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LLB Law with Politics and International Study

Study Law and Politics in Manchester and abroad.

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LLB Law with Politics and International Study

Year of entry: 2019

Overview

Degree awarded
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Duration
4 years
Typical A-level offer
AAA
Typical contextual A-level offer (what is this?)
AAB
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

36 points overall.  6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects.

We welcome all subjects from Arts, Humanities, Mathematics & Science, including Law. However, we do not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS

Course overview

  • Gain a law degree combined with an understanding of international relations.
  • Broaden your understanding of legal and political systems across the world with a year abroad.
  • Apply your experience to a professional context by working with local and international lawyers in legal clinics and placements.
  • Study at a top 10 UK university for Law (QS World University Rankings 2018).

Open days

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Fees

Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2019 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £18,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Law
Contact name
Undergraduate Law Admissions
Telephone
+44 (0) 161 306 1271
Email
School/Faculty overview
See: About Us .

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Entry requirements

A-level

Grades AAA

Two AS levels are not accepted in place of one A level.

We welcome all A level subjects from Arts, Humanities, Mathematics & Science, including Law. However, we do not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking.

Duration of A-level study

If you either sat your examinations early or followed an accelerated curriculum and spent three years studying A-levels where the examinations were taken over two years, your application will be considered against the standard selection process of your chosen course. If you have studied an advanced curriculum where the examinations are spread over three years, consideration for an offer will be at the discretion of the admissions tutor.

AS-level

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

Two AS levels are not accepted in place of one A level.

Unit grade information

The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit information where available.  Like all other information provided by applicants this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application.  Unit grades will not normally form part of an offer conditions.

GCSE

We would normally expect to see a good GCSE profile with minimum grades across all subjects of A*/8 to C/4.

International Baccalaureate

36 points overall.  6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects.

We welcome all subjects from Arts, Humanities, Mathematics & Science, including Law. However, we do not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking.

Scottish requirements

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

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.

We welcome all subjects from Arts, Humanities, Mathematics & Science, including Law. However, we do not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact admissions.

European Baccalaureate

The University of Manchester welcomes applicants with the European Baccalaureate. Acceptable on its own or in combination with other qualifications, applications from students studying for this qualification are welcome and all applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

We normally require 85% overall including a minimum of 8 in English.

AQA Baccalaureate

The University recognises the benefits of the AQA Baccalaureate and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills.

In making offers, the University will focus on the three A Levels taken within the AQA Baccalaureate. Students need to check the standard A Level requirements for their chosen course.

The units of broader study, enrichment activities and the Extended Project are considered to be valuable elements of the AQA Baccalaureate and we would therefore strongly encourage students to draw upon these experiences within their personal statement.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see Accepted entry qualifications from your country

Foundation year

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.

Applicants studying other Foundation programmes can find information here:

https://www.law.manchester.ac.uk/study/international-applicants/foundation-programmes/  

Alternatively, please contact the academic School to check if your qualification is recognised for entry to this programme and for specific entry requirements.

Pearson BTEC qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry, the BTEC subject will be taken into consideration when making a decision. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Diploma with grades  Distinction, Distinction, Distinction.  

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

We consider the National Diploma for entry, the BTEC subject will be taken into consideration when making a decision. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with grades  Distinction, Distinction  plus an additional level 3 qualification such as an A Level at grade  A.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry, the BTEC subject will be taken into consideration when making a decision. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with grade Merit plus A Level grades of AA.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry, the BTEC subject will be taken into consideration when making a decision. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Certificate with grade Distinction plus A Level grades of AA.

OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma (CTEC)

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  Distinction, Distinction, Distinction.  

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Diploma (CTEC)

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  Distinction, Distinction plus an additional level 3 qualification such as an A Level at grade A.

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Foundation Diploma (CTEC)

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 Merit, Merit plus A Level grades of AA. 

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Certificate (CTEC)

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 grades Distinction plus A Level grades of AA. 

Access to HE Diploma

We require a QAA-recognised Humanities based Access to HE Diploma with 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.

Cambridge Pre-U

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 Qualification (EPQ)

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.

