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Course summary

Combine the study of law with the study of politics to uncover the relationship between the law and the political systems in which it develops and is implemented. Through research-led critical education and a range of opportunities, such as the Community Legal Outreach Collaboration programme, the LLB Law with Politics allows you to delve deep into these issues, and to become an informed and critical citizen ready to deal with the 'big issues' facing our world. Why choose this course?

  • Study the foundations of legal knowledge required by the Bar Standards Board
  • Global Top 250 for Law (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings, 2023)
  • Wide-ranging pro-bono and career enhancing opportunities such as our Legal Advice Clinics, Community Legal Outreach programmes, and practical legal skills competitions
  • Combine your studies with a placement year or international year
  • Global Top 100 for International Outlook, Law (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings, 2023)
Law with Politics explores the key principles, doctrines, and application of law alongside the theories and importance of politics in society. By engaging with English, European, and international law and politics, you will be equipped to consider the relationship between the two disciplines in theory and in practice. Both branches of your study will be informed by our research expertise and will nurture you in the development of valuable, critical and analytical practices that will equip you for a wide range of careers. Your first year will provide you with a strong grounding in the structure of the English legal system through the study of public law, the law of contracts, tort law and property law. You will also be introduced to the key features of politics and why it is so integral to modern societies and undertake a critical comparison of a number of democratic systems. During this year, you will be introduced to the skills specifically required for studying law, including researching legislation and case-law, reading judgments and legal writing. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

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  • Year 1

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Law with Politics at Keele University - UCAS