Law with International Relations LLB (Hons) – 2023 entry

Key information

Start date: September 2023

LLB (Hons)
UCAS: M1T0
3 years
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LLB (Hons)
UCAS: M1T2
4 years with foundation year
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LLB (Hons)
UCAS: M1T1
4 years with professional training
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LLB (Hons)
UCAS: M1T3
5 years with foundation year and professional training
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CourseUCAS codeInstitution code
LLB (Hons) with professional trainingM1T1S85
LLB (Hons)M1T0S85
LLB (Hons) with foundation yearM1T2S85
LLB (Hons) with foundation year and professional trainingM1T3S85

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Why choose this course

The University of Surrey provides a supportive, single campus environment for you to immerse yourself in the study of law. The School of Law has a close-knit sense of community that Schools on larger campuses struggle to match.

Here you will be taught by a combination of world-renowned and nationally recognised experts, from a wide-range of practical and academic backgrounds. Together with our active and enthusiastic student cohort, we have created one of the most vibrant and stimulating law schools in the country.

Graduation from Surrey will stand you in good stead for accessing the postgraduate qualifications necessary to become a solicitor or a barrister. To best ensure this opportunity, we have partnered with the University of Law to facilitate access to the solicitors’ courses offered there.

This course received an overall satisfaction score of 100% in the National Student Survey 2022. We are ranked 64th for law in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023.

Our award-winning Professional Training placements prepare students for roles in industry. We deliver on jobs, too. We were named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

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What you will study

Our LLB (Hons) Law with International Relations course will challenge you to not only understand the law, but also to apply it and consider its impact on society on a global scale.

Our law courses are enhanced by our student-focused teaching approach, engaging tutorials and the opportunity to study legal areas that are of particular interest to you.

You’ll learn how to debate the law, analyse its application to given situations and apply your legal understanding in a national or international context. We’ll develop your professional skills through a series of extracurricular activities including client interviewing, negotiation skills and mooting.

Professional recognition

LLB (Hons) - Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
The qualifying law degree is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the purposes of satisfying the academic stage of training.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

Each year, many of our graduates take up permanent employment with prestigious employers. These have included Clifford Chance, Eversheds, 1 Chancery Lane, Electricité de France, among many other firms of solicitors, sets of barristers’ chambers and legal departments of large companies.

We offer a varied programme of careers sessions, which provide advice and guidance on what you should do to develop a suitable career path.

In combination with our student Law Society, we run a variety of events, competitions and activities, such as mooting and client interviewing. These are not only enjoyable and rewarding, but they will also enhance your employability and introduce you to local and regional solicitors, barristers and other legal professionals.

The School of Law also has close links with the University of Law in Guildford and co-operates with the university in a number of career-development activities.

Recent law graduates have secured roles such as:

  • Compliance Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • HR Case Manager, Ministry of Justice
  • Graduate Scheme Trainee (Banking), Lloyds Bank
  • Paralegal, Shoosmiths
  • Tax Analyst, Deloitte
  • Corporate Paralegal, Meade King LLP
  • Claims Handler, Arthur J Gallagher.

Academic year structure

The academic year is divided into two semesters of 15 weeks each. Each semester consists of a period of teaching, revision/directed learning and assessment.

Modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules usually can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60, 75 and 120 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.

Please note: If there is an optional Professional Training placement as part of your course you can view the full module listing for this on the relevant programme specification.

The structure of our programmes follow clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes:

Optional modules for Foundation - FHEQ Level 3

For further information on FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6 please view the programme specification for the full-time LLB (Hons) Law with International Relations programme.

Timetables

Course timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday – Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. View our Code of practice for the scheduling of teaching and assessment (PDF).

Teaching

On the Law with International Relations LLB course, you will be taught by experts from the School of Law and Department of Politics. For our core law subjects, teaching consists of weekly lectures and tutorials. On all your modules, you will carry out extensive research into law and international relations in preparation for tutorials, using lecture content as guidance.

During tutorials you will engage with varied teaching methods, drawing upon material covered in lectures and your own independent reading. Tutorials may involve traditional seminars and inquiry-based learning, with opportunities to debate contentious issues, and to work in teams on presentations and mooting. We offer a dynamic and inclusive teaching environment, where every student is supported in building their skills and pursuing their academic interests.

