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LLB (Hons)International Legal Studies

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

In 2017 we will be launching our new LLB programmes. Designed with students in mind, our programmes will enable you to take charge of your degree. From the second semester of your first year until you complete your studies, we’ll be providing you with a wide range of choices in the optional modules, allowing you to specialise in an area of law of most interest and benefit to your career. Importantly, we will ensure that you still graduate with a Qualifying Law Degree.

Study for a law degree and spend an academic year making valuable international contacts in a country of your choosing. Students choose to study in Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and others. Visit the exchange page for more information.

You will develop an understanding of the legal system in the UK, and obtain a qualifying law degree (QLD), as well as knowledge of the legal system of your host country. This is ideal for those who want an exciting experience of studying law in a global context.

Students spend a full academic year at a designated university studying aspects of the legal system and substantive law of that country. There is no language requirement as students attend universities in which English is the language of instruction. For the current list of countries visit our exchange opportunites page.

This attractive opportunity for LLB students reflects not only the Southampton Law School’s own international standing but also the diversity of jurisdictions in which graduates in English law may pursue their legal careers.

Programme structure

First year:
You will study six core modules: Legal System and Reasoning, an module regarding legal Obligations, two Criminal Law and two Public Law modules to provide a solid grounding in what is essential for an English QLD. In the second semester two optional modules are taken from a list of modules that introduce you to a range of aspects of law. To start the year you will take part in an induction fortnight that includes Team Building.

Second year:
You will study six core modules: one in Public Law; two in Obligations and three on Property Law. An optional module in each semester is also taken from the options list. If available for the country in which you intend to spend your year abroad, you will have the opportunity to study a language at an appropriate level as your option modules. All students are involved in a comprehensive careers and employability programme during the second year, together with further opportunities such as Streetlaw.

Third year:
You will spend this full academic year abroad, at a designated International University (see below). During this year, students study aspects of the legal system and substantive law of that country, taking four modules or equivalent in each semester.
It is important that students have a high level of proficiency in the language of the country they plan to visit and an A level standard or its equivalent is required, where the taught language is not English.

Please note that host universities have their own entry requirements, and may require you to achieve specific aggregate marks in years 1 and 2 of your degree, these requirements are sometimes subject to local changes. Furthermore, even where you are able to satisfy those entry requirements, there may be occasions, for reasons outside of our control, that you will be offered a place at a different university/destination (subject to their entry requirements) to that of your own choosing.

In your final year:
All students complete the compulsory dissertation Legal Research and Writing module with the guidance of a supervisor. This allows students to explore an aspect of the law which is of particular interest to them. Students will also choose three optional modules in each semester from the option list.

Career opportunities

A law degree can open many doors outside of the profession. About half of our law graduates seek careers in the legal profession, as solicitors or barristers after further study and training. The others enter careers in criminology, business, human resources, international relations, journalism or education – following postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience.

Our LLB programmes are formally accredited by the Law Society of England and Wales and the Bar Council of England and Wales as qualifying law degrees (QLD) for students wishing to undertake further professional training to become solicitors or barristers. They are also accredited for practice in many countries worldwide, including India, Australia, Canada and Malaysia.

Our international reputation is high among employers because of the emphasis placed on the development of academic, personal and professional skills.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States