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BA Law and Sociology

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  • Objectives
    This four-year joint degree aims to develop the study of legal institutions, ideas and processes as part of social reality. It is interdisciplinary and enables lawyers to understand law in a broad sociological context, and helps sociologists to understand the techniques of law.
  • Entry requirements
    General university admissions requirements All applicants must possess a minimum level of competence in English Language and in Mathematics or a Science. A pass at Grade C or above in GCSE English Language and in Mathematics or a Science, or an equivalent qualification, fulfils this requirement. For some courses, requirements are above this University minimum, so you should check the relevant course-specific entry requirements in our hard copy prospectus which you can order online or browse on our online directory. We usually ask for candidates to show a broad base of study at GCSE level (or equivalent) with passes in at least five subjects from a range of disciplines.
  • Academic Title
    BA Law and Sociology
  • Course description
    BA Law and Sociology


    Year One

    -Modern English Legal System/Legal Theory
    -Basic Techniques of the Common Law in Contract and Tort
    -Sociological Imagination and Investigation
    -State, Society and Work
    -Gender, Class and Empire
    -British Society and British Imperialism since 1750
    -Modernity and Globalisation
    -Social Welfare in Britain

    Year Two

    -Social Theory of Law (jointly taught)
    -Methods and Functions of the Criminal Law and/or Introduction to the Law of Property Relations.

    -Social Welfare in Britain
    -Gender, Welfare and the State
    -Contemporary Health Issues
    -Sociology of Contemporary Western Societies
    -Comparative and Historical Sociology
    -Marx’s Social Theory
    -Migration and Identity
    -Sociology of the Modern State
    -Comparative Perspectives on Work and Employment
    -Cultural Regimes of Gender
    -Sociology of Crime and Deviance
    -Age, Life Course and Society
    -International Perspectives on Gender
    -Feminist Cultural Studies
    -Gender and Nature: the beast within

    Year Three

    -One module from the current LLB curriculum
    -One module from the current BA Sociology curriculum
    -Options from the School of Law and/or the Department of Sociology

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