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BA Law with Humanities

Structure of the BA Degree Programme

Each year you will need to take four full modules (or the equivalent made up of both half and full modules). These are usually taught by two hours of lectures each week and approximately seven seminars each term in each subject. Assessment is usually by a combination of class tests, essays written during the year and an exam in each subject at the end of the academic year. For all our Law degrees the first year is a qualifying year in which a pass/fail mark is awarded. The 2nd year and 3rd year (and optional 4th year) all count towards the final degree classification.

Please note that the Law with Humanities degree can be gained as a qualifying law degree on either the three year or four year variant.

Optional Modules

Optional modules are available from the following departments:

NB Certain pre-requisites may need to be satisfied for registration on particular modules.

N.B. Students who have not followed the QD route in earlier years can use Years 3 and 4 to make up missing foundational subjects. Subject to approval by the Course Director, students who enrol for the 3-year variant may transfer to the 4-year variant at any time within the first two years of their degree studies; similarly, students who enrol for the 4-year variant may transfer to the 3-year variant at any time within the first two years of their degree studies.

Year 1

Modules Required for a Qualifying Degree

  • LA103 Law of Property Relations (30 CATS)
  • LA104 Criminal Law (30 CATS)
  • LA115 Modern English Legal System (15 CATS)
  • LA124 Tort Law (30 CATS)
  • LA116 Introduction to Legal Theory OR an approved external option (15 CATS)

Modules Required for a Non-Qualifying Degree

  • LA115 Modern English Legal System (15 CATS)
  • Two modules from a choice of:-
    • LA103 Law of Property Relations
    • LA104 Criminal Law
    • LA124 Tort Law
    (totalling 60 CATS)
  • LA116 Introduction to Legal Theory OR an approved external option (15 CATS)
  • LA103 Law of Property Relations, LA104 Criminal Law or LA124 Tort Law or an approved external option (30 CATS)

Year 2

Modules Required for a Qualifying Degree

  • LA201 Constitutional & Administrative Law (30 CATS)
  • LA240 Foundations of EU Law (15 CATS)
  • LA243 Contract Law (30 CATS)
  • Law modules or approved external options (Totaling 45 CATS)

Modules Required for a Non-Qualifying Degree

  • LA201 Constitutional & Administrative Law (30 CATS)
  • LA243 Contract Law (30 CATS)
  • Law modules or approved external options (Totaling 60 CATS)

Year 3

Modules Required for a Qualifying Degree

  • LA307 Law of Trusts (30 CATS)
  • Law module options (Totaling to 30 CATS)
  • Law or approved external module options (Totaling 60 CATS)

Modules Required for a Non-Qualifying Degree

  • Law module options (Totaling to 60 CATS)
  • Law or approved external module options (Totaling 60 CATS)

Year 4

Modules Required for a Qualifying Degree

  • Law module options (Totaling to 30 CATS)
  • Law or approved external module options (Totaling 90 CATS)

Modules Required for a Non-Qualifying Degree

  • Law module options (Totaling to 30 CATS)
  • Law or approved external module options (Totaling 90 CATS)

Minimum Credit Requirements

3 Year Degree

A total of 360 CATS with a minimum of CATS taken in each department of:

Law: 240 CATS

Humanities: 90 CATS

Special Requirements: One designated Law and Humanities module during year 2, 3, or 4

4 Year Degree

A total of 480 CATS with a minimum of CATS taken in each department of:

Law: 270 CATS

Humanities: 120 CATS

Special Requirements: One designated Law and Humanities module during year 2, 3, or 4