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
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
Property Law I
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.
European Legal Studies (German) II
European Union and Human Rights Law
Property Law II
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.
Study in Germany (see below)
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
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.