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Optional Law modules

Hi everyone,

Was wondering if anyone has done any of these courses and their experiences with it.


Criminology & Criminal Justice
Environmental Law
Public International Law
Medicine Law
Legal Theory
Terrorism and Counter -terrorism Law
Law and History
Law and Gender
Sports Law
Global IP???


I will have to choose 2 of these and would like to know if any of these are more 'worth the time' to learn for job prospects. I have been interested in contract law for ages but after doing the exams I barely passed the module, whereas for the constitutional module I achieved a first.
So if anyone can also give any advice on what I can actually do with constitutional law would also help a lot. Thanks!
Original post by Jfrancis1
Hi everyone,
Was wondering if anyone has done any of these courses and their experiences with it.
Criminology & Criminal Justice
Environmental Law
Public International Law
Medicine Law
Legal Theory
Terrorism and Counter -terrorism Law
Law and History
Law and Gender
Sports Law
Global IP???
I will have to choose 2 of these and would like to know if any of these are more 'worth the time' to learn for job prospects. I have been interested in contract law for ages but after doing the exams I barely passed the module, whereas for the constitutional module I achieved a first.
So if anyone can also give any advice on what I can actually do with constitutional law would also help a lot. Thanks!

The modules which you study during a law degree do not determine what sort of legal career you might pursue. Bear in mind that about half of the practising lawyers in the UK do not have a law degree, and may have studied only the core subjects. They may nonetheless specialise in all sorts of legal areas.

A knowledge of Constitutional law could be useful for someone practising in public law, or working in policy related jobs in the Civil Service, the Houses of Parliament, think tanks, and journalism, and also for someone teaching law or politics.
Original post by Jfrancis1
Hi everyone,
Was wondering if anyone has done any of these courses and their experiences with it.
Criminology & Criminal Justice
Environmental Law
Public International Law
Medicine Law
Legal Theory
Terrorism and Counter -terrorism Law
Law and History
Law and Gender
Sports Law
Global IP???
I will have to choose 2 of these and would like to know if any of these are more 'worth the time' to learn for job prospects. I have been interested in contract law for ages but after doing the exams I barely passed the module, whereas for the constitutional module I achieved a first.
So if anyone can also give any advice on what I can actually do with constitutional law would also help a lot. Thanks!

Hi there

Whilst your optional modules may give an indication as to what area of law you are interested in, it is not determinative of what sector you practice in in the future. So if you enjoy constitutional law, you could do some research into what areas are suitable. However, if it is not an area that you fancy, you could always have a look into other areas of practice. :smile:

I am currently taking the IP module (though I do not know if this is the same as Global IP). My reason for choosing the module was due to my interest in being an IP lawyer. The module has been really interesting and has covered a broad range of topics. I think there are multiple things which you can consider when choosing your optional modules. The assessment criteria is really important: what will you be assessed on, what is the method of assessment (some students may prefer coursework over exams, so it is something you could account). How many credits is the module? (some modules will be weighed heavier). If you are interested in entering into particular sectors in the future, perhaps doing some research and choosing a relevant module will be useful too.

Good luck
Chloe
University of Kent Student Law

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