About This Course
Law affects all of our lives and the knowledge of law increases our understanding of the society and the world in which we live. This Law with Politics programme provides a quality education in Law combined with another discipline, to promote such an awareness and to allow those who so wish, to progress to careers in the legal professions.
Approximately two-thirds of the curriculum will focus on Law and one-third on Politics. All our LLB degrees have been accredited by the Law Society and the Bar Council as Qualifying Law Degrees (QLD). This status denotes that Bangor LLB graduates have completed the academic stage of training for the legal professions in England and Wales, and may enter directly onto Legal Practice Courses (LPC) to become solicitors or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to become barristers.
Combining the study of Law with Politics leading to a Qualifying Law Degree gives you an opportunity to focus on important issues surrounding the influence of power, governance, sovereignty, conflict, order, mediation, obligation, justice, accountability, legitimacy, security, and decision-making.
Bangor University is recognised as a qualifying law degree provider by the Bar Standards Board and this degree is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Students have the opportunity to enhance their degree programme and extend their understanding of their degree subject area by spending a period of study at an overseas host Institution. This route is optional and if you choose to follow it, you will extend your period of study from three years to four and will gain an enhanced degree qualification – LLB Law with Politics (International Experience). Please contact us for more information.
This course can also be studied part-time over 6 years.
Why choose Bangor University for this course?
- All our LLB Law degrees courses have Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) status, denoting that Bangor LLB graduates will have completed the academic stage of training for the legal professions in England and Wales.
- As all Bangor LLB Law degree courses have QLD status, graduates may enter directly onto Legal Practice Courses (LPC) to become solicitors or the Bar Practice Training Courses (BPTC) to become barristers.
- Bangor LLB Law degree holders are eligible to take the Law Society of Ireland entrance exams: FE-Is.
- Our law degree addresses the British, European and global dimensions of contemporary legal development.
- Students may undertake tutorials and workshops in Welsh in all Law modules where these are offered as part of the curriculum.
- The School has its own state-of-the-art mock courtroom, in which you can gain essential practical experience by taking part in mock legal trials.
- We have a dedicated and well resourced Law library.
- Bangor is the only institution in north Wales to offer a Law degree.
- The LLB Law degree is taught by bilingual staff with a wide range of expertise.
In compulsory Law modules you will usually have 2 hours of lectures every week and one hour-long tutorial every fortnight, while in optional courses tuition is by means of weekly seminars, 2 hours in length. Reading and library-based research are required before tutorials and seminars. Written essays and/or class tests are also set. Final assessment is by means of examinations in the first and second years, but independently-researched essays and the dissertation on a legal subject of your own choice contribute to assessments in the final year.
You will study the seven foundation subjects to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree plus additional legal and/or non-legal subjects which allow for specialisation. You will be encouraged to study in areas which complement your chosen degree scheme.
The Foundations of Legal Knowledge are:
- Public Law
- Law of the European Union
- Criminal Law
- Obligations (including Contract, Restitution and Tort)
- Property Law
- Equity and the Law of Trusts
- Legal Research
What will you study on this course?
In addition to modules focussing on Public Law, Contract Law, Legal System in England & Wales and Legal Skills, you will also complete the following politics modules in Principles of Politics and Modern Politics in Action
Years 2 and 3
You will taking more specialist modules and investigating themes and topics in greater depth. In addition to further developing your skills, you will also be introduced to more specialist approaches, theories and concepts.
You will take a selection of compulsory Law modules including European Union Law, Tort, Criminal Law, Equality and Trusts, Land Law and Company Law. You will also have the opportunity to take other optional Law modules form a list available.
For the Politics portion of the course you will take a total of Modern Ideas and Movements and Methods of Social and Political Research. In addition you will select a further module from an extensive list of available options which may include:
- Race, democracy and political ideology
- Issues in Equality
- Classical Social Theory
- Contemporary Social and Political Debates
- Criminological Theory
- Sex and Society
- World Poverty and Inequality
- Identity and Diversity
- Crime and Justice in Modern Britain
- Crime and the Media
- Political Philosophy
- God and Government
- Political Philosophy
- Issues in Housing
- Theorizing Society and Politics Today
- Globalisation and Social Change
- Crime and Punishment
- Perspectives on Youth Crime
- Global Health and Social Care
- Gender Perspectives
- Policing and Society
- Crime and Power
- Nationalism in UK 1916-1997
- Politics and Culture in the 1960s
- Work placement module
Modules for the current academic year
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Law with Politics Modules page.
