International Relations and Law at University of Derby - UCAS

Course summary

Develop all the key skills required to succeed in the legal sector including drafting, advocacy, interviewing and negotiation and explore key issues impacting the world today.  KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE

  • PROBLEM SOLVING: Develop problem-solving skills and a 'can do' attitude that will help you go into a wide range of job roles including in politics, campaigning, think-tanks, NGOs, charities, civil or diplomatic services
  • HIGH RANKING: Top 20 for satisfaction with feedback* Law, The Guardian University Guide 2024
  • CHANGE MAKER: If you want to play a role in shaping some of these crucial global issues this course is for you.
  • NETWORKING: We're networked into the legal profession which opens exciting opportunities for work internships and professional mentoring
  • EMPLOYABILITY: Combining two subjects will boost your employability and give you knowledge and expertise in two subject areas, making you a more versatile graduate.
HOW YOU WILL LEARN   You'll be taught through a variety of methods, such as:
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops and tutorials
  • student presentations
  • debates
  • one-to-one sessions with a tutor
  • work projects
  • self-directed study
  • video discussions with overseas partner institutions
  • case preparation
  • mooting - where you present a legal issue against opposing counsel in a mock court case
  • interviewing
  • negotiation
Engaging in real or simulated legal practice, you will build a range of the key skills required to succeed in the legal sector at every stage of the course. You will also develop skills in legal scholarship, with the chance to undertake problem-based research and original academic enquiry. If our teaching team consider the work you produce to be of sufficient quality, it could be published in the Derby Law School Journal. Through our peer assisted mentoring scheme, students from later years of the course also give helpful guidance and support to first year students. HOW YOU ARE ASSESSED For Law modules, assessments include:
  • group work
  • oral presentations
  • written coursework
  • examinations
  • seminar debates
  • group presentations
  • conference papers
For International Relations modules, you will be assessed through a range of coursework, including essays, research reports, presentations, and participation in debates. Some modules will also assess your ability to develop teamwork and research skills in an applied, real-world context, and your ability to reflect on how these prepare you for your chosen career. STUDY OPTIONS:  On the Joint Honours programme, there are different pathways of study available. You can often study both subjects equally or choose to major in a subject. Please view the course page on our website for more information on pathways. 

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Tuition fees

EU £14900 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14900 Year 1

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International Relations and Law at University of Derby - UCAS