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  1. 1. International Study Centre isc.law.ac.uk
  2. 2. The University of Law is the natural choice for ambitious international students who want a successful and rewarding career in law or other related professions. We are proud to be the UK’s longest- established specialist law university and have a proven track record in producing graduate lawyers that global law firms and organisations want to employ. From the day you arrive we’ll teach you how to think and act like a lawyer - and by the time you graduate you’ll be a self-reliant professional who can compete in the fast changing world of global legal services. The University of Law International Study Centre is located in Bloomsbury in the heart of London. London is a global commercial and financial centre and home to many of the world’s leading international law firms. Our fantastic location means you will enjoy close links with the city’s major legal hubs, have access to leading legal experts and thought leaders, and have opportunities to make connections with professionals with a truly global outlook. Living and studying in one of the world’s most exciting cities is a wonderful opportunity. Whatever your future aspirations - working for a global law firm or an international organisation, or within business, finance or the media, studying at The University of Law is the best place to kick-start your career. Contents Welcome 01 Why should I choose The University of Law? 02 Choose London: the home of English Law 04 Studying at The University of Law Bloomsbury 06 Living in London 08 Student life 10 Accommodation and Student Support 13 The International Study Centre 14 Your pathway to The University of Law 16 International Foundation Year in Law 18 How to apply 20 Where will ambition take you? Welcome to The University of Law in London isc.law.ac.uk 1
  3. 3. Why should I choose The University of Law? We are respected as specialists With over 100 years’ experience, we are the only UK university to specialise in law. We have trained more lawyers in English law than any other law school and have an established reputation in producing high-calibre and sought-after law graduates that top law firms want to employ. We will connect you to a global legal career In an increasingly globalised legal world, English law is the first choice for international businesses and is used to govern many international commercial arrangements. A degree in English law from The University of Law is your passport to a global career, whether you want to join one of the major international law firms in the UK, in your own jurisdiction, or anywhere in the world. Indeed, students from The University of Law have used their qualifications to further their careers in jurisdictions such as Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore. We value practical experience Participating in our pioneering and award-winning pro bono programme is a great opportunity for you to gain valuable work experience by helping real clients from the local community. We also offer external work placements and mentoring schemes. We have expert tutors with real-world knowledge All of our tutors are qualified solicitors, barristers or judges with extensive practical experience. They bring their real-world experience into the classroom, bringing academic subjects alive and deepening students’ knowledge of the law. We keep our class sizes small so that every student receives personal attention and high levels of contact time with their tutor. We are successful: 98% employment record Our graduates enjoy an outstanding record of employment success. In 2013, 98% of our full-time students who graduated secured employment within nine months of graduation*. We provide innovative teaching to help you think like a lawyer We are an established law university but we have a very modern approach. Unlike other universities which focus solely on academic learning and analysis, our courses really bring the law to life. We’ll put you into typical and real-life scenarios that a young lawyer might face so that you really start to think like a lawyer. You’ll work on real-world case studies, participate in small group workshops and role plays, and work with real documents. This will help you understand how the law works in reality, both as a lawyer or generally in business. English law is trusted around the world English law is increasingly chosen to govern many international commercial arrangements due to a number of factors: · English law is seen as predictable and transparent · The English court system is respected throughout the world · London is seen as the preferred seat for arbitration. As a system that offers world-class legal advice along with the flexibility required for commerce, English law is often the first choice for international business around the world. We have powerful connections Because we are a specialist university with an established reputation for expertise, we attract partnerships with the best law firms in the world. We work with over 90 of the top 100 UK law firms, and with four out of the top five global firms to develop their employees. Undergraduates benefit directly from this because our partners, including legal employers of all types, come to us first when they are recruiting. The University of Law works with a number of prestigious law firms, including: · Ashurst · Baker & McKenzie · Berwin Leighton Paisner · CMS Cameron McKenna · Cripps Harries Hall · Croftons · DLA piper · Linklaters · Speechly Bircham · Stevens & Bolton LLP · Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co · White & Case We work with 90 out of the top 100 UK law firms, and with four out of the top five global firms 98%of our 2013 graduates secured employment within 9 months. *Based on known destinations, 98% of our full-time LPC students who graduated in summer 2013 had secured employment within nine months. 2 The University of Law International Study Centre isc.law.ac.uk 3
