University of East London

LLB Hons Law With International Relations

Put an international perspective on your legal studies with this popular combination. As a qualifying law degree, it will still exempt you from the academic stage of qualifying as a solicitor or barrister.

The law doesn't operate in isolation and in this course, you'll gain valuable insights into the global political context of the law as well as the social and cultural aspects of how the legal system functions.

Three-quarters of the course focuses on law, so you'll learn how law is made and administered, gain an understanding of the criminal justice system and study key aspects of civil and criminal law.

For the international relations part of the course, we'll give you a solid introduction to the subject in your first year. You'll then take one international relations module in each of your second and third years.

The Level 3 ( foundation year) course prepares students for a successful transition to a wide range of honours degree courses in the complementary subject areas in the Law and Criminology department within the Royal Docks School of Business and Law, including: 

  • LLB (Hons) Law 
  • LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology 
  • LLB (Hons) Law with International Relations
  • LLB (Hons) Business Law 
  • BA (Hons) Criminology and Law 

Entry Requirements


112 UCAS Points from

  • A LEVEL- Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects.
  • BTEC- Extended Diploma or Diploma
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE- Diploma with 26 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level

Other entry routes

Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3.

We will also consider the Law Short Course.

English Language requirements

Overall Academic IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).
If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. 

Alternative GCSE Qualifications

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

Mature applicants and those without formal qualifications

As an inclusive University, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Career Prospects

Graduates in Law with International Relations gain skills and knowledge that are high demand from employers across a range of different fields.

Many of our students go on to enjoy successful careers as solicitors after completing their legal studies through the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and obtaining a training contract with a law firm.

Some become barristers, going on to take the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and then obtaining Pupillage in barristers' chambers. This can lead to a tenancy as a self-employed barrister, or you can practise as an employed barrister.

Other students use their legal knowledge and the other skills and qualities they develop at UEL to pursue different careers. Communication skills, such as writing, speaking and presenting, and the ability to analyse and evaluate information are in demand by employers.

Other career options include:

  • General management roles in the private or voluntary sectors, e.g. in finance, insurance, media or education
  • Teaching or journalism
  •  Public administration, e.g. in local government housing, planning or legal departments
  •  Paralegal or legal executive work in a variety of sectors.

Some students go on to postgraduate study or work in the voluntary/charity sector.

Course Details

This course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the law and its place in the criminal justice system. In the first two years, you'll build firm foundations by studying the fundamentals of the law, taking modules that include the Legal System and Legal Methods, and Constitutional and Administrative Law.

As you progress into your second and final years, you'll study aspects of civil and criminal law, along with modules in Human Rights and European Union Law.

For International Relations, you'll begin with an introductory course in International Studies, with the option of International Organisation and Global Governance or International Relations Theory in your second year. For the final year, you'll take the Politics of Global Powers module.

As well as learning about your subject, you'll also gain other key skills such as the ability to research, to communicate effectively and to think analytically – qualities much in demand by potential employers whatever career path you choose.

Year 1

Mental Wealth 1: Knowledge, Skills, Practice and the Self
English Legal System
Legal Methods
Public Law
Contract Law
International Relations

Year 2

Global Governance
Tort Law
Introduction to Land Law
Public Law II: Human Rights Proceedings
Great Power Politics
Equity and Trusts

Optional Placement

This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge.
The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.

Year 3


African Politics and Development
Criminal Law
European Union Law
Gender, Power and Politics


Law Project
Human Rights & Equality

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