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All academic staff hold advice and feedback sessions during which students can discuss their progress on an individual basis. You will also be assigned an academic adviser who will meet with you to discuss your academic progress and any problems which you might have. If you wish to obtain a qualifying Law degree, you will notice that our QLD modules are offered with a range of credit weightings. This provides you with flexibility in your module choices but also allows you to study the modules needed for a qualifying law degree. We carefully consider your contextual data (the circumstances in which you’ve been studying) upon application.

Our LLB programmes are accredited by the Law Society of Scotland however this combined honours programme does not include all courses required to proceed to the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and thereafter to the legal profession in Scotland. There are opportunities to study abroad in Year 3 through the University’s international exchange programme. We highly encourage all students on joint degree honours programmes to discuss their intended pathway with the Law School. However, this combined honours programme does not include all courses required to proceed to the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and thereafter to the legal profession in Scotland. The joint LLB in Law and Politics aims to promote advanced knowledge and understanding of the theory, concepts and rules of law.

  • However, this depends on your module choices and it is also possible to study two in one term and four in another.
  • Assessment can be via one method or a combination e.g. examination and coursework .
  • If you are an international student, visit ourInternational Studentwebsite for further information about entry requirements for your country, including details of theInternational Foundation Programmes.
  • Attention will be given to specialist and emerging areas of law such as international mergers and acquisition as well as philosophical aspects of international trade such as the lex mercatoria.

It does so by exploring shifting approaches to making and examining foreign policy, including the contributions of IR theory to Foreign Policy Analysis. Historical antecedents of foreign policy as a practice are examined via exploring international actors, the system they inhabit , and the motivations that inform their individual actions and collective interactions. FPA is not as a single theory, capable of generating an overarching framework that can explain or help to understand actors’ choices in all situations. The module will instead compare and contrast different FPA theories, often derived from IR theories, and critically assess their analytical advantages and weaknesses in applying them to “real world” examples. The module explores some major events or crises, such as the Iraq War and the South China Sea dispute, attempting to get an overview of the foreign policies of different states across international society, such as China, the United States, Japan, and Britain. This module engages with the matter of asylum and refugeehood in both a national and international context.

Foundation Year Overview

These concepts and areas are morality, democracy, globalisation, rights and citizenship, and the role of legal professions in social change. Students on this module must become members of the Kent Law Clinic, and work on ‘live’ cases for clients of the Clinic under the supervision of solicitors, or other experienced legal practitioners working alongside them. (All Supervisors are members of the academic staff at Kent Law School.) Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of specific areas of English law and procedure, and some specific skills. Clinical work provides an excellent opportunity for active learning, and for studying the interface between theory and practice. The study of social and political phenomena is a vast endeavour and this class will serve as an introduction to methods for social science research.

The diversity of LSE’s student population is reflected in the wide array of LSE Student Union societies. There are over 170 societies with two of them specifically tailored to the needs and interests of LSE law students. The Bar Society helps students to develop their advocacy skills through regular mooting competitions, while the Law Society, a 750-member strong association, organises a packed programme of events for students throughout the year, culminating in the annual Law Ball.

The Senior High School Graduation alone would not be sufficient for entry to our undergraduate degrees, but you may be eligible to apply for ourInternational Foundation Year. If you successfully complete an International Foundation Year, you can progress on to a relevant undergraduate course at Sussex. Typical offerIf you have the Goakao, we will consider applications for direct entry to first year. You would normally need an overall average of 75%, including required subjects.

Making your application

Our historic venue in the heart of London offers a unique, versatile space, suitable for a range of events. Our graduates have also worked with international organisations such as the United Nations and the European Union. Year 1 students will usually have two or three lectures per course, course per week. Within easy walking distance of both the highest courts in Scotland and the Scottish Parliament, the Law School is ideally appointed and placed for those studying and working in the law and those following the work of the Parliament. You will also study Comparative Politics in a Globalised World and International Cooperation in Europe and Beyond. If you wish to retain the option of practising as a lawyer in Scotland, it may – but not always – be possible to complete the additional courses required.

You’ll learn in a supportive, collaborative and friendly community environment. Applicants with grades slightly below these requirements may also be considered for an offer if they have a relevant Bachelors degree, good scores in relevant modules, or relevant work experience. Holders of a good Masters degree from a recognised university will be considered for entry to postgraduate research programmes.


By adopting a historical, institutional and comparative approach students are encouraged to examine many aspects of European Politics and to enquire openly about political development. By engaging through a variety of methods, including lecture, research, project writing and independent study, students are encouraged to develop a variety of core skills which contribute directly to their degree in year 3. This module provides an overview of the constitutional principles and legal institutions of the European Union and the development of the European Union from its original inception as the European Community. The importance of law in the development of the European Union as a ‘supranational organisation’ is examined in the context of concepts such as supremacy and direct effect contributing to enforcement of EU law.

In particular, the module will heighten students’ sensitization to the specificity of foreign legal cultures and encourage them to reflect in depth upon the possibilities and limits of cross-border interaction in the law. Another feature of this module will be a critical introduction to hermeneutics, deconstruction and translation studies with specific reference being made to law as these lines of thought are most relevant for comparatists. Throughout the course, concrete examples will be developed from a range of different national laws.

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