Law with Politics and International Studies LLB Hons at Ulster University 2022

The module offers a thorough introduction to the sources of asylum and refugee law and a critical consideration of the relevant jurisprudence. The module employs at times interdisciplinary material to aid understanding and reflection and engages with the historical and socio-cultural evolution of the government and regulation of asylum and refugee subjects. In addition, the module devotes time to key contemporary problems in asylum and refugee law and current developments and debates in the field. This course explores selected global problems in their historical, social, political and economic contexts in light of international legal frameworks. The course begins with an examination of key critical perspectives in international law, such as Third World Approaches to International Law, before moving on to specific topics of historical or contemporary concern.

Students will test their ability to apply the law to problem scenarios as well as learning to identify and critique problems with the law evaluate arguments for and against change. Finally, in line with the Solicitors Qualifying Examination , the module will provide you with elements of functioning legal knowledge relevant to business law and practice, and will give you the opportunity to hone relevant skills in experiential learning activities. This could include advising a business start-up to meet a business’s objectives or applying the understanding of principles of contract law to advise a business client entering into a contractual arrangement. This module will provide students with a strong grounding in the technical law relating to homelessness, as well as an understanding of some of the key policy debates which underlie this legal framework. The module opens with discussion of social understandings of home and homelessness, before moving to a detailed assessment of the current framework of England’s homelessness law. The review of the contemporary legal structure closes with discussion of the procedure which homeless applicants will undergo and a review of the law and policy relating to allocation policies.

  • It will prepare students for further detailed study of property law at Level 5 (Land Law – LAW311) and at Level 6 as well as complementing the study of aspects of Tort, Contract and Criminal Law.
  • Applicants offering mostly quantitative subjects at A-level should demonstrate their ability to cope with these aspects of the programme through their personal statement, teacher’s reference, extra-curricular activities or performance in GCSE or equivalent qualifications.
  • The second block examines the socio-political issues and challenges the country is facing in its ongoing development.
  • You will be introduced to key concepts such as politics, power, rights, ideologies, democracy and representation, and will learn about the different actors, institutions and processes that make up politics today.
  • You’ll write a 12,000-word dissertationon a topic of your choice, incorporating a legal dimension, under the supervision of a faculty member.
  • Register interest in your chosen subject to receive notice of graduate open days, events and more.

The aim of the module is offer an understanding of nationalism as a political phenomenon, approached from different perspectives and appreciated in its manifestations across time and space. The module first introduces and discusses the concepts of nations and nationalism and their distinctions from related concepts such as state, ethnic group, region etc. It then charts the emergence of nationalism, its success in becoming the dominant principle of political organisation, and its diffusion around the world.

Prospective Students Graduate

A Bachelors degree from an accredited Australian higher education institution may be considered for admission to a Masters degree. Applicants with 3 year Bachelors with distinction from a recognised university, can be considered for admission to a Masters degree. We ask you to submit two academic references as part of your application, but if you have been out of academia for some time we will also accept a professional reference in addition to one academic reference.

Kent Law School emphasises research-led teaching, which means that the modules taught are at the leading edge of new legal and policy developments. Kent Law School is renowned nationally for research quality, being ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. All of our research active staff teach so you are taught by influential thinkers who are at the forefront of their field. This module aims to provide students with a critical introduction and review of China’s political development from 1949 to today.

This Master’s degree is unique in offering you an equal emphasis on law, politics, history and contemporary problems. The LLM Constitutional Politics, Law and Theory combines Birkbeck’s strong reputation for researching critical legal theory with teaching from experts across a wide range of areas. You will assess innovative theories and gain a practical knowledge of traditional constitutional problems. By using theoretical and comparative perspectives from across the world, you will develop the skills to explore traditionally opposing ideas of law and revolution and begin to imagine different ways of constituting the future. This module serves as a comprehensive introduction to the English legal system focusing on building an understanding of the common law approach as a legal methodology and its evolution and influence in England and Wales. You will examine various sources of law; the civil and criminal justice systems including the structure and function of the courts; the role of magistrates, judges and the jury; as well as the impact of the Human Rights Act on the criminal and civil justice systems.

Career prospects

This module introduces students to the body of rules and principles of law which regulate public and private companies. It is of practical significance to all those who wish to make a career in, or have dealings with, such companies. In light of growing scientific, public and political concern about multiple ecological ‘crises’, it has never been more essential to consider how the law can best be used to manage the environment in a sustainable way. This module will introduce students to the main forces shaping the evolution of environmental law and key debates around the most effective forms of environmental regulation, as well as exploring how these are reflected in specific areas of environmental law. This module will explore the equitable jurisdiction through its historical development as well as the impact it continues to have on contemporary legal practice.


Refugee Lawanalyses the legal obligations nation states owe to refugees and migrants. It examines the pertinent International and European Union legislation with attention to both the legal norms and the actual practice. Dissertationis designed to allow you to carry out a substantial piece of self-directed legal research.