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International Relations and Law BA (Full-time)

London Metropolitan University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Virtual open day
Virtual open day

Program description

International Relations and Law BA (Full-time)

Why study this course?

Explore how law and international relations interrelate and how to use your legal knowledge in an international, diplomatic and political context. This degree specialises in two disciplines, increasing your career prospects with transferable skills and opportunities for work placements and study in European and American universities. With its expert staff and extensive resources, this course appeals to students from across the world.

On this degree you’ll examine ideological and ethical questions about international relations as well as legal debates and policies, and have the opportunity to look at terrorism, the environment, poverty, nuclear proliferation, religion, human rights, cyber warfare, intelligence and the complex relationships between states.

You’ll develop the capacity to think critically about events, ideas and institutions in a research culture that promotes academic inquiry and debate, and in your second and third year, you’ll be able to pursue your own areas of interest including power politics, foreign policy analysis, regional studies, security studies and the impact of globalisation.

Taught by expert staff with extensive experience, this degree appeals to students both in the UK and overseas. You’ll enjoy regular lectures and presentations from practitioners such as Supreme Court judges, diplomats and politicians, and access to the opportunities that London offers such as visits to embassies, courts and the Houses of Parliament.

There’s a strong emphasis on developing the essential skills sought by employers. This is achieved through targeted teaching sessions and hands-on experience, and the exciting opportunity to undertake a work placement in the final year. In previous years, students have undertaken placements with the European Union, the United Nations, aid agencies, think-tanks and embassies. It’s also possible to spend part of the course studying in another European country or the USA.

Admission requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • A minimum grade BBC in three A levels (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification eg, Advanced Diploma)
  • English Language GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Contract Law
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Legal System
  • Peace, Conflict and Diplomacy since 1945
  • Approaches to International Relations and Foreign Policy
  • European Union Law
  • Creating a Successful Social Enterprise 1
  • Politics and International Relations: Work-Based Learning
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Contemporary US Politics
  • Diplomacy Old and New
  • Evidence and Advocacy
  • Governance and Public Policy
  • Medical Law
  • Peace and Conflict in Theory and Practice
  • Political Protest and Social Movements
  • Politics of the Middle East
  • Property Law
  • Public Law
  • Shifting Global Power in the 21st Century
  • Strategy in the Contemporary World
  • The Politics of the European Union
  • Women and Law
  • International Security in an Era of Globalisation
  • Public International Law
  • Law Dissertation
  • Law Extended Essay
  • Placement 1 Year
  • Politics and International Relations: Work-Based Learning
  • Project 1 Semester
  • Project 1 Year
  • Work Placement for Professional Experience
  • Action and Identity: Gender and Political Participation
  • African Politics
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights
  • Company Law
  • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
  • Environmental Law
  • Human Rights and International Conflict
  • Immigration and Asylum Law and Tribunals
  • Latin American Politics
  • Law and Religion
  • Public Diplomacy and Global Communication
  • The Law of Finance and Taxation
  • The Politics of Modern States

Modules and module details are subject to change over time

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £12,700 per year

Continuing studies

Many also go on to be successful in postgraduate study.

Career opportunities

The course prepares you for careers in organisations ranging from the The Foreign Office, the United Nations and the European Union, to international companies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) specialising in international development, overseas aid, human rights and environmental fields, and the media.

Students have also gained employment in research and teaching, international business, the media and political campaigns. Additionally, we have students working in a variety of overseas positions throughout the world.

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London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...

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London Metropolitan University

166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB London

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