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Global Law

Entry Year: 2022
Overseas only

Key information

Degree
LLB (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2022
UCAS code
M105
Institution code
Q50
Clearing entry requirements *
A-levels: A*AA.
IB: HL 36 points / 766 at Higher Level.
* Clearing entry requirements are indicative only and subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updates.
Home fees
£9,250
Overseas fees
£23,650
Funding information
Paying your fees

Overview

Go global with a year abroad – study law at one of our prestigious partner universities overseas.

Legal firms around the world are expanding on an international scale. Our LLB in Global Law gives you the opportunity to experience life in a different country, study law in a different jurisdiction, and diversify your legal portfolio beyond the UK.

This exciting four-year degree follows the same structure as the traditional Law LLB, with an additional year studying abroad with one of our prestigious partner universities in Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

In your first year you’ll study the core principles of law and learn the skills you need to read and apply legal documents, such as Acts of Parliament, EU legislation and case reports. Your second and final years will allow you to choose from a range of specialist fields, such as human rights law, criminology, intellectual property and medical negligence. Your year abroad will give you a solid understanding of an international legal system and expand your general legal knowledge – aiding your final year of study, which you’ll complete back in London.

Structure

Year 1

Compulsory

  • Public Law
  • Land Law
  • Contract Law I: Formation and Vitiation
  • Contract Law II: Terms, Breach and Remedies
  • Law in Context – Semester A
  • European Union Law – Semester B

See our LLB module page for more information about our modules and how they are assessed.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

Compulsory

  • Tort Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Equity and Trusts

Plus one full or two half modules from the list below.

Full modules

  • Family Law
  • Public International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Law of Evidence
  • Criminology
  • Competition Law
  • The Practice of Law in a Clinical Environment
  • Law Review
  • Health Law
  • Principles of Revenue Law
  • Medical Negligence Law
  • Law Modernity and the Holocaust
  • Public Legal Education and Community Street Law

Half modules

  • United Kingdom Human Rights Law
  • Advanced United Kingdom Human Rights Law
  • Employment Law: Tribunal Practice and Procedure
  • Commercial and Consumer Law
  • Law, Knowledge, Power
  • Equality and the Law
  • Democracy and Justice
  • Law, Justice and Ethics
  • Labour Law: Contract Law, Dismissal Rights and Workplace Justice
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Tort Law
  • Class Actions and Collective Redress
  • Global Criminology: Global Crime, Punishment and Justice
  • Chinese Law and Institutions
  • Global Law and Governance
  • Cultural Diversity and the Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Law and Religion
  • Law in Asia
  • The Art of Law
  • Law Stories
  • Animal Rights
  • Climate Justice
  • International Human Rights and Public Health

See our LLB module page for more information about our modules and how they are assessed.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

You’ll spend your third academic year studying law at a university outside the UK. We currently partner with following institutions:

  • Argentina Torcuato Di Tella University (Buenos Aires)*
  • Australia University of Queensland
  • Brazil University of São Paulo*
  • Canada Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • Canada University of Toronto
  • Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile*
  • China East China University of Political Science and Law
  • China Renmin University (Beijing)
  • Hong Kong University of Hong Kong
  • India Jindal Global Law School in semester one, National Law School of India University in semester two
  • Japan Kobe University
  • New Zealand University of Auckland
  • Singapore National University of Singapore
  • USA University of Texas at Austin

*These institutions teach in the native language, therefore competency in Spanish or Portuguese is required.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 4

Compulsory

  • Jurisprudence and Legal Theory

Plus full or half modules totalling three full modules from the list below. You can also choose to write a dissertation on a legal topic of your choice as an alternative to a taught module.

