View our current Laws undergraduate modules, and find out how to apply to study one if you're an interdepartmental or intercollegiate student.
During Year 1 of the programme, you will take four compulsory modules:
Students enrolled on one of the 'Laws with' language programmes, or the LLB English and German Law programme will also be required to take one of the following non-credit bearing modules:
- LAWS0003: European Legal Studies (French) I
- LAWS0004: European Legal Studies (German) I
- LAWS0005: European Legal Studies (Spanish) I
All Year 1 modules above are considered FHEQ Level 4.
During Year 2 of the programme, you will take four compulsory modules:
- LAWS0010: Property Law II
- LAWS0011: Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
- LAWS0013: Tort Law
- LAWS0014: European Union Law
Students enrolled on one of the 'Laws with' language programmes, or the LLB English and German Law programme will also be required to take one of the following modules in place of LAWS0011 Jurisprudence and Legal Theory:
- LAWS0012: European Legal Studies (French) II
- LAWS0015: European Legal Studies (German) II
- LAWS0016: European Legal Studies (Spanish) II
All Year 2 modules above are considered FHEQ Level 6.
During Year 3 (Year 4 with a year abroad) of the programme, you will be able to choose four optional modules. The modules available may include:
- LAWS0017: Employment Law
- LAWS0018: History of English Law (no longer running in 2020-21)
- LAWS0019: Intellectual Property Law
- LAWS0021: Company Law
- LAWS0022: Law of Taxation
- LAWS0023: Commercial Law
- LAWS0024: Family Law
- LAWS0025: Environmental Law
- LAWS0027: Public International Law
- LAWS0028: Research Essay
- LAWS0029: Health Care Law
- LAWS0030: Access to Justice and Community Engagement
- LAWS0031: Human Rights in the UK
- LAWS0032: Roman Law
- LAWS0033: Alternative Dispute Resolution
- LAWS0034: Conflict of Laws
- LAWS0035: Criminology
- LAWS0037: Unjust Enrichment
- LAWS0039: Philosophical Foundations of the Common Law
- LAWS0040: Law and Social Inquiry (not running in 2020-21)
- LAWS0220: Administrative Law
- LAWS0221: Advanced Contract Law: Key Themes and Contemporary Changes
- LAWS0222: Introduction to Competition Law and Consumer Protection (not running in 2020-21)
- LAWS0223: Criminal Processes: Evidence, Sentencing, and Advanced Topics in Substantive Criminal Law
- LAWS0225: Law, Innovation and Public Policy
- LAWS0339 Internet Law and Policy
All final year modules above are considered FHEQ Level 6.
Please note: Applications can be made throughout the summer and no later than Monday 21 September 2020
Students who have no experience of studying Law at university level are eligible to apply to Year 1 LLB modules only – Contract, Public Law, Property I, and Criminal Law.
Any student applying to take a module in Laws must be of a good 2:1 standard or, alternatively, A*AA at A level, or the equivalent, if the student is in their first year of study. In addition, students wishing to study one of the Year 2 or Final Year options must have already completed and passed the pre-requisite Year 1 module in the same subject (if applicable).
Even if a student fulfils the above criteria, the Undergraduate Programme Director maintains the right to refuse a student a place on one of the Laws modules should they consider them not suited to the module, or should the module have already reached its full capacity. The Undergraduate Office will also review the results of non-Laws students in their prior Laws modules when considering applications (where applicable). Where a student has achieved less than a 2:1 in that module, or less than a 2:1 overall average, the Undergraduate Programme Director may decide to reject the student's request to take another Laws module.
Successful interdepartmental applicants will also be enrolled onto our induction programme (Laws' Connections - LAWS0008) Moodle page and be required to complete the pre-course reading and accompanying multiple choice assessment by mid October.
Any student from the UCL BASc programme wishing to select a Laws module must adhere to the following as well:
- BASc students must first take LAWS0009 - Law in Action before being eligible for entry onto any other Laws modules (please note however that spaces are limited).
- BASc students must have acheived a 2:1 performance in their first year (60% average and no failures) and at least a mark of 60% in the Law in Action (LAWS0009) module in order to be admitted onto a year 1 Laws module in their second year of study.
- Final year optional Laws modules will only be open to BASc students who are entering their final year of study and have studied/passed a Laws module in their second year (or at their overseas host institution).
How to apply for a place on a Laws module
In addition to the module information links above, interdepartmental and intercollegiate students should contact the UG office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that all LLB modules are full 30-credit modules (i.e. they run for the full academic year, covering both terms).
