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    What will I experience?

    On this course you can:

    • Undertake a one-year placement working in a paid full-time role
    • Put your legal knowledge into practice in ‘real world’ situations by working in our Employment Law Clinic or new Debt Clinic
    • Take the stand in our Mock Courtroom to argue your case for the jury

    What opportunities might it lead to?

    Our LLB courses are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board which allows you to progress to the training required to be a barrister or solicitor. Unusually, our law courses also offer the option to sit the Chartered Institute of Legal Executive (CILEx) practice papers, gaining full exemption from the academic stage required by the Institute. Successfully completing your degree and the CILEx papers will enable you to go straight on to seek work as a paid trainee legal executive.
    Combining law with International Relations is the ideal choice if you would like a greater understanding of global affairs and how law functions within a political context. Designed to enable you to pursue legal and other careers in international organisations, NGOs or the European Union, this course is great preparation for work at home or abroad.
    Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

    • the police, prison or probation services
    • governmental roles
    • management
    • marketing
    • further academic study to enter the law profession

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee Not specified Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Year one

    The first year provides you with an understanding current developments in the legal profession and the legal services market. You’ll also be studying some topics relating to international relations.
    Core units in this year include:

    • English Legal System
    • Contract Law
    • Criminal Law
    • Public Law
    • Introduction to International Relations
    • Introduction to Political Thought

    Year two

    In this year you will study global politics and institutions, and their related legal connotations. You’ll also have many opportunities to learn from experiencing law in practice as a volunteer in one of our pro bono projects.
    Core units in this year include:

    • Land Law
    • Law of Tort
    • Research and Professional Development
    • International Politics
    • International Relations Theory

    Year three*

    By this stage, you may have just completed a year of employment. You’ll return to your studies with relevant business experience and apply this to either a legal dissertation or project, or alternatively take The Reflective Practitioner Course, where students can gain credit for gaining practical experience of the legal system.
    Core units in this year include:

    • Equity and Trusts
    • Discrimination and Human Rights
    • EU Law
    • Public International Law

    Options to choose from in this year include:

    • Company Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • Family and Child Law
    • CILEx Level 6 Practice
    • Evidence and Advocacy
    • Private International Law

    *This course is also available as a 4-year sandwich (work placement)

    Teaching and Assessment

    We place a lot of emphasis on student support and we aim to provide a stimulating and academically challenging learning environment. You will encounter a range of teaching methods, from lectures, seminars and tutorials to more practical learning experiences. This can include negotiation in our replica mock-court room and real-life clinical legal training.

    How are you assessed?

    Assessment is varied, with examinations forming an important, but not exclusive, part of the units you choose. Here’s how we assess your work:

    • examinations
    • coursework essays
    • presentations
    • participation in mock trials
    • written moot arguments

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 CAE score : 75(Grade B)

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    280 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.

    English Language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Portsmouth.


    Bar Standards Board/Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)/ Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

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