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  • Start date: September 2019

Law with German Law LLB

  • Subject area: Law

Within a dynamic and changing European context, knowledge of another European national legal system and its law is a valuable asset, both academically and professionally. This four-year programme includes a year at the Universität zu Köln or Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in Germany and leads to the award of a Bachelor of Laws degree from UCL.

Key Information

Programme starts

September 2019
UCAS code
M142
Duration
Full-time: 4 years
Application deadline
15 January 2019
Location
London, Bloomsbury
Accreditation
Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), Bar Standards Board

Entry requirements

A Levels

Grades
A*AA
Subjects
German required.
Grades
(contextual offer)
AAB (more about contextual offers)
Subjects
(contextual offer)
A in German required.
GCSEs
English Language and Mathematics at grade B or 6. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs

IB Diploma

Points
39
Subjects
A score of 19 points in three higher level subjects including German at grade 6, with no score lower than 5.
Points
(contextual offer)
36 (more about contextual offers)
Subjects
(contextual offer)
A combined score of 17 achieved in three higher level subjects with no score lower than 5. 6 in HL German required.
Additional tests

LNAT

UK applicants qualifications

For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:

Equivalent qualification

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme

Pass in Access to HE Diploma, with a minimum of 28 credits awarded with Distinction in the Level 3 units, the remainder of the Level 3 units awarded with Merit.

D2,D3,D3 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects, to include German

A1,A,A at Advanced Highers (or A1,A at Advanced Higher and A,A,A at Higher), to include German at Advanced Higher

Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A-Levels at grades A*AA, to include German.

International applications

In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.

Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates

UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are intensive one-year foundation courses for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.

Typical UPC students will be high achievers in a 12-year school system which does not meet the standard required for direct entry to UCL.

For more information see: www.ucl.ac.uk/upc.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.

The English language level for this programme is: Advanced

A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

Degree benefits

  • You will spend your third year abroad studying German law at one of UCL's partner universities in Germany—the Universität zu Köln or Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

  • You will be taught by distinguished academics who are cutting-edge researchers in their fields. Their knowledge of law and their significant experience and influence will enrich your learning.

  • The international scope of our degrees is reflected in the content of different topics, itself reflecting the expertise of our staff in international and comparative law.

Accreditation

All UCL Laws undergraduate programmes are recognised as qualifying law degrees (QLDs) by the two main legal professional bodies—the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority—for the purpose of exemption from the academic stage of their professional examinations.

Degree structure

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 15 or 30 credits, adding up to a total of 120 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 30-credit module is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

The first two years of study are the same as for the three-year LLB degree, with two exceptions:

First-year students are required to take a module in German law, taught in German and including the law, legal institutions and legal terminology. The department does not offer language tuition and students will be responsible for maintaining, or, if necessary, improving their linguistic ability in German to meet the academic demands of the degree.

Second-year students are required to take the European Legal Studies module, which includes tuition in German about the law and the legal system of Germany.

The third year of study is spent abroad at a host partner university in Germany. The typical course of study for a certificate in German law comprises three full-year courses or six one-semester courses in Civil/Private Law, Public Law, and other optional modules in German Law.

In the final year, you will return to UCL and will choose four subjects from the list of optional modules. One of them could be a research essay on a legal subject of your choice, subject to approval by the department.

Please note: students enrolled on this programme will only be permitted to transfer to the three-year LLB degree in exceptional circumstances.

Modules

An indicative guide to the structure of this programme, year by year.

Core or compulsory module(s)

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

Optional modules

All first-year modules are compulsory.

Core or compulsory module(s)

European Legal Studies (German) II
European Union Law
Property Law II
Tort Law

Optional modules

All second-year modules are compulsory.

Year abroad

You will spend your third year at an approved university in Germany.

Core or compulsory module(s)

All final year modules are optional.

Optional modules

You will select four modules from a wide range of options. Options may include:

Access to Justice and Community Engagement
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Commercial Law
Company Law
Conflict of Laws
Corporate Insolvency Law
Crime and Criminal Justice
Criminology
Employment Law
Environmental Law
Family Law
History of English Law
Intellectual Property Law
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Law of Evidence
Law of Taxation
Lawyers: Practice and Ethics
Medicine, Ethics and the Law
Public International Law
Research Essay
Roman Law
Unjust Enrichment


Your learning

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, and tutorials with eight students. We encourage substantial student participation and class discussion in seminars and tutorials, on the basis of prepared work. Considerable emphasis is placed on small-group teaching where you will benefit from individual attention and advice.

Assessment

You are required to pass written examinations each year for most modules. In some cases an essay also counts towards the final module mark.

Further Information

Detailed course descriptions are available on the department website: Law with German Law LLB.

Careers

As a law student 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 to develop both a technical expertise in solving legal problems and a capacity to determine whether a solution is fair and just.

The wide range of skills and subjects learned throughout your degree open up many opportunities when you graduate. Many UCL Laws graduates move directly to further vocational study and train to become solicitors or barristers. Recent graduates have also chosen employment in government, political service and commercial management. Some have selected to undertake further academic study. 

Destinations

First career destinations of recent graduates (2013-2015) of this programme include:

  • Paralegal, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
  • Secondary School Teacher (English), Teach First and studying Teach First leadership development programme, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Caseworker / District Representative, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney
  • LPC (Legal Practice Course), BPP

Data taken from the 'Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education' survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013-2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.

UCL is commited to helping you get the best start after graduation. Read more about how UCL Careers and UCL Innovation and Enterprise can help you find employment or learn about entrepreneurship.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2018/19 academic year. The UK/EU fees shown are for the first year of the programme at UCL only. Fees for future years may be subject to an inflationary increase. The Overseas fees shown are the fees that will be charged to 2018/19 entrants for each year of study on the programme, unless otherwise indicated below.

UK/EU students
£9,250 (2018/19)
Overseas students
£20,040 (2018/19)

Overseas fees for the 2019/20 academic year are expected to be available in July 2018. Undergraduate UK/EU fees are capped by the UK Government and are expected to be available in October 2018. Full details of UCL's tuition fees, tuition fee policy and potential increases to fees can be found on the UCL Students website.

Funding

Various funding options are available, including student loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students whose household income falls below a certain level may also be eligible for a non-repayable bursary or for certain scholarships. Please see the Fees and funding pages for more details.

For a full list of departmental scholarships available in Law, please visit our website for full information  

Departmental scholarships

The scholarships listed below are for 2017 entry. Funding opportunities for students applying for 2018 entry will be published when they are available.

The Scholarships and Funding website lists scholarships and funding schemes available to UCL students. These may be open to all students, or restricted to specific nationalities, regions or academic department.

Application and next steps

Your application

We are seeking dedicated candidates who have an aptitude for exploring arguments and ideas. Your ability to formulate and express thoughts and opinions is critical, as is a demonstration of the reasoning skills that are at the heart of a legal education. You should possess an informed interest in current affairs and in the world around you.

How to apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

Application deadline: 15 January 2019



Selection

Candidates are assessed through their UCAS applications, the National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT) and, in some cases, by interview. You are required to take the LNAT as soon as possible after submitting your UCAS application and no later than 20 January in the year in which you are applying. Applicants must link LNAT registration details to UCL.

Although your proven academic achievements are important, a detailed knowledge of law is not required. Demonstration of your perseverance in past achievements (e.g. in your academic work), along with a strong, genuine and intelligent motivation for studying law will contribute to your successful admission to UCL.

For further information on UCL's selection process see: Selection of students.

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