Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Law and Legislative Studies

Undergraduate                  LLB

UCAS code:

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Systems of Justice

  • Introduction to Law and its Study

  • British Government

  • Public Law

  • Criminal Law

  • Understanding the European Union

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • The Contemporary House of Commons

  • Comparative Legislatures

  • Obligations I (Tort)

  • Paths of Research

  • Parliament in the UK: Approaches to Reform

  • Obligations II (Contract)

Year abroad

* Modules are subject to availability

The third year is spent in Westminster working for a Member of Parliament or a peer. While on placement, you’ll also complete the following modules.

  • Research Proposal
  • Research Paper
  • Self-Evaluation Document

You’ll have access to our exclusive seminar series which regularly features presentations by senior Parliamentary officials including Black Rod, the Speaker, the Serjeant-at-Arms, and the Clerk of the House of Commons.

You’ll be fully supported throughout your internship – both in Westminster by former Hull placement students who now work there full-time, and by our dedicated member of staff in Hull who will be in regular contact.

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • European Union Law

  • Trusts: Managing for Others

  • Equality and Human Rights (Global Challenge)

  • Land Use and Regulation

  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Administrative Law

  • European Human Rights Protection

  • International Law and the Use of Force

  • Law and Information Rights

  • Science, Law and New Technologies

"When I came to study Law, I realised that they were doing so many new innovative things."

Tracey Raymond Watch video

"When I researched the University, I realised that I'd be taught by experts in their fields of Law."

Angel Valchev Watch video

More about this course

A specialised and truly unique course with a 12-month placement in Westminster, this hands-on programme will give you an in-depth understanding of law and the political system. You’ll learn to ‘think like a lawyer’, undertake legal research and apply your knowledge of legal and political science to broad social problems and challenges. The first two years of the programme are based in Hull, where you’ll study the concept of law, legal phenomena, and legal systems, combined with the study of political history, UK parliamentary institutions, comparative institutions, political theory, electoral systems, and comparative politics. In year 3, you’ll get unparalleled access to the Houses of Parliament, and gain first-hand experience of law making, working for an MP, Peer or a Parliamentary official.

Studying this course at Hull opens doors of opportunity to those considering a career in government or legal practice. Our graduates are well known throughout the major UK political parties. In fact, we have so many graduates now working in Westminster that they’ve affectionately become known as ‘the Hull Mafia.’

Teaching and Learning

First year



Second year



Final year




First year




Second year



Final year



Law has been taught at Hull since 1927 and our staff are at the forefront of research, scholarship and teaching.

Our graduates are so numerous at Westminster and Whitehall, they’ve become known as the 'Hull Mafia'.

You'll have the opportunity to provide legal advice to real clients through our Legal Advice Centre and Law Clinic.

Take part in mooting, negotiating and client interviewing competitions with our active Law Society.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff Points: 128 points. Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from 

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 30 points
  • Access to HE Diploma: pass with 45 credits at distinction

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview.

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

128 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £13,500

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

While a number of our graduates embark on legal careers as solicitors or barristers, many use their degree as a springboard for a career in management, teaching or the Civil Service. Our strong links with local firms allow for vacation placements, and a series of seminars provided by the Careers Service help you to boost your employability.

Law graduate destinations include: Barrister • Solicitor • Legal Executive • Translator • Paralegal • Prosecutor/Senior Prosecutor, Crown Prosecution Service • Circuit/Senior Circuit Judge • Legal Clearances Adviser • Administrative Officer • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Professor • Law alumni.

Politics graduate destinations include: MP • Political Researcher • Research Assistant • Senior Official in Local Government • Public Relations Officer • Social Science Researcher • Politics alumni.