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 practising legal professionals.

More about this course

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.

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.

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).

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

Administrative Law (core, 15 credits)

Constitutional Law (core, 15 credits)

Contract I (core, 15 credits)

Criminal Law I (core, 15 credits)

English Legal System (core, 15 credits)

Land Law I (core, 15 credits)

Law of Tort I (core, 15 credits)

Legal Method (core, 15 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Contract Law II (core, 15 credits)

Criminal Law II (core, 15 credits)

Land Law II (core, 15 credits)

Law of Equity and Trusts I (core, 15 credits)

Law of Tort II (core, 15 credits)

Law of the European Union I (core, 15 credits)

Approaches to International Relations and Foreign Policy (alternative core, 30 credits)

Shifting Global Power in the 21st Century (alternative core, 15 credits)

Strategy in the Contemporary World (alternative core, 15 credits)

Consumer Rights Law (option, 15 credits)

Diplomacy Old and New (option, 30 credits)

Employment Law (option, 15 credits)

Immigrants and Nativists (option, 15 credits)

Law of Advocacy and Mooting (option, 15 credits)

Law of Evidence (option, 15 credits)

Legal Research Methods (option, 15 credits)

Media and Culture (option, 15 credits)

Medical Law (option, 15 credits)

Politics of the Middle East (option, 15 credits)

The Politics of the European Union (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Civil Law and Practice (core, 15 credits)

Criminal Litigation (core, 15 credits)

Law of Equity and Trusts II (core, 15 credits)

Law of the European Union II (core, 15 credits)

Action and Identity: Gender and Political Participation (alternative core, 15 credits)

African Politics (alternative core, 15 credits)

Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (alternative core, 30 credits)

Dissertation (alternative core, 15 credits)

Extended Essay (alternative core, 15 credits)

International Security in an Era of Globalisation (alternative core, 30 credits)

Latin American Politics (alternative core, 15 credits)

Public Diplomacy and Global Communication (alternative core, 30 credits)

The Politics of Modern States (alternative core, 30 credits)

Child Law (option, 15 credits)

Civil Liberties and Human Rights (option, 15 credits)

Company Law (option, 15 credits)

Environmental Law (option, 15 credits)

Family Law (option, 15 credits)

International Trade Law (option, 15 credits)

Jurisprudence (option, 15 credits)

Landlord and Tenant Law (option, 15 credits)

Law of Evidence (option, 15 credits)

Law of Immigration (option, 15 credits)

Music and Entertainment Law (option, 15 credits)

Penal Policy (option, 15 credits)

Public International Law (option, 15 credits)

Where this course can take you

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.

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