Undergraduate courses

Law and Legislative Studies

Overview

Among the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2013, on our flexible LLB courses you can specialise, take a general route or choose an extra year abroad to graduate in European Legal Studies. Our LLB programmes are qualifying Law degrees, approved by the Law Society and the General Council of the Bar. Law and Legislative Studies is a unique and exciting four-year programme and Hull is the only higher education institution in the UK to offer the course that allows you to combine a qualifying law degree with the study of the legislative process.

The Legislative Study thread to this degree will be taught by the University’s highly respected School of Politics, Philosophy and International Studies. Through the course, you will gain first-hand experience of law making through a year’s placement at Westminster, working for an MP, Peer or a Parliamentary official. This is an ideal degree for someone wishing to combine a legal and a political career or who wishes to work in Parliament or the Civil Service. This programme is not offered by any other University in the UK and is an opportunity to obtain a degree which will make your CV stand out.

Study

LLB Law with Legislative Studies course structure
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3  Year 4
British Government* Contemporary House of Commons* Placement year in Westminster Criminal Law
 Legal System & Methods Contract Law   Politics Dissertation* OR
Parliaments & Citizens* OR
EU Politics & Policies*
Public Law & the Constitution Electoral & Voting Systems*   Property Law 1 (Land Law)
Skills for Law European Union Law   Property Law 2 (Law of Trusts)
Values and Law Parliament in the UK*   Public Law & Administration
War & Politics since 1900 OR Politics of the world economy* Paths of Research in Politics*   Torts

*Politics Department module

In year 3 you will spend a year in Westminster, working with an MP, peer or Parliamentary official. This will be an opportunity to gain an insight into the workings of Westminster, and also to gain some truly invaluable experience. Where possible, endeavours will be made to ensure that students from the LLB Law and Legislative Studies are partnered with MPs, peers or Parliamentary officials with particular interest or expertise in legal issues.

During Year 3 you will receive support from the Politics Department, and you will be required to complete some assessments based upon your experiences and the skills which will be acquired at Westminster.

Entry

  • Three A levels: 340 tariff points
  • IB Diploma: 30 points
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma: DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at distinction

International students (language requirements)
If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency.

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Features

  • A joint degree with the Department of Politics and International Studies will help you tap into the vast network of Hull graduates working in Westminster, opening up additional career opportunities.
  • The School of Politics, Philosophy and International Studies has the experience to support you on your placement; it celebrated 25 years of Parliamentary placements in 2014. You are also assigned a personal supervisor in the Law School to look after your welfare and academic progress.

Careers

While a number of our graduates embark on legal careers as solicitors or barristers, many use their degree as a springboard for a career in management, teaching or the Civil Service. Our strong links with local firms allow for vacation placements, and a series of seminars provided by the Careers Service help you to boost your employability.

Law graduate destinations include:

  • Barrister
  • Solicitor
  • Legal Executive
  • Translator
  • Paralegal
  • Prosecutor/Senior Prosecutor, Crown Prosecution Service
  • Circuit/Senior Circuit Judge
  • Legal Clearances Adviser
  • Administrative Officer
  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Professor
  • Law School alumni

Politics graduate destinations include:

  • MP
  • Political Researcher
  • Research Assistant
  • Senior Official in Local Government
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Social Science Researcher
  • Politics alumni
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