Law and Legislative Studies

LLB Hons

  • UCAS: ML12
  • Typical length: 4 years


This unique and exciting programme allows students to combine a qualifying law degree with the study of the legislative process at the University’s highly respected Department of Politics and International Studies. You will gain first-hand experience of law making through a year’s placement at Westminster, working for an MP, peer or 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 - only a very small number of students will be offered a place on this programme each year.

You will be well supported in your studies, as the Law School has an excellent reputation and a number of staff with interests in public law issues, and the Department of Politics has great experience and a number of highly qualified staff who will work with you during your degree studies.

Please note that the admissions process for this programme differs slightly from all of the Law School’s other programmes. It will be necessary for all applicants to have an interview with the Politics department (most likely at a University Open Day) and places will be very strictly limited.

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LLB Law 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.


Our typical offer for this course is 340 UCAS points from three A levels (or equivalent). Applicants will also be required to attend an interview (with the Politics Department) before an offer is made.

Please note this course’s admission process differs from the Law School’s other programmes, and places are strictly limited.


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.


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  

Politics graduate destinations include:

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