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Law with Politics (2017 Entry)
Keele is a leading UK law school offering interdisciplinary qualifying law degrees.
This degree will provide the knowledge and professional exemptions you need to train to become a solicitor or barrister. It will also provide excellent preparation for a wide range of other careers. You’ll study both law and politics as distinct subjects, but you’ll consider where they intersect as disciplines. You’ll learn about the theory and practice of law, with practical opportunities to develop you skills including as part of our innovative CLOCK programme. You’ll explore the importance of politics in society, considering the development of political policy and the principles of freedom and equality.
Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.Single Honours Course Information Document (PDF)
Below is an indicative range of modules you could study as part of single honours Law with Politics.
- Legal Skills
- Public Law: Constitutional Law
- Torts: Foundations
- Politics: Why Politics Matters
- Legal Systems
- Public Law: Administrative Law
- Torts: Development
- Politics: Modern Democracies
- Land Law
- Contract Law
- Criminal Law
- Politics: Approaches to Political Analysis
- Politics: Freedom and Equality
- Why Policy Changes
- EU Law
- Equity and Trusts
- Elective Law module
- Elective Politics module
Skills and Careers
What will this mean for my future?
This programme is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board and is a qualifying law degree, enabling you to train as a solicitor or barrister. It also opens up a range of other careers, some requiring further study or training, including: the police, probation, prison or courts services, human rights, transnational law, central or local government, and as an assistant or researcher for an MP.
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This subject/programme is accredited by The Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board. Please note the following:
Module Selection: You should note that to have your award recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) you must study Law modules of not less than 240 credits in a 360 credit degree programme and that the coverage of Foundations of Legal Knowledge subjects must amount to not less than 180 credits. Those of you wishing to achieve a QLD must satisfy both the Keele requirements for the award of a single honours degree as well as the requirements of the professional bodies.
Regulations: Your programme has professional accreditation and while there are no specific regulations, which you have to agree to abide by, you should be aware that the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) has a responsibility under the Solicitors Act 1974 to ensure that those who are admitted to practice as solicitors are of satisfactory character and suitability (SRA weblink). The Bar Standards Board applies similar criteria to those seeking admission as barristers. If you intend to seek professional qualification you will therefore be required to complete a screening process before you are admitted as a solicitor or barrister. This may include a request to the University for a reference as to your suitability to practice. Any such reference must include information about any finding of academic misconduct (cheating or plagiarism).