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MARTS IN LAW AND PHILOSOPHY*

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Codes:

College C58

UCAS V5M1

Course Length:

4 years Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £9,250

2020/21 International fee: £13,500

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

Course content

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This integrated Masters degree is designed to give students the opportunity to study a combination of both Law and Philosophy throughout their four-year programme of study.  This gives students a wider range of subject choice than a single subject degree. 

It is suitable both for those who have studied law before and those who have not, and for those seriously considering employment in the legal profession to those who just have an interest in these complementary subjects.  

Law affects every aspect of day to day life.  Whether it is purchasing a ticket to a festival, the rules regarding university tuition fees or the functioning of our democracy and relationships with other nations, law is there to regulate pretty much everything that we do.  This is what makes it such a fascinating subject to study.  

Note: Students can exit after three years with a BA (Hons) qualification.  In order for students to cover the foundation legal subjects for a Qualifying Law Degree, and the content to support their preparation for the Solicitors' Qualifying Exam, they must complete the full four-year MArts qualification.

You will have access to Westlaw, the leading legal research service to support your studies.

Where this can take you

Law at Chichester begins preparing you for employment opportunities right from the outset, with the development of practical legal skills being a key component.  Your programme of study will include several guest speakers, who work within the legal profession, to give you an insight in to how the law you are learning operates in practice. 

Throughout, your study of law will also help prepare you for the Solicitor’s Qualifying Examination, should you be considering a career as a Solicitor.  This will include the development of practical skills and knowledge required, such as how to interpret a will and the process of selling and buying a property. 

Furthermore, as this integrated Masters degree covers two disciplines, it could equally lead to employment where the study of both Law and Philosophy is beneficial:

  • Policy Officer
  • Barrister
  • Paralegal
  • Local Government Officer

Indicative modules

During your four-year programme you will study many aspects of the Law.  This will include the foundation legal subjects for a Qualifying Law Degree:

  • Criminal Law
  • Contract Law
  • Tort Law
  • EU Law
  • Public Law
  • Land Law
  • Equity and Trusts 

In addition, you will have the opportunity to study Business Law, Human Rights Law or Intellectual Property Law. 

You will also have the opportunity to study from a range of Philosophy modules including:

  • Enlightenment Europe, 1688 – 1789
  • Re-Litigating the Past: State, Media and Historical Injustice in Contemporary Britain
  • Critique, Suspicion and Revolution
  • Political Ideology: How Ideas Shape Politics and Why They Matter
  • Environment and state in Britain since 1945
  • Freedom and Justice
  • Philosophy and Theory of Religion
  • Saints or Sinners
  • Fairy Tales: Early Modern to Postmodern. 
  • Approaches to Research
  • Bio-Ethics
  • Contemporary Interpretation of the Bible

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

Teaching and assessment

Throughout your course you will be assessed through a variety of methods including essays, exams, presentations and a mock trial and you will write a dissertation on a topic of your choice. 

This integrated Masters degree enables you to develop important academic and transferable skills:

  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Research
  • Oral argument and dialogue
  • Negotiation
  • Employability skills

All these skills open a wide array of employment prospects, and in addition you will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement in your final year of your study.

Additional Costs

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