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LLB Law with German 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

UCAS course code: M142

This four-year programme includes a year at the Universität zu Köln or the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and leads to the award of a Bachelor of Laws degree from UCL.

Throughout the programme, you will be responsible for maintaining (or if necessary improving), your German language skills in order to meet the academic demands of the degree. Students who are enrolled on this programme are not normally allowed to transfer to another LLB programme at UCL.

Structure

The structure of the programme during years one, two and four (when you will be based at UCL), are similar to years one, two and three of the LLB Law programme, with the exception of an additional module which is taught in German and is focused on German law.

For all courses with one year study abroad the overseas university will also send you information regarding term dates, student registration, and enrolment. Throughout year two, you will have opportunities to meet returning fourth-year students who have completed their year abroad and with current visiting students from overseas universities.

This programme is recognised by the two main legal professional bodies, the Bar Council and the Law Society, for the purpose of exemption from the academic stage of their professional examinations.

Year 1
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Property Law I
  • Public Law
  • European Legal Studies (German) I

During year one, you will study the same modules as students on the LLB Law programme, including a short introduction to legal method at the beginning of the year. You will also take an introductory module on German law, legal institutions, and legal terminology, which is taught in German and runs throughout the year.

Year 2
  • European Legal Studies (German) II
  • European Union Law
  • Property Law II
  • Tort Law
Year 3

You will spend the third year of the programme studying  at one of UCL’s partner universities in Germany. Our current partners are the Universität zu Köln and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Generally, students are assigned to a university in Germany however, requests for assignment to a particular partner university will be considered.

During the year in Germany, you will have a personal tutor who will be responsible for your academic and social welfare at the German university. The tutor will help you to choose your modules and will be able to approve your choices.

Prior to your departure in year two, 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 have opportunities to meet returning fourth-year students who have completed their year abroad and with current visiting students from overseas universities.

The typical course of study consists of:

  • Civil / Private Law (two semesters)
  • Public Law (two semesters)
  • One full-year option or two one-semester options in German Law (although this varies by host university and depends on the credit weighting of courses).

Assessment is based on written or oral examinations.

Some university accommodation is available.

Visit the Universität zu Köln and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München websites for more details

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)
  • Criminology
  • 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

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