The LL.B. Law with Politics degree requires students to complete 18 modules, normally over three years of study (it is also possible to accumulate the required credits by part-time study over a longer period).
Full-time students take 6 modules in each academic year – with 3 modules taken in Semester 1 and 3 modules taken in Semester 2. The balance of the courses is approximately two-thirds Law and one-third Politics and, within this pathway, there is sufficient flexibility to allow students to take all the core courses which are required for a qualifying law degree.
Semester 1 of first year begins with an intensive 2 week Induction Programme designed to welcome students to the School; orientate them in terms of their legal studies; highlight key support services for students; and introduce key members of staff – such as the Head of School, the Director of Education, the First Year teaching teams, Advisors of Study and the QUB Careers Advisor for Law. Students will also receive an immersion into the core structures, concepts and features of the UK’s legal system.
Students then take the following compulsory six level 1 modules:
In Second and Third Year students take 12 modules (Eight Law)
and Four Politics modules which can be selected from the link below
Although the degree programme is structured to enable students, if they so wish, to take the courses required for going on to the professional stage of legal training in Northern Ireland or England and Wales, entry into the professional stage of training is competitive. It is important to realise that not all students who wish to train as solicitors or barristers actually make it there. Some students may not even wish to become practising lawyers, this is especially true of students taking this degree programme. Other careers which may be open to graduates from this degree programme include journalism and the media, the civil service and public administration, industry and commerce, as well as opportunities in Europe.