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I like sociology and the human expects of law, i have a particular interest in human rights. Are there specific universities for this type of law, IK Warwick does law and sociology but its not an LLB course its a BA. But i am keen to study law… Can anyone recommend any universities just based on these preferences?
Original post by rabiiii379
I like sociology and the human expects of law, i have a particular interest in human rights. Are there specific universities for this type of law, IK Warwick does law and sociology but its not an LLB course its a BA. But i am keen to study law… Can anyone recommend any universities just based on these preferences?


At undergrad level, all universities will cover those aspects. if you want to practice law, then you need to focus on getting a qualifying law degree, and then if you want to specialise, look at postgraduate options. Your alternative is to do a different undergrad degree such as sociology, international relations, and then to a postgraduate conversion course for law.
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Original post by threeportdrift
At undergrad level, all universities will cover those aspects. if you want to practice law, then you need to focus on getting a qualifying law degree, and then if you want to specialise, look at postgraduate options. Your alternative is to do a different undergrad degree such as sociology, international relations, and then to a postgraduate conversion course for law.

Yes i was considering doing A GDL course..but i am not sure how it works will have to research more on that
Original post by rabiiii379
I like sociology and the human expects of law, i have a particular interest in human rights. Are there specific universities for this type of law, IK Warwick does law and sociology but its not an LLB course its a BA. But i am keen to study law… Can anyone recommend any universities just based on these preferences?

I recommend Anthropology & Law at LSE which is what I do. It is a 3-year course and although it says BA, it is a qualifying law degree so holds the same weight as an LLB. Anthropology is quite similar to sociology but is just on a more global scale and allows you to study smaller, more niche communities compared to sociology. We often touch on human rights in anthropology so it sounds like it could be suited for you. Let me know if you have any more questions about the course
Original post by rabiiii379
Yes i was considering doing A GDL course..but i am not sure how it works will have to research more on that

heyy, what i've linked is really useful in regards to options for pursuing a career in law and it explains everything about the GDL. hope it helps :wink:

https://online.flippingbook.com/view/971330451/
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Original post by poppy2022
I recommend Anthropology & Law at LSE which is what I do. It is a 3-year course and although it says BA, it is a qualifying law degree so holds the same weight as an LLB. Anthropology is quite similar to sociology but is just on a more global scale and allows you to study smaller, more niche communities compared to sociology. We often touch on human rights in anthropology so it sounds like it could be suited for you. Let me know if you have any more questions about the course

Ooo that sounds intrerestibmg, how are you finding it so far? Is it possible to the SQE exam after you complete this course? Thanksss for ur response btw
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Original post by sabrinanour14
heyy, what i've linked is really useful in regards to options for pursuing a career in law and it explains everything about the GDL. hope it helps :wink:
https://online.flippingbook.com/view/971330451/

Thankk you!!!
Original post by rabiiii379
Ooo that sounds intrerestibmg, how are you finding it so far? Is it possible to the SQE exam after you complete this course? Thanksss for ur response btw

I really enjoy it. I especially like doing a dual degree as it means I can switch between the subjects when I'm tired of revising one. As the law side is pretty self explanatory, I'll explain some of the things I've covered in anthro this year. We do two anthro modules in first year, One is called Being Human and is basically an introduction to all of the basic anthropological themes. We have looked at different communities/cultures around the world and how they perceive things like gender differences, death, beauty and other things. We've also thought about the impact of capitalism on workers in the West, such as trends in emotional decline, the idea of constantly chasing 'the good life' and how/why younger generations are aspiring for more unconventional jobs such as on social media. There are ofc lots of other topics in this unit but those are a few that sprung to mind. In the other module, the History of Anthropology, we look at the birth of anthropology which was originally rooted in colonialism. Britain would send anthropologists out to foreign countries to gather information about their customs/communities that they could then use to find the best way to put them under colonial rule. We look at the original work of anthropologists from this time and what this dark past means for modern anthropology. We also look at the customs/values/patterns anthropologists from the past found are common to all humans across all cultures. We have also had some weeks on anthropology's contribution to movements like feminism, Marxism, anarchism, human rights, decolonisation, environmentalism, development, etc.

To answer your question about the SQE, yes it is possible to do it straight after this degree. This degree holds the same weight/merits as a LLB degree and you do all the compulsory law modules to qualify over the three years.
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