Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

University of Nicosia

Program Description

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

University of Nicosia

  • Duration (years): 4 years
  • Qualification Awarded: Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Level of Qualification: Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle)
  • Language of Instruction: English and Greek
  • Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time
  • Minimum ECTS Credits: 240

Profile of the Programme

Aims

The aim of the programme is to enable students to acquire a first degree in law which would allow them to be admitted to the legal profession or to work as a legal consultant by developing skills and abilities pertinent to a lawyer, such as problem solving, critical thinking, self-motivation and specialised knowledge of the law. The programme has been recognised by the Cypriot Legal Council for the purposes of professional recognition of the degree and by DOATAP in Greece and other organisations. It collaborates with the University of London External Program and offers a joint LLM together with EAP in Greece and Loyola in USA.

Objectives

  1. To provide students with a sound understanding of the foundations and socio-legal environment of law and to enable them to develop their analytical and research skills
  2. To provide students with a critical understanding and specialised knowledge of a wide range of core courses in law, as well as the opportunity to study law from an extensive catalogue of optional subjects, covering the entire range of legal knowledge
  3. To expose students to a wide range of disciplinary approaches to legal study, encouraging them to reflect on the complexity of legal practice and of the variety of ways of understanding law's role in contemporary society.

Career Prospects

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to be employed in fields relevant to the legal profession such as advocates, judges, notaries, legal consultants, private and public organisations, non-governmental organisations, private companies etc.

Access to Further Studies

Upon graduation, students may have direct access to further postgraduate studies (LLM or the Master in Law and Politics) or any other post-graduate

Assessment

Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation.

Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.

Graduation Requirements

The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements.

A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of principle features of the legal system including general familiarity with its institutions and procedures.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of legal principles and values in a wide range of topics extending beyond the core curriculum.
  3. Demonstrate some in-depth knowledge of specialist areas.
  4. Demonstrate critical awareness in the analysis of the legal order.
  5. Demonstrate ability to identify and comprehend legal issues.
  6. Demonstrate ability to decide whether factual circumstances are sufficiently elucidated for a legal decision.
  7. Demonstrate ability to identify debates and engage with these while accurately reporting the applicable law.
  8. Demonstrate ability to act independently in planning and undertaking complex legal tasks.
  9. Demonstrate ability to read a range of complex works within and about law and to summarise their arguments accurately.
  10. Demonstrate ability to conduct legal research for giving legal advice.
  11. Demonstrate ability to reflect on own learning.

Scholarships - Financial Aid

The University offers scholarships and financial aid to full-time students, in the form of academic merit scholarships, financial-aid assistance, athletic scholarships, and on-campus work-study programmes.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Greek
University of Nicosia

Last updated November 16, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
4 years
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Full time
Price
Price
8,940 EUR
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Locations
Cyprus - Nicosia, Nicosia
Start date: Sept. 2018
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Dates
Sept. 2018
Cyprus - Nicosia, Nicosia
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Price
Local/EU students annual tuition; €9,120 International students annual tuition