LLB (Hons) Law with International Relations
Middlesex University Mauritius
Flic en Flac, Mauritius
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Studying an LLB at Middlesex University Mauritius you will gain the legal skills and abilities to complete the academic stage of training, and with your qualification, embark on the next stage of vocational training to become a fully qualified notary, solicitor/attorney or barrister. The LLB (Hons) Law with International Relations gives you an opportunity to locate law in the turbulent, rapidly changing world of international relations.
Overview - Why Sign Up?
An LLB (Honours) Law from Middlesex University Mauritius is recognised by the legal professional bodies including the Mauritius Bar Association, the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority (solicitors) and the UK Bar Standards Board (barristers) as a Qualifying Law Degree that satisfies the first (or ‘academic’) stage of professional legal education and training. It additionally develops your understanding of the ethical, social, political, economic, cultural and historical contexts within which the law operates, as well as providing skills of legal analysis and an ability to evaluate legal systems and processes.
The LLB Law with International Relations combines the compulsory ‘Foundations of Legal Knowledge’, a requirement of the legal professional bodies to satisfy the first or academic stage of professional legal education, with optional modules that explore further specific areas of expertise within the law. The seven ‘Foundations of Legal Knowledge’ are: Public Law, the Law of Contract, Tort, EU Law, Criminal Law, Equity and Trusts, and Land Law. These form the core modules of your LLB as a Qualifying Law Degree. Additionally gain the specialist knowledge and understanding of law and international relations and the complexities therein, developing skills and equipping you with expertise to move towards professional and related practice in this area.
The course integrates extra-curricular activities within the programme. Legal practitioners and academics will support you in developing specialist skills such as mooting and mediation and you will have the opportunity to take part in formal mooting and mediation competitions nationally and internationally. Our LLB Law with International Relations graduates are experienced and skilled in the practicalities of everyday professional practice, indispensable for both the legal and non-legal graduate workplace.
- You will study a programme that is relevant to the legal profession and employers in general and lays the foundations for a successful career in international relations, national and international public bodies, as well as commerce or business generally
- You will study the core law modules that meet the requirements of the Mauritius Bar Association, the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority (solicitors) and the UK Bar Standards Board (barristers) for the first (or ‘academic’) stage of professional legal education and training.
- Your course is taught across three campuses, in London, Mauritius and Dubai, with the option of transferring for one (or more) year of study to one of our overseas campuses
- You will integrate applied work-based and skills-based modules that allow you to prepare practically as well as academically for a successful career, both within and outside of the legal professions
- Our outstanding academic reputation places our students at the heart of legal research and innovation. You will be guided by an academic team of nationally and internationally-recognised experts in their chosen fields of law, with links to professional legal bodies and organisations at the local, national and international levels
Scholarships and Funding
You can also receive financial support to help with the cost of your studies that is based on your personal circumstances. Scholarships recognise your academic excellence and other achievements and, unlike a loan, you don't have to pay them back.
Scholarships can reduce your tuition fees or help pay your living expenses. You are only eligible to receive one scholarship award from Middlesex University.
- English Legal System (30 Credits) - Compulsory
- Legal Method (30 credits) - Compulsory
- Contract Law (30 credits) - Compulsory
- Public Law (30 credits) - Compulsory
- Criminal Law (30 credits) - Compulsory
- Tort (30 credits) - Compulsory
- EU Law (30 credits) - Optional
- Theories of International Relations (30 credits) - Compulsory
- Land Law (30 credits) - Compulsory
- Equity and Trusts (30 credits) - Compulsory
- Public International Law (30 credits) - Optional
- Humanitarianism and Global Change (30 credits) - Optional
- Global Geopolitics: Critical Perspectives and Issues (30 credits) - Optional
- Project (30 Credits) - Optional
In Year 1, you will study the English Legal System, Legal Method, Public Law, Contract Law, and in Year 2 you will explore Criminal Law, Tort, EU Law, Theories of International Relations. Year 3 will focus on Land Law, Equity and Trusts, plus two optional modules (if part-time, these modules will be studied over 4 or 6 years).
You will develop your knowledge and understanding, and cognitive and practical skills, through lectures, seminars, workshops and self-directed study using a variety of resources, including the library and e-learning.
More details on the Programme's modules can be found below.
What will you gain
In a competitive but expanding field internationally, given the growth globally of administrative law, graduates who combine sophisticated understanding of international relations with solid grounding in legal analysis and knowledge have a significant advantage.
You will develop your knowledge and understanding of primary sources of law such as case law, legislation and other relevant material including examination of how the laws are made and developed, of the institutions within which the law is administered and the personnel who practise law. You will explore a wide range of legal concepts, values, principles and rules, as well as the complexities of law and international relations.
Your cognitive and practical skills will also be expanded and you'll gain the ability to identify accurately and analyse legal issues by applying knowledge of legal principles and concepts to complex practical situations and make reasoned judgements based on informed understanding of arguments. You will be able to research and interpret the primary and secondary source material of law and apply the findings to the solution of legal problems, and then evaluate and judge the value of relevant doctrinal and policy issues in relation to law and a range of legal topics as well as international relations.
Note on Optional Modules
Optional modules are available at levels 5 and 6. You will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year, but if insufficient numbers of students profess an interest in an optional module, or if there are staffing changes which affect the teaching allocation, your first choice might not be offered. If this is the case, we will advise you after the module selection period over the winter break or at the earliest time that the programme team is able to help you choose an alternative.
Program Tuition Fee
The LLB Law with International Relations is especially suitable for students interested in pursuing a career within one of the many kinds of multilateral organisation to be found in increasingly globalised societies (e.g. political, diplomatic, regulatory, campaigning, service-providing, health, trade and other agencies, NGOs and charities)
As a Qualifying Law Degree, the LLB (Hons) Law satisfies the requirements set by the Mauritius Bar Association, the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority and the UK Bar Standards Board for the academic stage of training. Upon successful completion of the LLB, you may pursue the second (or ‘vocational’) stage of professional training for notaries, solicitors/attorneys and barristers.
There are many sectors where a law degree is highly desired, including business (Human Resources, Tax and Insurance), charity, management, administration, the Civil Service, education and government. You might choose to pursue a career as a Solicitor/Attorney, Barrister, Legal Executive or Paralegal. Alternatively, you could also choose to continue into further study on courses such as the Mauritian Vocational Examinations for Barristers, Notaries and Attorneys, the UK Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or master's programmes in law as well as related subjects.