The International Law (Hons) with professional experience course at Kingston University offers content specifically designed to give you an advantage in the workplace. You will combine your academic studies with up to two professional internships, either abroad or in the UK. Alternatively you can undertake a professional module. You can also spend a year studying abroad at one of Kingston University's partner institutions: a great addition to your CV if you are considering an international career.
These opportunities, combined with our Professional Readiness Programme, will help you to develop new skills to prepare for internships and employment. On our Professional Readiness Programme you will explore topics such as developing your personal brand, networking to create opportunities, enhancing your CV, communication, time management and presentation skills.
You will study the foundations of legal knowledge – Public Law, Criminal Law, Law of Tort, Law of Contract, Land Law, EU Law, and Equity and Trusts. These will bring an international focus to your studies. You can also choose to undertake an internship or professional module at the end of your first and second year. The professional module will cover topics including: Professional Practice and Ethics, Mediation, and Dealing with and Managing change.
Year 1 will introduce you to the English Legal System and Method, including access and use of legal materials. Public Law deals with the UK's constitutional structure and the relationship between individuals and the state. Law of Contract explores binding agreements and situations when they are breached. Law of Tort explores civil wrongs, for example negligence, nuisance or occupier's liability.
In Year 2, Land Law covers rights attached to property. Criminal Law will focus on murder, theft, and sexual offences. EU Law introduces you to the single market's institutions and rules. The content of this module is informed by recent politics and the effects of Brexit. International and Comparative Law focuses on American, German and French comparative law as well as an introduction in Public International Law.
In Year 3, everyone will study Equity and Trusts which considers wills, charitable trusts, and trustees' roles. You will also be able to select from a range of modules to suit your interests and passion, with two of them with an international focus. Current module options include International Trade Law, International Criminal & Human Rights Law, Family Law, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property Law, Jurisprudence and Employment Law.
Many graduates become solicitors or barristers. Others work in business, industry or administration. Destinations include KPMG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; Atherton Bailey Chartered Accountants, Stuart Karatas Solicitors and the International Criminal Court.
Graduates have gained training contracts in ‘Magic Circle' firms, plus funding for bar school and pupillage. Some take masters degrees.
You can apply until:
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You need the following IELTS score:
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