What will I learn?
This course allows you to develop your interest in the social sciences, while providing a solid grounding in legal studies from one of the UK’s top law schools. You will also have the opportunity to gain a qualifying law degree, exempting you from some professional law examinations.
As well as studying legal judgments and statutes, you will examine the impact of economic, cultural and political change on law, and will consider how law affects life beyond the courtroom. We have a
strong research and teaching interest in the economic, social, philosophical and political links with law. The course makes the most of this by allowing you flexibility to select optional modules from within Economics, Philosophy, Politics and International Studies, Sociology and Business. Increasingly, law firms are looking for students who can demonstrate a breadth of academic interest outside law, meaning that our graduates are highly employable. Throughout the course you will also gain valuable research, writing, presentation and debating skills that can be applied in many employment settings.
You can choose either a three- or four- year degree programme.
How will I learn?
For each module you’ll usually have two lectures per week, plus regular seminars which offer opportunities for legal problem solving and discussion of ethical or policy issues relating to the law. Staff also have regular advice and feedback hours in which you can discuss issues outside the seminar setting. We employ a range of innovative teaching methods, such as performance based learning, reflective journals and dramatised dissertations.
Our contextual approach to law means that we ask for consistent work and for your full commitment throughout the course. In return, we will give you all the support and advice needed to help you realise your full potential.
How will I be assessed?
We offer a variety of assessment methods, with emphasis placed on continuing assessment through class tests, essays and other formative and summative written work. Depending on module choice, you may be able to weight your degree towards either examinations or essays.
Can I study abroad?
Our LLB with Study Abroad in English and LLB with French or German Law courses have an integral year abroad, in which you will study approved law modules at one of our partner universities.
All students have the opportunity to apply for an intercalated year abroad at one of our partner universities. The Study Abroad Team based in the Office for Global Engagement offers support for these activities, and the Department’s dedicated Study Abroad Co-ordinator can provide more specific information and assistance.
A level AAA
International Baccalaureate 38 points
These offers normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Contextual data and differential offers Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).
Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with Distinction grades in Level 3 units. Substantial study of Law is highly recommended.
Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP): All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and
conditions visit Warwick IFP for more information.
We welcome applicants with non-standard qualifications or relevant experience, and applicants with other recognised qualifications.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.
Open Days Applicants offered conditional or unconditional places will be invited to attend a Departmental Open Day, normally held on a Wednesday in late February, mid-March and early May. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.
Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your predicted
and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.
What modules could I study?
You can choose either a three- or four- year degree programme. In your first year, modules focus on core elements of law, such as property, criminal and tort law, and you can choose a half option in a social science subject. In the following years there is more opportunity to study social science
modules in addition to compulsory and optional law modules. Optional modules for current students within the Law School include: International Criminal Law, Comparative Human Rights, Refugee and
Asylum Law, Medicine and the Law, and Shakespeare and the Law.
More information about modules and the structure of this course can be found on the School of Law website.
*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
What careers can a Warwick degree in Law with Social Sciences lead to?
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Allen & Overy, Goldman Sachs, PwC,
Westminster City Council, Royal Bank of Scotland.
Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Advocate, Trainee Solicitor, Funding and Bid Co-ordinator, Risk Analyst, Litigation Paralegal.
A level: AAA
IB: 38 points
Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)
3 years or 4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
Find out more about fees and funding
Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.
For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.
This information is applicable for 2018 entry.