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BA Law with Social Sciences

Structure of the BA Degree Programme

You will be expected to take 120 CATS each academic year. These are usually taught by two hours of lectures per week and approximately seven seminars each term in each subject. Assessment is usually by a combination of class tests, essays written during the year and an exam in each subject at the end of the academic year. For all Warwick law degrees the first year is a qualifying year in which a pass/fail mark is awarded. The 2nd year and 3rd year (and optional 4th year) all count towards the final degree classification.

Please note that the Law with Social Sciences degree can be gained as a qualifying law degree on either the three year or four year variant.

Optional Modules

Optional modules are available from the following departments:

NB Certain pre-requisites may need to be satisfied for registration on particular modules.

N.B. Students who have not followed the QD route in earlier years can use Years 3 and 4 to make up missing foundational subjects. Subject to approval by the Course Director, students who enrol for the 3-year variant may transfer to the 4-year variant at any time within the first two years of their degree studies; similarly, students who enrol for the 4-year variant may transfer to the 3-year variant at any time within the first two years of their degree studies.

Year 1

Modules Required for a Qualifying Degree

  • LA103 Law of Property Relations (30 CATS)
  • LA104 Criminal Law (30 CATS)
  • LA115 Modern English Legal System (15 CATS)
  • LA124 Tort Law (30 CATS)
  • LA116 Introduction to Legal Theory OR an approved external option (15 CATS)

Modules Required for a Non-Qualifying Degree

  • LA115 Modern English Legal System (15 CATS)
  • Two modules from a choice of:-
    • LA103 Law of Property Relations
    • LA104 Criminal Law
    • LA124 Tort Law
    (totalling 60 CATS)
  • LA116 Introduction to Legal Theory OR an approved external option (15 CATS)
  • LA103 Law of Property Relations, LA104 Criminal Law or LA124 Tort Law or an approved external option (30 CATS)

Year 2

Modules Required for a Qualifying Degree
  • Constitutional & Administrative Law (30 CATS)
  • Contract Law (30 CATS)
  • Foundations of EU Law (15 CATS)
  • Law modules or approved external options (Totaling to 45 CATS)
Modules Required for a Non-Qualifying Degree
  • Constitutional & Administrative Law (30 CATS)
  • Contract Law (30 CATS)
  • Law modules or approved external options (Totaling to 60 CATS)

Year 3

Modules Required for a Qualifying Degree
  • Law module options (Totaling to 30 CATS)
  • Law or approved external module options (Totaling to 90 CATS) - including LA307 Law of Trusts in either year 3 or year 4
Modules Required for a Non-Qualifying Degree
  • Law module options (Totaling to 60 CATS)
  • Law or approved external module options (Totaling to 60 CATS)

Year 4

Modules Required for a Qualifying Degree
  • Law module options (Totaling to 30 CATS)
  • Law or approved external module options (Totaling to 90 CATS) - including LA307 Law of Trusts in either year 3 or year 4
Modules Required for a Non-Qualifying Degree
  • Law module options (Totaling to 30 CATS)
  • Law or approved external module options (Totaling to 90 CATS)

Minimum Credit Requirements

3 Year Degree

A total of 360 CATS with a minimum of CATS taken in each department of:

Law: 240 CATS

Social Sciences (honours level): 90 CATS

4 Year Degree

A total of 480 CATS with a minimum of CATS taken in each department of:

Law: 270 CATS

Social Sciences (honours level): 120 CATS