You may be considering a joint law degree if you want to pursue legal studies at university and explore other interests at the same time.
A joint law degree enables you to deepen your legal knowledge without sacrificing these interests. One thing to bear in mind, however, is that studying some combined law degrees does not guarantee that you will leave university with a qualifying law degree.
If you study a non-qualifying joint law degree (BA) and decide that you want to become a barrister or solicitor, you will need to convert to an LLB, which you may be able to do so during your degree. Check the individual university’s guidelines for this as they may differ.
In this guide, you can read about the benefits of studying a joint law degree and combinations on offer along with what they involve and where you can study them.More about the LLB Qualifying Law Degree
A joint law degree with business is a great combination for those who want to enhance their commercial awareness. Studying this degree will allow you to relate commerce to the legal economy and vice-versa.
One advantage of this is that it will really enhance your chances of success during training contract interviews at law firms when they see you can understand the financial operations of the firm as well as its legal responsibility. Another is that it’s transferable to other professions, should you decide not to pursue a career in law.
|University of Law||LLB||BBB - 29 IB|
|University of Birmingham||LLB||AAA - 32 IB|
|Queen Mary University of London||BSC||AAA - 36 IB|
A joint law with criminology degree will appeal to those who are interested in the criminal justice system and a career in criminal law.
Criminology encompasses the science behind crime, and uniting this with an analysis of our retribution and reform system in the UK will give you a holistic understanding of why, how and what sort of criminal action marks the legal system in Britain.
|University of Surrey||LLB||ABB-BBB - 32 IB|
|University of Manchester||LLB||AAA - 36 IB|
|University of Brighton||LLB||BBB - CCC - 30 IB|
This course is becoming incredibly popular because it allows students to gain an understanding of world issues beyond the legal sphere. It’s a good choice for students who are torn between politics and law as their degree of choice.
If you would like to study abroad for a part of your degree, choosing this course increases your opportunities for international travel and the chance to gain real-life experiences. In doing this, you will learn about the disparities between the UK justice system and those of its continental counterparts.
|University of Chester||BA||BCC - BBC - 26 IB|
|University of Edinburgh||LLB||AAA - ABB - 34 IB|
|Royal Holloway||LLB||AAB - ABB - 32 IB|
|Liverpool Hope University||BA||BBC - 26 IB|
|University of Sussex||LLB||AAA - AAB - 34-36 IB|
A Law and sociology joint degree is an interdisciplinary study of how the law came to be as it is and the effects of the law through society. It helps students understand the origin of the law and the schools of thought behind the direction of our legal system.
It is often of interest to those students drawn towards Marxism, Feminism and contemporary issues, as it unites these subjects of study under the umbrella of their influence on both the existence and evolution of our constitution.
|University of Warwick||BA (Qualifying)||AAB - 36 IB|
|University of Kent||LLB||AAA - ABB - 34 IB|
|Cardiff University||LLB||ABB - 35 IB|
If you do Law with a language, you will be an attractive candidate since being adept in a foreign language is seen as an asset by firms. Opting to incorporate a language into your law degree could also mean that you’ll get to experience a year abroad, which is beneficial for developing a broad mindset.
|Aberystwyth University||BA||112-128 UCAS points with B in French - 28-30 IB|
|University of Bristol||LLB||A*AA - A*A*B - 38 IB|
|University o Edinburgh||LLB||ABB - 34 IB|
|King's College London||LLB||A*AA - 35 IB|
Combining a law degree with economics equips you with wide and detailed knowledge of features, concepts and principles of the legal system, as well as broadening your understanding of the commercial awareness and the business environment. You will also learn how economic policy is formulated in the context of contemporary events.
|University of Edinburgh||LLB||AAA-AAB, 34 IB|
|University of Warwick||LLB||AAA, 38 IB|
|SOAS University of London||LLB||A*AA-AAB, 37 IB|
|De Montfort University||BA||112 points from at least two a levels - 26 IB|
|University of Northampton||BA||BCC - 25 IB|
Studying law with English literature allows you to study the intricacies of the legal system alongside classic texts in time. Many of the novels you’ll read for your joint law and English literature degree will focus on themes in society throughout history. You might also find useful to consider the implications surrounding relevant laws in response to the texts.
|Queen Mary University of London||LLB||A*AA - 36 IB|
|University of Kent||LLB||AAA-ABB - 34 IB|
|University of Liverpool||LLB||ABB - 33 IB|
|Bangor University||BA||128 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification|
Combining a law degree with history allows you to benefit from modules that focus on the history of legal thought and practice. Students are able to understand the practice of law in historical context, which is beneficial in pursuing legal research and can help you understand the present better.
|University of Edinburgh||LLB||AAA-ABB, 34 IB|
|Swansea University||LLB||AAB-BBB, 32 IB|
|Queen Mary University of London||LLB||AAA, 36 IB|
|University of Derby||BA||BBC|
Incorporating psychology into your law degree enables you to develop key communication and research skills. Alongside core law modules, you’ll also get the opportunity to explore crucial psychological topics, such as: psychology and criminal behaviour, mental health and critical social psychology.
It’s an ideal degree for someone with interests in justice, criminal profiling and seeking justice when a clients’ state of mind is in question.
|University of Southampton||LLB||AAA - 36 IB|
|University of Essex||LLB||Three A-levels or equivalent|
|University of Bedfordshire||LLB||At least 80 points with 64 points from two A level passes at C or above or equivalent|
|University of Chester||BA||BCC - BBC - 26 IB|
Law and anthropology may seem like two very different areas of the law to combine in a degree but there is a useful connection. Combining law with anthropology allows you to examine the intellectual and philosophical challenges of what it means to be human.
Anthropology provides a vital framework for identifying what is universal to all human societies and what is variable. The combination will see you analyse social and political relations and engage with contemporary debates in relation to social justice, multiculturalism and the direction of political and economic change in today’s world.
|London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London||BA||AAB - 37 IB|
|University of Edinburgh||LLB||AAA-ABB - 34 IB|
|SOAS, University of London||BA||AAB-ABB - 35 IB|
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