four-year LLB programme (M144) leads to the award of a Bachelor of Laws honours
degree from University College London together with a Certificate in Hispanic
Law. Students spend the third year at a Spanish University.
Students are responsible for maintaining (or if necessary improving) their
Spanish 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).
Property Law I
European Legal Studies (Spanish) I
In year 1, M144 and M100 students take the same subjects, including a short
introduction to legal method at the beginning of the year. M144 students also
receive a year-long introduction to Spanish law, legal institutions, and legal
terminology, taught in Spanish.
European Legal Studies (Spanish) II
European Union and Human Rights Law
Property Law II
In year 2, M144 and M100 students again take the same subjects except that
M144 students take European Legal Studies (Spanish) II instead
of Jurisprudence and Legal Theory.
Study in Spain (see below)
The options are the same as those available to students in year 3 of the LLB
(M100), except that M144 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 Spain
Students spend the third year abroad studying at one of UCL’s partner
universities in Spain. Our current partners are University Carlos III (in Madrid),
and University of Girona (near Barcelona). Students are assigned to a Spanish
university. Requests for assignment to a particular university will be considered.
During the year in Spain, students have a personal tutor responsible for their
academic and social welfare at the Spanish university. The tutor helps students
choose their subjects and approves their choices. The typical course of study
Civil / Private Law (two semesters)
Public Law (two semesters)
One full-year option or two one-semester options in Spanish 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.