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.
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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.
- Detailed information about Tuition Fees.
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- 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.
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.
Plus GCSEs grade A-C (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics or new GCSE grades 4-9.
Also see How to Apply.
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.