Core Maths

The University welcomes and recognises the value of Level 3 core mathematics qualifications (e.g. AQA Certificate in Mathematical Studies). 

Core Mathematics is not a compulsory element of post-16 study and as a result we will not normally include it in the conditions of any offer made to the student. However, if a student chooses to undertake a core mathematics qualification this may be taken into account when we consider their application, particularly for certain non-science courses with a distinct mathematical or statistical element.

We advise students to contact the academic School, who will clarify whether their specific portfolio of qualifications is acceptable for entry on to their chosen course.

Home-schooled applicants

If you are a student who has followed a non-standard educational route, e.g. you have been educated at home; your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course for which you are applying. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the specified academic entry requirements of the course. We will also require a reference from somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. If you are a home schooled student and would like further information or advice please contact the academic School for your chosen course who will be able to help you. 

Non-standard educational routes

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

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 either:
  • IELTS 7 with a minimum 6.5 in each subtest or equivalent 
  • An acceptable equivalent qualification.

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. Further information about our English Language policy, including a list of some of the English Language qualifications we accept, can be found  here .

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

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Advice to applicants

There is significant competition for the limited places available on all of our four year degrees with international study.  Unfortunately, many applicants who meet our entry requirements will not be successful in receiving an offer for the international study programme.  Where this is the case we will automatically make an offer for our three year degree course.

Any exceptional circumstances (e.g. illness prior, on-going or at the time of your exams) surrounding your application should be included in your personal statement and backed up in your academic reference or the School of Law should be informed in writing prior to your examination results.

How your application is considered

Your UCAS application is always considered as a whole; taking into account your qualifications, personal statement and reference. 

We consider the Widening Participation status of applicants while assessing applications; borderline candidates holding a WP or WP Plus flag are given further consideration.

Potential applicants are welcome to contact the School of Law Admissions Office to discuss their eligibility.

Deferrals

Applications for deferred entry are not considered.

Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications

If you have re-sat individual modules to improve your grades, we will consider your application according to the standard selection process. If you are planning to re-sit the final Year 13 examinations, or have already done so, the University will consider your application, but we may require further information in order to make an informed judgment on your application.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry.  In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved.  We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.

Transfers

We do not consider applications for the second or third year of the course.  

No credit will be given for prior learning.

Course details

Course description

Our LLB Law with Politics and International Study course is a joint honours degree that provides you with a broad understanding of politics and law from a national and international perspective.

Our expertise in these fields makes Manchester an especially good place to study. You'll expand your ability to think globally and consider comparative approaches to worldwide interconnected issues during your year at one of our partner institutions.

The Law part of the course provides a solid and comprehensive grounding in key legal principles, as well as enabling you to specialise in particular areas of interest in later years.

In the Politics part of the course, we introduce you to leading approaches in areas such as international relations and European politics, as well as core political theoretical concepts. Building on this foundation, you're free to follow your particular interests within the field of politics.

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.

You'll apply for the International Exchange Programme in your second year of study. Exchange Programme in your second year of study.

In your third year, you will study abroad at one of our partner universities, following the selection process in year 2. The year abroad will give you a unique experience and broaden your horizon. This academically rewarding and culturally enriching experience will challenge your existing knowledge by introducing you to new perspectives and ideas.

Aims

We aim 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 a 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.

The opportunity to study abroad will provide you with an understanding of legal and political systems, principles, ideas and theories from the perspective of another country, as well as developing an awareness of global challenges and how they are dealt with in different political, legal and cultural systems.

Special features

Volunteer for the Legal Advice Centre

You can gain insights into the legal profession while helping members of the public with real life legal issues by volunteering at the University's Legal Advice Centre, which offers pro bono legal advice to the public, university staff and students. It is sponsored by major city firms and supported by 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.

Find out more about the Legal Advice Centre and read about the success of students who took on a case on behalf of a group of redundant workers.

Study abroad

You will study abroad in your 3rd year, gaining experience of another culture, legal and educational system as well as valuable international connections. Eligibility criteria apply.

