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Law with Politics University of Manchester Degree level: Undergraduate

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The LLB Law with Politics at Manchester will provide you with an exciting opportunity to study these related and increasingly important disciplines in one of the UK's key cities for political activity and advancement.

This joint honours course leads to a qualifying law degree, which allows you to benefit from the extensive legal and political expertise at The University of Manchester, and gain a deep understanding of law, and its relevance to the ever-changing world around you.

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. The skills and knowledge you gain will have far-reaching relevance for your future career, whether in the field of law, international relations or a variety of other social science disciplines.

Aims

This course aims to provide you with a strong integrated grounding in the study of both Law and Politics. You will gain advanced knowledge of the principles and rules of English Law as well as rounded understanding of government and public affairs, including the ideas and theories that have informed their conduct.

We aim to provide you with general academic and transferable skills as well as knowledge which will help you gain employment. In particular, the course will encourage initiative, independent learning, and commitment to scholarship of a very high quality including the development your powers of inquiry, critical analysis and logical thinking.

Special Features

Legal Advice Centre

Gain insights into the legal profession, whilst helping members of the public with real life legal issues by volunteering at the Legal Advice Centre.

The School's Legal Advice Centre offers pro bono legal advice to the public, university staff and students. It is sponsored by major city firms and supported by the University of Law solicitors and barristers who are quality marked by the Legal Services Commission.

The Centre aims to provide practical experience for our students who are supervised by legal practitioners, and to offer a reliable service to its clients, who seek help with their legal problems and in many circumstances have nowhere else to obtain legal advice.

Societies

Benefit from unique experiences, networking and professional development opportunities by getting involved with one of the School's many student societies:
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Study Abroad

Gain experience of another culture as well as valuable overseas connections by studying abroad as part of your degree. Students will be able to apply for the International Exchange programme between years 2 and 3 of their degree.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code LM21
Institution code M20
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA Two AS levels are not accepted in place of one A level.

Typical Contextual Offer: AAB

Two AS levels are not accepted in place of one A level.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
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 normally require Advanced Higher Grades of BBB or BB and additional Highers. We welcome all subjects from Arts, Humanities, Mathematics & Science.

English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3).

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.
AS AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M1 We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken and we require Grades of D3,D3,M1 from 3 Principal Subjects.

We welcome all subjects from Arts, Humanities, Mathematics & Science. However, we do not accept Global Perspectives and Research, General Studies or Critical Thinking.
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.
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.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points overall. 6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD We consider the Technical Diploma for entry, the CTEC subject will be taken into consideration when making a decision. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Diploma with Grades DD plus an additional level 3 qualification such as an A Level at Grade A.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D We consider the Technical Extended Certificate for entry, the CTEC subject will be taken into consideration when making a decision.  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Foundation Diploma with Grade D plus A Level Grades AA.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDD We consider the Technical Extended Diploma for entry, the CTEC subject will be taken into consideration when making a decision. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Diploma with Grades DDD.
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma MM We consider the Technical Foundation Diploma for entry, the CTEC subject will be taken into consideration when making a decision.  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Foundation Diploma with Grades MM plus A Level Grades AA.
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 Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* Accepted with Grade D* in combination with two A-levels at Grade A in different subject areas to the diploma.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D Accepted with Grade D in combination with two A-levels at Grade A in different subject areas to the diploma.
Scottish Advanced Higher We normally require Advanced Higher Grades of BBB or BB and additional Highers. We welcome all subjects from Arts, Humanities, Mathematics & Science.

English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3).

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.
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.

Mature students are some of our most well-equipped learners, bringing skills and attributes gained from work, family and other life experiences.  Students come from a whole array of backgrounds, study every kind of course, undertake full-time and part-time learning and are motivated by career intentions as well as personal interest.  There is no such thing as a typical mature student at Manchester.  The application process is the same as for other prospective undergraduates.  If you require further clarification about the acceptability of the qualifications you hold please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.  Further information for mature students can be found here (http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/mature-students/)


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 With a minimum of 6.5 in each sub-test.

The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English Language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the 'B2 level'. Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for specific English Language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £19,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2019/

Provider information

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Course contact details

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