The University of Law

Degree level: Undergraduate

Law with Government and Politics

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Course summary

The course is a three year law degree with options that focus on government and politics. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the legal or wider public, central and local government sectors or the commercial sector, and who have an interest in government and politics . It has a practical focus, with employability integrated into the course. There is a high level of face-to-face tuition which for the law modules is delivered predominantly by professionally qualified lawyers. Students will study the key legal topics and related skills that are critical for the modern law student but also have a choice of options. The course is delivered over two semesters per academic year. The students study six modules per year. The course will deliver an insight into critical legal, government and political topics and develop knowledge and understanding of key concepts in a practical environment. Students will have practical issues raised and develop relevant skills of analysis, research, problem-solving, and communication skills so as to resolve those issues but also the relevant skills to be able to communicate them.

Course details


There are two semesters per academic year. Each semester is 15 weeks long; 12 weeks face-to-face tuition, one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete the assessments. Students study three modules per semester. All modules are worth 20 credits. The course starts with a one week freshers/induction week. Year 1: All modules are at Level 4 and are worth 20 credits. All modules are compulsory. The modules are: • Common Law Method & Ethics • Academic & Digital Skills • Contract Law • The Law of Tort • Public Law • Criminal Law Year 2: All modules are at Level 5 and worth 20 credits. Compulsory modules are in Semester 1 and are; • Critical Approaches in Current Legal Issues • Business Law 1 • Land Law. Students study three options in Semester 2. One of the option modules must be in Law with the other two in Government and Politics; Law options • Family Law • Employment Law • Access to Justice and Legal Services • Real Estate • Human Rights • Extended Essay • EU Law • Legal Technology and Innovation • Legal Practice in the 21st Century Government and Politics options • Government in the UK - Systems and Structures • Government in the UK - Parties, Elections and Ideology Year 3: All modules are worth 20 credits and at Level 6. Compulsory module (Semester 1) is; • Equity & Trusts And students must select two optional* modules to study in Semester 1 from; • Civil Dispute Resolution • Business Law 2 • Graduate and Employability Skills • International Commercial Law • Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law • A research project (worth 40 credits). In Semester 2 students study three options from the following; Law options • Family Law • Employment Law • Real Estate • Wills & Succession • Human Rights • Criminal Litigation and Evidence • Graduate and Employability Skills • International Commercial Law • Civil Dispute Resolution • Legal Technology • Legal Innovation and Entrepreneurship • Canadian Constitutional Law (London only) • Foundations of Canadian Law (London only) • A research project (worth 40 credits). Government and Politics options • Comparative Government • Global Governance and Regulation • Current Issues and Policies in UK Government Of the six optional modules over Years 2 and 3 one must be a Law option. At least four must be Government and Politics modules Students studying at campuses who are also offering other 'Law with' courses may be able to choose options from those programmes as well.

Assessment method

A range of assessment methods will be used. Some will be by examination. Some will be by coursework (which may be essay, project report or portfolio) and some by way of oral presentation. This range of assessment methods reflects the practical nature of the programme and aligns the assessment with the learning outcomes of the programme. A mock assessment will be included.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.

If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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London Bloomsbury
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition we require all applicants to hold GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4 or above.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14150 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our course fees also include all textbooks and materials. Please see the following link for further information -
Law with Government and Politics at The University of Law - UCAS