Law with Politics LLB

Students at Ulster have the opportunity to draw upon the expertise of an internationally recognised group of researchers. Law at Ulster was ranked 4th in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework , with 82% of publications ranked world-leading or internationally excellent. The REF 2014 results also showcase the real-world impact of legal research at Ulster. In the new ‘Research Impact’ category, 100% of our work was scored as world-leading. This module offers students an outstanding opportunity to put legal theory into practice, hone legal skills, obtain a solid understanding of potential career destinations and develop a professional ethos and other transferable skills.

  • Through a series of fascinating examples drawn from the UK and elsewhere, this module teaches students these skills, which all employers highly value.
  • Typical offerApplicants who have good grades in the Attestat o Srednem Obrazovami and who have successfully completed the first year of a Russian University degree, with a minimum GPA of 4.0, will be considered for admission to the first year of our bachelor’s degree courses.
  • In addition, we are looking for an applicant’s ability to cope with a demanding workload.
  • Involvement in these projects is invaluable as you gain legal work experience alongside your degree.
  • It will also build on discussion of the purposes of contract law in Introduction to Contract and Tort.

On this interdisciplinary law degree, you’ll get to understand how legal topics fit within politics, developing your knowledge of how law works within the context of the world around us. Law, Film and Visual Culture is a deliberately alternative approach to the traditional study of law, both in terms of the basic materials used to ground an approach to the topics under study, and in the teaching arrangements. It is an attempt to foster a developed spirit and capacity in critical intelligence in relation to the cultural make-up of the social environment and thus aims for wide applicability and to break the notion of law as confined to a specific arena. The importance of the employment relationship between employers, employees, unions and other statutory bodies and agencies is such that a thorough knowledge of both the context and the substantive law is necessary for those involved in this area in any capacity. This module focuses on how conflicts develop and escalate into violence, with a emphasis on deeply divided societies, post-colonial contexts and/or where there is political violence.

This module will build on the knowledge that students will have acquired during Stage 1 . This module will develop student learning by focusing on foundational legal aspects of EU law as well as rules governing selected substantive areas of EU law, also taking into account the relevance of these rules to the UK. The module convenor will set out specific areas of study in the relevant module guide. The module also gives students an introduction to the basic legal skills that they will develop further in their other modules throughout the degree. The focus here is on specific exercises to support exploration and use of the library resources that are available, both in paper copy and electronically through the legal databases, and on understanding practices of legal citation.


On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve. Studying the interrelation of law and politics requires, by definition, an interdisciplinary and critical approach – the Birkbeck School of Law specialises in this kind of approach. This course gives equal weight to theory and comparative case studies from around the world.

Public Law – A thorough knowledge of the constitutional basis is necessary in order to appreciate the powers and responsibilities of both central and devolved government and the limit to the competences of each tier of government. A deeper appreciation of UK constitutionalism can also be gleaned from a comparison with the fundamental elements of other states’ constitutions. The Ulster Law School has an excellent reputation for teaching, research, student support and student development. This is a qualifying law degree – your first step towards becoming a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales. You’ll take your learning outside of university with field trips and professional development initiatives such as annual mooting competitions, mock trials and debates, leading to finals at the UK Supreme Court, the Inns of Courts and other prestigious venues.

How you’ll study

Contemporary US Politicslooks at politics in the US today and in the recent past. It focuses on major trends and key developments while exploring in some detail the key institutions relevant to US politics. Focusing on the US politics from the Reagan presidency onwards, the aim is to equip you with an understanding of one of the major ‘theatres of politics’. Introduction to Political Concepts and Theory explores the foundations of political analysis and the concepts, approaches and methods through which we understand the subject. The module will critically examine the core ideas central to the study of politics. In Year 1, you will study a number of compulsory modules to ensure you learn the fundamentals of law.

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It will also provide students with an understanding of the operation of evidential rules within the civil and criminal justice systems in a manner which accords with national professional standards. This module seeks to explore political developments in Europe since 1945 and their significance for political thinking. It aims to develop a critical understanding of the development of the state and society and the social contract as it has changed over the last decades in a critical geographical region. It will introduce students to important issues in European affairs, to aspects of international relations including European integration and to comparative analysis. The module provides all politics students with an introduction to the building blocks of international relations as well as an introduction to theoretical concepts, institutional design and comparative elements of global affairs.

You complete the placement with a 10-12,000-word report encompassing aspects including the rationale for the placement, a reflection on the tasks performed, and a theoretical discussion of an issue related to the placement. This programme is ideal for candidates from the NGO world who wish to improve their academic credentials, and students from humanities and social sciences who want to take Law courses. The course should also be of interest to graduates in public or European law who want to deepen their understanding of issues that they have previously encountered only within a legal framework. Language 3 further enhances your language skills in French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish and introduces you to a new culture and way of life. It is suitable if you have studied the prior language module in the previous year of this degree or if you can demonstrate equivalent knowledge of your target language .