  4. 4. Five of the world’s leading ‘magic circle’ law firms have their headquarters in London, including Allen & Overy and Linklaters We have trained more lawyers in English law than any other law school Choose London: the home of English law Students tell us they love studying at The University of Law because we offer so many social, professional and personal opportunities. We attract the brightest minds, so you’ll study alongside like- minded students and make connections and friendships that can last a lifetime. The University works with 90 out of the top 100 UK law firms, and with four out of the top five global firms to develop their employees 4 The University of Law International Study Centre isc.law.ac.uk 5
  5. 5. If you are seriously considering a career in the legal profession, London is the place to be and The University of Law is the place to study. Studying at The University of Law Bloomsbury Networking opportunities will broaden your horizons The University is a short distance from the London Law Courts, the Inns of Court and all the leading law firms and chambers. Many of these legal professionals are regular speakers to our student body at Bloomsbury, providing you with great networking opportunities. We also have strong connections with the International Bar Association and the European Lawyers Association and are forging ever-closer links with law schools and professional bodies globally. We are a modern law school with first-class facilities The University is a fully resourced modern law school designed especially for law students. This includes a well-stocked law library with silent and quiet study areas, free Wi-Fi and PCs. You’ll also have unlimited access to a comprehensive range of legal databases and resources to support your study (including our i-Guides) as well as our own online learning resource, ELITE. We have a diverse international student population and provide a learning environment where you can gain the skills to take you almost anywhere in the world. We will prepare you for a global career in law The world of legal services and the roles of lawyers are changing fast. Today’s lawyers need to think commercially and understand how to make fast, effective decisions. Many legal issues within corporate transactions and other areas of the law involve international elements, so lawyers also need to be able to work within a global context more than ever before. Our law degrees are specifically designed to prepare the lawyers of tomorrow for this new and constantly changing world of law. Our courses combine practical legal skills with sound academic knowledge so that you gain the most relevant, practical and rounded degree possible. With our global connections, many of our courses also have an international focus. By the time you graduate, you’ll have the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to succeed. 6 The University of Law International Study Centre isc.law.ac.uk 7
  6. 6. Living in London London is ranked 3rd in QS best student cities 2015. With world-class universities and facilities, professional and social opportunities, and an endless variety of culture and entertainment, London is a fantastic place to live and study. London is an amazing place to live and study, ranking 3rd in QS Best Student Cities 2015 Whatever your interests - theatre, cinema, galleries, music, museums, festivals – you’ll always find something new to explore. Bloomsbury Bloomsbury is home to one of our largest centres in one of London’s most vibrant areas. The atmosphere here is lively and sociable, reflecting the diverse student community both at the centre and of London itself. West End nightlife and shopping, Covent Garden and Soho are right on your doorstep. And beyond… London has excellent public transport links which makes exploring the city quick and easy. If you want a change of scene there are many other wonderful places to visit. Brighton, a young and trendy city by the sea, or the historical university city of Oxford are both less than an hour away by train. International travel If you want to fly home for the holidays or visit other countries, international airports Heathrow and Gatwick are easily accessible. Paris and Brussels are also just three hours away by Eurostar. 8 The University of Law International Study Centre isc.law.ac.uk 9 THE SHARD SHOPPING BLOOMSBURY LONDON BRIDGE GATWICK AIRPORT COVENT GARDEN LONDON SOUTH BANK BRIGHTON BEACH
  7. 7. Student life London is an exciting global city where your opportunities to learn, develop and network don’t stop when you leave the classroom. The University of Law will give you the practical skills you need to succeed in your studies, and beyond. We understand how important your career is to you. That’s why our Careers Service and Employability Service teams offer ongoing support and guidance every step of the way. Social clubs and societies Everyone works hard here, but once the work is done we offer a wide range of social clubs and activities where you can relax with your friends or meet new people. If this is your first time in London, joining in with social events is a great way to settle in, make friends and feel at home. Student support For many international students, moving to a new country to study is a big step. If you have any questions or need any help, our friendly Student Support Services team are here for you. They can advise you on a wide range of issues such as opening a UK bank account or helping you with your visa. Career and Employability services We understand how important your career is to you. That’s why our Careers Service and Employability Service teams offer ongoing support and guidance every step of the way. 98% of students who graduated in 2013 secured employment within nine months of graduation with leading employers including Baker & McKenzie, Linklaters and DLA Piper. We offer careers workshops, one-to-one careers advice, an award-winning pro bono scheme and a wide range of employer talks and events. This means that when you need guidance about your career direction, help finding work placements and job applications, or want to improve your employability, we are here to ensure you fulfil your potential and take the next steps on your career journey. BRITISH MUSEUM LOCAL CAFÉS 10 The University of Law International Study Centre isc.law.ac.uk 11
