Course overview

  • Learn about legal, political and cultural issues in an international context.
  • Experience the impact of law around the world.
  • Develop transferable skills through collaboration with national law firms and societies in Newcastle and abroad.

    Institutional Accreditation 

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

    LLB Law with International Study

    Course Level:

    Bachelor of Laws (LLB)


    CODE U1207

    How long it takes:

    4 years

    Study Mode:

    Distance learning/ Campus

    Entry requirements

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    Newcastle Law School

    Course content for year 1

    Course units for year 1

    The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

    Title Code Credit rating Mandatory/optional
    Criminal Law LAWS10030 30 Mandatory
    Public Law LAWS10100 30 Mandatory
    Obligations I LAWS10200 30 Mandatory
    Property Law I LAWS11010 30 Mandatory

    Course content for year 2

    Course units for year 2

    The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

    Title Code Credit rating Mandatory/optional
    Jurisprudence LAWS20101 20 Mandatory
    Property Law II LAWS20220 20 Mandatory
    Law of Obligations II LAWS20400 30 Mandatory
    European Union Law LAWS20900 30 Mandatory
    Crime, Law and History LAWS20242 20 Optional
    Public International Law LAWS20372 20 Optional
    Explaining Crime and Deviance LAWS20412 20 Optional
    Understanding Punishment LAWS20692 20 Optional
    Principles of Law, Medicine and Ethics LAWS20732 20 Optional
    Applied Contract Law LAWS20872 20 Optional

    Course content for year 3

    Your third year of study will be completed in a host University in another country in Europe or further afield. You will be expected to complete some Law course units during this period of study but, depending on the options available at the host University, may pursue other subjects of interest.


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    • 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 University of Newcastle.

    Unit grade information

    The University of Newcastle 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

      Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2020 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £19,000 per annum.


      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.

      Career opportunities

      We are one of the most targeted universities by the nation’s top employers (The Graduate Market in 2018, High Fliers Research) and according to the Times Higher Education, we are ranked 6th in the UK for Law. The School of Law has excellent links with the legal professions and public services. Our graduates have an impressive record of securing employment both in the legal profession and other professional environments, with 95% in work or further study 6 months after graduation (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17).

      Throughout your studies at Newcastle, we offer a range of support and events to help you to consider and research your options.

      The School of Law offers a specialist careers and employability programme with workshops each week delivered by in-house specialists and practitioners including The Business of Law, Civil Procedure, Introduction to the Commercial Application of Law, CV application support, training contract application advice, mock interviews, Special Constabulary, Meet the Professionals, and Making Contacts and Networking.