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Law and Politics, LLB

Cardiff University, the United Kingdom

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LLBFull-time3 yearsSeptemberGBP 9000 per yearGBP 18700 per year

About Law and Politics, LLB - at Cardiff University

Unquestionably the relationship between Law and Politics is an interdependent one.

Both subjects have a huge impact on all our lives regardless of age, ethnicity and social background. This programme allows you to combine these fascinating topics within the interdisciplinary environment of the School of Law and Politics.

You will gain a comprehensive grounding in Law by studying the foundation modules (which constitute the academic stage of training that is currently necessary to become a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales) across the three years of your programme. Alongside your Law modules you will study Politics modules that explore how parliaments and governments function and evaluate political ideas such as power, freedom, democracy, conflict, legitimacy and accountability.

Founded on world-class research and an international reputation for excellence, our degree programmes are both challenging and inspirational.

We have excellent academic links with the National Assembly for Wales and long established relationships with national and international organisations such as the Westminster parliament, European Union and NATO giving you the opportunity to supplement your learning by engaging with political decision makers.

We work in partnership with lawyers, charities and voluntary organisations to give you the opportunity to practise and extend your skills through a variety of pro bono schemes. Our students have helped overturn two convictions at the Court of Appeal through their work as part of the innocence project, reclaimed thousands of pounds for individuals and/or families who have paid private nursing home fees, provided legal support for rugby clubs and players and supported vulnerable adults who have been arrested.

You will have the opportunity to apply for a work placement which will be carried out in the third year of your degree. Should you wish to pursue a career in the legal sector, full-time, salaried placements will be open to you at a number of Cardiff Law firms via a competitive application process which aims to replicate the graduate recruitment processes you will encounter after leaving University. During your placement, you will undertake legal practice as a paralegal, and will perform graduate level roles.

Should you wish to pursue a career in the political sector you will have an opportunity to gain relevant work experience during your third year at an organisation that plays a key role in Welsh governance.

Entry requirements

A Levels


Extended/International Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ/IPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

English requirements

Grade B or grade 6 in GCSE English Language.

At least 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other subskills.

At least 90 overall with a minimum of 22 for writing and 20 in all other subskills.

At least 62 overall with a minimum of 69 in writing and a minimum of 62 in all other communicative skills.

II: a Distinction in Writing and at least one Distinction and two Merits in other components. III: at least a Pass in all components.

Please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our other accepted language qualifications.

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