School of Law

Law with International Legal Studies LLB/BA

The four-year Law with International Legal Studies degree programme involves students spending their third year studying at one of our partner law schools in America, Australia, China, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore.

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Students spend their first, second and fourth years at Nottingham, following the usual three-year degree programmes.

During the year abroad, students study a combination of prescribed and elective courses at one of our partner schools.

Benefits of studying abroad

The programme provides students with an opportunity to study a different legal system and its law in a different educational environment. It should offer a remarkable educational and cultural experience for them.

Students participating in the programme have proved to be very attractive to employers and, in particular, to the leading international firms of solicitors.

About the universities

All law schools in the programme are among the best law schools. For instance, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Sydney, The University of Auckland and National University of Singapore have excellent reputations for teaching and research and offer first-rate facilities. They have extensive programmes of international student exchanges.

For the full list of current partner universities, please visit the Global Opportunities webpage.


All students on the four-year programmes pay a fee to the University of Nottingham, but they do not need to pay any fee to the partner universities (this condition is not applicable to the University of Texas). 

There is also the cost of return travel to the countries where these partner universities are located, as well as medical insurance to cover hospitalisation. 


Students are not admitted to the University of Nottingham to read for the Law with International Legal Studies degree. For this reason it is not in the UCAS handbook.

The precise number of places is agreed with the law schools each year. Students will be selected for transfer on the basis of their examination performance in their first year of study, a legal reasoning test, an interview and their suitability for study abroad.

Further information

Students who are interested in the Law with International Legal Studies programme should address further enquiries to the Global Opportunities team and Reza Beheshti.

Preliminary meetings providing detailed information will be held in October and students must submit their applications in the November of their second year.


Please be aware that study abroad, compulsory year abroad, optional placements/internships and integrated year in industry opportunities may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with partner universities or placement/industry hosts, travel restrictions or other circumstances outside of the university's control. Every effort will be made to update this information as quickly as possible should a change occur.


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