|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
This course gives you the opportunity to study a range of philosophical and legal topics. Your philosophy modules provide an introduction to the major topics of philosophy, while your legal modules analyse the major divisions of common law (contract, tort and crime) and the relation between the citizen and the state (public law).
This joint course 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 specialise in commercial law, public law, and human rights law. Our School of Law is Top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014), and we are ranked among the top 200 departments on the planet according to the QS World [University] Rankings  for law.
Our School of Philosophy and Art History is widely regarded as among the very best for philosophy, having been recognised as one of the Top 10 department in the UK for research quality (REF 2014), and being placed in the Top 10 in The Guardian University Guide in 2010, 2011, and 2013.
Academic, Legal and Professional Skills
Foundations of Property Law
Foundations of Public Law
Introduction to Philosophy
Career Management Skills
Foundations of the Law of Obligations
Law of the European Union
Public Law II
Career Management Skills
Modern Social and Political Thought (optional)
Contemporary Political Philosophy
Final Year Research Project
Equity and Trusts
Philosophy and Medical Ethics (optional)
Investigating Miscarriages of Justice (optional)
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.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.