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LLB (Hons) Law with Politics

Develop the knowledge and specialist skills for a career in political policy. Study contemporary, historical and global issues in politics, enabling you to appreciate the wider political context in which law is created and operates.

  • UCAS Code:
    M100
  • Institution:
    B50

 Why study LLB (Hons) Law with Politics at BU?

  • Understand the contrast between political and legal processes 
  • Explore topics such as the history of political thought, human rights law, civil society and social movements  
  • Choose from a range of optional units in your final year and tailor your degree
  • Gain practical experience by taking part in Moot Courts and Moot Show Trials and attend guest lectures 
  • Put your knowledge into practice during a 30-week work placement, invaluable for your future law career
  • Benefit from our excellent links with a range of local and national legal firms.

Find out more about the content of this course.

Course accreditations

Accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board, you'll graduate with a qualifying law degree. 

Key information

Next start date:

September 2021, September 2022

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years full-time or 4 years full-time including an optional minimum 30-week placement

Accreditations:

Solicitors Regulation Authority, Bar Standards Board

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2021 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2021 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent. For more information check out our International entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students.

Contact hours and assessment

Details of the assessment methods and contact hours for each unit of the course can be found in the programme specification. 

Download the programme specification (pdf 546 kb)

Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why we offer every new student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course.

We will provide a great deal of support to help you find the most appropriate work placement for the subject you’re studying and the career you’re interested in, which means you could be based anywhere in the UK, or even overseas.

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Your application

For this course, we are looking for applicants who can:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Law
  • Show motivation and enthusiasm and are self-starters looking for a rewarding challenge
  • Demonstrate excellent written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Develop their knowledge of the subject through independent learning and wider reading.

Students will need a high degree of commitment and enthusiasm, we encourage applicants to read around the subject and follow up on areas that interest them. We look for applicants who can produce professional written material and can express themselves well, and work effectively in a team.

How to applyBU Academic Excellence Scholarship

Entry requirements

Careers

A law degree will give you varied career options both within the legal profession and across a multitude of other sectors. The combination of legal and commercial expertise that you'll develop throughout this course will make you an asset for a wide range of employers.

In many cases, this will mean going on to take professional examinations once you have completed the academic stage of your legal training, preparing you for work in the legal profession.

85% of our students studing law courses are working or studying 15 months after graduating, of which 80% are in a professional/managerial role.

Careers advice, resources, events and job opportunities

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be. 

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.

Course changes

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