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Law with Humanities (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)


What will I learn?

Law firms are increasingly expressing interest in graduates with a breadth of academic interest that extends beyond the law. This degree offers you the opportunity to gain a qualifying law degree, exempting you from some professional law examinations, while gaining a wider knowledge of humanities subjects.

The Law School has a strong research and teaching interest in the link between law and the humanities, as demonstrated by our Law and Humanities Journal, dedicated interdisciplinary research, and specialised modules, which for current students include Shakespeare and the Law, Law and Literature, and Origins of English Law. You will gain expertise in researching, debating, presenting and writing across legal and humanities-related topics, through seminar-based learning, independent study and group working. You can choose either a three- or four-year course, both of which can count as qualifying law degrees if you select the required module combinations.

How will I learn?

For each module you’ll usually have two lectures per week, plus regular seminars which offer opportunities for legal problem solving and discussion of ethical or policy issues relating to the law. Staff also have regular advice and feedback hours in which you can discuss issues outside the seminar setting. We employ a range of innovative teaching methods, such as performance based learning, reflective journals and dramatised dissertations.

Our contextual approach to law means that we ask for consistent work and for your full commitment throughout the course. In return, we will give you all the support and advice needed to help you realise your full potential.

How will I be assessed?

We offer a variety of assessment methods, with emphasis placed on continuing assessment through class tests, essays and other formative and summative written work. Depending on module choice, you may be able to weight your degree towards either examinations or essays.

Can I study abroad?

Our LLB with Study Abroad in English and LLB with French or German Law courses have an integral year abroad, in which you will study approved law modules at one of our partner universities.
All students have the opportunity to apply for an intercalated year abroad at one of our partner universities. The Study Abroad Team based in the Office for Global Engagement offers support for these activities, and the Department’s dedicated Study Abroad Co-ordinator can provide more specific information and assistance.

    Entry Requirements

    A level AAA

    International Baccalaureate 38 points

    These offers normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

    Contextual data and differential offers Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

    Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with Distinction grades in Level 3 units. Substantial study of Law is highly recommended.

    Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP): All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and
    conditions visit Warwick IFP for more information.

    We welcome applicants with non-standard qualifications or relevant experience, and applicants with other recognised qualifications.

    Further information

    Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.

    Open Days Applicants offered conditional or unconditional places will be invited to attend a Departmental Open Day, normally held on a Wednesday in late February, mid-March and early May. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

    Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your predicted
    and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.

    What modules could I study?

    In the first year you will study core elements of law, such as property, criminal and tort law, with the option of choosing a half-module in a humanities discipline. In subsequent years there is greater opportunity to concentrate on humanities modules in addition to your legal studies. Alongside core Law modules, you can choose options from Classics and Ancient History, English and Comparative Literary Studies, Modern Languages, Film and Television Studies, History, History of Art, Philosophy, and Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies.

    More information about modules and the structure of this course can be found on the School of Law website.

    *The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

    What careers can a Warwick degree in Law with Humanities lead to?

    Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Allen & Overy, Goldman Sachs, PwC, Westminster City Council, Royal Bank of Scotland.

    Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Advocate, Trainee Solicitor, Funding and Bid Co-ordinator, Risk Analyst, Litigation Paralegal.

    Essential information

    Entry Requirements
    A level:
    IB: 38 points

    UCAS Code

    Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

    3 years or 4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)

    Department website

    School of Law

    Student Blogs

    Rana Younis, Law

    Tohmev Singh, Law with Social Sciences

    Location of study
    University of Warwick, Coventry

    Tuition fees
    Find out more about fees and funding

    Other course costs
    There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

    For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.

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    This information is applicable for 2018 entry.