Our London location attracts students from all across the world, with international students making up 46% of the law school's intake. This builds global understanding and opportunities.
Middlesex University is ranked sixth in the UK (12th globally) as the most International University according to Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2022.
Our Law school is ranked second for law in the UK and in the top 100 globally (The Times Higher Education Young Universities Ranking 2022). We also have a well-established network of legal practices for gaining work placement opportunities across London.
While this degree is best suited for those interested in international relations and the law, we will also help you gain the skills and qualifications needed to pursue a career as a qualified solicitor or barrister in England and Wales. You will be well-equipped to apply this LLB to any legal framework with English law as a foundation.
This degree is ideal for those looking to broaden their skill set. You will graduate with skills and practical knowledge of professional practice, which is highly desired in legal and non-legal workplaces.
Career opportunities exist in diplomatic services and the voluntary sector, where international NGOs often seek those with campaigning, policy and influencing skills.
We have over 145 years of experience delivering professional, creative and technical education that prepares students – like you – for success in global careers, so find out more today.
We have an outstanding international reputation. Our LLB Law with International Relations course will help you develop your core legal skills and gain a highly respected degree.
You will study legal concepts, values and rules as you gain expert knowledge of the core principles of the law in England and Wales.
UK law is the foundation for many legal systems around the world. As you develop your knowledge of international relations you'll learn the commonalities and, more importantly, the differences.
Our expert tutors include solicitors, barristers and academics with extensive global legal experience. They bring unique insights from real-life cases to shape your studies and develop your expertise.
For this law and international relations degree you will learn by:
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Here is an overview of the core subjects you will study over three years.
You will study the English legal system, legal method, public law and contract law.
You will explore criminal law, tort, and theories of international relations. In addition, you then choose two modules from a combination of law and international relations options. If you want to become a barrister, one option must be EU Law.
You 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).
This module aims to introduce the main theories, concepts and themes of international relations. The rival paradigms of the discipline are initially explored and then applied to the understanding of key topics of relations between states and also non-state global actors.
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See the course specification for more information about the course content:
We review our courses regularly to improve your experience and graduate prospects so modules may be subject to change.
To find out more about this highly regarded course, please download the LLB Law with International Relations specification (PDF).
These are the fees for 2024/2025:
Part-time: £77 per taught credit
Full-time students: £16,600
Part-time students: £138 per taught credit
The following study tools are included in your fees:
To help make uni affordable, we do everything we can to support you including our:
1. UK fees: The university reserves the right to increase undergraduate tuition fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions. The tuition fees for part-time UK study are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.
2. International fees: Tuition fees are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.
Any annual increase in tuition fees as provided for above will be notified to students at the earliest opportunity in advance of the academic year to which any applicable inflationary rise may apply.
The LLB Law with International Relations is especially suitable if you are interested in pursuing a career within one of the many kinds of multilateral organisations to be found in increasingly globalised societies (e.g. political, diplomatic, regulatory, campaigning, service-providing, health, trade and other agencies, NGOs and charities).
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, barrister, legal executive, paralegal, or in a community advisory role.
Many students pursue professional qualifications which for solicitors will be the Solicitors Qualifying Exam and for barristers, the Bar Practice Course/Barrister Training Course. The LLB complies with the Bar Standard Board's requirements for the academic component of Bar training comprising the seven Foundations of Legal Knowledge modules.
The LLB also provides a very good basis for the Solicitors' Qualifying Exam (SQE).
Once you graduate, you may also choose to study for a master’s degree, before pursuing the professional exams.
Our Careers and Employability Service, MDXworks will launch you into the world of work from the beginning of your course, with placements, projects and networking opportunities through our 1000+ links with industry and big-name employers in London and globally.
Our dedicated lifetime career support, like our business start-up support programme and funding for entrepreneurs, has put us in the top 10 UK universities for students who want to be CEOs and entrepreneurs (Hitachi, 2021).
Our location in London helps us connect you with over 1,000 industry partners to develop your future employment prospects.
And we have unique work and study opportunities at our campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. You’ll study with students from 122 countries who’ll hopefully become part of your global network. And after you graduate, we'll still support you through our alumni network to help you progress in your chosen career.
We are a member of the prestigious Middlesex Law Society, which provides us with some excellent links to law-related organisations and local practitioners. You may be able to take part in work experience with these organisations during the summer break.
We also work with a well-established network of legal practices, specialising in all aspects of the law which enables us to offer some further work placement opportunities across London.
Placements and internships greatly improve graduate employment prospects, and those who take part achieve excellent academic results through applying their learning in a professional setting.
Our specialist Employability Service and London location ensure that every year our students and graduates gain prestigious placement opportunities.
We offer lots of support to help you while you're studying including financial advice, wellbeing, mental health, and disability support.
We'll support you if you have additional needs such as sensory impairment or dyslexia. And if you want to find out whether Middlesex is the right place for you before you apply, get in touch with our Disability and Dyslexia team.
Our specialist teams will support your mental health. We have free individual counselling sessions, workshops, support groups and useful guides.
Our Middlesex Unitemps branch will help you find work that fits around uni and your other commitments. We have hundreds of student jobs on campus that pay the London Living Wage and above.
You can apply for scholarships and bursaries and our MDX Student Starter Kit to help with up to £1,000 of goods, including a new laptop or iPad.
We have also reduced the costs of studying with free laptop loans, free learning resources and discounts to save money on everyday things. Check out our guide to student life on a budget.
After achieving First Class Honours in her LLB degree at University College London, Dr Pascoe qualified as a solicitor and undertook work in a wide range of areas including conveyancing, matrimonial work, probate and litigation; she still maintains her name on the roll of solicitors. Dr Pascoe subsequently completed a PhD at King's College London and has a range of publications in property and conveyancing law.
After qualifying as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa, Mariette embarked on an academic career focusing primarily on commercial law. She is currently the Programme Leader for the University’s LLB programmes, and lectures Tort, UK Company Law and Comparative Corporate Governance.
Professor William Schabas is a Professor of International Human Law and Human Rights at Leiden University, distinguished visiting faculty at Sciences Po in Paris and Honorary Chairman of the Irish Centre for Human Rights. He is the author of more than 20 books in the fields of human rights and international criminal law. Professor Schabas drafted the 2010 and 2015 United Nations quinquennial reports on the death penalty. He was a member of the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
David Eniolorunfe Oshame
LLB Law student
LLB Law student
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