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LLB Honours Law with International Relations

LLB Honours Law with International Relations

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Start
September
Duration
3 years full time
Attendance
Full time
Fees
161,400

The LLB Honours Law with International Relations Programme is offered at Middlesex University campuses in London and Dubai

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).

Throughout this programme, students develop the knowledge and skills needed to follow a career in law with a specialist knowledge and understanding of International Relations. A career in law offers determined graduates excellent salary prospects and fast progression.

The LLB with International Relations degree satisfies the requirements of the UK professional bodies, the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, to enable graduates to proceed to the professional exams, Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course, if they wish to do so. 

Why Study LLB Honours Law with International Relations?

Our lecturers have extensive expertise in academia and practice, bringing a wealth of international experience, challenging you to think beyond the textbook. Alongside developing a thorough grounding in the core areas of English Law, you will gain the legal skills and academic grounding to embark on the next stage of training. A law degree is also an excellent platform for entering related professions.

The unique combination between the two disciplines in the current degree equips students with well-rounded knowledge and understanding of the contemporary issues of law and international relations and the necessary skills to apply them within a professional context.

  • Study the only British Qualifying Law Degree offered in the region
  • Programmes accredited by the bodies regulating the legal profession in the UK 
  • Opportunities to interact and network with distinguished legal practitioners
  • Faculty with extensive experience and expertise in legal research, teaching and practice
  • Opportunities to participate in international mooting and MUN competitions
  • Opportunities to participate in field visits to international organisations
  • Gain exposure to legal practice through the Department’s extensive network of partnerships

Since this programme leads to a qualifying law degree, students take nine obligatory (core) 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 optional modules.

The LLB Honours Law with International Relations will sharpen your ability not only to understand, interpret, analyse and contextualise international events but also to discuss, advocate and campaign about them in different professional settings, whether those events occur in the realm of peace and security, trade, conflict or development. Such skills prepare you for a variety of possible career tracks in organisations such as the United Nations, the European Union, the Organisation for Security & Cooperation in Europe, the International Labour Organisation, the World Trade Organisation, and many other emerging international and regional organisations.

Note: Both core and optional modules are constantly updated and under review. As with most academic programmes, please remember that it is possible that a module may not be offered in any particular year, for instance because too few students opt for it. Middlesex University reserves the right to vary or withdraw any course or module.

  • Year 1

    • Legal Method (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module aims to broaden and expand students understanding of the common law system, legal reasoning, case analysis, the judicial hierarchy, handling precedents and statutory interpretation. After studying this module, students will comprehend the basic principles and debates underpinning the position of the courts in the UK constitution; appreciate how to read a case and be able to pick out its material facts and ratio, as well as distinguish this from obiter dicta and develop an understanding of the different rules and approaches that courts use to interpret statutes. The module will also provide the students with a grounding in legal ethics so as to instill a basic understanding of a lawyer s duties toward their clients and the court.
    • English Legal System (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      Module aims: to enable the student to develop an understanding of the English legal system and how it works in order to provide a foundation for the further study of law; to examine the nature and function of legal institutions and the role of the legal profession within the English legal system and explore the provision of legal services and methods of alternative dispute resolution. Students will become familiar with, and be able to use, legal skills and knowledge in respect of issues and problems involving the English legal system.
    • Contract Law (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      The module aims to provide students with a sound knowledge and understanding of the law of contract, focusing on the main principles, cases and statutory provisions relevant to contract law. This will act as a firm foundation for subsequent law modules as well as for postgraduate and professional study after the programme. The module also aims to develop students competence in the analysis and solution of legal problems, to develop their legal research skills and to recognise the relationship between the law of contract and other areas of English and European law.
    • Public Law (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      Module aims: To examine general principles relating to the UK Constitution and the organisation and powers of the State; To provide student awareness of the law and practice relating to the control of the Administration of the UK State; To consider the law relating to Human Rights and aspects of Civil Liberties in the UK.
  • Year 2

    • Theories of International Relations (30 Credits) - Compulsory
    • European Union Law (30 Credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide a thorough understanding of the legal system of the European Union (EU) and of the rules and principles governing the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital within the EU’s internal market. You will apply knowledge of EU law to the analysis of legal issues and develop your skills of information retrieval from a range of sources. The module includes the study of the history and development of the EU, the EU’s institutional framework, sources of EU law and law-making procedures, the main substantive principles underlying EU Law and the relationship between EU law and national law. An exhaustive overview of the jurisdiction of the EU courts will also be offered. This is a core module and is a requirement of the professional bodies.

    • Tort (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module aims to provide a general knowledge and understanding of tort law and lay a sound foundation upon which to develop knowledge, skills and competencies needed for the Vocational Stage of legal education and training, and subsequent careers in legal practice or higher qualifications in law. The study of case law will develop skills in extracting and communicating the meaning of written reports. Students will be challenged to achieve a higher level of understanding and application of the law in practice and attention will be given to the ethical issues that can arise.
    • Criminal Law (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      The module enables students to acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of criminal law, including a detailed knowledge of the key principles, cases and statutory provisions relevant to criminal law. Students will develop skills in the analysis and solution of legal problems and in researching case law and statute law in relation to criminal law, while recognising the relations between criminal law and other areas of law.
  • Year 3

