University of Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Law with Politics

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Course summary

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The LLB Law with Politics course is a joint honours degree that explores the relationship between the two subjects. The Law part of the course provides you with a solid and comprehensive grounding in key legal principles, as well as enabling you to specialise in particular areas of interest later on. In Politics, we introduce you to leading approaches in international relations and European politics, as well as core theoretical concepts. Building on this foundation, you're free to follow your particular interests within the field of politics in Years 2 and 3. Alongside enhanced skills in legal reasoning, you will develop the intellectual ability and flexibility to readily assimilate new ideas and materials from a variety of legal and political sources. You'll gain far-reaching skills and knowledge relevant to your future career, whether in the field of law, international relations or other social science discipline. You will study in one of the UK's key cities for political activity and advancement, benefiting from the extensive legal and political expertise at Manchester while gaining a deep understanding of law and its relevance to the ever-changing world around you.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeLM21
Institution code M20
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA Typical Contextual Offer: AAB We accept the Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS) as equivalent to an A-level if taken alongside two full A-levels that are in different subject areas of the Diploma.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Accepted with grades DDM in combination with an A-level at grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.
Access to HE Diploma D: 45 credits We require a QAA-recognised Access to HE Diploma (a minimum of 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3), with merit or distinction in a subject area relevant to the chosen course. The specific course requirements are a minimum of 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3 at Distinction. If you do not have GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above we will additionally require 15 credits at Level 2, including English Language and Maths.
Scottish Higher We typically ask for grades of AAABB in Scottish Highers. In addition, we accept Scottish Advanced Highers in one of the following combinations: Three Advanced Highers at grades AAB. or Two Advanced Highers at grades AA, plus two additional Highers at grades BB. Applicants taking a different combination of Highers and Advanced Highers should contact [email protected] for further advice. Applicants not taking English language or Mathematics at Higher level must achieve grade B in English language and Grade B in Mathematics at SCQF Level 5.
AS AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D Accepted with Grades D*D in combination with an A-level at Grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) M Accepted with grade M in combination with two A-levels at grades AA in different subject areas to the diploma.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D Accepted with grade D in combination with two A-levels at grades AA in different subject areas to the diploma.
Scottish Advanced Higher We typically ask for grades of AAABB in Scottish Highers. In addition, we accept Scottish Advanced Highers in one of the following combinations: Three Advanced Highers at grades AAB. or Two Advanced Highers at grades AA, plus two additional Highers at grades BB. Applicants taking a different combination of Highers and Advanced Highers should contact [email protected] for further advice. Applicants not taking English language or Mathematics at Higher level must achieve grade B in English language and Grade B in Mathematics at SCQF Level 5.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 6,6,6 at Higher level, 36 points overall. Applicants offering Mathematics or Maths Studies at Standard or Higher level must achieve a minimum of grade 5. Applicants taking English Language A must achieve grade 4 at Higher or Standard level. Applicants offering English Language B must achieve grade 5 at Higher level and grade 6 at Standard level. Changes to International Baccalaureate Diploma Mathematics Courses from September 2019, first examination 2021. We are aware of the planned changes to the IB Mathematics curriculum. IB students will be able to choose from: Mathematics: analysis and approaches and Mathematics: applications and interpretation from September 2019. For this programme of study we will accept: Mathematics: analysis and approaches or Mathematics: applications and interpretation at SL or HL and students must achieve a minimum of Grade 5.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this. We require minimum Grade A from the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and Grade AA from 2 A Levels. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact admissions.
Extended Project The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 Applicants are expected to achieve D3, D3, D3 in the Cambridge Pre-U. Applicants can either take three Pre-U qualifications or study them in conjunction with A Level subjects.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including acceptable levels of Literacy and Numeracy, equivalent to at least Grade C/4 in GCSE/iGCSE English Language and Mathematics. GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language. Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM Accepted with grades DDM in combination with an A-level at grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D Accepted with grades D*D in combination with an A-level at grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma MM Accepted with grades MM in combination with two A-levels at grades AA in different subject areas to the diploma.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D Accepted with grade D in combination with two A-levels at grades AA in different subject areas to the diploma.

The University recognises a number of foundation programmes as suitable for entry to this undergraduate programme: Applicants completing the INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester international foundation programme in Humanities or Business are required to achieve grades AAA and an EAP score of A. Applicants completing the NCUK International Foundation year in Humanities or Business are required to achieve grades AAA and an EAP score of A.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7With a minimum of 6.5 in each sub-test.

All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. The minimum English Language requirement for this course is: IELTS 7 with a minimum 6.5 in each subtest or equivalent or an acceptable equivalent qualification.

Acceptable English Language Qualifications

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/international/admissions/language-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees for entry in 2021 have not yet been set. For entry in 2020 the tuition fees were £9,250 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2021 entry.
Law with Politics at University of Manchester - UCAS