Law shapes our society and influences every aspect of our lives. It defines our obligations and legal requirements, serves to regulate and define relationships and provides a means of redress when problems arise. To study Law is not only to study a challenging subject, but also to study the rules, principles and policies which underpin society. This course gives you a theoretical and philosophical grounding in Law as well as the ability to engage in its experiential study and application. The course allows you to study a minimum of five core Law courses alongside another subject, for example, Business, Politics, Social Policy, International Studies or Media. Students are provided with the opportunity to meet their own career objectives and ambitions and encouraged within their studies to align themselves to our core values of reflection, ethical action and lifelong learning.
Law teaching and learning at Liverpool Hope has as its core value "[a] liberal and humane legal education ... students are engaged in active rather than passive learning, and are enabled to develop intellectually by means of significant study in depth of issues and problems ... the teaching of appropriate and defined skills is undertaken in a way which combines practical knowledge with theoretical understanding." Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct, First Report on Legal Education and Training (London: ACLEC, 1996 p23)
Please note that the Law programme is not a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). Graduates may apply to the relevant professional bodies for partial exemption from a law conversion course – the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) if they wish to train as solicitors or barristers. This is dependent on course choice and cannot be guaranteed.
Why choose this subject?
You will study Legal Method and Law of State (Constitutional & Administrative Law, The English Legal System and Human Rights) (Legal Research and Writing / Presentation Skills, Professional Ethics).
You will study The Law of Obligations I (Contract, Restitution) and Law of the European Union.
You will study Criminal Law and The Law of Obligations II (Torts)
We recognise that assessment is a vital part of the student learning process and a variety of methods to assess your learning are used to reflect the fact that we all learn in different ways. We have recently reduced the number of summative (final) assessments but we retain a strong commitment to formative (practice) assessment opportunities as a way of promoting student confidence and assisting the learning process. Typically assessment includes formal written examinations, essays and legal reports, project work, observed research forums, individual and group (videoed) presentations and (voice recorded) conference advice sessions.
The standard offer level is a minimum of 300 UCAS points, including a minimum of two A/A2 levels or equivalent.
Law is available to study as a BA Combined Honours with the following subjects:
|Law and Art & Design History||UCAS code V3M1|
|Law and Biology||UCAS code CM00|
|Law and Business Management||UCAS code NM2C|
|Law and Christian Theology||UCAS code VM61|
|Law and Computing||UCAS code MI00|
|Law and Drama & Theatre Studies||UCAS code WM10|
|Law and Early Childhood||UCAS code XM31|
|Law and Education||UCAS code XM3C|
|Law and English Language||UCAS code QM31|
|Law and Information Technology||UCAS code MG15|
|Law and International Relations||UCAS code LM2C|
|Law and Media & Communication||UCAS code MP13|
|Law and Philosophy & Ethics||UCAS code MV15|
|Law and Politics||UCAS code LM21|
|Law and Psychology||UCAS code MC18|
|Law and Social Policy||UCAS code ML14|
|Law and Sociology||UCAS code LM31|
|Law and Sport and Physical Education||UCAS code MC60|
|Law and Tourism||UCAS code MN18|
Approximately 30 per cent of our graduates progress into the legal professions. However, graduates with Law as part of their degree profile are highly valued and very employable.
You will therefore be prepared for a career in diverse legal and non‑legal workplaces locally, within the European Union and internationally. You will gain skills of analysis, valuable cultural intelligences, adaptability, flexibility, practical reasoning, the ability to persuade and critical intellectual capabilities which sit alongside a strong stock of knowledge. You will be highly employable, not only within legal settings but across a range of businesses and public sectors including commerce, public policy, police and prison services, central and local government and a variety of Non-Governmental Organisations.