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Law (with International Relations) - LLB (Hons)

Why study this course?

With access to our mock courtroom, you'll benefit from specialist speakers and work placements, as well as opportunities for international study, mentoring schemes and careers advice from practicing legal professionals. In the most recent (2015-16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

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Discover how the law impacts on international relations and acquire a range of legal and transferable skills with this fascinating degree course. The LLB is recognised as a qualifying law degree, allowing progression to the Legal Practice Course (solicitors) or the Bar Professional Training Course (barristers).

This is a highly regarded qualification, enabling you to pursue a wide range of careers beyond the legal profession including those in the diplomatic service, international companies and non-governmental organisations.

You'll learn the historical background to English legal systems, the role of legal professionals within them and explore other state-based and international systems of law.

You'll also have access to a spectrum of international relations topics, examining human rights and social justice, African politics, Latin American politics, immigration, asylum and tribunals and international security in the context of globalisation.

We put a strong focus on clinical legal education and our committed and enthusiastic teaching team, along with our specialist speakers and expert practitioners, have links to an extensive network of employers, professional bodies and international organisations and you will also have opportunities to undertake pro bono assignments, to gain experience while studying, and to visit the Central London Criminal Court and the Houses of Parliament.

You will analyse historical precedents and the institutions underlying contemporary international relations, understand the challenges facing the world, and the institutional and political factors involved, as well as making informed judgements about current international affairs and future developments within larger theoretical frameworks and approaches to international relations.

In addition to learning legal rules, their contexts and application, you will develop skills in communication, independent research, teamwork, public speaking and more. The University’s mock courtroom, complete with dock, witness box and public gallery, will introduce you to a courtroom environment and improve your presentation skills.

High quality teaching is enhanced by online learning and academic skills support, mentoring and careers guidance. Workshops, employment fairs and placements are combined with a lively programme of events and talks by guest speakers who have previously included Lord Walker of Gestinghorpe, formerly a Supreme Court judge.

You will be eligible to join the Law Mentoring Programme, which provides support in your personal and professional development from postgraduate London Met mentors who advise on career paths, work experience and commercial awareness as well as helping you you prepare your CV and covering letters.

A collaboration between Clyde & Co, an international law firm, and the East London Business Alliance provides additional mentoring to first year students, who attend six sessions with qualified lawyers to gain confidence and discuss options for entering the legal profession.

You'll also be invited to careers workshops, postgraduate ‘taster’ sessions and networking events attended by students, London Met staff and legal professionals, and to attend our annual Get Into Law Day, where you will hear from legal professionals about their careers.

The University’s well-established law school offers an unprecedented range of optional modules, opening up a range of careers inside the legal profession and beyond, including roles in business, financial services, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and international relations.

Assessment

You will be assessed by a range of methods including case studies, essays, examinations, presentations and research projects. These allow you to develop and demonstrate a wide range of skills and knowledge that will be invaluable in further study and your career.

Professional accreditation

This course is recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree for progression to the Legal Practice Course (solicitors) or the Bar Professional Training Course (barristers).

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • for entry in the 2017-18 academic year: a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg Advanced Diploma)
  • GCSE English at grade C or above, or Higher Diploma (or equivalent)

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

 

If you're studying full-time, each year (level) is worth 120 credits. At least 30 credits each year are in International Relations. Modules marked with an asterisk are required for a qualifying law degree.

Year 1 modules include:

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Legal System
  • Contract Law*
  • Criminal Law*

Year 2 modules include:

  • Public Law and Human Rights*
  • Property Law*
  • Law of Tort*Shifting Global Power
  • Approaches to International Relations and Foreign Relations

Year 3 modules include:

  • Equity and Trusts*
  • European Union Law*
  • Law Extended Essay
  • International Security in the Era of Globalisation
  • The Politics of Modern States
  • Human Rights and Social Justice
  • African Politics
  • Latin American Politics
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights
  • Public International Law
  • Immigration and Asylum Law and Tribunals
  • The Law of Finance and Taxation
  • Environmental Law
  • Law and Religion
  • Penal Policy
  • Creating a Winning Business 2
  • Extension of Knowledge

Legal work placements, mooting and pro bono opportunities enable you to gain relevant experience while studying. Many LLB graduates go on to train as a solicitor or barrister, but you could also pursue a career in fields including business, media, voluntary organisations or NGOs.

Employability skills are also developed through activities including presentations and events organised by the Mansfield Law Society and the careers service, ensuring you're well-equipped for the working world. 

Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.

All applicants applying to begin a course starting in January must apply direct to the University.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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