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Law and Legislative Studies

Sarah Thind, LLB Law & Legislative Studies
The advantages that I've found to mixing law with politics is that it gives you a greater appreciation of law in its political context and also shows the factors that do influence the law-making process.
Sarah Thind

Overview

We are the only University in the UK to combine a year in Westminster with a qualifying law degree. A great opportunity if you want to combine a legal and a political career or hope to work in Parliament or the Civil Service.

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.

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

*School of Politics 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 School of Politics, Philosophy and International Studies, 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

To enquire for entry in September 2015 please complete our enquiry form and we will consider your application on an individual basis.

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 School of Politics, Philosophy & International Studies will help you tap into the vast network of Hull graduates working in Westminster (the 'Hull Mafia'), 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
  • The Student Law Society and Hull University Politics Society are both very active, and offer a huge array of events & opportunities

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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