There may be occasions when the delivery of your teaching is supported by graduate teaching assistants. The University has a set of procedures that govern the use of postgraduate research students in this way.

Assessment

We assess modules individually and award credits for the successful completion of each one. Assessment takes place through a combination of examination and/or coursework, practical examinations and reports.

Check individual module information to see full details at a module level.

Contact hours

Contact hours can vary across our modules. Full details of the contact hours for each module are available from the University of Surrey's module catalogue. See the modules section for more information.

Entry requirements

A-level

Overall:

  • LLB (Hons):
    • BBB

Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element.

  • LLB (Hons) with foundation year: 
    • CCC

Please note: A-level General Studies and A-level Critical Thinking are not accepted.

Applicants taking BTEC Extended Diploma will be considered for foundation year entry only. Required grades: MMM. 

GCSE or equivalent: English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C (4) (or equivalent).

International Baccalaureate

Overall: 32.

GCSE or equivalent: English HL4/SL4 and either Maths HL4/SL4 or Maths Studies HL4/SL4.

European Baccalaureate

Overall: 75%.

GCSE or equivalent: Maths 6 and either English Language (1/2) 6 or English Language (3)7.

Access to HE Diploma

Overall: ​​​​QAA-recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma, 27 Level 3 Credits at Distinction and 18 Level 3 Credits at Merit.

GCSE or equivalent: English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C (4) (or equivalent). 

Scottish Highers

Overall: ABBBB.

GCSE or equivalent: English Language - Scottish National 5 - C Maths - Scottish National 5 - C.

Welsh Baccalaureate

Overall: Pass overall with BBB from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels.

Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element. 

GCSE or equivalent: English Language and Mathematics ­– Numeracy as part of the Welsh Baccalaureate. Please check the A-level drop down for the required GCSE levels.

Please note: A-level General Studies and A-level Critical Thinking are not accepted.

BTEC (QCF Level 3) Extended Diploma

Applicants taking the BTEC Extended Diploma will be considered for Foundation year entry only.

Do I meet the requirements for this course?

We require you to submit a full application so that we can formally assess whether you meet the criteria published. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide an outcome based on an enquiry (via email, webform enquiry, phone or live chat).

International entry requirements by country

Other international qualifications

If you are an international student and you don’t meet the entry requirements to this degree, we offer the International Foundation Year, run by the Surrey International Study Centre.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

View the other English language qualifications that we accept.

If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Selection process

We normally make offers in terms of grades.

If you are a suitable candidate you will be invited to an offer holder event. During your visit to the University you can find out more about the course and meet staff and students.

Foundation

A foundation year can develop your skills and make it easier to get started at university. It is an extra year of study at the start of your course that leads in to a full degree programme.

During a foundation year you’ll learn about your chosen subject, develop your study skills and get acquainted with university life. On successful completion of your foundation year, you’ll be ready to progress to the first year of your degree course.

The programme aims to provide you with knowledge of social science concepts, theories, ideas and tools. Furthermore, we want to help you develop your ability to apply this knowledge and the skills you have acquired, to the solution of theoretical and applied problems in the social sciences.

The foundation year will equip you with appropriate tools of analysis to tackle issues and problems associated with social science policy-making in a global context.

By the end of the programme you will be familiar with ethical frameworks and their repercussions for decision-making, as well as a range of generic skills that will be of value in your future career. These skills include:

  • Team working
  • Networking
  • Independent research skills
  • Building an empathetic mindset, social awareness and capacity of intelligence-based decision making

Enhancing employability through a developing awareness of the workplace and associated skills.

Recognition of prior learning

The University of Surrey recognises that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. If this applies to you, a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) may allow you to enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience, or to join the start of a course without the formal entry requirements. This means that you may be exempt from certain elements of study in the course for which you have applied and be awarded credit based on your previous qualifications/experience. There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims.

Please see the code of practice for recognition of prior learning and prior credit: taught programmes (PDF) for further information. Please contact Admissions on +44 (0)1483 682222 with any queries.

Fees

The annual tuition fees for courses starting in September 2023

LLB (Hons)

UK
£9,250
Overseas
£18,400

LLB (Hons) (with foundation year)

UK
£9,250

LLB (Hons) (with professional training year)

UK
£9,250
Overseas
£18,400
Professional training
£1,850

LLB (Hons) (with foundation and professional training year)

UK
£9,250
Professional training
£1,850

View a complete listing of all ongoing fees for our undergraduate courses.

