LLB Law with Legal Studies in Europe
The study of law will help you to develop your powers of analysis, criticism, persuasion, problem solving, and oral and written expression. As well as providing a thorough understanding of the workings of the legal system, you will also have the opportunity to study a variety of subjects in-depth. Co-curricular activities allow you to actively engage with practical aspects of the law, from mooting and negotiation skills to pro bono work in the community. The benefits and skills acquired through the study of law extend not only to students wishing to pursue a Law career but also to those hoping to follow an alternative career path.
The LLB (Hons) from the University of Reading will provide you with excellent teaching from staff who regularly receive awards for outstanding contribution to teaching and learning. You will learn from leading experts in specialist areas as diverse as property law, international law and legal theory to name but a few. Many staff members are expert advisers to Government and are policy makers in the fields of constitutional law, medical law, environmental law, family law and employment law. You will join a course with a reputation for high graduate employability - our degree programmes provide the first qualification for entry into the legal profession, with the Law Society and Bar Council exempting our graduates from the first stage of professional training. Our committed skills and career development, including regular organised career events, support for work placements and training opportunities, mean that year after year, over 90% of Reading Law graduates are in employment or further training within six months of graduation. For all students, our collaboration with Taylor's University, Malaysia, and the presence of other international students, makes Reading's School of Law a really cosmopolitan community. Our 4-year LLB (Hons) Legal Studies in Europe course gives you the opportunity to spend a year in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain or Sweden. In the Netherlands and Sweden, classes are delivered in English so no prior language knowledge is required. Students wishing to study in any of the other countries should have knowledge of the relevant language and a language option can be taken during the first two years in Reading to enhance your language skills.
What will you study?
Both LLB programmes follow the same basic structure in Years 1 and 2 and in your final year, with their core modules determined by the stated needs of the legal profession. The LLB Legal Studies in Europe differs by offering the opportunity to experience life in a different culture and explore the civil law traditions and development of one of our continental neighbours. This is done through a year abroad at one of our approved partner institutions in the EU. You can choose to study in France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. In The Netherlands and Sweden, classes are delivered in English so no prior language knowledge is required. Students wishing to study in any of the other countries should have knowledge of the relevant language- a language option can be taken during the first two years in Reading to enhance your language skills.
Law of tort
Law of contract
Research and writing skills
Modules totalling 20 credits from a range of modules offered.
Equity & trusts
Writing credit L2
Optional Language Modules
You will spend this year at an approved university within the European Union dependent on your langauge skills. You must study and pass modules equivalent to 120 credits offered by the host university.
One compulsory foundation module out of the following:
Writing credit L3
Pro bono writing credit
International law mooting
Plus a choice of law options from a range which normally includes most of the following:
Gender and law
History of English law
International human rights
International children's rights