Studying on this programme gives you an opportunity to complete a qualifying law degree while locating law in the turbulent, rapidly changing world of international relations. As well as fulfilling the requirements of students who wish to train towards general legal practice, 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).
Why study LLB Law with International Relations at Middlesex?
Researchers in the Middlesex University School of Law are engaged in a wide range of international projects in law, policy and politics. The School has an excellent network of relationships with high-profile international organisations, including in European organisations where students have an opportunity to gain invaluable work experience as part of their course.
Tailored international placement opportunities exist for students on this programme in a multilateral organisation such as the International Labour Organization, or with other Geneva-based international bodies. Students will have use of original council chambers featuring judge's bench and public gallery for mooting and lectures.
Since this programme leads to a qualifying law degree, students take nine obligatory modules: English Legal System, Legal Method, Public Law, Contract Law, Criminal Law, European Union Law, Tort Law, Land Law, and Equity and Trusts. In addition, you also pick from a range of exciting International Relations options.
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.
The LLB Law with International Relations will sharpen your ability not only to interpret and contextualise international events but also to talk and write convincingly about them in different professional settings, whether those events occur in the realm of peace and security, trade, or development. Such skills prepare you for a variety of possible career tracks in organisations such as the United Nations, the European Union, the Organization for Security & Cooperation in Europe, the International Labour Organization, the World Trade Organization, and many other emerging international and regional organisations.
Year One: Public Law; Contract Law; English Legal System; Legal Method
Year Two: Criminal Law; Tort; European Union Law; Theories of International Relations
Year Three: Land Law; Equity & Trusts; plus two optional modules chosen from a list including Public International Law; Globalism, Geopolitics; and Humanitarianism & Human Rights. Advanced Mooting and Advocacy and Strategic Lawyering are two further optional modules limited to 16 students selected by the programme team.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures,
seminars, debates, projects, and task-based workshops. Emphasis is placed on
the practice of international relations in different settings and on how events
and values are viewed from different global perspectives, including at national,
regional and international level. Research collaborations undertaken by
programme staff attract world-class scholars and practitioners to the School,
who share their experience and engage with students during visits.
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework tasks,
including presentations and discussion, extended essays, projects, and exams.
The UCAS Tariff has changed for courses starting in September 2017. The points awarded to each qualification have been lowered in comparison to the previous UCAS Tariff. Our entry requirements are displayed as the grades you will require, however if you wish to find out the equivalent tariff points please use the UCAS calculator.
UK/EU and International students are eligible to apply for this course.
Academic credit for previous study or experience
If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three. For further information please visit our Transfer students page.
If you have relevant work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University qualification. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
International entry requirements
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
Visas and immigration
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
English language requirements for international students
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components). Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted English tests and qualifications. If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions
Entry onto this course requires you to have an interview. We use the interview to allow us to find out more about you, to better understand your aspirations and interests and to explore why you want to study the subject with us. Full details of the interview process will be provided when you apply.
What are the career options with an LLB Law with International Relations?
For students primarily interested in a career in legal practice, this course fulfils the standard undergraduate degree requirement for progressing to professional qualification as a barrister or solicitor. Alongside this established career track, the programme equips graduates with more nuanced understanding of how organisations and societies manage their interaction in the international arena.
Students who complete the programme are well prepared for pursuing professional career options in law, as well as careers in multilateral and international organisations and agencies.
What about placements?
Students on the programme have the opportunity to be considered for arranged placements in a number of international bodies and advocacy-oriented organisations inside and beyond the UK, including in the programme-specific placement scheme based in Geneva.
What about professional accreditation?
This award is accredited and recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB). It satisfies the entry requirements for the Legal Practice Course (if you are an aspiring solicitor) and the Bar Professional Training Course (if you are an aspiring barrister).
What support is available?
Our Employability Service will support you in developing the skills that employers are seeking and help you gain valuable work experience in your chosen field. It provides workshops, events and one-to-one support related to job hunting, CVs, covering letters, interviews and networking.
It can also support you in securing part-time work, placements, internships and volunteering opportunities, while the Enterprise Development Hub aims to help entrepreneurial students launch their own business ventures.
Below are just a few examples of the types of careers that you could pursue after graduating with us:
Work within a range of international organisations, emerging regional networks, NGOs, campaigning bodies, the civil service, and the media.