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    I am currently doing a joint honours law degree. I understand in order to gain a qualifying law degree, you need to do the seven core modules. As I am combining it with my other subject, those are the only seven I can do. The problem is, in my final year, I have to study EU and Trusts which does not interest me at all. Is it possible to pass on these subjects, undertake other optional modules, and still graduate with a degree (even if it isn't qualifying law degree).

    I am not planning to go into legal practice, although I am considering applying for masters.
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    Hello,

    I am currently doing a joint honours law degree. I understand in order to gain a qualifying law degree, you need to do the seven core modules. As I am combining it with my other subject, those are the only seven I can do. The problem is, in my final year, I have to study EU and Trusts which does not interest me at all. Is it possible to pass on these subjects, undertake other optional modules, and still graduate with a degree (even if it isn't qualifying law degree).

    I am not planning to go into legal practice, although I am considering applying for masters.
    If you are willing to forgo having a QLD, then yes I see no reason why you shouldn't be able to do two different modules instead of EU/Trusts. By that stage you would already have studied 5/7 of the core modules, so why not do the last 2 for a QLD? On the other hand, (i) this is essentially the sunk costs fallacy, (ii) you mentioned you're not interested in legal practice, and (iii) even if you do decide to go into legal practice you will just have to spend a year studying the GDL.

    On the other (other) hand, you will have to study Trusts/EU law if you do the GDL, and questions may be raised about why you opted out of studying Trusts (a pretty crucial legal paper). Then again, none of this matters if you are not interested in legal practice, but in general it is best to keep your options open.
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