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International Law LLB(Hons) with professional experience: Work placements

Integrated professional experience and internships

We understand the legal profession and how essential work experience is to future employment, so we built our degree around it.

This law degree includes integrated professional experience within the three-year programme comprising:

  • our Professional Readiness Programme;
  • professional experience – options include up to two summer internships or professional modules, depending on availability; and
  • professional development – towards the qualifying law degree.

You'll get all of this over the course of your three year degree, ensuring that you graduate with a competitive edge and completely ready for work.

Benefits

  • Enhance your CV – work experience will help you stand out from the competition when you look for a job and help you to make better-informed career choices
  • Help your academic studies – statistics indicate that students who have done placements get, on average, better results in their final year
  • Develop your professional skills – get prepared you for your career.

In addition, each year many students are either successful in attaining a training contract or receiving a graduate job offer from their placement employer.

How we help you

During your first and second years, in addition to developing your subject knowledge, you will receive a substantial programme of skills training and support from our Business and Professional Experience team to ensure you are work-ready. These skills are welcomed by employers and students alike as they ensure you make the most of both your study time and your professional experience. 

Our Professional Readiness programme equips you with the skills to enable you to undertake a professional internship option with confidence and prepares you for the real world of work. Where possible professional internships are paid and, although these internships are very competitive, our Business and Professional Experience team will work with you every step of the way. Alternative professional activities are available for students, including modules such as Professional Practice and Ethics; Mediation; and Dealing with and Managing Change. There is also the option to spend an additional year studying abroad at one of Kingston University's partner institutions.

Kingston University uses its wealth of contacts to help you get the best possible internship. It enjoys an excellent relationship with a wide range of organisations, from global multinationals to small cutting-edge enterprises and the public sector. These links also  ensure that the calibre of Kingston graduates is recognised by potential employers.

We will also provide you with support, making the most of your learning and applying theory to practice, during your internship. Previous students have completed successful internships at companies including:

  • Rose and Rose Legal - Kingston
  • GT Stewart Solicitors and Advocates - Croydon
  • Joseph Hill Criminal Defence Specialists
  • Civil Aviation Authority - Legal department

Law internships

Whilst studying law at Kingston, some of our students have also completed short internships to enhance their professional skills in a law context. Companies have included:

  • Norton Rose
  • KPMG
  • Atherton Bailey

Contact our admissions team

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020 3308 9929*

*Calls cost 7p per minute from a UK landline plus your phone company's access charge. Calls to this number from mobiles are normally deductible from your inclusive minutes.

Location

This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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Contact our admissions team

Submit an enquiry

020 3308 9929*

*Calls cost 7p per minute from a UK landline plus your phone company's access charge. Calls to this number from mobiles are normally deductible from your inclusive minutes.

Location

This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

View Penrhyn Road on our Google Maps
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