The English and German Law programme gives you the opportunity to add valuable knowledge of German Law and German language to your degree: you spend a year studying law in Germany, after through language preparation and grounding in European legal systems at Kent.
The third year of the degree is spent at the University of Marburg where we have had a well-established link for many years. The year in Germany is backed by two years' thorough preparation - you advance your knowledge of German language in the two years before your year abroad and take a full-year module to introduce you to European legal systems.
The first year of the programme is carefully designed to give a grounding for your later studies in both English and German law. You take these modules:
- Public Law I*
- Introduction to Obligations*
- Critical Introduction to Law
- Foundations of Property *
- Post 'A' level German (can be exempted for native/semi-native speakers)
The second year builds towards your year abroad as well as towards your English qualifying law degree. Students usually take four modules, and these would usually be a combination of exemption modules required for professional qualification and modules with a distinct focus on the German language and European law.
A typical combination would be: European Union Law, European Legal Systems, Public Law II, The Law of Obligations*, German Advanced.
In your year abroad, you take modules amounting to half the level of workload of your years spent at Kent.
In their final year, students again choose four modules (or the equivalent). Most students will want to complete their exemption modules, and there is still some scope to explore other areas of interest from the wide range of optional modules offered at Kent.
A typical combination would be: Land Law, Equity, Criminal Law*, two full credit optional modules.
*required for professional recognition
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