Law with Politics LLB

The Law with Politics LLB is delivered cooperatively by Leicester Law School and Politics and International Relations at Leicester. You will receive expert teaching in both disciplines and gain knowledge of both legal and governmental systems. This is a joint honours course, in which Law modules make up 75% of the content, with Politics modules accounting for the other 25%. You will develop an understanding of theory, ethics and law to underpin a sophisticated understanding of the role that politics plays in upholding justice, and when it does not.

Course details

The hand of the law. The power of politics. Creating societal change often requires law and politics to work together. In this degree, you’ll study public policy in its legal context alongside the foundations of law required for professional qualification. In this way you will gain the skills to work in firms with governmental interests, as a barrister acting for or against government or at the heart of government, driving policy change with the authority of law and political theory behind you.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

University of Leicester

Course overview

You can broaden your perspective with a year studying overseas, or make a difference by giving free legal advice to real clients through our Pro-Bono group. We will also encourage you to build practical skills through our award-winning extracurricular activities.

By studying politics and law, you will be able to place the implementation of public policy in its legal context. You will develop an understanding of the power of individuals and theories of the state as well as the laws that have been created through the political process. You will see how political structures influence the laws that you apply to real problems and the theory underpinning social responsibilities and relationships protected by law. As such, this degree will be of particular interest to those wishing to gain knowledge of the relationship between politics, law and society. In your final year you have access to a wide range of modules on legal, political, socio-legal and ethical topics.


Entry requirements

A-levels: AAB. General Studies accepted

EPQ with A-levels: ABB + EPQ at grade B

GCSE: English language at Grade C/4 or above

Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant diploma with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit

International Baccalaureate: Pass diploma with 33 points. Plus grade 4 in SL English if not held at GCSE.

BTEC Nationals: D*D*D with a strong GCSE background.

T Levels: Distinction and A in the core component. Please contact our Admissions Team for full details of T Levels accepted.


Whether you’re looking for a career in law or are not yet sure where your degree will take you, our dedicated team of Careers Tutors are here to help.

Graduates from our Law degrees have gone on to work for a wide range of employers including:

DLA Piper
UK Government – Policy Advisor
Freeths LLP
Grant Thornton LLP
Home Office
Sharkespeare Martineau LLP


At the very beginning of your course you’ll take the short, non-credit bearing Academic and Study Skills.

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Contract Law
  • Analysing Law
  • Politics, Power and Ethics
  • Law, Justice and Society
  • Comparative European Politics
  • EU Law
  • Criminal Law
  • The Law of Tort (Advanced)
  • Land Law (advanced)
  • Equity and Trusts (Advanced)

Option modules
Choose one law option module from:

  • Bioethics
  • Commercial Law
  • Company Law
  • Criminology
  • Law Dissertation
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights in the 21st Century
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law and Political Theory
  • Law of Evidence
  • Medical Law

Or two law option modules from:

  • Law in Practice: Legal Advice Clinic
  • Advanced Law in Practice: Legal Advice Clinic
  • Caring and the Law
  • Commercial Property
  • Criminal Justice: Policing, Sentencing and Rehabilitation
  • Criminal Justice: Prosecutions and Criminal Trials
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Wills and the Administration of Estates
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Gender, Sexuality and the Law
  • Real Estate in Practice
  • Commercial Law: Domestic Sale of Goods and Agency
  • Environmental, Climate Change and Sustainability Law
  • Commercial Law: Introduction to International Sale of Goods
  • Commercial Law in a Digital World

Then choose two politics option modules from:

  • Feminism
  • The American Presidency
  • The Conservatives: Crisis and Recovery
  • Parliamentary Studies
  • Global Justice and Human Rights
  • Political Legacies of Conflict in Northern Ireland
  • International Migration in the Age of Securitisation
  • The Politics of Contemporary British Foreign Policy
  • Politics and War in Outer Space
  • Gender, Race and War
  • The Politics of Slavery
  • Animals and the Environment
  • Political Theory of Disobedience