The BA Law with Economics Degree at Aberystwyth University is designed to equip you with a critical understanding of the Law, with the additional advantage of superb economics training. This world-class course is the product of Aberystwyth University's century-old law school.. All Aberystwyth Law School staff members are active in research and publication, and many participate in national and international debates and policy-making in legal, criminological and other related fields. In choosing to study a Law with Economics Degree you will acquire skills that will be of enormous benefit in any legal or non-legal profession. Expertise in advocacy, litigation and negotiation are just some of the many transferable skills that will assist you in any career path you choose.
Aberystwyth Law School: 82% student satisfaction (NSS 2016)
100% of undergraduates who graduated from the Aberystwyth Law School in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)
Aberystwyth Business School: 90% student satisfaction (NSS 2016)
96% of undergraduates from the Aberystwyth Business School who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)
- Teaching & Learning
- Student Views
Why study Law with Economics at Aberystwyth University?
- A degree from a top 4 UK University for Student Satisfaction (NSS 2016)
- It is a practical law degree designed to meet employer needs and taught by experienced legal professionals and academics.
- Taught by professionals who are active for large organisations e.g. GRETA, the Country Side Commission for Wales, the Youth Justice Board, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
- Option to participate in our national and international competing Mooting Society, in order to develop your key advocacy and litigation skills. We also offer a Welsh medium Mooting competition for students who wish to moot through the medium of Welsh.
- Accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
- Insight into the world of enterprise
- An understanding of the impact of changes in the business environment e.g. economic events
- We also offer a number of degree schemes and modules taught entirely or partially through the medium of Welsh. Further details may be obtained from the Law School.
Aberystwyth Law School lecturers are mostly either qualified to PHD level or have professional experience and qualifications as practicing lawyers. Many staff also have a PGCE (Higher Education).
Students at the Aberystwyth Business School are taught by lecturers and other teaching staff who are active researchers and expert practitioners in their chosen subject area.
Over 75% of full time members of teaching staff are qualified to PhD level. Most are currently research active, meaning that students benefit from being taught ‘new’ knowledge in their chosen field of study as well as recognized literature. The School also employs part-time and full time staff devoted purely to teaching. Many part-time staff combine teaching duties with consultancy and business activities, ensuring that students have access not only to up to date research but the latest applied knowledge.
Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.
Modules delivered partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh
Modules delivered partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh
What can I do with a degree in Law with Economics?
Your BA in Law with Economics opens up a range of exciting opportunities for you.You will be a strong candidate for training to become a barrister or a solicitor.You will be a strong candidate for training in the economic sector.
Your future is important to us and our degrees will equip you with the following:
- Possess the confidence in selecting and deploying the most appropriate range of legal methodologies.
- Ability to write and communicate with a range of audiences, evaluating and organizing information.
- Ability to gather, assimilate and interpret a wealth of legal information quickly and accurately.
- The ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form
- Effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills
- The ability to work independently
- Time-management and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines
- Self-motivation and self-reliance
- Team-working, with the ability to discuss concepts in groups, accommodating different ideas and reaching agreement
- Research skills
What Opportunities are there as a student at Aberystwyth Law School?
- The University operates a Year in Employment Scheme (YES) and GO Wales. You have the option to take a year out between your second and third year to work in an organisation in the UK or overseas. YES is very rewarding and a worthwhile experience. Upon completion of this programme, you will stand out from the crowd in a very competitive job market.
- GO Wales is a scheme that works closely with local businesses to create paid work placements of a certain duration for students. It an experience that will equip you with valuable skills to enhance your CV. Our University Career Service will assist you further with YES AND GO Wales.
Teaching & Learning
What will I learn?
The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the three year degree scheme.
You may discover;
- Fundamental principles underlying microeconomics and macroeconomics
- Tort Law
- Criminal Law
- Equity & Trusts
- Land Law
- Contract Law
- European and Public Law
How will I be taught?
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars which are innovating and high quality allowing you to realise your potential.
In your lectures, you will be introduced to key concepts and relevant up to date information. You will also have access to recorded versions of lectures.
Our tutorials and seminars are an opportunity for you to discuss particular legal themes or topics, to evaluate and obtain feedback on your individual learning whilst at the same time improving your construction of legal arguments.
You will be assessed through essays, exams, study logs or portfolios and oral presentations including mooting exercises.
You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your time at the Aberystwyth Law School. Your personal tutor will be the key contact when you have issues or queries.
You will also have the opportunity to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) at Aberystwyth. This is a structured process of self-appraisal, reflection, and planning, which will enable you to chart your personal, academic and professional development throughout your time at university. By recording your academic performance, and highlighting the skills you already have and those you will need for future employability, the PDP portfolio will equip you with the necessary tools to plan effectively, develop successful approaches to study, and consider your future career options and aspirations.
The Law degree course is challenging, engaging and excellently delivered. The balance of different modules keeps the attention of students through the entire three years of the course. The staff and tutors provide excellent support to students whenever they need it. Robert Donaldson
I enjoy learning about how the economy works, and how money isn't just printed out at anytime but is controlled by the government. Economics allows me to understand the fundamental problem that all societies face - scarcity - which makes us choose and that choice is the opportunity cost. Moreover, it focuses on the interaction of the market and people, how economic agents behave or interact and how the economy works. Fon Yih Young
A Levels BBB
GCSE requirements (grade C min):
English or Welsh, Mathematics
BTEC National Diploma:
30 points overall