This programme goes beyond the traditional national law-centric approach to LLB degrees, and provides an excellent foundation for students wishing to pursue legal careers within a globalised world.

Multi-national law firms operate across many jurisdictions with legal problems involving both regional and international treaties and laws, requiring practitioners to understand the complexities of the international legal system. International Law & Globalisation is a qualifying law degree which introduces you to the transnational context within which law operates, providing experience of the world’s major legal families.  

Newcastle Law School is one of the UK’s top 20 law schools  and is the most established law school in one of the largest legal communities in the country. For almost 100 years we have made a major contribution to teaching and scholarship, and you’ll learn from academics who are leaders in their fields and the authors of many key works used by practitioners today.

   

Why Study this Course?

  • Study at a top global law school – Newcastle Law School is one of the UK’s top 20 law schools , reflecting our excellence in teaching and our world-leading research. Our academics are experts in their fields, conducting cutting-edge research which informs law reform
  • Extensive extra-curricular legal opportunities – our Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research (CEPLER) run pro bono groups and mooting competitions. Last year, over 200 of our students volunteered in our pro bono groups
  • Professional links – opportunities include placement schemes, the annual law fair, and visits to leading firms. CEPLER run careers events and work placements throughout the year. Last year 163 of our students participated in CEPLER organised work placements
  • Optional modules – tailor your law degree to suit your interests in final year with our extensive range of electives  
  • Optional year abroad opportunities – study overseas at a partner institution and experience incredible cultures, as well as an alternative perspective on Law, and a different academic environment
  • Excellent graduate prospects – 93% of graduates from our Law programmes are in employment or further study 6 months after graduating 
  • Transferable skills – a law degree prepares you for a wide range of careers as it enables you to develop a variety of skills, such as oral and written communication, analysis and evaluation, problem solving, independent working and research skills

Institutional Accreditation 

Regional accreditation is an institution-level accreditation status granted by one of six U.S. regional accrediting bodies. Accreditation by more than one regional accrediting body is not permitted by the U.S. Department of Education.

University of Newcastle is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), www.detc.org.uk Since , University of Newcastle has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

LLB International Law and Globalisation

Course Level:

Undergraduate, Single Honours

Credits 

120

Course

CODE U496

How long it takes:

Undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with year abroad)

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$20,220

Entry requirements

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Department:

Newcastle Law School

First year

Students take the following compulsory modules:

  • Legal Skills and Methods
  • Criminal Law
  • Public Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Foundations of International Law and Globalisation
  • Global Law and Globalisation

Second year

In your second year you’ll take compulsory modules in:

  • Land Law
  • Law of Torts
  • Legal Foundations of the European Union
  • Legal Solutions
  • Contemporary Issues in International Law and Globalisation
  • International Dispute Resolution

   

Year abroad

You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year. 

   

Final year

In the final year you will study three compulsory modules:

  • Equity, Trusts, Wills & Formalities 
  • Legal Systems of the World
  • Private International Law

Entry requirements

 

Applicants should normally have one of the following:

  • A non-law bachelor’s degree (from a UK university or recognised by the BSB if you wish to study the BPTC), or
  • A ‘stale’ law degree, where five or more years have elapsed since graduation, or
  • An academic or professional qualification at degree equivalent level

If English is not your first language, you will also need to demonstrate your English Language proficiency. For example, you should have IELTS 7.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all components.

If you intend to become a Solicitor

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has reduced its requirements for pre-authorisation this year. For details of the current arrangements, see the SRA website. You should pay special attention to the Character and Suitability section. If you think you may have a character or suitability issue, you may wish to clarify with the SRA before proceeding with the GDL.

See further details of our English Language requirement

USA,UK & EU students, 2019/20 (per year)

£8,500

International students starting 2019/20 (per year)

£13,100

 

Assessment

You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.

All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.