This course starts in 2022

Law with International Relations LLB (Hons)

Law with International Relations LLB (Hons)

Key information

Duration:
3 years full time
Typical A-level offer:
AAB-ABB
Contextual A-level offer:
BBC-BCC
UCAS code:
M1L2
Start date:
September 2022
  • Top 20 in the UK for Law (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021)

On this course, you’ll study:

  • the political and economic principles that govern the relations between states
  • agreements (or treaties) between states
  • the extent to which states can and do rely on such principles and treaties (considered by legal scholars as sources of public international law).

You’re taught by research-active faculty and study theoretical and practical aspects of law. Through the Sussex Law Clinics, you can gain valuable work experience of the law in action before you graduateWe also have links with leading law firms that sponsor our student competitions in national and international mooting, criminal advocacy, client interviewing, negotiation, mediation and legal debatingOur supportive alumni are also happy to provide career advice for current students. 

Accreditation

This course satisfies the academic component of Bar training (subject to minimum pass marks and number of attempts). This degree acts as a gateway to further qualification as both a solicitor and a barrister. The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) must be taken by graduates wishing to become a solicitor.

    We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described in this prospectus. However, we may need to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.

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    Entry requirements

    A-level

    Typical offer

    AAB-ABB

    Contextual offer

    BBC-BCC

    Not everyone has the same support to get to higher education – we help you reach your potential. When we receive applications through UCAS, we consider all factors and will sometimes make contextual offers as part of our Access and Participation Plan

    GCSEs

    You should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

    Extended Project Qualification

    We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer.  We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ. If you wish to discuss this further please contact us

    Other UK qualifications

    Access to HE Diploma

    Typical offer

    Pass Diploma with at least 39 level 3 credits at Merit or above including 21-24 credits at Distinction

    Subjects

    The Access to HE Diploma should be in the Humanities, Social sciences or Business.

    Cambridge Pre-U Principle Subjects (including A-level mixes)

    Typical offer

    M1, M1 and M2 in the Pre-U

    If you have one A-level and two Cambridge Pre-U Principle Subjects, we would expect you to have a grade B in the A-level and M1 and M1 in the two Pre-Us.

    If you have two A-levels and Cambridge Pre-U Principle Subjects, we would normally expect you to have grades AB in the two A-levels and M1 in the Pre-U. 

    GCSEs

    You should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.                 

    International Baccalaureate

    Typical offer

    32-34 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

    Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-level

    Typical offer

    Grade B in A-level, plus DD in Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma.

    Contextual offer

    Grade B in A-level, plus DM in Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma.

    Not everyone has the same support to get to higher education – we help you reach your potential. When we receive applications through UCAS, we consider all factors and will sometimes make contextual offers as part of our Access and Participation Plan

    Subjects

    A-level should be essay based.

    GCSEs

    You should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.                 

    Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels

    Typical offer

    Grades AB in A-levels plus Distinction in BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate.

    Contextual offer

    Grades BC in A-levels plus Distinction in BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate.

    Not everyone has the same support to get to higher education – we help you reach your potential. When we receive applications through UCAS, we consider all factors and will sometimes make contextual offers as part of our Access and Participation Plan

    GCSEs

    You should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.                 

    Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma)

    Typical offer

    DDD-DDM

    Contextual offer

    DDM-DMM

    Not everyone has the same support to get to higher education – we help you reach your potential. When we receive applications through UCAS, we consider all factors and will sometimes make contextual offers as part of our Access and Participation Plan

    Subjects

    The BTEC Level 3 National Extended diploma would normally be in Business, Health & Social Care, Public Services or Uniformed Protective Services.

    GCSEs

    You should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

    Scottish Highers

    Typical offer

    AAABB-AABBB

    Additional requirements

    If you are taking Advanced Highers we would normally expect you to have at least ABB.

    Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced

    Typical offer

    AAB-ABB from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels

     

    GCSEs

    You should also have a broad range of GCSEs A*-C (9-4), including good grades in relevant subjects.

    International Baccalaureate

    Typical offer

    32-34 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

    European Baccalaureate

    Typical offer

    Overall result of at least 77% - 80%

    Other international qualifications

    Australia

    Typical offer

    Relevant state (Year 12) High School Certificate, and between 92% to 88% in the ATAR or UAI/TER/ENTER, or a Queensland OP of 4 or better.

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Austria

    Typical offer

    Reifeprüfung or Matura with an overall result of between 1.8 to 2.0 or better for first-year entry.

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Belgium

    Typical offer

    Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS) or Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs with a good overall average. 

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Bulgaria

    Typical offer

    Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with excellent final-year scores (normally 5.5 overall with 6 in key subjects).

    Canada

    Typical offer

    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 75%  from 6 grade 12 U, U/C or M courses

    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation AABBB from 5 grade 12 courses

    We also recognise the High School Diploma from other provinces -including Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick- where we look for strong performance in grade 12 subjects, and the Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC) from Quebec.

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    China

    Typical offer

    If you have the Goakao, we will consider applications for direct entry to first year. You would normally need an overall average of 75%, including required subjects.

    We are also pleased to consider applications if you are following a recognised International Foundation Year or you have one or more years of Higher Education in China at a recognised degree awarding institution.

    The Senior High School Graduation alone would not be sufficient for entry to our undergraduate degrees, but you may be eligible to apply for our International Foundation Year. If you successfully complete an International Foundation Year, you can progress on to a relevant undergraduate course at Sussex.

    Check which qualifications the International Study Centre accepts for the International Foundation Year.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Croatia

    Typical offer

    Maturatna Svjedodžba with an overall score of between 4.2 and 4.5

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Cyprus

    Typical offer

    Apolytirion of Lykeion with an overall average 18.5/20 and above.

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Czech Republic

    Typical offer

    Maturita with a good overall average.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Denmark

    Typical offer

    Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) or Studentereksamen with an overall average of at least 7 on the new grading scale.

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Finland

    Typical offer

    Pass Ylioppilastutkinto with overall final result between EEMM - EMMM

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    France

    Typical offer

    French Baccalauréat with overall final result between 13/20 - 14/20.

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Germany

    Typical offer

    German Abitur with an overall result of 1.8 to 2.0 or better.

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Greece

    Typical offer

    Apolytirion with an overall average of between 18.5 and 19 will be considered for first-year entry.

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Hong Kong

    Typical offer

    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with grades of 5, 5, 4 to 5, 4, 4 from three subjects including two electives.

     

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis

    Hungary

    Typical offer

    Erettsegi/Matura with a good average of at least 55544

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    India

    Typical offer

    Standard XII results

    80% from ISC Indian School certificate of Education (CISCE)
    80% from SSC All India Senior School Certificate Examination (CBSE)
    80% HSC higher Secondary Certificate ( Maharashtra )

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Iran

    Typical offer

    Where direct entry is unsuitable, we'll automatically consider you for one of our Foundation Years. Or you might want to apply to one of our International Foundation Years at the international Study Centre on Campus. Visit isc.sussex.ac.uk/our-courses/international-foundation-year or www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/foundation-years

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Ireland

    Typical offer

    Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level) at H1,H1,H2,H2,H3 to H1,H2,H2,H3,H3

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis

    Israel

    Typical offer

    For first year entry at least 80% (or 8/10) in at least 6 subjects, including one 5 unit subject, in one sitting of the Bagrut.

    Italy

    Typical offer

    Italian Diploma Di Maturità or Diploma Pass Di Esame Di Stato with a final Diploma mark of between 81/100 and 85/100.

