Three years full-time.
Six years part-time.
112 UCAS tariff points (or above)
Please see Entry Requirements below.
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.
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.
Politics, Crime and Policy gives students the skills and knowledge to identify the connection between political ideology and policy responses to crime and deviance, in addition to investigating how modern societies understand equality and social justice. This will enable students to form responses to criminal and perceived deviant behaviour.
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
- 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.
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.
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 also required to have GCSE English and Maths grade 4/C or above, or equivalent Level 2 qualifications. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.
If you do not hold these qualifications please contact Admissions directly on 01473 338348 to discuss.
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.