University of Essex

Degree level: Undergraduate

Law with Philosophy

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Course summary

This course gives you the opportunity to study a range of philosophical and legal topics. Your philosophy modules provide an introduction to the major topics of philosophy, while your legal modules analyse the major divisions of common law (contract, tort and crime) and the relation between the citizen and the state (public law). This joint course provides you with a thorough academic training in the two disciplines and develops your critical, analytical, and argumentative skills. This enables you to apply methods of philosophical analysis to legal issues and foster an awareness of the legal dimensions of moral and ethical issues. By the end of this course, you are equipped with highly developed skills of critical thought, analysis and argumentation. Your optional topics may include:

  • Legal ethics and justice
  • Human rights
  • Law and Literature
  • Ethics
  • Political philosophy
At Essex we specialise in commercial law, public law, and human rights law. We are ranked 51st for Law in the THE World University Rankings 2021, which is 13th in UK, and we are top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014) 2021 and our School of Philosophy and Art History has been ranked top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014, mainstream universities, THE 2014).

Course details

Modules

Many of our courses offer a choice of optional modules to tailor your learning experience. More information about these can be found on the University of Essex website.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
MV16
Institution code:
E70
Campus name:
Colchester Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Other

You can apply for and study this course if you have a criminal record. However, both the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB) are unlikely to accept applications to join the legal profession from those with criminal records. Full guidance can be found on the websites of the SRA and BSB.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £18600 Year 1
International £18600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees displayed are for 2022-23 entry. Fees will increase for each academic intake and each academic year of study.
Law with Philosophy at University of Essex - UCAS