At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. The development of an effective legal system (or ‘the rule of law’) is often seen as the key to the growth of many modern societies. Historians see such legal systems as core to many of their studies while good lawyers understand that the law often possesses a history which they must know if they are to make sense of it. Keele has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary study in which leading researchers examine subjects and seek to cross their boundaries so as to offer a stimulating examination and critique of both texts and events: in this course, the historical, socio-political, economic and gender contexts of history and law. By studying both these subjects together, you will gain a better understanding of the nature of human society and how it has developed. As a student of History and Law you will have the opportunity to take part in mooting (practising oral arguments), client interviewing, and working as a Community Legal Companion within the innovative CLOCK programme, which was pioneered at Keele. You may also be able to obtain hands-on experience through volunteering in the community and/or work experience with external agencies such as museums. These opportunities will diversify your skills, experience and strengthen your CV. Keele enjoys high rates of graduate employment, where in 2016, were recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. Studying this programme opens up a wide range of career possibilities in law, the media, the creative and heritage industries, or in teaching. There are varied opportunities right across the private sector, local and national government or in charities. Many Law and History graduates go on to further study at Master’s level and beyond, leading to careers in research and education.