Connect with like-minded students

Benefit from unique experiences, networking and professional development opportunities by getting involved with one of our many student societies

Teaching and learning

Formal based contact hours consisting of lectures and seminars, amount to between 10 and 12 hours per week. You will to spend in the region of 40 hours per week studying inclusive of lectures and seminars.

Lectures are delivered to a large cohort of students, covering an overview of a particular subject. Seminars are small groups of up to 12 students and an academic member of staff. You will discuss and present aspects of a legal topic which you are learning. You are expected to prepare in advance for the discussion and you are also required to submit written work for each subject.

During your year abroad (3 rd year), you will study Law and Politics subjects in your host university, you also have the opportunity to study some course units outside your main area of study. Most of our partner universities teach in English, but you can also study in a foreign language.

We also offer skills sessions throughout the year, working in conjunction with local and international lawyers and our Careers Service to enhance our students' academic learning progress and employability. 

In addition, weekly in-sessional classes are offered to help students with English research and essay-writing skills.

Find out more about teaching and learning

Coursework and assessment

Methods of assessing your work are as varied as the teaching methods we use.

In addition to the usual exams and essay, some of your work will be assessed through oral presentations, short exercises or written pieces such as book reviews, and project work.

Your year abroad will be assessed while you are there, as well as continuous assessment in Manchester.

We are keen that learning also takes place through the detailed feedback we give you when assessing your work. You will get constructive comments, criticism, and suggestions for improvement on all your written and oral work.

In this way, we hope to make the process of learning a positive and enjoyable process.

Course content for year 1

Course units for year 1

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Public Law LAWS10100 30 Mandatory
Obligations I LAWS10200 30 Mandatory
Introduction to Comparative Politics POLI10202 20 Mandatory
Introduction to International Politics POLI10601 20 Mandatory
Introduction to Political Theory POLI10702 20 Mandatory

Course content for year 2

At the end of the second year, you can choose to move to Track 1 (LLB Law with Politics) or to Track 2 (BA Law with Politics). You will be given advice on your choice.

Course units for year 2

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Property Law I LAWS20110 30 Mandatory
Criminal Law LAWS20300 30 Mandatory
Crime, Law and History LAWS20242 20 Optional
Public International Law LAWS20372 20 Optional
Modelling Criminological Data LAWS20452 20 Optional
Principles of Law, Medicine and Ethics LAWS20732 20 Optional

Course content for year 3

Your third year of study will be completed in a host University in another country in Europe or further afield. You will normally be expected to complete a mixture of Law and Politics course units during this period of study but, depending on the options available at the host University, may pursue other subjects of interest.

Course content for year 4

On Track 1 you will take three compulsory Law course units: Obligations II, European Union Law and Property II.

You will also take two 20-credit units from the available Level 3 optional Politics course units and a further 20 credits from the available Level 3 optional Law course units.

On Track 2, you will be able to select from a choice of Law and Politics course units.

Many students will choose a dissertation subject that bridges both disciplines, but this is not essential. Students are assigned a supervisor who will be a specialist in the subject chosen by the student.

Scholarships and bursaries

The School is offering a number of awards for students applying for undergraduate study. To find out more please visit our  Manchester Law Scholars Awards 2019 page .

What our students say

Read profiles of our students to find out about their experiences of studying at Manchester.

Facilities

Your studies with us will be supported by the first-class resources you'd expect of a top law school. We offer the spaces you need to work, interact and develop your skills, including a moot court and extensive library and IT facilities across campus.

Find out more on the Facilities page.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

The School of Law has excellent links with the legal professions and public services. Our graduates have an impressive record of securing employment both in the legal profession and other professional environments, with 95% in work or further study 6 months after graduation (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17). We are also one of the most targeted universities by the nation's top employers (The Graduate Market in 2018, High Fliers Research) and according to the Times Higher Education, we are ranked 6th in the UK for Law.

We offer a specialist careers and employability programme with regular workshops delivered by practitioners and in-house specialists including The Business of Law, Introduction to the Commercial Application of Law, CV Application Support, Training Contract and Meet the Professionals. You'll benefit from unique networking, training and work-based opportunities to build a truly successful career.

Find out more about careers and employability