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LLB Law and Legislative Studies

This unique law course with a 12-month placement in Westminster gives you an in-depth understanding of the legislative system.

Key information

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Course length

4 years

Typical offer

128 points

A Level grades: ABB

UCAS code


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Course overview

This is a specialised and unique programme with a 12-month placement in Westminster where you'll work for a Member of Parliament or a peer, giving you in-depth exposure to British parliamentary procedures and behaviours.

As a hands-on law degree offering you an in-depth understanding of law and the political system, you'll learn to think like a lawyer, and apply your knowledge of legal and political science to social problems and challenges.

You get lots of opportunities to apply your thinking to the real-world, such as having the chance to provide real legal advice to real clients at our Legal Advice Centre and our recently enhanced Mediation Centre - meaning you could be helping parents regain contact with their children, advising clients on divorce and property rights, and assisting with appeals against benefits decisions. 

Hone your debating skills in our authentic mock courtrooms. Our new state-of-the-art criminal court allows you to bring the courtroom to life right here on campus. Practice your skills in mock trials and prepare for your future career. Our Student Law Society organises regular mooting competitions, as well as client interview practice.

Our links with the sector offer you the chance to take part in internships with local law firms and government, and mini-pupillages with Wilberforce Chambers.

And our yearly careers convention lets you rub shoulders with leading law firms like Gosschalks, Rollits, rradar, Pepperells, Andrew Jackson Solicitors, and more.

You'll also have the opportunity to take part in rewarding volunteering projects, such as the Appropriate Adult scheme. Plus our vibrant Student Law Society organises regular mooting competitions, as well as client interview practice.

We’re also partnered with the University of Law, which runs a series of bespoke courses to help prepare students for both the SQE examination and other professional qualifications.

And studying this course at Hull opens doors of opportunity if you're considering a career in government or legal practice. In fact, there are so many of our graduates now working in Westminster that they’ve affectionately become known as 'the Hull Mafia'.

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Six reasons to study Law and Legislative Studies at Hull

  1. Learn the legal ropes in our realistic mock courtrooms
  2. Spend a full year on a Westminster placement
  3. Give real legal advice to real clients
  4. 92.4% graduate employability rating*
  5. Enjoy close support in our friendly law school
  6. Test your skills in Law Society competitions

What you'll study

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

First year modules

  • Compulsory

    Introduction to Law and its Study

    This module provides you with a basic introduction to law and the key skills for studying it. In particular, you'll develop your ability in academic writing, problem solving and research.

    Systems of Justice

    Develop your understanding of law as a fundamental social institution. You'll reflect on your understanding of justice, with reference to contemporary social issues.

    Criminal Law

    Develop a strong understanding of criminal law in England and Wales. You'll focus on topics like property offences, non-fatal offences against the person, defences and inchoate offences.

    Public and European Union Law

    On this module, you’ll learn about parliamentary sovereignty, the rule of law, the separation of powers, branches of government, human rights and aspects of EU law.

    BPLS British Government

    In the age of Brexit, who governs Britain? Discover the institutions of the British state, from Downing Street to the devolved assemblies, and from the Conservatives to Labour.

    Introduction to Comparative Politics

    This module introduces Comparative Politics, one of the major building blocks for the study of Politics. It introduces “the study of the state” and some of the main concepts used by politics scholars, like political culture, political parties, executives, legislatures and constitutions.

Second year modules

  • Compulsory

    The Contemporary House of Commons

    Study the functions of the House of Commons and how they are shaped by the changes in the political environment. Examine what MPs do - collectively and individually.

    Paths of Research

    Discover the research techniques and skills used in the study of politics. This module unpacks everything you'll need for conducting research in your own area of interest.

    Parliament in the UK: Approaches to Reform

    Study Parliament in the context of constitutional change. You'll explore electoral reform, pressure for a Bill of Rights, devolution, referendums and membership of the EU.

    Obligations I – The Law of Tort

    Study the general framework and key concepts of the law of tort. Among other things, you'll consider the grounds of liability and evaluate the role of tort law in modern society. 

    Obligations II - The Law of Contract

    Examine contract formation and enforceability, factors that may render a contract void, the interpretation of contractual terms and potential remedies for breach of contract.

    European Union Law

    You'll consider the operation of the internal market and how to access it; the state of Brexit negotiations; and alternative models for continuous partnership with the European Union. 

