Perhaps you would like to study Law, but you want to specialise in Government and Politics? Then our LLB Government and Politics degree could be for you! The programme provides opportunities for you to focus on government and politics, and covers modules including Government and Politics, International Law, and Politics and Jurisprudence, making it perfect for those looking to work in local authority settings, or in a government or public sector based career.
Our degree offers a unique approach to teaching and learning, adopting a flipped classroom model which increases flexibility by providing a permanent online resource to support you and encourage your learning journey. By studying with us, you'll be able to develop skills such as legal drafting (contractual clauses, defence statements), and advocacy (interim and junction applications) alongside developing your knowledge in the foundations of law.
In order to enhance your student experience, our law programme includes a diverse approach to assessment which incorporates a wide range of coursework and practical elements alongside traditional exams. Our techniques mean that 73% of our students secure a good honours degree!
Our law degree is also significantly enhanced by expert research-informed and practitioner-led teaching to ensure you are academically supported. You'll also be part of a community which offers significant pastoral and careers support along the way in, thanks to our dedicated student support tutors, cohort tutors and programme leaders, student mentors and careers tutors.
We offer a unique range of co-curricular activities including Mooting, Trial Advocacy, War of Words, Client interviewing, Independent Custody Visiting and Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel Membership which develop your skills and increase your confidence. You may also have the chance to participate in internal and external competitions.
We also offer a broad range of careers events throughout the year, including speed careers networking, and guest speakers from a wide range of employers Our aim is to allow you to enhance your employability, whilst giving you the best University experience possible! It's no wonder that 93.8% of Hertfordshire Law School graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating*
* Data sourced from 201/17 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.
Many of our graduates who have entered the legal professional are now in private practice or employed in such fields as industry, local government, or the Crown Prosecution Service. Of those who choose not to enter the legal profession, many have gone on to pursue higher degrees or enter other fields of employment such as personnel or management training programmes, the police, accountancy, teaching, local government and journalism.
We are particularly proud of our alumnus Grace Ononiwu OBE who is the Chief Crown Prosecutor for the West Midlands.
The LLB (Hons) Government and Politics programme is a qualifying degree recognised by the Bar Standards Board (for barristers) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (for solicitors) for the purpose of exemption from the academic stage of their professional examinations. The course is also accredited by the National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP). This course is ideal for students who have ambitions to work in commercial practice areas, either in the UK or internationally, as a lawyer or in a business or corporate environment.
The LLB Programme has also received an Institutional Exemption from the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx’s) level 6 qualifications. Students enrolled upon and successfully completing the LLB (including completion of the following modules: Land Law, Company Law and Litigation) will be eligible to apply for exemptions from the following CILEx qualifications:
This means that upon graduation, you will be able to apply to CILEx to become a Graduate Member (for a fee). Graduate members will therefore not be required to undertake a Legal Practice Course or a Training Contract, and can instead enter the legal profession ahead of their peers. For further benefits of the CILEx membership please visit their website.
The largest single career choice made by law graduates is the legal profession, with around 30-40% choosing to follow this path each year. Many of our graduates who have entered the legal professional are now in private practice or employed in such fields as industry, local government, or the Crown Prosecution Service. Of those who choose not to enter the legal profession, many have gone on to pursue higher degrees or enter other fields of employment such as personnel or management training programmes, the police, accountancy, teaching, local government and journalism.
We offer an innovative teaching programme with high levels of contact time during the week between staff and students.
Each module has a knowledge-based lecture to explain the law, a skills-based tutorial to demonstrate application, weekly surgeries to allow you to see tutors on a one-one basis and a focused 2-hour workshop. These workshops offer a chance to test your own understanding and raise any tricky issues in a supportive study environment. Lectures are available online and can be downloaded to allow you to review key issues again at your leisure.
This course offers you the opportunity to undertake a placement, and we make sure that we have close links with a wide range of employers, such as law firms, local businesses, local authorities and more. Many of our alumni are also actively engaged with us to offer work placement and experience opportunities.
This course also offers you the opportunity to study abroad in the Sandwich Year through the University's study abroad programme. The University has partnerships with universities around the world, including; in the USA, Canada, Latin America, South Africa, China, Korea, Japan, South East Asia and Australia.
*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.
The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.
72-168 UCAS points
IB -72 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core)
GCSE Maths grade 4 (D) and English Language grade 4 (C) or above
The University of Hertfordshire is committed to welcoming students with a wide range of qualifications and levels of experience. The entry requirements listed on the course pages provide a guide to the minimum level of qualifications needed to study each course. However, we have a flexible approach to admissions and each application will be considered on an individual basis.
All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.
If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.
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