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Aberystwyth University

Law with International Politics

UCAS Code: M1LF
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Law by area
  • Politics
Student score
83% MED
85% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

DMM-DDM

International Baccalaureate
30

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This BA in Law with International Politics course is designed to give you the formal knowledge required for a successful law career in the twenty-first century, whilst also giving you the additional advantage of superb training in global politics. This course has a major/minor structure, meaning you will spend two-thirds of your time in the Department of Law and Criminology examining the fundamental principles of law, legal reasoning and the legal institution, and one-third of your time in the Department of International Politics studying international political thought and history. The Department of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth is the oldest Law School in Wales, founded in 1901, and has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the expertise of its staff. Your learning is closely linked to the vigorous research activity carried out in the department, providing you with an outstanding, dynamic and up-to-date learning environment. You will benefit from a mature and well-stocked Law library, supplemented by generous electronic resources. The Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth is the worldâ??s first university department of International Politics, and it remains one of the largest departments of politics and international relations in Europe with over 40 academic staff. Its vibrant and cosmopolitan learning environment welcomes students from all over the world, and provides a lively venue for contemporary and international political debate. Both departments offer a number of degree schemes and modules taught entirely or partially through the medium of Welsh.

Modules

Law Year 1: Legal systems and skills for BA law; law of contract; criminal law Year 2: Public Law; Tort; European law; comparative public law; introduction to civil law. Year 3: Equity and the law of trusts; land law plus other modules from the department of Law and Criminology. International Politics Year 1: War, strategy and intelligence; approaching the political; world politics in the age of the two World Wars; exploring the international 1 and 2. Year 2 and 3: Options may include: International politics and the nuclear age; the making of national security policy; European politics; the ethics of war in theory and practice; responding to terror; wales and devolution; warfare after waterloo: military history 1815 â?? 1918; democracy promotion in world politics; Islam, foreign policy and the developing world; modern China; sociology of international relations: the politics of studying world politics; the diplomacy of decline: Britain and world politics 1851-2001; international political theory today; political leadership; special forces: theory and practice; women and military service.

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University has a proud history dating back to 1872 when it was established by the people of Wales as the first Welsh University. Despite continuing expansion both of buildings and of student numbers, Aberystwyth has retained its traditional friendly intimacies, its vigorous student social life, and its high academic standards.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

11%
89%

Year 2

14%
86%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
36%
53%
11%

Year 1

64%
34%
2%

Year 2

54%
41%
5%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

61%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
26% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
60% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
286 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
59% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are customer service occupations

8%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: records

7%

Graduates who are legal associate professionals

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive – often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into. If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification and many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion – about one in 17 last year– of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Psychology, business and social studies are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 95%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

77%

Feedback on work has been helpful

72%

Feedback on work has been prompt

70%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
24% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
29% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
286 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

7%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Other popular industries include marketing and PR, management consultancy, youth and community work, the finance industry and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in six politics graduates go on to take another course to get a Masters after they finish their degrees.
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