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Law with History

M1V1 LLB (Hons) 3 years


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?

In 2018 we were ranked 34th best university in the world by QS World University Rankings by Subject 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.


Year 1:

Core modules:

From 2017 we are introducing the QMUL Model to all our degrees. For further information on this initiative please contact

Year 2:

Year 3

Optional History Modules

Level 4

  • The Medieval World: Structures and Mentalities (15 credits)
  • Europe 1000-1500: The Middle Ages and their Legacy (15 credits)
  • Reformation to Revolution: Europe and the World, 1500-1800 (15 credits)
  • Unravelling Britain: British History since 1801 (30 credits)
  • Europe in a Global Context since 1800 (30 credits)
  • Building the American Nation: 1756-1900 (15 credits)
  • Screening History: Representing the Past in the Contemporary Historical Film (15 credits)
  • History in Practice (15 credits)
  • The Foundations of Modern Thought: Introduction to Intellectual History (15 credits)
  • Global Encounters - Conquest and Culture in World History (15 credits)

Level 5 (subject to change)

  • Latin for Medievalists 2 (15 credits)
  • Outsiders in the Middle Ages (30 credits)
  • The Crusades (1095-1291) (15 credits)
  • Women and Gender in Late Medieval England (15 credits)
  • History of Medieval Islamic World from Muhammad to the Ottomans (15 credits)
  • Knighthood & Chivalry in the Middle Ages (15 credits)
  • Medieval London: Pubs, Plague-pits and Cathedrals (15 credits)
  • Architecture in London 1: 1600_1837 (15 credits)
  • The Georgians: Society and Culture in Eighteenth Century England (15 credits)
  • Africa in Europe: Renaissance Encounters, c. 1440-1650 (30 credits)
  • Power, Politics and Religion in Britain, 1530-1649 (30 credits)
  • Art in France from Louis XIV to the Revolution (15 credits)
  • The World of Samuel Pepys: England, 1649-1703 (15 credits)
  • Architecture in London 2: 1837_present  (15 credits)
  • British Horror: Film, Television and Literature (15 credits)
  • Madness and Medicine in Modern Britain (15 credits)
  • Race in the United States: Slavery To Civil Rights (15 credits)
  • A Century of Extremes: Germany 1890 – 1990  (30 credits)
  • From the Tsars to the Bolsheviks: Russia 1801-1921 (30 credits)
  • Victorian Values: Religion, Sex, Race and Deviance in Nineteenth Century Britain (30 credits)
  • Gender and Politics in Britain since 1870 (15 credits)
  • Japanese Film: History, Culture and Fantasy (15 credits)
  • The American Century: The History of the United States, 1900-2000 (30 credits)
  • Contemporary Art and Society (15 credits)
  • The Edwardian Crisis: Britain, 1900-1914 (15 credits)
  • Paris From Napoleon To The Present (15 credits)
  • Freedom and Nationhood: The State in Post-Colonial Sub-Saharan Africa, 1960-2010 (15 credits)
  • Violence and Modernity in Twentieth Century India (15 credits)
  • The Age of Impressionism: Art in Britain and France, 1848_1900 (15 credits)  
  • The Struggle for Italy: 1796-1996 (30 credits)
  • Chartists, Rebels and Suffragettes: Democracy in Britain, 1830-1928 (15 credits)
  • Anglo-American Relations, 1939-1991 (15 credits)
  • Britain and Europe, 1945-2016 (15 credits)
  • America Incorporated 1865-1939: Railroads, Bankers and the Great West (15 credits)
  • Human Rights in History: Origins, Foundations, Prospects (15 credits)
  • The Making of the Modern Self (15 credits)
  • History of Western Political Thought (30 credits)
  • Latin for Medievalists 1 (15 credits)
  • London and its Museums (15 credits)
  • London on Film: Representing the City in British and American Films (15 credits)

Level 6 – Special Subjects (subject to change)

  • Saladin, Richard the Lionheart & the Third Crusade (60 credits)
  • The Enthronement of Learning: Medieval Universities and their Legacy (60 credits)
  • Death of a Dynasty: Tudors and Stuarts, c. 1590-1610 (60 credits)
  • The French Civil War 1934-1944 (60 credits)
  • The Kennedy Years (60 credits)
  • The Russian Revolution and Civil War 1917-21 (60 credits)
  • The Lives of Oscar Wilde (60 credits)
  • Anxieties of Empire: Rumours, Rebellion and the British Imagination (60 credits)
  • British Cinema and the Second World War: Propaganda, Myth and Memory (60 credits)
  • The " Heart of Darkness " ? Identity, Power, and Politics in the Congo c.1870-2010 (60 credits)
  • Making Thatcher's Britain: The Thatcher Revolution, 1975-1997 (60 credits)
  • The Pursuit of Happiness: The Creation of American Capitalism (60 credits)
  • Women, Family and Work in Post-War Britain (60 credits)
  • The Sixties Cultural Revolution in Germany and Britain (60 credits)
  • Exhibiting the First World War (60 credits)
  • The Idea of "the West": A History from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-first Century' (60 credits).

Entry requirements

General Admission Entry Requirements can be found below.

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.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
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 contextualised admissions pages.

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 Advanced Highers and other Baccalaureates. Please see our International Admissions Page for individual country requirements.

For 2018 entry onwards, the School of Law will be considering foundation programmes taken at Russell Group universities only, and in addition the CEG ONCampus IFP pathway and the UFP.

From 2019 entry onwards, the School will consider only the foundation programmes taken at Russell Group universities, and the CEG ONCampus IFP pathway (but not the UFP).

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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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

See our information and guidance on how to apply.

Learning and teaching

First year students studying for the three year LLB in Law with History typically have 12 hours of contact time per week. Each module normally has a two-hour lecture supplemented by a one hour weekly or fortnightly tutorial. We offer small group tutorials so it is easy for you to meet the teaching staff to discuss ideas and get support.

Our academic staff are world leaders in their fields; many have been involved with high profile organisations such as the United Nations, the International Court of Justice and the European Commission.

We also have Graduate Student Advisors, these are current postgraduate students who offer support and advice either individually or to groups of undergraduates on a range of topics including academic and non-academic matters.

Independent Study

For every hour spent in classes you will be expected to complete a further 2-3 hours of independent study (which amounts to around 28 hours spent in your personal time). Your individual study time will be spent preparing for, or following up on formal study sessions; reading; producing written work; completing projects; and revising for examinations.  

The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions you attend, along with your reading lists and assignments.  However, we expect you to demonstrate an active role in your own learning by reading widely and expanding your own knowledge, understanding and critical ability.

Independent study will foster in you the ability to identify your own learning needs and determine which areas you need to focus on to become proficient in your subject area. This is an important transferable skill and will help to prepare you for the transition to working life.


We have mixed methods of assessment including written exams, oral presentations, mid-term essays and coursework.

Law Library Service

School of Law students have access to state of the art library resources and e-learning facilities. Read more here:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2018/19 Academic Year
Full-time £9,250

Tuition fees for International students

2018/19 Academic Year
Full-time £17,450

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 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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