Law with Politics LLB Hons - 2022 Entry

UCAS Code
M1L2

Entry Year
2022

A Level Requirements
AAB see all requirements

Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

  • 7th
    For Politics The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (2022)
  • 7th
    For Graduate Prospects on Track (Politics) The Complete University Guide (2022)
  • Study abroad and placement opportunities

Course Overview

Are you interested in developing practical legal knowledge and an understanding of how interplay between Law and Politics affects issues such as war and peace, poverty and inequality, order and justice, governance and power?

This Law degree is taught by the world-leading, research-active academics based in our Law School and Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion.

Networking opportunities

We have strong links to Chambers, Law firms and related professions from across the UK, including magic circle firms from London. We usually host a judicial lecture series, alumni visits and lectures, and a Law Fair, which is typically attended by lawyers (including trainees, associates and partners) and members of their recruitment teams. All of this should help you to make professional connections, learn more about their firms, and get a head start on your career in Law.

Our student-run Law Society usually organises a wide range of extracurricular activities including mooting and negotiation competitions (typically judged by barristers and members of the judiciary). In recent years they have organised a Law Ball, sporting fixtures, and a careers dinner. Each event is designed to help you build your peer and employer networks.

Practical experience

Practical experience is important in this degree, with a range of opportunities available. You may be able to take part in our Law Clinic which provides real-world experience of giving free legal advice to members of the local community. Our Miscarriages of Justice Project gives the chance to work on real criminal cases alongside practising lawyers as they support prisoners who maintain their innocence and have exhausted their appeal rights. The Street Law project provides experience in schools and organisations, advising and supporting them on specific areas of law.

We offer a wide range of diverse opportunities and try to ensure that all students can access the opportunities that interest them, however please note that places are limited on some schemes and modules.

 

80% of the Law School’s research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), while the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion was ranked first in the UK for the impact of its research. 

 

Entry Requirements

Grade Requirements

A Level AAB

IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

Other Qualifications

International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects

BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualifications. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

Course Structure

Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme to complement your main specialism. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster please visit our Teaching and Learning section.

The following courses do not offer modules outside of the subject area due to the structured nature of the programmes: Architecture, Law, Physics, Engineering, Medicine, Sports and Exercise Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine and Biomedical Science.

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, and the University will make every reasonable effort to offer modules as advertised. In some cases changes may be necessary and may result in some combinations being unavailable, for example as a result of student feedback, timetabling, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes and new research.

Year  1

    Core

Year  2

    Core

    Optional

Year  3

    Core

    Optional

Careers

Careers

Your degree can open doors to a wide range of careers within, and beyond, the legal sector. We carefully devise, structure and support our degree programmes to help you prepare for the next step towards a career of your choosing.

Throughout your degree you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop excellent subject-specific knowledge
  • Enhance your range of transferable skills
  • Secure practical legal experience (subject to availability of places)
  • Work on your ability to speak in public, present confidently, and think on your feet
  • Access a extra-curricular activities 
  • Gain insight into future options and be guided by a dedicated Careers Officer for Law

All of this will help to optimise your ability to stand out in a crowded employment marketplace. Your degree could lead to a rewarding job in the public, private or third sector, such as:

  • Practising lawyer (Barrister or Solicitor; In-house lawyer; Goverment Legal Service; CPS; Law Centre work; CAB; Court personnel; Clerk in Chambers)
  • Political/Governmental career
  • Paralegal
  • Accountancy and taxation
  • Finance
  • Civil service
  • Media
  • Police
  • European Commission
  • Conveyancing
  • Court reporting
  • Military/Military legal services
  • Legal education

Wider roles with a need for legal or political understanding include: Legal Recruitment Consultant, Chartered Company Secretary, Compliance Officer and Investment Banker.

Some of our graduates go on to Graduate Training Schemes or pursue opportunities with: Civil Service, Ministry of Justice, Probation Service, HM Courts and Tribunal Service, HMRC, Local Government and Trading Standards.

An undergraduate degree can also lead on to further study or academia and we have a wide range of postgraduate programmes.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

 

Fees and Funding

Fees

Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, starting in the October of your year of study.

Our Undergraduate Tuition Fees for 2022/23 are:

UK International
£9,250 £20,930

Scholarships and Bursaries

At Lancaster, we believe that funding concerns should not stop any student with the talent to thrive.

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help cover the cost of tuition fees and/or living expenses.

Undergraduate tuition fees

Fees are set by the UK Government annually, and subsequent year’s fees may be subject to increases. For international applicants, any annual increase will be capped at 4% of the previous year’s fee. For more information about tuition fees, including fees for Study Abroad and Work Placements, please visit our undergraduate tuition fees page.

Applicants from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more information about this on our Island Fees page.

Additional course costs and information

There may be extra costs related to your course for items such as books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation, you may need to pay a subscription to a professional body for some chosen careers.

Specific additional costs for studying at Lancaster are listed below.

College Fees

Lancaster is proud to be one of only a handful of UK universities to have a collegiate system. We have nine colleges in total, and every student belongs to a college, whether you live on campus or choose to commute. All students pay a small college membership fee, which supports the running of college events and activities. Once you have been accepted into a college, you will receive confirmation and be required to pay a college membership fee.

For students starting in 2022, the fee is £40 for undergraduates and research students and £15 for students on one-year courses.

Computer Equipment and Internet access

To support your studies, you will also require access to a computer, along with reliable internet access. You will be able to access a range of software and services from a Windows, Mac, Chromebook or Linux device. For certain degree programmes, you may need a specific device, or we may provide you with a laptop and appropriate software - details of which will be available on relevant programme pages. A dedicated IT support helpdesk is available in the event of any problems.

The University provides limited financial support to assist students who do not have the required IT equipment or Broadband support in place.

Funding

For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews. 

Download the course booklet to find out more about Lancaster University, how we teach Law and what you'll study as a Law student.

Law subject guide

Download the course booklet to find out more about Lancaster University, how we teach Politics and what you'll study as a Politics student.

Politics subject guide

Download our brochure to find out more about studying International Relations at Lancaster.

International Relations course guide

Contact hours

The amount of time you spend in lectures, seminars and other learning activities will differ from year to year and vary depending on the module options you choose. These figures are averages from the most recently available data for this course, the academic year 2018-2019, and are based on 1,200 study hours per year. The figures apply to single honours degrees. Joint honours degrees will vary from the percentages below depending on the combinations studied.

Year 1

  • 22%

    Scheduled contact hours

  • 78%

    Independent study

Year 2

  • 17%

    Scheduled contact hours

  • 83%

    Independent study

Year 3

  • 17%

    Scheduled contact hours

  • 83%

    Independent study

Assessment

Most of our degrees use a broad range of assessments methods. These figures are averages based on the most recently collected data for this course, and are given as a guide.

Year 1

  • 38%

    Coursework

  • 62%

    Written exams

Year 2

  • 39%

    Coursework

  • 61%

    Written exams

Year 3

  • 68%

    Coursework

  • 32%

    Written exams

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