After successfully completing the first year of the LLB Law programme you may wish to apply to transfer to the LLB Law with Another Legal System (Australia, Singapore or Hong Kong)
This four-year programme will allow you to spend your first two years of study at UCL, the third year studying law overseas in Australia, Singapore or Hong Kong and the fourth and final year completing your studies at UCL. Application is based on academic merit.
The programme is assessed on the basis of all four years of study, but the award of honours is based on your assessments in the second and fourth years only. To be awarded the full degree, you must pass all four years in and in the third year, you will be assessed according to the regulations of the overseas university where you are studying.
Tuition fees are paid to UCL for all four years of study (although this is reduced for the third year) and no tuition fees are paid to the overseas university.
Please note: this programme is not available to apply to through UCAS.
- Year 1
During year one of the programme, you will take four compulsory modules:
- Contract Law
- Criminal Law
- Property Law I
- Public Law
- Year 2
During year two of the programme, you will take four compulsory modules:
- European Union Law
- Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
- Property Law II
- Tort Law
- Year 3
If you are studying on the LLB Law programme you will be able to apply to transfer to LLB Law with Another Legal System at the beginning of your year two. By applying to this programme, you will have the opportunity to complete your third year of study at either the University of New South Wales in Australia, the National University of Singapore (NUS), or Hong Kong University (HKU).
If you are successful, you will be provided with information to help you prepare for your year abroad, including information and resources concerning financial considerations, passports and visas, the availability of private accommodation, local education authority documentation, travel arrangements, and insurance.
The overseas university will also send you information regarding term dates, student registration, and enrolment. Throughout year two, you will also have opportunities to meet returning fourth-year students who have completed their year abroad and with current visiting students from overseas universities.
University of New South Wales
A typical course of study consists of approved modules taken over two semesters, from which you must obtain a minimum of 48 credits.
National University of Singapore
You will spend year three at the National University of Singapore studying Singapore law.
Hong Kong University
A course at HKU usually has 6 HKU credits. A normal load is 30 credits for one semester (60 credits for a year) but you might also take a minimum of 24 credits to a maximum of 36 credits each semester, subject to the approval of the Dean/Head of the Department. (For Faculty of Business and Economics, the minimum and maximum credits is 6 and 30 respectively.)
- Year 4
During year four of the programme, you will be able to choose four optional modules. The modules available may include:
- Access to Justice and Community Engagement
- Commercial Law
- Company Law
- Competition Law (not running in 2017/8)
- Conflict of Laws
- Crime and Criminal Justice (not running in 2017/8)
- Employment Law
- Environmental Law
- Family Law
- Health Care Law
- History of English Law
- Human Rights in the UK
- Intellectual Property Law
- Law of Evidence
- Law of Taxation
- Lawyers: Practice and Ethics
- Public International Law
- Research Essay
- Roman Law
- Unjust Enrichment