Our four-year LLB Law and Philosophy offers you the opportunity to study a range of philosophical and legal topics. Your philosophy modules provide an introduction to the major topics of philosophy, while your legal modules analyse the major divisions of common law (contract, tort and crime) and the relation between the citizen and the state (public law).
This joint course provides you with a thorough academic training in the two disciplines and develops your critical, analytical, and argumentative skills. This enables you to apply methods of philosophical analysis to legal issues and foster an awareness of the legal dimensions of moral and ethical issues. By the end of this course, you are equipped with highly developed skills of critical thought, analysis and argumentation.
Foundations of the Law of Property;
Public Law 1;
The Enlightenment or a humanities or social science full-year option; and
Introduction to Philosophy.
Equity and Trusts;
Public Law 2;
Foundations of the Law of Obligations;
one full-year philosophy option or two half-year philosophy options.
one optional module;
Joint Seminar in Philosophy and Law.
Two half-year optional modules;
two full-year philosophy optional modules; and
a dissertation or a law or philosophy full-year module or two half-year modules.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
IELTS band : 6
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A-levels: AAB-ABB, including at least one A-level in a subject that demonstrates essay-writing skills
GCSE English: C
IB: 33-32 points
Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 12 level three credits at distinction and the remainder at merit (or above)
Other equivalent qualifications may also be accepted.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Essex.
For home and EU students your main source of funding will be government loans, as well as University bursaries and scholarships.
While international students may be eligible for some scholarships, as well as additional funding from charities and trusts, it is imperative that you do not travel to the UK or begin your studies without ensuring you have enough money to cover all fees and living expenses. It is virtually impossible to make arrangements for financial support once you have left your home country, while the immigration authorities are unlikely to allow you UK entry unless you have evidence that you can cover the costs of your study.