Institute of Global Law

Institute of Global Law

LLB Law with German Law (M142)

This four-year LLB programme (M142) leads to the award of a Bachelor of Laws honours degree from University College London, together with a Certificate in German Law. Students spend the third year at a German University.

Students are responsible for maintaining (or if necessary improving) their German language skills in order to meet the academic demands of the degree. They are not normally allowed to transfer to another LLB programme at UCL.

Years 1, 2, and 4 of the programme are taken at UCL and are similar to years 1, 2, and 3 of the three-year LLB programme (M100).

Year 1
Contract Law
Criminal Law
Property Law I
Public Law
European Legal Studies (German) I

In year 1, M142 and M100 students take the same subjects, including a short introduction to legal method at the beginning of the year. M142 students also receive a year-long introduction to German law, legal institutions, and legal terminology, taught in German.

Year 2
European Legal Studies (German) II
European Union and Human Rights Law
Property Law II
Tort Law

In year 2, M142 and M100 students again take the same subjects except that M142 students take European Legal Studies (German) II instead of Jurisprudence and Legal Theory.

Cologne UniversityYear 3
Study in Germany (see below)

Year 4
Four options

The options are the same as those available to students in year 3 of the LLB (M100), except that M142 students may take Jurisprudence and Legal Theory (which is compulsory for M100 students in year 2) as one of their options in year 4.

Study in Germany
Students spend the third year abroad studying for a Certificate in German Law at one of UCL’s partner universities in Germany. Our current partners are the University of Cologne, and University of Munich. Students are assigned to a German university. Requests for assignment to a particular university will be considered.

During the year in Germany, students have a personal tutor responsible for their academic and social welfare at the German university. The tutor helps students choose their subjects and approves their choices. The typical course of study consists of:

Civil / Private Law (two semesters)
Public Law (two semesters)
One full-year option or two one-semester options in German Law

Assessment is based on written examinations.
Some university accommodation is available.

Prior to Departure
In year 2, students are provided with information to prepare for their year abroad concerning financial considerations, passports and visas, availability of private accommodation, local education authority documentation, travel arrangements, and insurance. The overseas university will also send information concerning term dates, registration, and enrolment. During year 2, students have opportunities to mix socially with fourth-year students who have completed their year abroad and with current visiting students from overseas universities.

See the website for University of Cologne

See the website for University of Munich




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