In choosing to study this Politics with Law Degree you'll explore the fundamental political concepts which shape our daily life: justice, freedom, power, and citizenship. You will consider how factors such as ethnicity, gender, and ecology reflect and produce changes in political thought and how all these ideas are translated into practice. This Politics with Law degree is therefore not only about politicians and governments, but about all the groups and organisations which influence politics and their fundamental legal constructs - national and multinational companies, trade unions, and civil society groups so that you will emerge from your degree in Politics equipped for political engagement in many contexts. You'll be studying in the oldest established Politics department in the UK, taught by high quality, enthusiastic staff, and upon successful graduation you'll possess the essential skills and capabilities demanded for employability. Expand the links below to discover more...
The Politics with Law degree will equip you with a critical understanding of politics, with the additional advantage of superb legal training. This course has a major/minor structure, meaning you will spend two-thirds of your time on the key debates and theories of domestic and international politics, and one-third of your time studying Law.
The course begins by providing a comprehensive introduction to politics and law, after which you will be able to tailor your study through the selection of optional modules. These may include Law of Contract, Power and Equality in the Third World, Criminal Law and Politics in Europe. In your final year you may tackle modules such as The Cold War and Intelligence and International Security.