Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

International Law


Year of entry:
UCAS code: M130

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Systems of Justice

  • Introduction to Law and its Study

  • Obligations I (Tort)

  • Public Law

  • Criminal Law

  • Obligations II (Contract)

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • European Union Law

  • Trusts: Managing for Others

  • Equality and Human Rights (Global Challenge)

  • Land Use and Regulation

  • International Law

Optional modules

  • Practical Legal Skills

  • Law, Self and Society

  • Administrative Law

  • Foundations of Commercial and Corporate Law

  • Researching the Law

  • Comparative Law

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Optional modules

  • Company Law

  • Criminal Evidence

  • Criminalization

  • Dissertation

  • European Human Rights Protection

  • Family Law

  • International Law and the Use of Force

  • Introduction to Islamic Law

  • Introduction to Law and Economics

  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Medical Law and Ethics

  • Penology

  • Science, Law and New Technologies

  • Contemporary Imprisonment

  • Employment Law

  • International Environmental Law

  • International Law

  • International Protection of Human Rights

  • International Protection of Refugees

  • Law Clinic

  • Private International Family Law

  • Sex(uality), Gender and the Law

  • Shipping Law

  • Laws of War

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More about this course

Are you interested in how laws are made in other countries? Curious about how disputes are settled between nations with widely varying legal systems? Our International Law programme is an ideal choice if you’re aimed for a career in a field where an understanding of global issues would mean a head start. This is a hands-on degree which allows you to put your theory into practice, engaging with real-world problems and case studies. You can also choose to spend an extra year abroad, and study from an international perspective at one of our partner universities in Europe. In the final year, students can take the Law Clinic module and gain mentored work experience, providing legal advice to real clients.

Studying Law at Hull gives you the opportunity to get involved in a wealth of extracurricular activities. The Student Law Society runs an extensive programme of competitions in mooting, negotiating and client interviewing. Students can also get involved working in the editorial team of the Student Law Journal, to further develop knowledge and skills.

Teaching and Learning

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Law has been taught at Hull since 1927 and our staff are at the forefront of research, scholarship and teaching.

Our LLB degrees are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree.

You'll have the opportunity to provide legal advice to real clients through our Legal Advice Centre and Law Clinic.

Take part in mooting, negotiating and client interviewing competitions with our active Law Society.

Entry requirements

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

120 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

The flexibility of studying law at Hull enables you to gain specialist knowledge, as well as transferable skills, highly sought by employers. 

A number of our graduates embark on legal careers as solicitors or barristers, while many use their degree as a springboard for a career in management, business or the Civil Service.  We put on a variety of careers events to help you to boost your employability and complement the University's Careers and Employability Service provision.

Recent graduates have been employed by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Conservative Party and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.