|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 a thorough training in the complementary disciplines of law and politics. You develop critical, reflective and analytical skills that are common to both disciplines. In addition to emphasising aspects common to both subjects, you explore the differences between them and the approaches taken within legal and political thought. You also develop a critical awareness of the nature of law within its social and political contexts.
Your optional topics may include:
- Music law and intellectual property law
- How judges are involved in the law
- Human rights
- Concepts in political science: state, laws, wars and political parties
- Obligations, freedom, rights and equality
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 Department of Government is one of the most prestigious in Europe, with an outstanding record of teaching, research and publication. We are rated top in the UK for research (REF 2014), and have consistently been the highest-rated politics department in the country since national assessments began. We are alsoranked among the top 30 departments on the planet according to the QS World [University] Rankings  for politics and international studies.
Academic, Legal and Professional Skills
Foundations of Property Law
Foundations of Public Law
Introduction to Politics
Democracy: Forms and Futures
Career Management Skills
Foundations of the Law of Obligations
Law of the European Union
Scientific Reasoning for the Social Sciences
Comparative Political Analysis
Public Law II
Selected Issues in Public International Law (optional)
Career Management Skills
Introduction to Public International Law (optional)
Equity and Trusts
Final Year Research Project
Understanding Judges (optional)
Contemporary Theories of Justice (optional)
Human Rights and Global Justice (optional)
Mass Media and Democracy (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.