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LLB Law with International Relations

Study law and develop your skills in the rapidly changing world of international relations.

LLB Law with International Relations

September 2024
3 years full-time
5 years part-time
£9,250 (UK)*
£16,600 (INT)*
Course leader
Dr Mariette Jones

Why study law with international relations with us

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.

Developing specialist mooting and mediation skills

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.

Get the support you need to succeed

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.

Course highlights

  • You’ll learn the core principles of law in England and Wales along with developing your knowledge on international relations, through online study and face-to-face methods if it’s possible
  • If it’s possible you’ll have the chance to take on work placements or put your skills into action as part of the School of Law’s Clinical Legal Education Programme
  • We’ll help you build you network with our industry links and relationships with high profile, international organisations.
  • MDX Law School ranked #2 for law in the UK and in the Top 100 globally: ‘Times Higher Education Young Universities Ranking 2022’
  • Ranked 6th in the UK (and 12th globally) as most International University by the ‘Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2022’ with 46% of students being international

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What will you study on the LLB Law with International Relations?

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.

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. You will gain confidence in undertaking independent research and identifying, retrieving, investigating and managing information from a range of academic sources, both paper and electronic to produce up-to-date and relevant information. Finally, you will be able to use and apply correct and accurate legal and international relations terminology orally in moots and presentations and in writing.


  • Year 1 - Compulsory

  • Year 2 - Compulsory

    • Theories of International Relations (30 credits)

      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.

  • Year 2 - Optional

  • Year 3 - Compulsory

  • Year 3 optional modules - choose two modules from the following:

More information about this course

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.

  1. Overview
  2. Teaching and learning
  3. Assessment and feedback
  1. Standard entry requirements
  2. International
  3. How to apply
  1. UK
  2. International
  3. Additional costs

How can the LLB Law with International Relations support your career?

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).

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 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.

What support is available?

Our Employability Service will help you to develop skills desired by top employers and gain valuable work experience. We provide workshops, events and one-to-one support with job hunting, writing your CV and cover letters, interview coaching and advice on how to network effectively. We also support you in securing part-time work, placements, internships, and volunteering opportunities, and offer an enterprise support service for those looking to start their own business.

  • David Eniolorunfe Oshame

    LLB Law student

    I was motivated to study the LLB as, not only is it a prestigious course, I felt it was the best option for me to achieve my goal of becoming a lawyer. I was also confident the course would allow me to work in a large number of organisations either as a legal practitioner, legal advisor or legal representative after I graduate.

    Every aspect of the course has been really exciting, as you can apply what you learn in modules to everyday legal issues. Most importantly, the course has improved my ability to think logically and it has taught me about the importance of precision in my work, which is essential if I'm going to work in the field of Law.

  • Jane-Bridgette Gathinji

    LLB Law student

    This course provides the opportunity to learn the foundations of our legal system and opens up many opportunities post graduation, including the option of exploring work as a solicitor or legal secretary.

    During this course I've learnt a lot, including Protection Laws that I never knew existed. I've had the chance to moot and take part in practical, case-based, projects. This course has been a great stepping stone to educating me on the rights and laws of the people, and I hope I'll be able to use this knowledge in helping and support those less fortunate in the world.

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.

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Start: September 2024

Duration: 3 years full-time, Usually 4 years or 6 years part-time

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