The English and Spanish Law programme gives you the opportunity to add valuable knowledge of Spanish Law and Spanish language to your degree: you spend a year studying law in Spain, after through language preparation and grounding in European legal systems at Kent.
The year abroad:
- entails study at either the Universidad Castilla La Mancha, Toledo or the Universidad de Deusto de Bilbao - where we have had a well-established link for many years.
- is backed by two years' preparation - you advance your knowledge of Spanish language in the two years before your year abroad and take a full-year module to introduce you to European legal systems, including the Spanish.
The first year of the programme is carefully designed to give a grounding for your later studies in both English law, and in Spanish language for your year abroad.
You take these modules:
- Public Law I*
- Introduction to Obligations*
- Foundations of Property*
- Critical Introduction to Law
- and normally:
Post 'A' level Spanish (although advanced or semi-native speakers may be exempt from this module and instead study either Advanced Spanish or Criminal Law*)
The second year again builds towards your year abroad as well as towards your English qualifying law degree. You take modules totaling 120 credits, which include more language training and an introduction to European legal systems in preparation for your study of Spanish law next year.
A typical combination would be: European Legal Systems, Advanced Spanish , European Union Law, Public Law II, The Law of Obligations*.
In your year abroad, you take modules amounting to 60 credits (half the amount of study as at Kent) - different detailed agreements on the range of modules available are made with each partner university.
The results from your year abroad are given a half-weighting in incorporating them into your degree result.
In your final year, you again take modules totaling 120 credits. Most students will want to complete their exemption modules, and there is still some scope to explore other areas of interest, maybe but not necessarily following up issues arising from the modules studied in Spain.
A typical combination would be: Land Law, Equity, Criminal Law*, 2x30 credit options.
*required for professional recognition.
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