Placement year modules

The third year is spent in Westminster working for a Member of Parliament or a peer. 

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.

While on placement, you’ll also complete the following modules.

  • Compulsory

    Research Proposal

    Research Paper

    Self-Evaluation Document

Final year modules

  • Compulsory

    Comparative Legislatures

    Examine how legislatures fit within systems of government. You'll explore the Westminster model, US Congress, and the Brazilian, German, South African and Chinese parliaments.

    Land Use and Regulation

    Develop insight into the issues surrounding the use and regulation of land. You'll cover topics such as co-ownership, leases, and private and public regulation of land use.

    Trusts: Managing for Others

    This module will introduce you to the legal concept of the trust and help to develop an understanding of the role the device plays in facilitating and regulating the management of wealth for others.


    You will make an original contribution to research by designing, carrying out and writing up your own project on a topic you choose, supported by your dissertation supervisor.

    Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Examine the historical and theoretical context of alternative dispute resolution, focusing especially on mediation. You'll then explore mediation skills via workshops based around role-play scenarios.

    Family Law

    This module covers the study of relationship formation and breakdown, the cohabiting family, same sex relationships, the financial aspects of relationship breakdown and children. You'll experience applying the practical aspects of family law to problem questions.

    Global Human Rights

    This module centres on exploring and understanding the UN, European, African, and Islamic/Arab League human rights systems, also covering related global issues such as terrorism.

    Employment Law

    Explore the role of law in the workplace. You'll consider the protection offered by employment law, work contracts, remedies available to wronged workers and discrimination in the workplace.

  • Optional

    Law Clinic

    Experience law in practice, advising real clients with real problems, researching legal issues and writing letters of advice under the supervision of professionally-qualified members of staff.

    The Law of Business Organisations

    Law plays a vital role in the creation, operation and regulation of business organisations. You'll study the way the law facilitates the creation and operation of partnerships and private companies, as well as the regulation that is imposed upon them.

    Medical Law and Ethics

    Get to grips with controversial issues which often make the headlines. You'll explore the ethical conflicts behind the legal principles of topics including abortion and assisted dying.

    Criminal Evidence

    Learn how the law balances the defendant's interests, with respect for victims and witnesses. Topics include the right to a fair trial and the process of collecting evidence.

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

How you'll study

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

Overall workload

If you’re enrolled on a full-time programme of study, you’ll be expected to complete about 40 hours of academic work each week.

How you’ll learn

Indicative assessment proportions

  • Examination

    Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

  • Practical

    Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

  • Coursework

    Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Overall workload

If you’re enrolled on a full-time programme of study, you’ll be expected to complete about 40 hours of academic work each week.

How you’ll learn

Indicative assessment proportions

  • Examination

    Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

  • Coursework

    Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Overall workload

If you’re enrolled on a full-time programme of study, you’ll be expected to complete about 40 hours of academic work each week.

How you’ll learn

Indicative assessment proportions

  • Coursework

    Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Overall workload

If you’re enrolled on a full-time programme of study, you’ll be expected to complete about 40 hours of academic work each week.

How you’ll learn

Indicative assessment proportions

  • Examination

    Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

  • Coursework

    Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

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Entry requirements

Typical offer

  • A level grades ABB

  • BTEC grades DDM

  • Points required 128

Work out your estimated 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

Alternative qualifications

  • IB Diploma: 32 points
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma overall with a minimum of 128 UCAS tariff points

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview.

Worried you don’t quite meet our entry requirements?

We consider experience and qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations above.

But it’s not just about the grades – we’ll look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure that you complete your personal statement.

If you have any questions, our admissions team will be happy to help.

If you require a 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. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

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.

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Fees and funding


£9,250 per year*


£15,400 per year

For your one-year placement in Westminster, you will pay 20% of the annual tuition fee.

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan of up to £9,978 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

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

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Legal executive
  • MP
  • Civil servant
  • Political researcher

We’re all about preparation for your career.

Every chance we get, we encourage you to engage with clients in real-world situations.

And you’ll have plenty of practical modules, internships, placements and other work experience opportunities.

So the skills and knowledge you gain here can open up all sorts of careers. Both inside and outside the legal field.

Hull graduates go on to become solicitors, barristers and legal executives.

Or they work in areas like politics, teaching, the civil service and more.

You name it, we’ve helped make it happen. Apply now and we’ll help you make it happen too.

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