What will I learn?
This course allows you to develop your interest in the social sciences, while providing a solid grounding in legal studies from one of the UK’s top law schools. You will also have the opportunity to gain qualified status, exempting you from professional law examinations.
As well as studying legal judgments and statutes, you will examine the impact of economic, cultural and political change on law, and will consider how law affects life beyond the courtroom. We have a strong research and teaching interest in the economic, social, philosophical and political links with law.
The course makes the most of this, by allowing you flexibility to select optional modules from within Economics, Philosophy, Politics and International Studies, Sociology and Business. Increasingly, law firms are looking for students who can demonstrate a breadth of academic interest outside law, meaning that our graduates are highly employable. Throughout the course you will also gain valuable research, writing, presentation and debating skills that can be applied in many employment settings.
You can choose either a three or four-year degree programme. In your first year, modules focus on core elements of law, and you can choose a halfoption in a social science subject. In the following years there is more opportunity to study social science modules in addition to compulsory and optional law modules. Optional modules for current students within the Law School include International Criminal Law, Comparative Human Rights, Refugee and Asylum Law, Medicine and the Law, and Shakespeare and the Law.
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