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International Law LLB(Hons) with professional experience: Teaching, learning and assessment

Teaching and assessment for this course

Alongside lectures, you will learn through small-group, interactive sessions to develop critical and lateral-thinking. Our practical modules (eg mooting, negotiating) will also enable you to practise your legal skills.

The courses assessment includes end-of-year exams, coursework and presentations.

Contact hours for this course

For Years 1 and 2, we have extended teaching time so your summer terms last until mid-July, rather than June. This allows you to undertake your professional internships or professional modules during the summer term. You will graduate at the same time as students who choose a traditional degree – and you'll have gained practical experience.

In general face-to-face contact hours will be approximately 14 hours per teaching week. During the summer teaching block in Years 1 and 2 contact hours will vary depending on the choice of module.

The number of learning hours for each module is determined by its credit weighting. For example, for a 30-credit module there are 300 learning hours. This is divided into contact hours (ie time spent with academic staff) and independent learning hours (eg time spent studying alone or group work).

Workload for this course

This intensive and innovative programme will provide students with the self-determination they need to reach their goals. We want our students to have high aspirations and we will have high expectations of them.

The focus on practical learning in this programme to enable students to develop practical skills means attendance is compulsory. All students must attend a minimum of 80% of their timetabled sessions or will be at risk of academic failure or termination from the course.

Assignments are designed to be achieved within the set amount of learning hours for each module. We encourage a professional work ethic, including effective time management, and provide a range of study support to ensure you fulfill your potential.

Teaching, learning and assessment at Kingston University


Our courses are carefully constructed to allow you to build knowledge and skills progressively during your degree programme.

We constantly update our curriculum to ensure that it covers the latest developments in your subject area, including the research and professional experience that your tutors bring to the course.

Our course teams also draw on the wealth of experience provided by our professional contacts and highly successful alumni who feed into the design of our courses and provide masterclasses and workshops to enrich your learning.

Academic skills support

Our courses take a progressive approach to help develop your academic skills through the modules you study.

Our Academic Skills Centres also provide one-to-one support and advice on the techniques you need to be a successful student including:

  • essay writing;
  • exam techniques;
  • presentation skills;
  • editing and web skills; and
  • research skills.

During your degree you will develop the independence, creativity and excellent communication skills that we know employers look for in successful graduates.


Assignments are designed not just to test what you know, but to help you develop your knowledge, skills and confidence. 

Because we want you to reach your full potential in every assignment, we build in opportunities for practice and 'feed forward' on assessment tasks so that you will know what you need to do to perform at your best when you submit your work.

When we return your work, we give you clear feedback that will show you what you need to work on next time. You'll have the opportunity to discuss the comments on your work one-to-one with your lecturers and your personal tutor.

Personal tutors

When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor – the member of academic staff who will keep a particular eye on your progress throughout your time at Kingston University (and after you graduate) and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer at Kingston University.

Your tutor will give you academic guidance and will make sure that you know how to access our other support services if you need them.

Programme specification

A programme specification is a summary of the main features of a programme and provides details of the intended learning outcomes for students. It details the teaching, learning and assessment methods, including the structure of the programme.

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Kingston University wins 2017 Guardian University Award

Guardian University Award 2017

The award for teaching excellence included specific praise for the inclusivity and accessibility of the University's courses.

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