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LLB (Hons) Law with Politics

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  • UCAS Code:
    M100
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Full-time

Accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and the Bar Standards Board, our Law with Politics degree will share with you the contemporary, historical and global issues in politics. It will enable you to appreciate the wider political context in which law is created and operates, and obtain a qualifying law degree.

We know it can be a difficult to decide which area of law you’d like to focus on when you’re just starting out, which is why all of our law pathways share a common first semester; giving you a solid foundation in the theoretical knowledge and analytical skills of legal practice. Later in year two, when you have a better idea of what each area entails, you can diversify into a specialised field. As well as Law with Politics, we offer an all-encompassing degree delivering general legal education (Law), as well as  Entertainment Law.

You’ll be encouraged to gain as much experience as possible throughout your degree by attending court and undertaking work placements, including a vital 30-week work placement in year three, which you can complete at home or overseas. The placement is the perfect opportunity for you to experience legal practice in a real working environment and make professional contacts. What’s more, if your placement meets the necessary criteria, it can count can count towards a portion of your training contract after graduation. The placement is optional for our International students (non EU/UK), so there’s scope for all our students to take advantage of this excellent career enhancing experience.

BU graduates who studied in this subject area were typically earning £20,400 after one year; this is 23% higher than all graduates who studied this subject. Join us on live chat to find out more, or register to meet us at an Open Day.

Interested in studying this course part-time? Enquire now.

For September 2019 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in September 2018 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO 2017), Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2018, September 2019

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

4 years (including a minimum 30-week placement) Full-time. 3 years (with an optional 30-week placement) for International students (non-EU/ non-UK)

Accreditations:

Solicitors Regulation Authority, and the Bar Standards Board

Entry requirements:

For 2017 entry (we will use the new UCAS tariff): 120 tariff points, with 80 points from two A-Levels or equivalent, with remaining 40 points from other A-levels or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM. For more information check out our 2017 entry requirements page.

For 2018 entry: 112 - 120 tariff points from A levels or equivalent including 80 points from 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.  For more information check out our 2018 entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

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.

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Course details

On this course you will usually 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. 

How you will be assessed

Throughout the course you will be assessed by coursework culminating in your final year research project, but you will also undertake group work and written exams.

Download the programme specification (pdf 548kb)

Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career; therefore we now 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 apply

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. This is supported by our graduate employment figures - within six months of finishing their degree, 90% of our students are in work or further study.

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.

Our staff

Our staff are actively engaged in research and professional practice in the politics sector which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Find out more about some of the staff and their research activities who will be teaching on this course below.

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. 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.  You’ll also find you could benefit from a range of discounts as a student; see our Belong+ pages for more information.

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

Our staff are actively engaged in research and professional practice in the law sector which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Find out more about some of the staff and their research activities who will be teaching on this course.

Course changes