What will I learn?
Law firms are increasingly expressing interest in graduates with a breadth of academic interest that extends beyond the law. This degree offers you the opportunity to gain qualifying status, exempting you from professional law examinations (see Law School website for full details), while gaining a wider knowledge of humanities subjects.
The Law School has a strong research and teaching interest in the link between law and the humanities, as demonstrated by our Law and Humanities Journal, dedicated interdisciplinary research, and specialised modules which for current students include Introduction to Law and Humanities, Shakespeare and the Law, Law and Literature, and Origins, Images and Cultures of English Law. Alongside core Law modules you can choose optional modules from Classics and Ancient History, English and Comparative Literary Studies, Modern Languages, Film and Television Studies, History, History of Art, Philosophy, and Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies.
You will gain expertise in researching, debating, presenting and writing across legal and humanities-related topics, through seminar-based learning, independent study and group working. You can choose either a three- or four-year course, both of which can count as qualifying law degrees if you select the required module combinations (see Law School website for full details).
In the first year you will study core elements of law with the option of choosing a half-module in a humanities discipline. In subsequent years there is greater opportunity to concentrate on humanities modules in addition to your legal studies.
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