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LLB Law with International Study / Course details

Year of entry: 2021

Course description

Laura Mills

The highlight of my placement in Warsaw, Poland was experiencing a different culture that I thought would be quite similar to my own, but was actually quite different.

I also enjoyed feeling like I was getting to know the city and becoming a local during my time there.

Laura Mills / LLB Law with International Study

If you wish to become a solicitor or a barrister, the LLB Law with International Study course offers the opportunity to develop an appreciation of globally interconnected legal issues.

The course covers the mandatory subjects of legal study while providing you with the opportunity to study, travel and learn internationally at one of our world-class partner universities.

Develop the skills, knowledge and professional network to be highly employable, whether you have ambitions to practise law or enter a different field of work.

You will learn core law subjects and choose from a range of optional units offered by our diverse team of law, criminology and ethics specialists.

Studying at one of the UK's most international universities means you will develop connections with legal practitioners and industry professionals from across the world.

Our commitment to improving local communities will expose you to the real impact of our work and research while offering unique opportunities to develop the awareness and practical experience needed to forge your career.

In Year 3, you will study abroad at one of our partner universities, following the selection process in year 2. The year abroad will give you a unique experience and broaden your horizon. This academically rewarding and culturally enriching experience will challenge your existing knowledge by introducing you to new perspectives and ideas.

Special features

Volunteer at the Legal Advice Centre

You are offered the opportunity to work in one of the School's award-winning Legal Advice Centres , where you provide free and confidential legal advice to the public, under supervision.

If there is a particular area you are interested in, you can volunteer for a relevant clinic to gain specific knowledge.

LegalTech and Access to Justice

We embed Legal Tech into our education and training. You will be taught by leading experts in LegalTech allowing you to explore digital futures for the legal profession and gain the skills needed for the next generation workforce.

Student societies

Getting involved in a society is a great way to enhance your CV and develop transferable skills and experience by, for example, organising an end-of-year ball, maintaining a website or acting as a treasurer.

Our course societies are student-led and organise social, career and academic-related events and specialised groups to help you make the most of your time at Manchester.

Study abroad

Studying abroad allows you to experience and understand different cultures and perspectives, while broadening your academic studies and discovering different styles of education.

We have excellent relationships with numerous partner universities within and outside Europe that you will be able to study in English.

Teaching and learning

Contact hours of lectures and seminars are between 10 and 12 hours per week. You will to spend about 40 hours per week studying in total.

Lectures are delivered to a large cohort of students, covering an overview of a particular subject. Seminars are small groups of up to 12 students where you discuss and present aspects of a legal topic you are learning. You are expected to prepare in advance for the discussion and submit written work for each subject.

During your year abroad, you will study Law subjects in your host university and course units outside your main area of study. Most of our partner universities teach in English, but you can also study in a foreign language.

We also offer skills sessions throughout the year, working with local and international lawyers and our Careers Service to enhance your academic learning and employability. 

In addition, weekly in-sessional classes are offered to help you with English research and essay-writing skills.

Find out more about teaching and learning .

Coursework and assessment

Methods of assessing your work are:

  • exams;
  • essays;
  • oral presentations;
  • short exercises or written pieces such as book reviews; and
  • project work.

Your year abroad will be assessed while you are there, as well as continuous assessment in Manchester.

We provide detailed feedback on all your written and oral work.

Course content for year 1

Course units for year 1

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Criminal Law LAWS10030 30 Mandatory
Public Law LAWS10100 30 Mandatory
Obligations I LAWS10200 30 Mandatory
Property Law I LAWS11010 30 Mandatory

Course content for year 2

Course units for year 2

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Jurisprudence LAWS20101 20 Mandatory
Property Law II LAWS20220 20 Mandatory
Law of Obligations II LAWS20400 30 Mandatory
European Union Law LAWS20900 30 Mandatory
Principles of Commercial Law LAWS20052 20 Optional
Human Rights LAWS20092 20 Optional
Public International Law LAWS20372 20 Optional
Principles of Law, Medicine and Ethics LAWS20732 20 Optional

Course content for year 3

Year 3 will be completed in a host University in another country. You will be expected to complete Law course units but, depending on the options available, may pursue other subjects of interest.

Course content for year 4

Course units for year 4

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Dissertation (20 credits) LAWS30001 20 Optional
Dissertation (20 credits) LAWS30012 20 Optional
Principles of Commercial Law LAWS30052 20 Optional
Criminal Evidence LAWS30082 20 Optional
Human Rights LAWS30092 20 Optional
Environmental Law LAWS30101 20 Optional
Company Law LAWS30121 20 Optional
Constitutional Reform LAWS30252 20 Optional
Employment Law LAWS30271 20 Optional
Intellectual Property Law LAWS30322 20 Optional
Competition Law in an International Context LAWS30452 20 Optional
Mental Health Law LAWS30471 20 Optional
Counter Terrorism and Human Rights LAWS30711 20 Optional
Principles of Law, Medicine and Ethics LAWS30732 20 Optional
Family Law and Relationships LAWS30771 20 Optional
Miscarriages of Justice LAWS31061 20 Optional
Advocacy and the Law LAWS31071 20 Optional
Law, Money and Technology LAWS31192 20 Optional
Law in Practice (semester 1) LAWS31201 20 Optional
Law in Practice (semester 2) LAWS31202 20 Optional
Displaying 10 of 20 course units for year 4

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Facilities

You have access to first-class  facilities  to interact, work and practice your skills. 

Moot court

Our moot court allows you to enhance your practical skills in a simulated court environment, with your peers and legal experts. 

Here, you work on real legal cases with solicitors and barristers to refine your practical application of law.

Library

You can access our specialist law library, in addition to one of the  best-resourced academic libraries in the UK .

Justice Hub

Get the best start to your legal career with a wealth of opportunities to explore various arms of the law via our Justice Hub network. 

Develop your values, ethics and civic engagement in: 

  • the award-winning  Legal Advice Centre
  • the Dementia Law Clinic; 
  • the Miscarriages of Justice Review Centre; 
  • Legal Tech and Access to Justice; 
  • working with  Manchester Free Legal Help ; and 
  • taking part in the Vacation Scheme.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk