LLB Law with Legal Studies in Europe

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About LLB Law with Legal Studies in Europe

Course duration: 4 years full-time   
UCAS code: UM125 (course) READG R12 (University)
Accreditation: The Law Society; General Council of the Bar; individual modules may be acceptable for accreditation by other professional bodies.

LLB Law with Legal Studies in Europe at the University of Reading is intended as a qualifying law degree (QLD). This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the core areas of English law necessary for professional accreditation and examine the law and legal culture of another EU country, whilst allowing you to tailor your degree course to suit your own interests and ambitions.

Students study in France (University of Lorraine, Nancy), Germany (University of Trier), Holland (University of Maastricht), Italy (University of Trento), Spain (University of Salamanca), Sweden (University of Uppsala), and Switzerland (University of Geneva).

LLB Law with Legal Studies in Europe provides a conceptual framework that will enable you to recognise and appreciate the overall mosaic of public and private law. You will also examine  international law where it has an impact upon English law. This course will develop your ability to delineate and evaluate issues, think analytically, select relevant materials and produce reasoned arguments encompassing policy, existing practice and knowledge. Solving practical problems, predicting how these solutions might change and exploring the alternatives is the essence of  LLB Law and Legal Studies in Europe. 

LLB Law course content

LLB Law with Legal Studies in Europe is divided into three parts (years) plus a year abroad. In each academic year you will complete compulsory and optional modules totalling 120 credits.

Part 1

  • Contract Law (20)
  • Criminal Law (20)
  • General Principles of Law (20)
  • Legal Skills (20)
  • Tort Law (20)
  • + Relevant Language Studies (20) or Writing Skills (20) or equivalent modules offered by other departments

Part 2

  • Public Law 2 (20)
  • Land Law (20)
  • Equity and Trusts (20)
  • Property Law Research Project (20)
  • EU Law (20)
  • + 1 optional module (20) or equivalent relevant language studies

Year abroad

This year is spent abroad at an approved university within the European Union. You must study and pass modules equivalent to 120 credits offered by the host university.

Part 3

  • Writing Credit L3 (20) or Pro Bono Writing Credit (20) or International Law Mooting (20) or Dissertation (40)
  • + optional modules totalling between 80 and 100 credits

Optional modules for LLB Law include:

  • Commercial Leases
  • Company Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Discrimination Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • EU Law
  • Family Law
  • History of English Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Medical Law
  • Revenue Law

Staff teaching on this LLB course

A distinctive element of our LLB courses is that you will be taught by and engage with all academic staff in the School of Law during your degree, including highly active researchers and senior professors. Read more about our academic staff.

Career prospects for LLB Law graduates

While many graduates of LLB Law with Legal Studies in Europe take professional exams and continue on to practise law, both in the UK and overseas, law graduates are also in high demand across many other areas. Potential destinations include European and international governmental and non-governmental organisations, the media, the IT sector, professional services firms, banking and financial institutions and the public sector, as well as more entrepreneurial careers.

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