Full modules

  • Family Law
  • Public International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Law of Evidence
  • Criminology
  • Competition Law
  • The Practice of Law in a Clinical Environment
  • Law Review
  • Health Law
  • Principles of Revenue Law
  • Medical Negligence Law
  • Law Modernity and the Holocaust
  • Public Legal Education and Community Street Law
  • Media Law
  • Dissertation
  • Company Law
  • Law and Pharmacology

Half modules

  • United Kingdom Human Rights Law
  • Advanced United Kingdom Human Rights Law
  • Employment Law: Tribunal Practice and Procedure
  • Commercial and Consumer Law
  • Law, Knowledge, Power
  • Equality and the Law
  • Democracy and Justice
  • Law, Justice and Ethics
  • Labour Law: Contract Law, Dismissal Rights and Workplace Justice
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Tort Law
  • Class Actions and Collective Redress
  • Global Criminology: Global Crime, Punishment and Justice
  • Chinese Law and Institutions
  • Global Law and Governance
  • Cultural Diversity and the Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Law and Religion
  • Law in Asia
  • The Art of Law
  • Law Stories
  • Animal Rights
  • Climate Justice
  • International Human Rights and Public Health
  • Criminal Sentencing
  • Corporate Insolvency Law
  • Intellectual Property - Copyright and Related Rights
  • Intellectual Property - Industrial Property

See our LLB module page for more information about our modules and how they are assessed.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Additional Costs

Students are eligible for a School of Law bursary, which will help with additional tuition fees and/or living costs whilst studying abroad.

Testimonial

My drive to have a successful international legal career and my fascination to see the world could not have been better catered for.

Anna Maria Deligkari, LLB Global Law (2018)

Teaching

Teaching and learning

First-year law students receive approximately 12 hours of contact time per week. For each module there is usually a two-hour lecture supplemented by a one-hour weekly or fortnightly small group tutorial.

For every hour spent in class, you’ll complete a further two to three hours of independent study. This time is spent reading, preparing for formal study sessions, working on projects and revising for exams.

A new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) was introduced in September 2021. Anyone wishing to qualify as a solicitor is likely to have to take this centrally assessed SQE. Queen Mary is dedicated to ensuring that students are equipped with the experience and skills required to undertake the SQE and any other post LLB bar qualification internationally.

Assessment

Assessment typically includes examinations, oral presentations, midterm essays and coursework. In your third year spent at a university abroad, assessment will focus on written assignments and exams.

In the final year of all our law programmes, students have the option to research and write a dissertation on a legal topic in place of a taught module.

Resources and facilities

The School of Law offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:

  • the Law Library service, home to state-of-the-art library resources and e-learning facilities
  • the School’s Legal Advice Centre (LAC), giving you the opportunity to work alongside trained solicitors and advise members of the public on real issues.
  • Graduate Student Advisors – friendly and experienced postgraduate students who can offer support and advice.

Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Careers

A degree from the School of Law opens up an enormous pool of roles for our graduates. Many apply their degree knowledge directly, entering legal roles such as barrister, solicitor, paralegal and legal adviser. Others use the broad range of skills gained during study in other sectors, such as public administration and business. The Global Law LLB opens up further opportunities for an international career in law or business.

Recent graduates from the School of Law have been hired by:

  • Arcadis LLP
  • Chambers and Partners
  • Deloitte
  • Dentons
  • House of Commons
  • Macfarlanes LLP.

Career support

During your time at the School of Law you will have access to a bespoke careers programme, including:

  • one-on-one appointments throughout the year with your assigned academic adviser
  • support and advice from our team of friendly and experienced Graduate Student Advisers
  • workshops and events to help you identify your career options, train you in recruitment and selection methods and provide you with networking opportunities
  • an opportunity to apply for a six-week mentoring scheme with a leading law firm, and support with applications for the Year in Practice LLB with Reed Smith
  • over 120 employer-led events per year, from seminars to large fairs, which host major legal employers on campus including Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Macfarlanes, Linklaters, Herbert Smith Freehills, Eversheds and Blackstone Chambers.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

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About the School

Law is taught to the highest of standards at Queen Mary. The School of Law is ranked 8th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2022, 10th in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2022, and 26th in the world by QS World University rankings by subject 2022.

Located on the doorstep of London’s legal district, we have links with major law firms and frequently host visiting lecturers at the forefront of legal practice in the City. Our academics are some of the UK’s top legal minds, including a number of QCs, who advise high-profile international organisations such as the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the British Parliament and foreign governments.

The School is home to the Legal Advice Centre (LAC), through which students work alongside solicitors to offer free legal advice to the local community.

We have a lively and engaged student body, who run several law-based societies.

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