    • Equity & Trusts (30 Credits) - Compulsory
    • Land Law (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      Module aims: to provide a critical understanding of the law in the context of dealings in land. The course builds upon students knowledge of legal principles by bringing these together with rules of land law. Students ability to evaluate issues, including ethical issues, and to solve land law problems at a high level of understanding is enhanced, together with their personal and professional development and employability skills. This is a core module and is a requirement of the professional bodies.
    • Project (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module provides students with a means of developing further and integrating the skills and knowledge gained on the MBA by application to a substantial applied project related to consultancy or entrepreneurship. The aim is for students to develop a project in relation to a specific organizational issue or problem. It enables students to demonstrate proficiency in relation to the scope of the relevant issue s identified, consider relevant literature relating to the project, collect and apply data, consider the financial implications including any cost/benefit analysis in relation to justifying specific recommendations as well as consider any other relevant implementation issues.
    • Integrated Work Placement (30 Credits) - Optional
    • Humanitarianism and Global Change (30 Credits) - Optional
    • Global Geopolitics: Critical Perspectives and Issues (30 Credits) - Optional
    • Public International Law (30 Credits) - Optional
      Module aims: to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the principles of public international law in order to enable students to extend their ability to evaluate and analyse legal issues in the international context, often dealing with topical concerns. Whether it is debates over the legality of the use of armed force, the protection of the environment or the extent of individual responsibility for war crimes, questions of public international law are often in the news.

Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus Sunday to Thursday between 8:30am and 6:30pm. Additional sessions may be scheduled over the weekend or holiday periods and you should expect to receive notice of these in advance.

You will be actively involved in a range of learning, teaching and assessment approaches as part of your programme. These approaches ensure that you are involved and engaged by placing you at the centre of your own learning. You will be required to actively participate in learning activities and engagement with your fellow students, both individually and collaboratively. Faculty increasingly use existing and emerging technologies and your programme will be facilitated using a variety of media and online tools (My Learning on UniHub, podcasts, wikis, etc.) which will allow you access to a diverse range of online resources and learning materials. By engaging in e-learning you will also be developing skills of which are essential for your learning and highly valued by employers. Such skills including flexibility, communication, IT skills and team work.

We accept students with a diverse range of entry qualifications and from varying backgrounds. The following international qualifications are normally considered for admission:

Successful completion of the Middlesex University International Foundation Programme (IFP)*** (equivalent programmes from other Universities/Colleges/Institutes will be considered).
Indian Secondary School Certificates issued by the CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All State Boards may be considered: minimum grade of 70% overall
Minimum two, maximum three subjects, with grades of B,B,B
You must have passed the full IB Diploma. In some cases applicants will also need to have studied certain subjects at Standard or Higher Level. If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact admissions@mdx.ac.ae for support.

Students who have completed their GCSEs are eligible to join our International Foundation Programme – a one year programme to prepare students for entry onto our Undergraduate Programmes. Please note that students must meet the British AS and A Level entry requirements in order to gain entry into the First Year of any one of our Undergraduate Programmes.

UAE’s General Secondary Education Certificate Examination Grade 12 (Tawjihiya) plus successful completion of the Middlesex University International Foundation Programme (IFP)*** or equivalent programmes
Completion of Year 1 at a recognised post-secondary institution (university / college). Candidates that have successfully completed FSC/HSC are admitted to the Middlesex University’s International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
Minimum overall grade of 12. Students completing the High School Diploma are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
National Curriculum of the countries of Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
Students with American High School Diploma are eligible to join our Foundation programme. However, if you have passed the American High School Diploma with the university required GPA and SAT or ACT or AP Scores you may be eligible for direct entry into Year 1 of the undergraduate programme. If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact admissions@mdx.ac.ae for support.
BTEC Level 3 qualifications***** (suite of qualifications known as Nationals) may be considered for direct entry into an undergraduate programme

***** BTEC qualifications (QCF) (suite of qualifications known as Nationals) are acceptable both on their own and in combination with other qualifications. Applicants are expected to have studied for the Diploma or Extended Diploma. The Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma and 90 Credit Diploma are expected to be studied in combination to equal that of at least the Diploma (for example, the Subsidiary Diploma would need to be offered in combination with either a Diploma or two GCE A levels).

Note: *** International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a one year programme to prepare students for entry to Undergraduate programmes

This list shows only a selection of qualifications. If your high school system does not appear here, please contact our Admissions Office on admissions@mdx.ac.ae

English Language Requirements (Undergraduate)

All programmes at Middlesex University Dubai are taught in English and applicants with previous education outside of English-speaking countries (such as the UK, the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand), must demonstrate English language proficiency as follows:

English Language Test

Entry Requirement

IELTS Academic

6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each band)

TOEFL Internet-based

72 (17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading)

PearsonPTE Academic

51

PearsonPTE General

Level 3


Additionally, students with the following qualifications may be considered as having met the English language requirements:

English Language

Entry Requirement

GCSE/IGCSE/O-Level English

(as a first or second language)

Grade C or Higher

CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All state boards

Minimum grade of 70% in English

International Baccalaureate

Minimum grade 4 in English A1 (Standard or Higher Level) in IB OR a minimum of grade 5 in English B (Higher Level)

West African/Nigerian Curriculum

WAEC/WASSCE/SSSCE 

Minimum grade “C6“


For admissions related enquiries, kindly contact our admissions team on 0097143678100 / 0097143751212 alternatively you can email on admissions@mdx.ac.ae

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.

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).

The LLB Law with International Relations should give students grounding for a legal career with an international focus or more generally speaking, a career specialising in international relations. This degree may for instance lead to a career with international organisations,governments,non-governmental organisations, intergovernmental organisations, United Nations, campaigning organisations, charitable organisations and multi- national companies. This programme also enables students to gain employment and/or further develop their careers in areas including paralegals, legal executives, academia, community advisory work and legal consultants.

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