LLB in Law with Politics University of Manchester
Combine law with an understanding of politics and international relations through this LLB.
- Study a degree that combines the research-informed study of law and politics with practice-led approaches to law and its relationship with politics.
- Gain hands-on experience by volunteering alongside professionals in our Justice Hub, Legal Advice Centre, or our applied law options.
- Our degree supports you to enter the legal profession as a barrister through an award recognised by the Bar Standards Board or take the first steps to qualification as a solicitor through our collaboration with BARBRI to prepare you for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam after graduation.
- Learn how the world of legal services is changing through Legal Tech and Access to Justice.
Course content for year 1
Year 1 provides you with the foundation for your studies of law and politics.
You will study three 30-credit full-year law courses on:
- LAWS 10160 Introduction to Law and Applied Legal Skills;
- LAWS 10640 Law of Obligations (Contract and Torts);
- LAWS 10530 Public Law.
You will also study Contemporary Issues in Politics and Law (10 credits) plus, either:
- POLI 10202 Introduction to Comparative Politics (20 credits);
- POLI 10702 Introduction to Political Theory (20 credits).
Course content for year 2
In Year 2, you will study two full-year foundational subjects:
- LAWS 20250 Property Law (30 credits);
- LAWS 20320 Criminal Law (30 credits).
You will also select a 20-credit full-year subject from a range of specially designed units. You will continue to develop legal and academic skills that will enable you to reach your full potential in your final year of studies.
You also select two 20-credit Politics subjects that focus in more depth on issues introduced in Year 1, and new concepts such as the politics of globalisation and development and social justice.
Course content for year 3
In your final year, you will select four 20-credit Law and two 20-credit Politics subjects that consider specialised and in-depth explorations of issues.
Our optional subjects give you the opportunity to engage with our world-leading research specialisms, including:
- Property Law*;
- European Union Law*;
- Environmental Law;
- Company Law;
- Employment Law;
- Intellectual Property Law;
- Human Rights;
- Commercial Law;
- Criminal Evidence;
- Law, Gender and Sexuality;
- Competition Law;
- International Law;
- Mental Health Law;
- Law in Practice;
- Family Law;
- Miscarriages of Justice;
- Medical Law and Ethics;
- Legal History;
- Sociology of Law;
The areas we offer in Politics include:
- The Politics of the European Union;
- Russian Politics;
- The Politics and Philosophy of Nationalism;
- Elections and Voters in Britain;
- Political Morality and Dirty Hands;
- Gender, War and Militarism;
- Africa and Global Politics;
- American Politics: Why Do They Do That?;
- Postcolonial Politics;
- Race, Ethnicity, Migration;
- Identity, Power and Modernity;
- Power and Protest.
You also have a choice to write a dissertation in place of one of these courses.
Please note that course units are subject to change annually.
*Students wishing to satisfy the professional requirements for the academic stage of training for the Bar Standards Board must take these course units.
We are a top 10 UK University for law (QS University World Rankings by subject 2020).
The University of Manchester also has an excellent reputation for employability, and we are one of the most targeted universities by the nation's top employers (The Graduate Market in 2020, High Fliers Research).
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The Law School and Department of Politics have excellent links with legal professions, business, and the public sector. Our graduates have an impressive record of securing employment.
The award-winning Justice Hub provides opportunities for you to volunteer, putting your legal knowledge into practice undertaking legal advice work.
Our students have achieved success in national and international mooting and client interviewing competitions and are encouraged and supported by staff and peers.
We run employability sessions giving you the opportunity to meet employers and offer workshops delivered by in-house specialists. You will benefit from unique training, networking and skills development opportunities.