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
General University Costs
Home (UK) students
- The cost of a full-time undergraduate course is £9,000 per year (2021/22 entry and 2022/23 entry).
- The fee for all placement, international and sandwich years is £1,350 (2021/22 and 2022/23).
- More information on fees and finance for Home (UK) students.
International (including EU) students
There are also some common additional costs that are likely to arise for students on all courses, for example:
- If you choose to study abroad or take the International Experience Year as part of your course.
- If you attend your Graduation Ceremony, there will be a cost for gown hire (£25-£75) and cost for additional guest tickets (c.£12 each).
Course-specific additional costs
Depending on the course you are studying, there may be additional course-specific costs that you will be required to meet. These fall into three categories:
- Mandatory Costs: these are related to a particular core or compulsory module that you’ll be required to complete to achieve your qualification e.g. compulsory field trips, uniforms for students on placement, DBS Check.
- Necessarily Incurred Costs: these may not be experienced by all students, and will vary depending on the course e.g. professional body membership, travel to placements, specialist software, personal safety equipment.
- Optional Costs: these depend on your choice of modules or activity and they are shown to give you an indication of the optional costs that may arise to make sure your choice is as informed as possible. These can include graduation events for your course, optional field trips, Welcome Week trips.
For 2021 entry:
Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.
- A Levels (History preferred but not required; normally excluding General Studies)
- BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical / Extended Diploma: Merit
- International Baccalaureate Diploma
- Access: Pass
- Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.
*For full details go to our website and for a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com
International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language proficiency requirements).
IELTS 6.0 (with no element below 5.5)
We also welcome applications from mature applicants.
General University Requirements
To study for a degree, you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see www.ucas.com.
We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.
All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.
As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.
We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more information about studying as a mature student, see our Studying at Bangor section of the website.
EU and International Students' Entry Requirements
For detailed guidance on the entry requirements for EU and International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages. International applicants can also visit the International Education Centre section of our website for further details.
Bangor University offers International Incorporated Bachelor Degrees for International students whose High School qualification is not equivalent to the UK school leaving qualification. The first year (or Year 0) is studied at Bangor University International College, an embedded College on our University campus and delivered by Oxford International Education Group.
Studying Law at Bangor University is about so much more than learning: it is also about preparing for employment. We are focussed on helping students to improve their career prospects by developing the skills that are in demand by employers and facilitating opportunities to gain crucial work experience.
This course will prepare students for a range of employment options – especially in fields which require skills of communication, analyzing large quantities of information, and understanding issues of governance and society. You may also find employment within local government, the civil service, politics, advocacy or the business sector.
All of the LLB Law degree programmes are Qualifying Law Degrees, allowing graduates to proceed directly to the vocational stage of professional training to become barristers or solicitors. An LLB law degree is also a highly-valued qualification for entry into other careers, including government, industry and commerce. Lawyers with additional language skills are greatly in demand.
International Applicants: Each country has its own eligibility requirements and examination process to ensure sufficient legal knowledge to practise within their legal system. We strongly advise that all applicants ensure that they have satisfied themselves of their respective eligibility to practice (in whichever country) before applying or accepting an offer of a place on a Law course.
If you are unsure whether this degree is recognised in your home country, please contact us for more information. Or you can consult your country's Bar Council.
Opportunities at Bangor
The University’s Skills and Employability Service provides a wide range of resources to help you achieve your graduate ambitions.
The Bangor Employability Award (BEA)
The BEA is a comprehensive online course that you can work through at your own pace, taking you through all the steps you need to take to explore, prepare and apply for your dream career.
Bangor University runs a paid internship scheme within the university’s academic and service departments.
Volunteering widens your experience and improves your employability. Find out more about the volunteering on the Students’ Union’s website.