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Law with Social Sciences (BA) (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)



Full-time 2019 entry, AAA, IB 38

Develop your interest in the social sciences, while ensuring you develop a thorough understanding in legal studies from one of the UK’s top law schools.

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You will have the opportunity to gain qualified status if you study the required module combinations. As well as studying legal judgments and statutes, you will examine the impact of economic, cultural and political change on law, and will consider how law affects life beyond the courtroom. The course makes the most of our strong research and teaching interest in the economic, social, philosophical and political links by allowing you flexibility to select optional modules from within Economics, Philosophy, Politics and International Studies, Sociology and Business.

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 your first year, modules focus on core elements of law, and you can choose a halfoption in a social science subject. In the following years there is more opportunity to study social science modules in addition to compulsory and optional law modules.

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.

Your second year counts towards 40%, your third year counts towards 20% and your final year counts towards 40% of your final degree mark.

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.

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.

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rana"Studying law is not just learning what the law is... it's more thinking about why the law is the way it is. There's also a lot of problem-solving type questions, where you look at what the law says and apply it to situations, providing an argument on why it should be applied in this way."

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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
  • Law of Property Relations
  • Criminal Law
  • Modern English Legal System
  • Tort Law
  • Introduction to Legal Theory OR an approved external option
Year 2
  • Constitutional & Administrative Law*
  • Contract Law*
  • Foundations of EU Law*
Year 3 or 4
  • Law of Trusts

* 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


Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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); £104 (Y2); £80 (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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