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Japan

    Typical offer

    Where direct entry is unsuitable, we'll automatically consider you for one of our Foundation Years. Or you might want to apply to one of our International Foundation Years at the international Study Centre on Campus. Visit isc.sussex.ac.uk/our-courses/international-foundation-year or www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/foundation-years

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Latvia

    Typical offer

    Atestats par Visparejo videjo Izglitibu with very good grades in state exams.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Lithuania

    Typical offer

    Brandos Atestatas including scores of 80-90% in at least three state examinations (other than English).

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Luxembourg

    Typical offer

    Pass the Diplome de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires with between 46-48 points overall.

    Malaysia

    Typical offer

    Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with grades of ABB- AAB, Matriculation with a least a grade of 3.5 or UEC with an overall average grade A2,A2,B3,B3,B3,B3 ( or average 77%).

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Netherlands

    Typical offer

    Voorereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO), normally with an average between 7-8.

    Nigeria

    Typical offer

    You are expected to have one of the following:

    • Higher National Diploma
    • One year at a recognised Nigerian University
    • Professional Diploma (Part IV) from the Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology of Nigeria
    • Advanced Diploma

    You must also have a score of C6 or above in WAEC/SSC English.

    Where direct entry is unsuitable, we'll automatically consider you for one of our Foundation Years. Or you might want to apply to one of our International Foundation Years at the international Study Centre on Campus. Visit isc.sussex.ac.uk/our-courses/international-foundation-year or www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/foundation-years

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Norway

    Typical offer

    Norwegian Vitnemal Fra Den Videregaende Opplaering - Pass with an overall average of between 4 to 4.5

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Pakistan

    Typical offer

    You can apply for direct entry to Year 1 if you are completing at least two years of Bachelor degree studies.

    You'll normally need to complete a Foundation year after taking Intermediate Certificate or the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC). You might choose one of our International Foundation Years at the International Study Centre on campus.

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Poland

    Typical offer

    Pass Matura with least 3 Extended level subjects in the 80th percentile.

     

    Portugal

    Typical offer

    Diploma de Ensino Secundario normally with an overall mark between 17/20 and 18/20.

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Romania

    Typical offer

    Diploma de Bacalaureat with an overall average between 8.5 and 8.7

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Singapore

    Typical offer

    A-levels, as well as certain certificates and diplomas.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Slovakia

    Typical offer

    Pass Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške (Maturita) with an average above 1.8 from 4 subjects. 

     

    Additional requirements

    Please note: Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Slovenia

    Typical offer

    Secondary School Leaving Diploma or Matura with at least 24 points overall.

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    South Africa

    Typical offer

    National Senior Certificate with very good grades. 

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Spain

    Typical offer

    Spanish Título de Bachillerato (LOGSE) with an overall average result of at least 8.0.

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Sri Lanka

    Typical offer

    Sri Lankan A-levels.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Sweden

    Typical offer

    Fullstandigt Slutbetyg/Högskoleförberedande Examen with a total of 2,500 credits to include B grades in the majority of subjects.

     

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Switzerland

    Typical offer

    Federal Maturity Certificate.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Turkey

    Typical offer

    We'll consider students who have taken the Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitirme, with a score of at least 4/5 or 80/100 in their final year, on a case by case basis for direct entry to year 1.

    Where direct entry is unsuitable, we'll automatically consider you for one of our Foundation Years. Or you might want to apply to one of our International Foundation Years at the international Study Centre on Campus. Visit isc.sussex.ac.uk/our-courses/international-foundation-year or www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/foundation-years

    USA

    Typical offer

    We look at your full profile taking into account everything you are studying, including the high school graduation diploma, Grade 12 GPA, SAT tests and subject tests and/or ACT grades  We are particularly interested in AP tests and would ideally like to see three good AP scores.

    Advanced Placement Tests with scores of between 5,4,4 to 4,4,4 in three subjects.

    If you have taken the SAT reasoning tests we'd normally expect a combined score of at least 1300 and will look for around 600 in relevant subject tests.

    If you've taken the ACT we'd expect to see a composite score of at least 26.

