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Law with Humanities (BA) (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)



Full-time 2019 entry, AAA, IB 38

This degree offers you the opportunity to gain qualifying status while enabling you to gain a wider knowledge of humanities subjects.

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Law firms are increasingly expressing interest in graduates with a breadth of academic interest that extends beyond the law.

We offer a three- and four-year course, both of which can count as qualifying law degrees if you select the required module combinations. 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 and specialised modules. You’ll gain expertise in researching, debating, presenting and writing across legal and humanities-related topics, through seminar based learning, independent study and group work.

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. In the first year you will study core elements of 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. You will be developing an interdisciplinary view of the law by devoting about 75% of your degree to studying law modules and the remainder to a choice of optional modules offered by our Humanities departments.

Many of our modules are delivered by a combination of lectures and seminars. The lectures will introduce you to a particular topic and then you will spend time reading around the topic in preparation for seminar discussion.

We employ a range of innovative teaching methods, such as performance based learning, reflective journals and dramatised dissertations. Research training, personal development and professional development are embedded in your degree. 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.

Contact hours

Typically each module has two hours of 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 have regular office hours in which you can discuss issues outside of your seminars.

Class size

Typically in lectures, depending on the options chosen, class sizes are between 10-300 students. Core module lectures consist of approximately 280 students. There are approximately 16 students per seminar.

Although methods of assessment vary for each module, you will generally be expected to write essays and/or sit a two to three hour examination in your modules. As well as essays and exams, we offer a variety of other assessment methods such as group presentations and reflective diaries, with emphasis placed on continuing assessment through class tests, essays and other formative and summative written work. You will also write formative essays for which you will receive detailed feedback in preparation for your final module assessments.

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 International Office offers support for these activities, and the Department’s dedicated Study Abroad Co-ordinator can provide more specific information and assistance.

The Law School has its own dedicated careers consultant who provides tailored workshops and careers guidance support for all our law students including those considering a career in other fields. You will receive support with developing your career plans, researching jobs and postgraduate study and with all aspects of the application process.

Every year there is an autumn law recruitment fair, which is attended by over 60 law firms which want to recruit Warwick students. A further recruitment fair takes place during the summer offering finalists the chance to meet firms looking for immediate recruits.

Throughout the year many law firms visit Warwick to run presentations and engage with our students. As you would expect, the global elite and US firms are well represented on campus and over the last year we have also invited a variety of smaller firms, in-house lawyers and the Government Legal Service to meet our students. Past visitors have included:

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie


Clifford Chance


Herbert Smith Freehills

Jones Day


Norton Rose Fulbright

Slaughter & May

Wright Hassall

Barristers also visit campus and help with mooting (mock trials) negotiating and debating. You will have many opportunities to build contacts within the profession during your studies.

Law is an excellent foundation for careers generally as it will help you to develop your analytical, organisational and effective research skills. If you do not wish to pursue a career in the legal profession, there will be plenty of alternative professions for you to choose from. The Law School and Student Careers & Skills arrange for other employers outside of the law profession to visit the campus and offer one to one support to help you decide which career is right for you.

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A level: AAA

  • IB: 38

  • 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, and grade A in A level Mathematics or equivalent.
  • 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 the IFP website.
  • We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
  • Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference. We are considering innovative ways to broaden how we assess candidates, so you are advised to check our website prior to applying in case we have introduced any changes.

    Open Days All students who have been offered a place are invited to visit. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

Year 1
  • Introduction to the Law of Property Relations*

  • Criminal Law*

  • Modern English Legal System*

  • Tort Law*

  • Introduction to Legal Theory or an approved external option

Year 2
  • General Principles of Constitutional and Administrative Law*
  • Foundations of European Law’*
  • Contract Law*
Year 3
  • Law of Trusts*
  • Special Requirements: One designated Law and Humanities module during Year Two, Three and Four
Selection of optional modules current students are studying
Shakespeare and the Law; Social Theory of Law; Human Rights in Practice; Origins of English Law; Child Law; Introduction to Criminology; IGender and the Law; International Law; Internet Regulation; Legal Issues of Brexit; Climate Change and Law; Corporate Tax Law.
    * Module required for a qualifying degree.

    Students from Warwick Law School have a good record of obtaining employment in a broad range of fields. Many choose to progress to legal professional careers as solicitors or at the Bar.

    What if you don’t want to enter the legal profession?

    Law is an excellent foundation for careers generally. The study develops analytical skills, the ability to carry out effective research, and hones organisation skills. Over the last few years our law students have chosen to enter careers as diverse as journalism, consultancy, accountancy, retail management, the Civil Service, the Police Force, regulation, banking, charities and international organisations. Others have opted to continue their studies at Masters level.

    The Law School has invested significantly in careers support for our students and now has a designated careers advisor for
    the School. He or she offers support in terms of group training sessions, guidance sessions and application advice.

    Example destinations of recent graduates include:

    Aldi, Coventry Telegraph, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Bank of England, Morrison’s, Deloitte, Freshfields, PwC, Metropolitan Police, Allen & Overy, Cancer Research, Limehouse Consulting and Strategy, Herbert Smith Freehills, Council of Europe.

    A level AAA

    IB 38

    UCAS Code

    Degree of Bachelor of Arts

    3 or 4 years full time

    Start Date

    24 September 2019

    Location of study
    University of Warwick, Coventry

    Tuition fees
    Find out more about fees and funding

    Additional costs

    You may wish to purchase texts in addition to those available in the University Library. Possible costs are estimated as follows.

    £138 (Y1); £221 (Y2); £92 (Y3)

    This information is applicable for 2019 entry.

    Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply. Please read our terms and conditions to find out more.

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