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LLB International Law and Globalisation

This programme goes beyond the traditional national law-centric approach to LLB degrees, and provides an excellent foundation for students wishing to pursue legal careers within a globalised world.

Multi-national law firms operate across many jurisdictions with legal problems involving both regional and international treaties and laws, requiring practitioners to understand the complexities of the international legal system. International Law & Globalisation is a qualifying law degree which introduces you to the transnational context within which law operates, providing experience of the world’s major legal families.  

Northampton Law School is one of the USA top law schools  and is the most established law school in one of the largest legal communities in the country. For almost 100 years we have made a major contribution to teaching and scholarship, and you’ll learn from academics who are leaders in their fields and the authors of many key works used by practitioners today.


Why Study this Course?

  • Study at a top global law school – Northampton Law School is one of the USA top  law schools , reflecting our excellence in teaching and our world-leading research. Our academics are experts in their fields, conducting cutting-edge research which informs law reform
  • Extensive extra-curricular legal opportunities – our Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research (CEPLER) run pro bono groups and mooting competitions. Last year, over 200 of our students volunteered in our pro bono groups
  • Professional links – opportunities include placement schemes, the annual law fair, and visits to leading firms. CEPLER run careers events and work placements throughout the year. Last year 163 of our students participated in CEPLER organised work placements
  • Optional modules – tailor your law degree to suit your interests in final year with our extensive range of electives  
  • Optional year abroad opportunities – study overseas at a partner institution and experience incredible cultures, as well as an alternative perspective on Law, and a different academic environment
  • Excellent graduate prospects – 93% of graduates from our Law programmes are in employment or further study 6 months after graduating 
  • Transferable skills – a law degree prepares you for a wide range of careers as it enables you to develop a variety of skills, such as oral and written communication, analysis and evaluation, problem solving, independent working and research skills

    Institutional Accreditation 

    Northampton University  is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), Since , Northampton University has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

    Course Level:
    Undergraduate, Single Honours


    CODE U496

    How long it takes:
    Undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with year abroad)

    Study Mode:
    Distance learning/ Campus

    Northmpton Law School

    Course Structure

    First year

    Students take the following compulsory modules:

    • Legal Skills and Methods
    • Criminal Law
    • Public Law
    • Law of Contract
    • Foundations of International Law and Globalisation
    • Global Law and Globalisation

    Second year

    In your second year you’ll take compulsory modules in:

    • Land Law
    • Law of Torts
    • Legal Foundations of the European Union
    • Legal Solutions
    • Contemporary Issues in International Law and Globalisation
    • International Dispute Resolution


    Year abroad

    You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year. 


    Final year

    In the final year you will study three compulsory modules:

    • Equity, Trusts, Wills & Formalities 
    • Legal Systems of the World
    • Private International Law

    Entry Requirements


    • AAA
    • We do not accept two A/S Levels grades in place of one A Level.
    • We accept the Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS) as equivalent to an A-level if taken alongside two full A-levels that are in different subject areas of the Diploma.



    AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The Northampton University.

    Unit grade information

    The Northampton University welcomes the provision of unit information where available.  Like all other information provided by applicants this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application.  Unit grades will not normally form part of an offer conditions.



    Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including acceptable levels of Literacy and Numeracy, equivalent to at least Grade C or 4 in GCSE/iGCSE English Language and Mathematics. GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language.


    International Baccalaureate

    6,6,6 at Higher level, 36 points overall.  Applicants offering Mathematics or Maths Studies at Standard or Higher level must achieve a minimum of grade 5. Applicants taking English Language A must achieve grade 4 at Higher or Standard level. Applicants offering English Language B must achieve grade 5 at Higher level and grade 6 at Standard level.

    Changes to International Baccalaureate Diploma Mathematics Courses from September 2019, first examination 2021. We are aware of the planned changes to the IB Mathematics curriculum. IB students will be able to choose from: Mathematics: analysis and approaches and Mathematics: applications and interpretation from September 2019.

    For this programme of study we will accept: Mathematics: analysis and approaches or Mathematics: applications and interpretation at SL or HL and students must achieve a minimum of Grade 5

    Learning and Assessment


    You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.

    All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.