  8. 8. Accommodation and student support London is an exciting city to live in with a variety of high-quality and affordable accommodation for International Study Centre students to choose from. The International Study Centre offers accommodation in two residencies, Magenta House and Blithehale Court, which are well equipped and designed to give you the ultimate living experience in London. Magenta House Magenta House is situated in a fantastic central location near fashionable Spitalfields and just 5 minutes’ walk from Aldgate East Underground station. It is also conveniently located close to shops, boutiques, cafés and restaurants. Blithehale Court Blithehale Court is in an excellent East London location in Bethnal Green close to a wide range of bars, restaurants and shops. Bethnal Green is a vibrant young area, and is home to many artists, musicians, designers and students from local universities. Both accommodation options benefit from: · Studios with your own kitchen/living area or shared apartments with shared kitchen with fridge-freezer, cooker and microwave · En suite shower room · Bills (electricity, water, gas, broadband and contents insurance) included in the rent · Common rooms · Electronic key access, 24-hour CCTV and on-site staff · Secure bicycle storage · On-site launderette Student Support The University of Law recognises that for many of their students living away from home is a new experience. Our friendly staff will be available to answer your questions when you arrive on campus and throughout your studies. MAGENTA HOUSE MAGENTA HOUSE BEDROOM BLITHEHALE COURT BLITHEHALE COURT MAGENTA HOUSE SHARED KITCHEN BLITHEHALE COURT 12 The University of Law International Study Centre isc.law.ac.uk 13
  9. 9. The International Study Centre The International Study Centre provides a supportive and specialist learning environment where international students can prepare for undergraduate study at The University of Law. As an International Study Centre student you’ll study alongside other high-calibre students and gain the skills, knowledge, language proficiency and confidence you need to progress to degree study in English law at the University. Businesses across the globe increasingly use English law to govern their legal and commercial arrangements, making graduates in English law highly marketable – not only in the UK, but around the world. 14 The University of Law International Study Centre isc.law.ac.uk 15
  10. 10. Your pathway to The University of Law From day one you will be part of the University, studying alongside other ambitious and career- minded law students. The University of Law is a world-class, specialist university which produces lawyers that the legal profession across the globe wants to employ. Students come here because they know they can achieve a highly sought-after degree in English law and graduate with excellent employment prospects. If you are an international student who wants to study at The University of Law, the International Study Centre offers an effective pathway. International Foundation Year in Law The International Foundation Year in Law is a programme specifically designed for international students. It provides specialist academic knowledge in law with English language preparation and study skills to ensure you succeed at university-level study. Once you complete the programme and achieve the required grades, you can progress to an undergraduate degree in Law at the University. A customised learning environment When you join the International Study Centre at the University you’ll learn in a customised teaching environment that is tailored specifically for your needs. You will also benefit from small class sizes, personal attention from your tutors and a supportive student community. Join the University community The International Study Centre is based within The University of Law. From day one you will be part of the University, studying alongside other ambitious and career-minded law students. Combining the specialist teaching and support of the International Study Centre with the inspiring environment of the University will give you the right start for success. 16 The University of Law International Study Centre isc.law.ac.uk 17
  11. 11. International Foundation Year in Law The International Foundation Year is a programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language training designed specifically to provide international students with a pathway to undergraduate degree study in law at The University of Law. The International Foundation Year provides the academic knowledge, English language preparation and study skills you will need to succeed at undergraduate-level study at The University of Law. International Foundation Year key facts Age: 17 Course length: Three terms Start dates: October or February Study location: The University of Law, Bloomsbury English Language entry requirements: IELTS 5.0 (5.0 in writing) Entry requirements: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study Contact hours per week:16 Self-study hours per week: 25 Progression degrees: · LLB (Hons) 3 years · LLB (Hons) 2 years · LLB/BA (Hons) Law with Business · LLB/BA (Hons) Law with Accounting Which degrees can I progress to? When you successfully complete the International Foundation Year and achieve the