Learn about the challenges and opportunities within international relations while you gain the initial qualifications to pursue qualified solicitor or barrister status in England and Wales.
We’ve got an international reputation for our law expertise – and our law with international relations course gives you the skills and support to thrive.
Our course equips you with the intellectual knowledge and experience that make up the first stage of professional legal training. You’ll learn the core principles of law in England and Wales while you develop your knowledge of international relations. You’ll also put theory into practice with work-based modules that will help you develop the hands-on skills and expertise to succeed in the legal profession – both in the UK and internationally.
Work placements play a vital role on our course. We have an excellent network of relationships with high-profile international organisations and you'll get the opportunity to gain work experience with them as part of the course.
Our clinical legal education initiative places law students with professional legal bodies and practitioners to combine theoretical study with hands-on experience from the very start. Students from our course graduate with skills and practical knowledge of professional practice, which is highly desired in legal and non-legal workplaces.
Additionally, you may be able to practise your legal skills by offering support to Barnet's residents through the Legal Advice Centre, part of the School of Law's Clinical Legal Education programme.
We know sometimes you’ll need assistance and support when it comes to your studies. During your time with us you'll get assistance from a Personal Tutor. If you require a little extra help we have Student Learning Assistants and Graduate Academic Assistants on hand.
Law with international relations courses not only give you an ideal route into the legal profession, they also open up career opportunities with a variety of multilateral organisations.
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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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We review our courses regularly to improve your experience and graduate prospects so modules may be subject to change.
Many students pursue studies for the professional qualifications which for solicitors will be the Solicitors Qualifying Exam from the autumn of 2021 and for barristers is the Bar Practice Course/Barrister Training Course. The LLB complies with the Bar Standard’s Board requirements for the academic component of Bar training comprising the seven Foundations of Legal Knowledge.
The LLB also provides a very good basis for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) which is being introduced in September 2021, although an LLB degree is not a requirement for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam.
Graduates also study for Master’s degrees, sometimes before pursuing the professional exams.
David Eniolorunfe Oshame
LLB Law student
LLB Law student
We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.
Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.
Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.
At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.
Start: September 2024
Duration: 3 years full-time, Usually 4 years or 6 years part-time