Canterbury Christ Church University - LL.b Law with History

Canterbury Christ Church University

LL.b Law with History

An alternative approach to gaining a qualifying Law degree is to study on one of our ‘Law with’ degrees. These share the same core Law components as the LLB Single Honours but allow you to study another subject alongside Law to gain different insights and experience to build your own career pathway.

Study Law with History and join a challenging, vibrant and friendly community, led by an experienced team of academics, practitioners, solicitors, barristers and international lawyers.

Your Qualifying Law degree will enable you to progress to the vocational stage of lawyer’s training, to qualify as either a solicitor or barrister. This original and innovative course has been designed in consultation with senior managers to give you both a theoretical and practical experience.

As part of your degree, you will have the option to get involved with practical justice including opportunities to shadow a local judge and experience live mediations from our in-house Medication Clinic. Through our strong links with the local community, Citizens Advice, and local courts, you will have the opportunity to act as a Community Legal Companion for unrepresented parties at court. This is an excellent opportunity for you to gain hands-on work experience in a legal setting.

Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be 96-120 UCAS Tariff points including BBB at A2 level, or equivalent.

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course,

Career Prospects

In addition to all our LLB degrees being Qualifying Law Degrees, we have designed our degrees in consultation with external stakeholders, such as local law practitioners as well as a range of local organisations. This ensures we help you to develop the skills which are highly valued by employers, with examples including; written and verbal communication, initiative, time management, flexibility and teamwork.

Many graduates use these skills to become a barrister or solicitor, but others establish careers in education, public services, human resource management, management generally, as paralegals, chartered secretaries or in financial services. This qualification can also be used to progress on to postgraduate study in law, such as an LLM, or in related areas such as management, marketing and accountancy.

Course Details

In Year 1, you'll typically experience an interactive style of learning involving workbooks and computer-aided assessment as part of your fundamental grounding in legal methodology. You'll study aspects of history including historiographical controversy, and methods and approaches used in researching, studying and writing about the past.

As you progress to Years 2 and 3, you'll deepen your knowledge, hone your skills and work with increasing independence. You'll be able to select optional modules enabling you to focus on complex areas of law, which you'll study in depth.  

As part of the Intellectual Property Law module, you'll have the opportunity to visit the World Intellectual Property Organisation and the World Trade Organisation in Geneva.

As part of the International Law module and European Law module, you'll have the opportunity to visit a number of international courts and institutions of the EU such as the European Court of Justice, the European Parliament, the International Criminal Court or the International Court of Justice in Strasbourg, The Hague and Brussels.

Year 1

Contract Law
Criminal Law
English Legal Systems
Introduction to Obligations
Making History
The Making of Modernity: Enlightenment, Nation and Empire

Year 2

Public Law I
Public Law II
Land Law
Law of Torts
Castles in Medieval Society
The Age of the Tudors, 1485-1603
Terror Consent & Resistance in Nazi Germany
The Crusades c.1095 - c. 1204
Anarchy, Law, War and Tyranny: Angevin England, 1128-1216
Atlantic Americas: Commerce, Domination and Resistance in the Atlantic World, 1500-1800
War and the Making of the Early Modern World, c.1500-c. 1789
Land of Hope and Glory? Britain since 1900
‘Isolation to Domination’: the United States of America, 1914-1945
American Girlhood
War and Revolution in Vietnam, 1930-1975
Race and Racism: Categorisation, Conquest and Control in America
Women, Power and Patronage in Elizabethan England, 1558-1603
Sex, Deviance and Death in the Sixteenth Century
Humanities in a Digital World
Applied Humanities: Employability in Practice
The Nuclear Age, 1945-1972

Year 3

European Law
Equity And Trusts
Women And Crime
Tax Law
Medical Law
Family Law
International Justice And Human Rights
Employment Law
Civil Litigation & Client Care
Comparative Criminal Law
Internet, Law & Society
Intellectual Property Law
Individual Study
A Superhero History: Truth, Justice, & The American Way (Optional Core)
Poverty, Prostitution, Plague: The problems of English Society, 1600-1800 (Optional Core)
The Stuart State: Britain 1603-1714 (Optional Core)
The Global Sixties (Optional Core)
Roman Frontiers: Life and Interaction at the Edges of Empire
From Norsemen to Normans: Pirates and Princes
King Stephen, Empress Matilda and ‘the Anarchy’: England, Normandy and Civil War c. 1120-1154
Queens, Maidens and Dowagers: Women in Medieval England
From Richard II to The Wars of the Roses: Politics and Society, 1377-1509
The Crown and the Republic: The British Civil Wars 1625-1660
Power, Splendour and Diplomacy: The Early Modern Courts of Europe
‘The Troubles': War, Rebellion and Loyalty in Ireland
The Modern Black Freedom Movement
Writing the Colour Line: American Literature from Plessy to Ferguson
Fascism in the Twentieth Century
In Search of the Past: The Meanings of Heritage

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