Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Law with Politics


Year of entry:
UCAS code: M1L2

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Systems of Justice

  • Introduction to Law and its Study

  • Introduction to Comparative Politics

  • Public Law

  • Criminal Law

  • Introduction to the Politics of the World Economy

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Obligations I (Tort)

  • European Union Law

  • Understanding States and Markets: An Introduction to Political Economy

  • Obligations II (Contract)

  • Equality and Human Rights

Optional modules

  • Understanding the European Union

  • Understanding America

  • Terrorism, War and Ethics

  • Understanding China

  • The Politics and Philosophy of the Environment

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Trusts: Managing for Others

  • Land Use and Regulation

Optional modules

  • Administrative Law

  • Dissertation

  • European Human Rights Protection

  • International Law and the Use of Force

  • Law and Information Rights

  • Science, Law and New Technologies

  • UK Politics in an Age of Austerity

  • BRICS: Emerging Powers in International Affairs

  • The Contemporary House of Commons

  • Animal Ethics: Philosophy, Politics and Law

  • Philosophy of Law

  • New Terrorism and Counterterrorism

  • Intelligence and National Security

  • Employment Law

  • International Environmental Law

  • International Protection of Human Rights

  • International Protection of Refugees

  • Law Clinic

  • Sex(uality), Gender and the Law

  • Laws of War

  • Critics of Capitalism

  • Hate, Violence and Pornography

  • Parliament in the UK: Approaches to Reform

  • Comparative Legislatures

  • Contemporary Political Philosophy

  • The World We’re in: Globalisation and Democratic Governance in Practice

  • Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union

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More about this course

The concept of law, legal phenomena and legal systems, combined with the study of key advances in human security and welfare, and political theory, are just a few of the concepts analysed in detail on this degree. 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 structure of this programme means you’ll graduate with a qualifying law degree, and be able to specialise in your interests.

In the final year, students can take the Law Clinic module and gain mentored work experience, providing legal advice to real clients. The Student Law Society runs an extensive programme of competitions in mooting, negotiating and client interviewing, and students can also get involved working in the editorial team of the Student Law Journal. You can choose to spend an extra year studying abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe, to enhance your learning from an international perspective.

Teaching and Learning

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

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

The largest Westminster placement scheme in the UK, with unmatched access to MPs.

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

Entry requirements

2019 Tariff points: 120 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 merit

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...

120 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: £14,000

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

The flexibility of studying Law at Hull means you can gain specialist knowledge in subjects of your choice and the course will provide you with skills that are transferable in a variety of professions - so you have the skills and experience that employers demand.

A number of our graduates embark on legal careers as solicitors or barristers, while many use their degree as a springboard for a career in management, business or the Civil Service.  We put on a variety of careers events to help you to boost your employability and complement the University's Careers and Employability Service provision.

Law graduate destinations include working as barristers, solicitors, legal executives, investment advisers, paralegals, translators, prosecutors and senior prosecutors with the Crown Prosecution Service, circuit judges, Members of Parliament, advocates, lecturers and teachers. (More about Law Alumni)

Politics graduate destinations include: Political Researcher; Senior Official in Local Government; Public Relations Officer; Social Science Researcher. (More about Politics alumni).