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Law with History

M1V1 LLB (Hons) 3 years


In this program you will cover the foundations of legal knowledge necessary for a Qualifying Law Degree, together with a broad range of both introductory and advanced options in history. In addition, you will benefit from a module in your first year specifically designed to introduce you to the history of legal thought. You will graduate with an ability to understand the practice of law in historical context, which will be beneficial whether you pursue legal practice or postgraduate research.

Both Schools of Law and History at Queen Mary are regularly ranked as leading both nationally and internationally. The Law School has been ranked 1st in London and 3rd in the UK (for the last two years), and the School of History was ranked 2nd in London and 7th in the UK, by the Guardian, and both Departments are placed in the top 50 in the world in the latest QS Times rankings. Furthermore, the School of History and the School of Law are ranked 2nd and 3rd in London respectively for student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey.

You will have the benefit of highly vibrant student and research communities in both Departments, also forming your own unique Law and History cohort. This will be further enhanced by an annual undergraduate conference in Law and History specifically for BA in Law with History students.


Year 1

  • Public Law (30 credits)
  • Elements of Contract Law (30 credits)
  • History in Practice (First Semester) (15 credits)
  • Option from History (Second Semester, e.g. Introduction to Intellectual History) (15 credits)
  • (New Law Module, to be approved) History of Legal Thought (30 credits)

Year 2

  • Law of the European Union (15 credits)
  • Administrative Law (15 credits)
  • Land Law (30 credits)
  • Criminal Law (Level 5 version) (30 credits)


Year 3

  • Tort Law (30 credits)
  • Equity and Trusts (30 credits)


Entry requirements


Successful applicants will typically have at least six GCSE passes at AAAABB or 777766 including English and Mathematics.


Typical tariff or grades required AAA, one of which must be in history (GCE A-Level).

Excluded subjects: General Studies, Critical Thinking. A-levels in a native language will not normally be included in any offer.
International Baccalaureate:
Subjects and grades: Minimum of 37 points overall with combined total of 18 points from three higher level subjects including History.
Vocational and other qualifications:

The College accepts a wide range of qualifications such as Access and Foundation programmes, vocational awards, Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Highers and other Baccalaureates, however all applicants are required to have GCE A-Level History or equivalent.

Admission is based on academic merit and on the proven ability of the applicant to achieve success on their chosen programme of study. Every application to Queen Mary is considered on its individual merits with personal statement and reference taken into consideration.

  • Irish Leaving Certificate: AAAAAB including History
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB including History Cambridge Pre-U: D2, D3, D3 including History (combinations with A levels will also be considered, please contact us for more information)
  • European Baccalaureate: 85%
    Subjects and grades required: Minimum of 8/10 including History
  • Access qualifications
    We will hold all UCAS applications until January before drawing up a shortlist based on the information in the UCAS form about your pre-Access experience, academic record, personal statement and academic reference. In February/March we shortlist candidates and may request an updated academic reference. A shortlisted candidate may be invited for interview and/or further assessment. An applicant will generally be required to obtain 60 credits as a minimum, and obtain at least 45 level 3 credits at Distinction (the Department may also specify History level 3 subjects in which we require a Distinction). Typically, successful candidates are aged 21 and above at the start of the Access programme.
  • European qualifications
    We accept a wide range of EU qualifications. See the undergraduate law international pages for more information.
  • International qualifications
    We accept a wide range of International qualifications. View the undergraduate law international pages for more information.
  • Foundation Courses
    We do consider students from a wide range of foundation courses, however, please be aware that entry is highly competitive and the entry target for successful applicants would be around 75-80% overall and must provide a large History content. Typically, successful candidates are aged 21 and above at the start of the Foundation programme.
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units): D*D
    Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications such as A Level History.
  • BTEC National Diploma (18 units): D*D*D
    Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications such as A Level History.


Although we do consider BTEC applicants, successful candidates are typically taking at least one or two A-Levels in combination:

  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Single Award): D*
    Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications such as A Level History.
  • BTEC Diploma (Double Award): D*D
    Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications such as A Level History.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (Triple Award): D*D*D.
    Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications such as A Level History.


Further information on our entry requirements.


Further information

For any other enquiries, please go to our FAQ section or contact the School of Law:

Tel: + 44 (0)20 7882 3924

For international students:

You can also call the Enquiries Hotline (UK callers only) on Freephone 0800 376 1800.

International students should contact the Admissions Office:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5511

Learning and teaching

Fees and finance

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2017 entry
Full-time £9,250

Tuition fees for International students

2017 entry
Full-time £16,450

You can either take out a Tuition Fee Loan (see Funding section below) to pay your fees or, if you are paying them yourself, you can pay in instalments.

Tuition fees for a year abroad or placement year on a full time undergraduate course will be a proportion of the full fee for the year in which you commence your time abroad or placement.

For information on field trip and other course related costs which are not included in your tuition fee, please contact the relevant Department/School.

See more general information about fees.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 7676


Queen Mary has a substantial package of scholarships and bursaries which will benefit around 50 per cent of our undergraduate student body.

Scholarships and Bursaries available at Queen Mary for Home/EU Students

There are a number of scholarships and bursaries available each year for home students. Visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page for more information.

Visit our Advice and Counselling website for more information about financial support.

Scholarships available at Queen Mary for International Students

There are a number of Scholarships available each year for International Students including bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas.

Find out more about international scholarships.

Some International students may also be eligible for a fee reduction.

Loans and Grants available to help with tuition fees and living costs

Student Finance England administers all grant and loans for your studies if you normally live in England.

If you live in WalesScotland or Northern Ireland you have an equivalent Student Finance department for your region.

Through Student Finance England, you can apply for (figures relate to programmes starting from September 2016):

  • A Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,000 to pay all or part of your fees
  • A Maintenance Loan of up to £10,702 to help pay your living costs like rent, food and travel
  • Extra grants if you have a disability or you have children or an adult dependant
  • You might get a grant to cover some travel expenses if you normally live in England but study away from home. If you’re a medical or dental student you might also qualify for help with the costs of attending clinical placements in the UK.

Visit Student Finance Information to find out more about:

  • How to apply for student finance
  • What eligibility rules apply, including if you already have a degree or previous higher education study
  • What the income thresholds are and how much you might personally get for each element of Student Finance
  • What to do if you have problems getting your Student Finance

Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:

  • Additional sources of funding
  • Planning your budget and cutting costs
  • Part-time and vacation work
  • Money for lone parents

For more information visit the Advice and Counselling service website, or call +44 (0)20 7882 8717.

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