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The Faculty of Laws is a vibrant and cosmopolitan community providing a wealth of opportunities for students to develop their interests and talents. Our London base contributes positively to a rich student experience and complements the significant international elements in all our programmes.

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Why study Law at UCL?

UCL Laws is one of the world’s leading law departments and top in London (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018). Our students are taught by distinguished academics; cutting-edge researchers in their diverse fields. There are frequent visits from leading judges and lawyers, as well as easy access to the Supreme Court, The Old Bailey and London’s wide variety of academic resources. Please note, all our affiliate places are taken by students selected by our partner institutions under a reciprocal exchange or Erasmus agreement. We are unable to accept applications outside of these arrangements.

What you will gain from study at UCL

You will be encouraged to develop a critical awareness of how the law works and how it may be changed, to sharpen your powers of reasoning, and develop a technical expertise. Emphasis is placed on small-group teaching where you will benefit from individual attention and advice.

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures and/or seminars and/or tutorials. Most modules are assessed by either unseen examination or assessed essays; or a combination of both.

Modules in Law

Please note that this guide lists a range of popular modules offered in 2018/19 as a representative sample. It is not exhaustive, and since the guide is published ahead of time, module options may have changed, been deleted or replaced. If you have very specific study needs or require confirmation of module availability for 2019/20, you are strongly advised to get in touch with the relevant Affiliate contact, listed on this subject page, before making an application.

All modules run over a whole year. We do not admit Affiliate students for single semesters. Please contact the Faculty of Laws to check availability of modules in 2019/20, or if there is a particular area of study that interests you which is not listed here.

Level 1 (FHEQ 4) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
LAWS0001 Contract 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
LAWS0002 Property I 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
LAWS0003 Public Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
LAWS0004 Criminal Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)

Level 2 (FHEQ 5) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
LAWS0011 Jurisprudence and Legal Theory 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
LAWS0013 Tort Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
LAWS0014 European Union Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)

Level 3 (FHEQ 6) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
LAWS0017 Employment Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
LAWS0018 History of English Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
LAWS0019 Intellectual Property Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
LAWS0020 Law of Evidence 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
LAWS0021 Company Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
LAWS0022 Law of Taxation 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
LAWS0023 Commercial Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
LAWS0024 Family Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
LAWS0025 Environmental Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
LAWS0027 Public International Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
LAWS0029 Health Care Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
LAWS0031 Human Rights in the UK 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
LAWS0032 Roman Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
LAWS0033 Alternative Dispute Resolution 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
LAWS0034 Conflict of Laws 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
LAWS0035 Criminology 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
LAWS0040 Law and Social Inquiry 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)

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