required grades, you can progress to one of the following degrees: · LLB (Hons) 3 years · LLB (Hons) 2 years · LLB/BA (Hons) Law with Business · LLB/BA (Hons) Law with Accounting A degree from The University of Law is highly regarded. Many graduates go on to excellent careers within the legal profession in the UK, their home country and across the globe. What will I Study? During the International Foundation Year you will study a combination of English language classes, academic skills and subject-specific modules which focus on the academic areas relevant to your chosen law degree. Core Modules English Skills for University Study This key module will help you achieve the high level of English language proficiency and study skills that the University expects from its undergraduates. You will develop your English communication confidence and learn a range of academic study skills. These include writing and reading strategies, presentation and seminar participation, organisation of time and materials, meeting deadlines and responding to feedback. Subject-Specific Modules These units provide you with knowledge and understanding of the degree subject(s) you will be progressing to. You will study a broad range of Business, Law and Finance topics that will be central to your undergraduate degree. These include areas such as contract law, trading structures, EU law, financial accounting, organisational behaviour and business management. You will be taught by lecturers who are specialists in these areas, and will help you to apply theory to real-world situations. 18 The University of Law International Study Centre isc.law.ac.uk 19
  12. 12. How to apply completecompletecomplete all sectionsall sectionsall sections of the formof the formof the form visitvisitvisit the website andthe website andthe website and complete allcomplete allcomplete all sections of thesections of thesections of the application formapplication formapplication form signsignsign the applicationthe applicationthe application formformform checkcheckcheck the confirmationthe confirmationthe confirmation boxboxbox readreadread the terms andthe terms andthe terms and conditions,conditions,conditions, available on theavailable on theavailable on the websitewebsitewebsite readreadread the terms andthe terms andthe terms and conditions,conditions,conditions, available on theavailable on theavailable on the websitewebsitewebsite apply using anapply using anapply using an applicationapplicationapplication formformform applyapplyapply onlineonlineonline 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 Apply via your local agent Apply online How to contact the International Study Centre Enquire online isc.law.ac.uk By telephone +44 (0)1273 339333 (omit the zero if you are dialling from outside the UK). Our Student Enrolment Advisers speak a variety of languages, and understand several more. We will do our best to contact you in your preferred language. attachattachattach the supportingthe supportingthe supporting documentsdocumentsdocuments uploaduploadupload your scannedyour scannedyour scanned documentsdocumentsdocuments emailemailemail your applicationyour applicationyour application and supportingand supportingand supporting documentsdocumentsdocuments savesavesave the completed formthe completed formthe completed form scan in orscan in orscan in or photocopyphotocopyphotocopy your supportingyour supportingyour supporting documentsdocumentsdocuments scan in orscan in orscan in or photocopyphotocopyphotocopy your supportingyour supportingyour supporting documentsdocumentsdocuments awaitawaitawait the admissionsthe admissionsthe admissions decision by emaildecision by emaildecision by email awaitawaitawait the admissionsthe admissionsthe admissions decision by emaildecision by emaildecision by email 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 20 The University of Law International Study Centre isc.law.ac.uk This brochure is issued for the general guidance of students considering entry to The University of Law International Study Centre from 2015. The information is correct at the time of going to press and the programmes and services described herein are those which Study Group is planning to offer. However, Study Group reserves the right, to amend, add or remove any programme and/or services set out in this brochure and/or the timetable, delivery, content syllabus and assessment of such programmes. Courses offered in this prospectus are subject to approval. The University (where applicable) also reserves the right to amend the regulations governing those programmes without prior notice. Study Group therefore strongly recommends that immediately prior to making any application to Study Group or accepting any offer from Study Group students should refer to the most up-to-date version of the programme descriptions and specifications and the regulations on The University of Law International Study Centre website. Study Group also reserves the right to make variations to the contents and methods of delivery of the programmes and services, to discontinue programmes and services and/or to combine and merge programmes, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by Study Group. Applicants to Study Group programmes will be notified as soon as practicable of any material changes likely to have a bearing on their application, such as cancellation of, or major modification to programmes offered, changes to accommodation provision or fees and charges to be levied where applicable. Neither the University nor Study Group shall be liable for any errors or omissions that may be contained.
  13. 13. For more information, please contact: The University of Law International Study Centre 1 Billinton Way Brighton BN1 4LF UK isc.law.ac.uk 20179:02/15 * 2 0 1 7 9 * Please recycle this brochure after use

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