotiation skills. 

Fees and finance

2019-20

  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (Please contact the Infozone for further information)
  • International tuition fee: £11,790 p.a.

Further Information

  • Detailed information about Tuition Fees.
  • Find out more about Financial Support eligibility.
  • Also see Loans and Grants.
  • At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with you course that you will need to budget for.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) or Access to HE Diploma - a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at merit grade or above.

Applicants are expected to hold GCSE in English and Mathematics at grade 4/C or above.

Also see How to Apply.

International Requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Also see International and EU.  

Transferring Credit

If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.

Course options

During your studies, you have the option to include a professional placement year.

You can apply direct for these options using the UCAS codes below:

M1L2- LLB (Hons) Law with Politics
L1M1- LLB (Hons) Law with Politics (Professional Placement)

Professional Placement

You can opt to include a professional placement year during your course. This would mean your course length would change from three years full-time to four years full-time. 

The professional placement year will give you the opportunity to gain professional experience and relevant practical skills to enhance your prospects of securing graduate employment.

Staff

Dean, School of Law and Social Sciences

Senior Lecturer in Law

Lecturer in Law

Associate Professor in Sociology