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Law, Humanities and Social Sciences

Foundation in Humanities and Social Sciences

Program Overview

This programme leads to an array of Law, humanities and social sciences degrees at Keele University, preparing students to thrive in their chosen area


Duration

  • Two Semesters

Intakes

  • September 2022
  • January 2023

Location

  • Keele University International College

The Law pathway subjects prepare students for law degrees at Keele are informed by research and offer a critical approach to legal education in an enriched, inclusive environment, involving a range of professional activities and support. You will be able to go on to train as a solicitor or barrister following graduation, or prepare for a legal career of your choice from a range of options.

The Humanities and Social Sciences subjects are focused on the ways in which we engage with one another as human beings in contexts ranging from the local to the global. The research and teaching at Keele University focuses on the varied dimensions of human experience and on the full range of cultural, economic and social challenges we face in a fast-changing world.

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Foundation Modules

Foundation in Law, Humanities and Social Sciences – Law pathway

Semester 1:

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 1 [KIC-90019]
  • Exploring the Social World [KIC-00003]
  • Principles of ICT [KIC-00025]
  • Introduction to Media and Communication [KIC-00011]

Semester 2:

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 1 [KIC-90019]
  • Research Skills [KIC-90005]
  • English Legal System [KIC-00015]
  • Constitutional Law [KIC-00019]

Foundation in Law, Humanities and Social Sciences – Humanities and Social Sciences pathway

Semester 1:

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 1 [KIC-90019]
  • Exploring the Social World [KIC-00003]
  • Principles of ICT [KIC-00025]
  • Introduction to Media and Communication [KIC-00011]

Semester 2:

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 1 [KIC-90019]
  • Research Skills [KIC-90005]
  • Intercultural Studies [KIC-00005]
  • Introduction to Politics and International Relations [KIC-00009]
Progression Degree Options

Progression from the Law pathway:

Please visit each degree page to get more in-depth information and full list of modules for Year One, Two and Three

Progression options from the Humanities and Social Sciences pathway:

Facilities

Keele University boasts a purpose-built moot court room allows you to practice the art of legal argument by presenting cases in a realistic courtroom setting. Mooting enables you to develop research, drafting and advocacy skills as well as building your confidence to work under pressure in a fast-evolving environment.

The Law School runs its own internal mooting competition but also trains and supports you as you take part in regional, national and international competitions.

Why Law, Humanities and Social Sciences at Keele?
  • A long history of interdisciplinary research, teaching and learning at Keele University.
  • Media and Film related degrees are ranked no.1 in the UK for student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2020)
  • Students can be assured that courses are influenced by current research, with staff actively researching and publishing in their fields.
  • Global top 500 for Law (THE World University Rankings, 2022)
  • Work placement opportunities to explore various law-related professions (not guaranteed – subject to visa and availability)
  • Accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board
Career Opportunities

96% of Keele graduates were in a job or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE, 2017).

Humanities and Social Sciences alumni go into a wide variety of professions, such as radio, journalism, teaching, the civil service, archives, museums, politics, law, orchestras, music and theatre houses, multimedia arts, advertising, and accounting. In addition to your course, there are extensive opportunities to gain work experience, formally through your degree or through extra-curricular activities.

Law graduates follow diverse careers, including climbing to the highest reaches of the legal professions, going on to further study, or following successful careers in a wide range of other professions.

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