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Law with History

M1V1 LLB (Hons) 3 years

Overview

Government confirms funding for EU students for 2018 to 2019

HEFCE welcomes the confirmation from the Government that European Union (EU) students will continue to remain eligible for undergraduate, masters, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in the academic year 2018 to 2019. The details of this announcement can be found on the government website.

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.

Why study law at Queen Mary?

The School of Law at Queen Mary is ranked 3rd in the UK and 1st in London by the Guardian University Guide 2018. Our students are also happy with us, giving an overall satisfaction rating of 91 per cent in the most recent National Student Survey.

Law Student Societies

Alongside our degree programmes students can take advantage of the large number of student run law societies and get involved with departmental events and networking opportunities through becoming a student ambassador.

Legal Advice Centre

The School of Law was the first law school in London to set up a Legal Advice Centre (LAC), offering free legal advice to members of the public. Our students volunteer in an advisory capacity and work alongside qualified solicitors from top city law firms. The LAC enters its 10th year in 2016 and has a number of award winning projects; its most recent, SPITE, aimed at victims of revenge porn has been nominated for a number of awards in its first year of running.

London location

London provides a huge number of opportunities for you to become part of the legal world during your studies. With some of the most famous law firms and chambers based here, there are endless networking opportunities. We have a long-standing relationship with Snaresbrook Crown Court, and work closely with many City law firms through academic connections, the student societies, and our Legal Advice Centre.

Structure

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).

From 2017 we are introducing the QMUL Model to all our degrees. For further information on this initiative please contact law-admissions@qmul.ac.uk.

Year 2

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

PLUS 30 CREDITS FROM HISTORY

Year 3

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

PLUS 60 CREDITS FROM HISTORY

 

 

Entry requirements

2018 Entry requirements

A-LevelGrades AAA at A-Level. This must include A-Level History. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 37 points overall, including a minimum total of 18 points from three Higher Level subjects. This must include History at Higher Level.
BTECBTEC qualifications are considered for entry to this programme.
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma. 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 and March, applicants are shortlisted and an updated academic reference may be requested. A shortlisted applicant may be invited for interview or further assessment. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, all of which must be at Distinction. (The School of Law may specify particular Level 3 subjects in which we require a Distinction.) Typically, successful candidates are aged 21 and above at the start of the Access programme.
GCSEAt least six GCSE passes at grades AAAABB or 777766 are required, including English and Mathematics.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our designated webpages.

2017 Entry requirements

GCSE:

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

AS/A-level:

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.

BTEC

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
email: law-admissions@qmul.ac.uk

For international students: http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/international/index.html

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
email: admissions@qmul.ac.uk
www.qmul.ac.uk/international

General Admissions Entry Requirements

English Language Proficiency

All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course, to the indicated levels for the area of study. See our guidance on English Language requirements for all degree programmes.

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. You are advised to contact the Admissions team (admissions@qmul.ac.uk) before making an application so that we can give individual advice.

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.

Combined Qualifications

If you are taking a combination of qualifications at Level 3, we will consider your academic profile and may make offers on a case-by-case basis. You are advised to contact the Admissions team (admissions@qmul.ac.uk) before making an application so that we can give individual advice.

Advanced Entry

Subject to the policy of the programme, it may be possible for students to join undergraduate degree programmes at the beginning of the second year of a three or four year degree programme or, sometimes, the beginning of the third year of a four year programme. Please note, not all schools will consider advanced entry. You are advised to contact the Admissions team (admissions@qmul.ac.uk) before making an application for individual advice.

If you are applying for advanced entry on the basis of a post A-Level qualification, such as the BTEC HND, you should apply via UCAS in the usual way. If you wish to transfer your degree studies from another UK higher education institution, you will be considered on the basis of your original A-Level or equivalent qualifications, current syllabus, academic references and results.

We typically expect you to have achieved a 2.1 standard on your current programme and have already met the standard equivalent first year entry requirements. Applications must be submitted via UCAS.

Non-UK students

European and International Applicants

Our students come from over 162 countries and we accept a wide range of European and International Qualifications for entry, in addition to A-Levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please see our International Admissions webpages for further details of our academic requirements, and information regarding how we assess the equivalence of your qualification.

Applicants will typically be expected to be taking academic subjects relevant to the programme of study. You are advised to review the A-Level and IB requirements for an indication of these subjects. If you are at all unclear, the Admissions team (admissions@qmul.ac.uk) is happy to advise you further.

Further Information

For any other enquiries directly relating to our entry requirements, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 5511
Email: admissions@qmul.ac.uk

See our information and guidance on how to apply.

Learning and teaching

Fees and funding

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
email: fees@qmul.ac.uk

Funding

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 Wales, Scotland 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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