About This Course
Law with History is a three-year Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) that explores the links between Law and History. You can choose from a wide range of History modules and periods, such as the Norman, the Tudor and modern periods, in order to better appreciate how these historical periods had an influence on the development of legal principles. Those who have studied history in school will have the opportunity to continue their studies at university, but to broaden the appeal of their degree by combining it with the major discipline of Law, with which there is a natural interface.
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 History (International Experience). You will need to pass a specified number of credits* during their year abroad but no credits from that year will feed into your degree.
* For the purpose of passing the year abroad, a student is required to pass the following number of credits at the host institution: the equivalent of 60 Bangor credits / 30 ECTS credits. Where a student fails to attain this minimum number of credits, they can take resit essay papers during the summer following their return to the UK. A student who fails to pass the resit will be entered into the final year of their Bangor degree but will not be eligible for the enhanced degree title.
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.
- Welsh 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 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 coursework and examinations.
If you choose to study an International Year Abroad, the duration of your course will extend from 3 years to 4. The Year Abroad will be undertaken during your third year, after which you will return to Bangor to complete the final year of your degree.
What will you study on this course?
During your LLB Law degree 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 law 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
- Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
- Contract Law
- Public Law
- Legal Skills
Plus optional modules from the School of History.
- Criminal Law
- European Union Law
- Equity and Trusts
- Debating History / Dehongli’r Gorffennol
Plus optional module from the School of History.
- Company Law
- Land Law
Plus optional modules from the Schools of Law and History.
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 History Modules page.
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
For each LLB module you will be required to purchase a compulsory text, which typically will cost between £20-50. A small number of modules require you to have a statute book, typically costing between £10-15.
For students on module SXL 2110 EU Law there is the opportunity to participate on an optional field trip. Typical costs (subject to exchange rate fluctuations) vary between £450-550 which covers hotel accommodation; airport transfers; inter-country coach travel between Belgium, Luxembourg, and France; and return airfares to and from Europe, as well as UK airport transfers. Students cover their own meals.
£15 Annual Law School Dinner (for first year students only). School subsidises the Annual Dinner transport and half of the Annual Dinner price. Attendance is optional but recommended.
General University Costs
Home (UK) students
- The cost of a full-time undergraduate course is £9,000 per year (2021/22 entry).
- 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:
Offers are tariff based, 80 - 128 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:
- A Levels
- BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMP - DDM
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: case by case
- International Baccalaureate Diploma
- Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.
International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here.
We also welcome applications from mature applicants.
*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.
Prospective students should be aware that if they wish to practice as a solicitor or barrister following their university studies, they would need to meet the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Standards Board to become qualified. This would include meeting requirements in relation to criminal offences and behaviour. Prospective students with a criminal conviction are advised to contact the relevant professional body for advice.
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.
Graduates of this programme may find employment in the legal sector or as researchers, historians, archivists, curators or teachers. You may also find employment within local government, the civil service, politics, advocacy or the business sector.
Due to the programme’s Qualifying Law Degree status, graduates will be eligible to proceed onto the vocational stage of training required to become a barrister or lawyer in England and Wales: the BPTC and the LPC, respectively.
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)
With the BEA, you can gain recognition for your extra-curricular activities (e.g. volunteering, clubs and societies, part-time work, etc.)
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.