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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 is in the very top rank in the world of law schools. 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 British Museum, British Library and London's other 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 wide range of popular module options, but it is not exhaustive and some modules may have changed or no longer be available. If you have a particular interest or academic requirement you are advised to cross reference the listing in the online Study Abroad Guide with that on the relevant departmental pages, and to contact the department to make sure that an appropriate module is available.

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 2018/19, or if there is a particular area of study that interests you which is not listed here.

Level 1 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
LAWS1001 Contract 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
LAWS1002 Property I 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
LAWS1011 Public Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
LAWS1012 Criminal Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)

Level 2 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
LAWS2004 Jurisprudence and Legal Theory 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
LAWS2007 Tort Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
LAWS2009 European Union Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)

Level 3 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
LAWS3002 Employment Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
LAWS3004 History of English Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
LAWS3005 Intellectual Property Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
LAWS3007 Company Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
LAWS3010 Family Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
LAWS3012 Environmental Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
LAWS3014 Public International Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
LAWS3016 Health Care Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
LAWS3029 Human Rights in the UK 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
LAWS3036 Roman Law 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
LAWS3039 Alternative Dispute Resolution 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
LAWS3040 Conflict of Laws 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
LAWS3042 Criminology 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
LAWS3045 Lawyers: Practice and Ethics 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
LAWS3047 Law and Social Inquiry 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)

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