  • Fees for UK students: The University will apply annual regulated increases in the fee rates as set by Government each year, in order to maintain the same value in real terms. 
  • Fees for EU students: The UK is now no longer part of the EU, we are awaiting further instruction from the UK government and we will publish this as soon as it is provided. Find out more information about Studying in the UK and the Scholarships for EU students.
  • Fees for international students: Annual fees will increase by 4% for each subsequent year of study, rounded up to the nearest £100, subject to any overriding applicable legislative requirements. 
  • Fees for international students with an integrated foundation year: The programme fee for Year 0 will match the lowest Year 1 overseas fee rate from across the substantive programmes for that year of entry. Students subsequently progressing into Year 1 will be liable for the same fee as overseas students joining at Year 1 for the same programme in that year. Annual fees after Year 1 will increase by 4% for each subsequent year of study, rounded up to the nearest £100, subject to any overriding applicable legislative requirements. 

The University will assess your fee status. If you are unsure whether you are likely to be considered a home, EU or overseas student for fees purposes, the UKCISA website offers more information.

Payment schedule

  • Students in receipt of a Tuition Fee Loan: will have their fees paid by the Student Loans Company in line with their schedule.
  • International students, or UK/EU students who have not taken out a Tuition Fee Loan: are required to pay their fees either in full at the beginning of the programme or in two instalments as follows:
    • 50% payable 10 days after the invoice date (expected to be early October of each academic year)
    • 50% in January of the same academic year.

The exact date(s) will be detailed on invoices. Students on certain part-time programmes, where fees are paid on a modular or stage basis, are not eligible to pay their fees by instalment.

If you are sponsored: you will provide us with valid sponsorship information that covers the period of your study.

Professional Training placement fees

If you are studying on a programme which contains a Professional Training placement year there will be a reduced fee for the academic year in which you undertake your placement. This is normally confirmed 12 to 18 months in advance, or once Government policy is determined.

See the information about 2022/23 academic year Professional Training placement fee.

Placements

You have the option to complete a Professional Training placement as part of this course. This will give you the opportunity to develop your professional, academic and personal potential, helping to prepare you for your future career.

A significant proportion of placement students at Surrey are offered graduate-level jobs or go onto postgraduate study.

Find out more about Professional Training placements and discover how these have transformed our students’ lives and career choices.

Law with international relations placements

Our law courses all offer optional Professional Training placements.

You could work for the full year, either in the UK or abroad, or spend half the year on a work placement and the other half studying at one of our partner universities in countries such as the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Singapore and Australia.

Many Professional Training placements are paid, with the opportunity to experience a variety of contexts. These include solicitors’ offices, local authority legal departments, non-governmental organisations and corporations.

Some examples of organisations that participate in this scheme include:

  • Shoosmiths
  • GLD Legal Services Ltd
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • MCI Group (Brussels)
  • National Centre for Domestic Violence
  • Bail for Immigration Detainees
  • Thompson and Co Solicitors.

Applying for placements

You can apply for numerous opportunities via an open and free-to-all process. Placement providers use their own recruitment and selection procedures and the majority of students will secure their placement in this way.

Students are generally not placed by the University, however we offer support and guidance throughout the process alongside access to a vacancy portal representing thousands of placement opportunities each year. We also provide support if you wish to source your own placement.

Find out more about the application process.

Please be aware there may be travel costs incurred when attending interviews and assessment centres at the placement provider’s premises.

Find out how students at Surrey developed their skills in industry by undertaking a placement year.

Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and procedures, the student regulations , and our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided in two stages: first when we make an offer and second when students who have accepted their offers register to study at the University. View our offer terms and conditions and our registration terms and conditions (PDF) for the 2022/23 academic year as a guide as to what to expect.

Please note: our offer terms and conditions will generally be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course and changes for the specific academic year.

Disclaimer

This online prospectus has been prepared and published in advance of the academic year to which it applies. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content or additional costs) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a course with us and before you accept an offer. Read our full disclaimer.

Course location and contact details

Campus location

Stag Hill

Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught. 

Placement location

As part of this course you have the option to complete a Professional Training placement which would require attendance off campus, depending on where you secure your placement.

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