Legal Studies

Mercy’s legal studies program prepares graduates for careers in law by providing a strong undergraduate education emphasizing communication, leadership, technology and ethics.

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Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Legal Studies


Course Credits: 120


Degree Duration

4 Years :

4 Years (Direct Route)

4 Years :

1 year pathway + 3 years degree (major)


Pathways Available

International Year One


Start Dates


Degree Overview

Using a ‘Practice Ready’ approach Mercy’s program is structured to give students a real world, legally-oriented education which leads to the attainment of marketable skills.

Whether a student wants to pursue a career in business or a life practicing law, a bachelor’s degree in legal studies offers them academic training that prepares them for both the workforce and graduate-level study.

Program faculty are attorneys who will help you develop:
– oral communication skills
– writing and critical thinking skills
– techniques of successful negotiation and mediation

*Please note that this Specialization does not prepare students for a career as a Paralegal and that the Specialization in Legal Studies is not approved by the American Bar Association.

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  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources. 

Why Study this Degree

Internationally renowned faculty

Your Pathways

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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