LLB Political and Legal Theory I

Student studying on the Birmingham CampusModule leader: Professor Sean Coyle

Module description:

The aim of this module is to explore the origins and development of major legal and political traditions in the West, including but not limited to:

  • Equality
  • Neutrality
  • Liberty
  • Rights
  • Natural law
  • Justice

Students will study in depth works by significant political philosophers who shaped the Western intellectual tradition, including but not limited to:

  • Plato
  • Aristotle
  • Saint Augustine
  • Aquinas
  • Grotius
  • Hobbes



The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.