     

     

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    My country is not listed

    If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

    English language requirements

    IELTS (Academic)

    6.0 overall, including at least 5.5 in each component

    Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our language requirements

    Find out more about IELTS

    Other English language requirements

    Proficiency tests

    TOEFL (iBT)

    80 overall, including at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing.

    Check your TOEFL qualification meets all of our language requirements

    Find out more about TOEFL (iBT).

    The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

    English language qualifications

    AS/A-level (GCE)

    Grade C or above in English Language.

    Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English

    GCE O-level

    Grade C or above in English.

    Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

    Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

    GCSE or IGCSE

    Grade C or above in English as a First Language (grade 4 or above in GCSE from 2017).

    Grade B or above in English as a Second Language

    Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

    If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

    If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

     Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

    Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

    The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

    Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

    Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% or Grade 3

    International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

    English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

    Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

    Grades A – C in English

    Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

    If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

    If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

    The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

    West African Senior School Certificate

    Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

    Country exceptions

    Select to see the list of exempt English-speaking countries

    If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirements. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

    You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before starting your course at Sussex. If the qualification was obtained earlier than this we would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have maintained a good level of English, for example by living in an English-speaking country or working in an occupation that required you to use English regularly and to a high level.

    Please note that this list is determined by the UK’s Home Office, not by the University of Sussex.

    List of exempt countries

    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Australia
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Belize
    • Canada**
    • Dominica
    • Grenada
    • Guyana
    • Ireland
    • Jamaica
    • New Zealand
    • St Kitts and Nevis
    • St Lucia
    • St Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • United Kingdom
    • USA

    ** Canada: you must be a national of Canada; other nationals not on this list who have a degree from a Canadian institution will not normally be exempt from needing to provide evidence of English.

    Admissions information for applicants

    Transfers into Year 2

    No

    If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

    For details on any additional costs, check out the Fees and scholarships section.

    Don’t meet our entry requirements?

    If you don't meet our entry requirements, we recommend our in-house Foundation Year course to prepare you for Year 1 of your chosen degree:

    If you don't have the required language skills for this course you could consider the International Study Centre. The ISC offers a range of foundation courses in combination with English language teaching.

    Modules

    This is a major/minor course, enabling you to study in depth in a core area (your major subject: taking up 75% of your time), while also exploring an additional area (your minor subject: taking up 25% of your time).

    Find out about our types of undergraduate degrees, their structure, modules and credits

    These modules are running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

    It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional. This means that your core modules or options may differ from what’s shown below.

    Core modules

    Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

      Autumn teaching
      Spring teaching

      These modules are running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

      It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional. This means that your core modules or options may differ from what’s shown below.

      Core modules

      Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

        Autumn teaching
        Spring teaching

        Options

        Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests. This list gives you a flavour of our options, which are kept under review and may change, for example in response to student feedback or the latest research.

        While it’s our aim for students to take their preferred combinations of options, this can’t be guaranteed and will be subject to timetabling. Options may be grouped and if so, students will be able to choose a set number of options from the selection available in any particular group.

          Spring teaching

          Study abroad (optional)

          Apply to study abroad – you’ll develop an international perspective and gain an edge when it comes to your career. Find out where your course could take you

          Studying abroad means learning new ways of thinking, and new perspectives on life.Bluinse Thomas
          Law with International Relations LLB
          Studied abroad in Hong Kong

          Placement (optional)

          To help you gain experience and increase your employability, you can apply for an optional placement as part of your course. You’ll be responsible for applying for and securing your placement. Our dedicated careers team can provide you with information and advice. If you’re successful in obtaining a placement, this will form part of your course.

