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Legal Studies, Political Science

Leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, the program is for students interested in law school, or a career in politics and public administration, or in pursuing a graduate degree.

Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Legal Studies, Political Science


Course Credits: 120


Degree Duration

4 Years :4 Years (Direct Route)


Pathways Available

International Year One


Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

Are you interested in politics, the law, business, or government? Then Mercy College’s four-year Legal Studies with a Specialization in Political Science Program is for you.

You’ll develop analytical, writing and oral advocacy skills and will be introduced to the skills necessary to resolve conflict such as: mediation, negotiation and arbitration.

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

  • 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

Preparation for law school or other graduate degrees

Learn from faculty with practical experience in their fields

Internship opportunities to gain hands-on knowledge in the field

Your Pathways

International Year One

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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