LLB in International Law with Professional Experience
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
3 - 4 years
GBP 9,250 / per year **
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* only for home students. We will continue to accept applications from international students after the 25th of January
** UK students: £9,250 per year | international: £14,300 for the first year
Why choose this course?
You'll study key topics of international relevance, such as trade, criminal and human rights law. In our age of increasing globalisation, expertise in these areas will boost your employability both in the UK and internationally.
This course is ideal, whether you wish to pursue a career as a solicitor or barrister or an international legal career. You'll have the opportunity to spend a year either working or studying abroad, which is great to have on your CV if you're considering an international career. You also have the opportunity to do internships during the degree.
Over the course of this degree, you may lead mock trials and cross-examine forensic experts and witnesses in court. You might work in our Legal Advice Centre, giving legal advice in domestic and consumer disputes, or you might participate in one of our international mooting or client interviewing competitions. You'll graduate with legal knowledge, applied skills, and work experience that is highly valued by employers.
Reasons to choose Kingston University
- This course is accredited as a Qualifying Law Degree by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
- Professional Experience modules will help you develop both legal practice and general employability skills.
- You'll be able to participate in prestigious international law competitions.
With Professional Experience
This degree comes with Professional Experience, which will place you in the real world. It will enable you to acquire relevant work experience and develop critical skills. You will have the opportunity to:
- Undertake up to two professional internships in a law firm or in a law-related field;
- Take professional modules in Mediation and/or Professional Practice and Ethics.
This professional experience will help you gain valuable experience in preparation for securing a job role after you graduate.
Professional Readiness Programme
This course features the unique Professional Readiness Programme that runs across Years 1 and 2. It is designed to help you develop your professional skills in preparation for an internship(s) and future employment. You will undertake a range of practical workshops that will forge and nurture your soft-skills as well as build your industry knowledge. Workshops may focus on:
- networking techniques aimed at building contacts and creating opportunities
- building your personal brand to maximise your potential
- understanding the legal sector and career paths.
Kingston University's International Law LLB courses are recognised by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as qualifying law degrees. Once you have successfully completed your LLB, you can progress to the vocational stage of your legal training.
What you will study
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.
Year 1 introduces the English Legal System and Method, including access and use of legal materials. Public Law covers the UK's constitution and relationships between individuals and the state. Law of Tort considers civil wrongs such as negligence, nuisance and occupier's liability. Law of Contract explores binding agreements and breaches. In the summer term, you will undertake your chosen professional experience module.
- English Legal System and Methods
- Law of Contract
- Public Law
- Law of Tort
- Law Professional Readiness and Skills (Stage 1)
In Year 2, your Land Law module will cover property ownership, use and rights. In the Criminal Law module, you will study murder, theft and sexual crimes. EU Law considers the single market (informed by recent politics). International and Comparative Law focuses on American, German and French comparative law as well as an introduction to Public International Law. In the summer term, you will undertake your chosen professional experience module.
- Land Law
- Criminal Law
- EU Law
- Law Professional Readiness and Skills (Stage 2)
- International and Comparative Law
- Professional Practice and Ethics
Optional study abroad year
You will also have the opportunity to spend a year abroad on a work placement or studying at one of our partner institutions in North America, Europe, Australia or Asia.
In the Final Year, everyone will study Equity and Trusts which considers wills, charitable trusts, and trustees. And you will undertake a dissertation. For the rest of your study, you will be able to shape your degree around what interests you the most. You will select two optional modules.
- Equity and Trusts
- International Trade Law
- Dispute Resolution
- International Criminal and Human Rights Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- Law of Technology and Innovation
- Company Law
- Employment Law
- Family and Child Law
- Environmental Law
Optional modules only run if there is enough demand. If we have an insufficient number of students interested in an optional module, that module will not be offered for this course.
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After you graduate
This degree can lead to a wide range of careers, particularly in an international environment. Graduates work as account executives, marketing coordinators, operations managers and technology officers.
Our Law graduates have secured the following jobs:
- Junior analyst
- Legal assistant
- Account development executive
- Insolvency practitioner
- Financial consultant
- Court clerk
Graduates from the Department of Law have secured jobs in the following companies:
- Lyons Davidson Solicitors
- Fredrickson International
- BM Advisory (formerly Atherton Bailey Chartered Accountants)
- Hudson Advisors
- Gill Solicitors
- Stuart & Co Solicitors (formally Stuart Karatas Solicitors)