          Find out more about placements and internships

          Recent students have gone on placements at:

          • Mott MacDonald
          • United Biscuits
          • QualitySolicitors Howlett Clarke.
          I gained valuable commercial experience, and developed my understanding of how a business operates.Hanan Zakher
          Law with International Relations LLB
          Commercial and Finance Business Support, Sussex Estates and Facilities LLP

          Please note: If you’re receiving – or applying for – USA federal Direct Loan funds, you can’t transfer to the version of your course with an optional study abroad period in any country or optional placement in the USA if the number of credits for the placement/internship exceeds 25% of the total credits for your course. Find out more about American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid

          These modules are running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

          It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional. This means that your core modules or options may differ from what’s shown below.

          Core modules

          Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

            Autumn teaching
            Spring teaching

            Options

            Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests. This list gives you a flavour of our options, which are kept under review and may change, for example in response to student feedback or the latest research.

            While it’s our aim for students to take their preferred combinations of options, this can’t be guaranteed and will be subject to timetabling. Options may be grouped and if so, students will be able to choose a set number of options from the selection available in any particular group.

              Autumn teaching
              Autumn and spring teaching
              Spring teaching

              The Solicitors Qualifying Examination

              If you’re interested in qualification through the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), we’re here to support you:

              • we have partnered with BARBRI, the global legal education provider, to offer you a pathway to qualification through this new route. As part of this partnership, you’ll have a discount on BARBRI fees as well as access to BARBRI-run campus workshops
              • in addition to our current assessment modes, we’ll be incorporating multiple-choice questions, the mode of assessment for the SQE
              • alongside our core modules, you’ll also have the opportunity to choose options covering specialised areas of law that form part of the SQE.

              Our staff

              On your LLB, you’ll engage with the complexities and richness of the law. This will shape your practical legal mind and prepare you for a world beyond your legal studies.Kieran Durcan
              Senior Lecturer in Law
              LLB Convener

              International Relations

              Law

              Fees

              Home students:
              £9,250 per year
              Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
              £9,250 per year
              International students:
              £18,500 per year
              Study abroad:
              Find out about grants and funding, tuition fees and insurance costs for studying abroad
              Placement:
              Find out about tuition fees for placements

              Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels.

              Additional costs

              Note about additional costs

              Please note that all costs are best estimates based on current market values. Activities may be subject to unavoidable change in response to Government advice. We'll let you know at the earliest opportunity. We review estimates every year and they may vary with inflation. Find out tips for budgeting as a student here.

              Book bundles

              We recommend buying textbooks for this course. These are available online from the University and other outlets. The approximate costs of buying new copies are £140 in year 1, £125 in year 2 and between £80 and £120 in the final year.

              Statute books

              We recommend statute books for some subjects. These are available online from the University and other outlets for around £15 each.

              Skills competitions

              For students who take part in optional skills competitions, most of the associated costs will be covered by the School. Students will need to cover some costs such as formal clothing and may need to cover printing costs when online bundles are not permitted. These costs will depend on the stage reached and whether it is an internal or external competition.

              Law Society membership

              If you choose to become a Student Law Society member, you will need to pay £30 for three years of membership. The Student Law Society runs optional events and trips four or five times a year. Costs vary but usually range between £5 and £40 per event.

              Optional trips and events

              The Student Law Society runs optional events and trips four or five times a year. Costs vary but usually range between £5 and £40 per event.

              Law Ball

              Tickets for the Annual Law Ball organised by the Student Law Society cost around £30. Attendance is optional.

              Find out about typical living costs for studying at Sussex

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              Scholarships

              Our goal is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to regardless of financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique people.

              Careers

              You’ll be prepared – subject to completion of the necessary further qualifications – to practise law as a solicitor, a barrister or an in-house lawyer for a public limited company or a government agency.

              You can also choose to use your excellent communication skills in fields such as:

              • broadcast media
              • public relations or human resources
              • policy development or politics.

               

              Working while you study

              Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

              I did a Law degree but studied other areas, such as politics and human rights, which I found gave me the skills to not only succeed as a solicitor but also to run a business.”Lucinda Dore
              Partner, Crosby and Woods Solicitors
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