Students spend a full academic year at a designated university studying aspects of the legal system and substantive law of that country. Currently students may study in Canada, Chile, Hong Kong and Singapore. There is no language requirement as students attend universities in which English is the language of instruction.
This attractive opportunity for LLB students reflects not only the Southampton Law School's own international standing but also the diversity of jurisdictions in which graduates in English law may pursue their legal careers.
View the programme specification document for this course
All applications from UK, EU and International students to the Law School must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
Contact UCAS on +44 (0)870 112211 or go to www.ucas.ac.uk
Please ensure that all questions on the UCAS application form are answered fully, and remember to include your personal statement explaining why you wish to study law.
Please ensure that your reference is from an Academic Referee, who is a person who has taught you in the last three years, and that you include all your academic results on the form.
All UK and EU applications are considered by the Undergraduate Admissions Tutor and all international undergraduate applications are considered by the International Undergraduate Tutor and Admissions Selectors.
International applicants may send their qualifications as attachments to email to the International Undergraduate Admissions Tutor if there is insufficient space on the UCAS form
In years one and two, you will study the eight compulsory subjects required to obtain your professional exemptions. Please see LLB module list for details of each compulsory module.
First year: You will study four core modules: Legal System and Reasoning, Contract Law, Criminal Law, and Constitutional and Administrative Law. In addition you will take part in a rich legal skills programme that includes Team Building and Mooting.
Second year: You will study four core modules: Land Law, Law of Equity and Trusts, Tort Law and Law of the EU. All students are involved in a comprehensive careers and employability programme during the second year, together with further opportunities to practise mooting, negotiation and Streetlaw.
Third year: You will spend this full academic year abroad, at a designated International University (see below). During this year, students study aspects of the legal system and substantive law of that country, taking four modules or equivalent in each semester.
It is important that students have a high level of proficiency in the language of the country they plan to visit and an A level standard or its equivalent is required, where the taught language is not English.
Please note that host universities have their own entry requirements, and may require you to achieve specific aggregate marks in years 1 and 2 of your degree, these requirements are sometimes subject to local changes. Furthermore, even where you are able to satisfy those entry requirements, there may be occasions, for reasons outside of our control, that you will be offered a place at a different university/destination (subject to their entry requirements) to that of your own choosing.
In your final year: All students complete the compulsory Legal Research and Writing module, after which they research and complete a legal dissertation with the guidance of a supervisor. Students will also choose four ‘full' option modules, or three option modules and two ‘half' option modules.
International University partnerships with the Law School
At present, designated exchange universities are located in Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Mexico and Singapore. Arrangements change from year to year, but currently we have links with the following. Click on a link for the relevant University Home Page:
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Singapore Management University, Singapore
Study law in a jurisdiction outside the European Union and experience a completely different culture.
Spend a full academic year in Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore or Australia.
This programme reflects the Law School’s own international standing and the diversity of jurisdictions in which graduates English law may pursue their legal careers.
Typical entry requirements
|GCE A-level||AAA or for students taking the Extended Project Qualification in the same year as their A2 exams, AAB at A level plus A in the EPQ. Applicants should offer at least two traditional, academic subjects. Dance, General Studies, Photography, Moving Images, Physical Education, Practical Art, Practical Music, Sports Studies and Textiles are not accepted subjects.|
|International Baccalaureate||36 points overall (18 at higher level)
A wide range of equivalent international qualifications are considered, so please contact us if you require advice on equivalency.
LNAT (Law National Admissions Test) is not required.
English Language requirements
If English is not your first language, you will be required to pass an approved test prior to joining the University in October. The University’s English Language entry requirement for the Law School programme is;
An overall IELTS score of 6.5 with not less than 6.5 in each component, or equivalent
The link below takes you to a complete list of the other English language qualifications accepted.
Test results should be less than two years old at the time of expected registration at the University of Southampton and must be verified before admission.
If you do not meet the University’s English Language entry requirements for direct entry onto our programmes, you may be eligible to study on one of the University’s pre-sessional English language courses. For further information on these pre-sessional programmes, please visit the Centre for Language Studies website.
Decisions are made on the basis of your UCAS application form, taking into account:
- past academic performance
- your predicted grades
- academic reference
- your personal statement.
No application is rejected unless two assessors have independently reached that decision.
Candidates are not normally interviewed. We select those who demonstrate the potential and commitment to study Law at degree level.
If you have professional experience, or credit through prior learning at another institution, you may be eligible to use this experience against some of the programme requirements for period of study. You will need to present evidence that you have met the learning outcomes of the programme. Full details can be found in the University’s Policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning.
The University of Southampton is committed to widening participation and ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data supports our admissions teams to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who flagged in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme
A typical contextual offer is AAB from three A levels or the equivalent from alternative qualifications(the excluded subjects above will still apply).
Please see our contextual admissions pages for more information.
This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.
Typical course content
Core modules are required to be passed within all Qualifying Law Degrees, for progression to professional training.
Innovation modules outside of your subject area
Our Curriculum Innovation Programme offers you the chance to take optional modules outside of your chosen subject area. This allows you to personalise your education, to develop new skills and knowledge for your future. Modules range from "Living and working on the web" to "Business skills for employability".
View the Curriculum Innovation modules for this course
Learn a language
Some of our courses also give you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover ten languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level.
View the language modules on offer for this course
You will spend a full academic year studying at a leading university in another country. Tuition in Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore will be in English. Students may also undertake study in Chile, where tuition is provided in Spanish.
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical
student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided.
More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).
Costs associated with this course
Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.
There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable
from the University:
|Stationery||You will be expected to provide your own day‐to‐day stationery items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.|
|Books||Where a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source.
Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.|
|Printing and copying||In most cases, written coursework such as essays, projects and dissertations is submitted online and by hard copy. The costs of printing a hard copy for submission of such coursework will be the responsibility of the student.
The cost of photocopying will also be the responsibility of the student.
|Placements||There will be costs associated with the year abroad placement.|
In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.