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Global Law

Entry Year: 2022

Key information

Degree
LLB (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2022
UCAS code
M105
Institution code
Q50
Entry Requirements
Full entry requirements
UK fees
£9,250*
International fees
Fees for 2021 entry will appear here shortly

*These fees are for the 2020-21 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2021-22 have not yet been set.

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.

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Structure

Year 1

  • Contract Law I: Formation and Vitiation
  • Contract Law II: Terms Breach and RemediesLand Law
  • Law in Context
  • European Union Law
  • Public Law

 

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

Compulsory

  • Criminal Law
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Tort Law

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

Full modules

  • Comparative European Law
  • Comparative Law: Asian and African Legal Systems
  • Criminology (also available as a half module)
  • Cultural Diversity and the Law
  • Dissertation
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Commercial Transactions
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Human Rights
  • Labour Law
  • Law, Modernity and the Holocaust
  • Law of Evidence
  • Modern Legal History
  • Public International Law
  • Revenue Law
  • United Kingdom Human Rights Law
  • Use of Force in International Law

Half modules

  • Comparative European Law: European Legal Systems
  • Comparative Law: European Integration
  • Democracy and Justice
  • Law and Literature: Justice in Crisis
  • Law and Literature: The Foundations of Law
  • Law, Justice and Ethics

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

  • Commercial and Consumer Law 
  • Comparative European Law
  • Comparative Law: Asian and African Legal Systems
  • Company Law 
  • Criminology (also available as a half module)
  • Cultural Diversity and the Law
  • Dissertation
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Commercial Transactions
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Human Rights
  • Labour Law
  • Law and Medical Ethics 
  • Law, Modernity and the Holocaust
  • Law of Evidence
  • Media Law 
  • Medical Negligence 
  • Modern Legal History
  • Public International Law
  • Revenue Law
  • United Kingdom Human Rights Law
  • Use of Force in International Law

Half modules

  • Comparative European Law: European Legal Systems
  • Comparative Law: European Integration
  • Democracy and Justice
  • Law and Literature: Justice in Crisis
  • Law and Literature: The Foundations of Law
  • Law, Justice and Ethics

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 Examination (SQE) regime is expected to come into place in September 2021 which will affect the process that students go through to become a qualified solicitor. 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.

Entry requirements

BTEC

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

If your qualifications are not accepted for direct entry onto this degree, consider applying for a foundation programme.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.

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 29th in the world and 7th in the UK by QS World University rankings by subject 2021.

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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