- UCL Interdepartmental Students (excluding ESPS - see next drop down for details)
Students from other departments at UCL wishing to take a module in Laws should contact the Undergraduate Office by emailing (email@example.com) in the first instance. This email should include your details (name, year of study and programme of study), the module you wish to apply for and a short statement outlining your interest and motivation to study the module. We will be able to download your results to date from Portico; if you are enrolling on to your first year of your degree programme in September please forward the details of your most recent school qualifications/grades.
Applications can be made over the course of the summer. The deadline for all applications is Monday 21 September 2020. Please note that spaces are in high demand and modules are likely to close well before the deadline.
Applications will be referred to the Undergraduate Programme Director for consideration and the Undergraduate Office will notify candidates of the final decision over the course of summer. If your application has been approved we will instruct you to enter the module via Portico.
Please bear in mind that when timetabling the undergraduate teaching we cannot take into account the timetables of other UCL departments. If there is a timetabling clash it is your responsibility to resolve this.
- UCL European Social and Political Studies BA Applicants
This section contains information for students enrolled on the European Social and Political Studies BA at UCL. Students enrolled on other degree programmes at UCL should read the guidance in the section above for UCL Interdepartmental Applicants.
Students on this degree programme are able to select the Laws modules they wish to complete via Portico Module Registration and your choices will be approved/rejected accordingly. Please see below under the Available Laws modules heading a list of modules available and any specific pre-requisites.
Those who have not studied any Law modules before are required to take a first year Laws module. Second year ESPS students can select either first year or second year Laws modules if they have previously completed and passed a first year Laws module. Final year Law modules should only be applied for by those who are entering the final year of their degree programme and if they have previously studied and passed two Laws modules from the first or second year options.
The Laws Undergraduate Office will also review the results of ESPS students in their prior Laws modules when considering applications. Any cases of concern (where a student has achieved less than a 2:1 in that module, or overall average) will be flagged with the ESPS administrative team before considering a student's module selections.
It is unlikely that those who are not entering their final year will be accepted on our final year modules. However, if you are interested in taking these modules in your second year then please get in touch with the Undergraduate Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will review this on a case-by-case basis.
If you are interested in taking the first year European Legal Systems I (French/German/Spanish) module then you will need to meet with the Module Convenor to test your language ability before you can be accepted onto the module. These modules are a pre-requisite for the second year European Legal Studies II (French/German/Spanish) module. Please select the relevant module code (listed below) in your Portico Module Registrations and then email the Undergraduate Office (email@example.com) to ask to arrange an interview with the Module Convenor.
- European Legal Studies I (French) – LAWS0003
- European Legal Studies I (German) – LAWS0004
- European Legal Studies I (Spanish) – LAWS0005
Applications can be made over the course of the summer. The deadline is Monday 21 September 2020.
Please bear in mind when timetabling the undergraduate teaching we cannot take into account the timetables of other UCL departments. If there is a timetabling clash it is your responsibility to resolve this.
- Non-UCL Intercollegiate Applicants
Students from the other University of London institutions wishing to apply to take a UCL Laws module should contact the Undergraduate Office by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the first instance. This email should include your details, the module you wish to apply for, a copy of your transcript/grades achieved to date and a statement outlining your interest and motivation to study the module. Intercollegiate students are also required to complete and submit an Intercollegiate Registration Form (see document below) to the Undergraduate Office by email.
Applications can be made over the course of the summer. The deadline for all applications is Monday 21 September 2020. Please note that spaces are in high demand and modules are likely to close before the deadline, therefore all requests are subject to availability.
Applications will be referred to the Undergraduate Programme Director for consideration and the Undergraduate Office will notify candidates of the final decision over the course of summer.
Please bear in mind that when timetabling the undergraduate teaching we cannot take into account the timetables of University of London institutions. If there is a timetabling clash it is your responsibility to resolve this.
- 2020-21 Laws Affiliates
Affiliate students joining the Faculty for a study abroad year are required to select their top 6 module preferences ahead of their arrival at UCL Laws. Affiliate students will then be allocated to 4 modules and will be notified of their module allocations in the summer prior to the start of their study abroad year.
Please use the module descriptions above to research and plan your list of six module preferences. Please also refer to the 2020-21 lecture/seminar timetable below to check for any timetable clashes – you cannot choose modules which are scheduled at the same time.
Prior to submitting your module choices, please discuss and gain approval from your home institution for your chosen modules and ensure that you meet any special requirements. Upon submission of your module preferences, you confirm that you meet all requirements and have approval from your home institution to enrol on any of the modules that you have selected.
If you are interested in taking a course unit in Laws and have any questions, or require any further information, please email the Undergraduate Office at: email@example.com.