The Law with Philosophy course offered by the University of Essex provides you with a thorough academic training in the two disciplines and develops your critical, analytical, and argumentative skills. This enables you to apply methods of philosophical analysis to legal issues and foster an awareness of the legal dimensions of moral and ethical issues. By the end of this course, you are equipped with highly developed skills of critical thought, analysis and argumentation.
Your optional topics may include:
- Music law and intellectual property law
- Human rights
- Investigating miscarriages of justice
- Political philosophy
At Essex we don’t just prepare you for the legal profession. We stimulate your desire to pursue justice and equip you with the skills and knowledge to become an agent for change, whatever career path you choose.
From the start of your course, we challenge you to think deeply, broadly and strategically about career paths. Over the first two years, alongside law subjects, you will take a career management module designed to help you identify personal strengths and goals, understand what employers (both within and outside law) are looking for and enhance your employability profile.
We also hold an annual law fair, attended by law firms and vocational qualification providers. Our graduates pursue careers in the law and in a wide range of other sectors including business and commerce, accountancy, insurance, banking, central and local government, academia, teaching, social work and the police force.
You can opt to add a Placement Year to this course.
Accredited by the Bar Standards Board for the purpose of a Qualifying Law Degree.The qualifying law degree is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the purposes of satisfying the academic stage of training.
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- Legal Skills
- Foundations of Property Law
- Foundations of Public Law
- Criminal Law
- Career Management and Personal Development Skills
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- 36 months
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DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics Criminal Law Public Law View 510 other Bachelors in Philosophy & Ethics in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A-levels: BBB, including one essay-based subject
- BTEC: DDD, depending on subject studied - advice on acceptability can be provided.
- IB: 30 points or three Higher Level certificates with 555, including a Higher Level essay-based subject grade 5.
- We are also happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level. Exact offer levels will vary depending on the range of subjects being taken at higher and standard level, and the course applied for. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.
- Access to HE Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits at Merit or above, depending on subject studied - advice on acceptability can be provided.
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International17700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17700 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.