LLB Honours in European Legal Studies

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School

Program Description

LLB Honours in European Legal Studies

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School

This course provides you with the foundation subjects required to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree along with the opportunity to spend a year of study in one of our partner universities in Europe, gaining knowledge of other legal systems, experiencing another legal culture, enhancing your European language skills and developing international links.

A law degree is seen as a valuable asset by a variety of employers, as is knowledge of another European legal system and another European legal language. This course will prepare you for a range of legal careers including practice as a barrister or advocate, solicitor, clerk, officer of the court or legal executive. Our graduates also pursue careers in legal interpreting, the Civil Service, international organisations, NGOs and local government.

When you apply you will need to demonstrate an aptitude for European language study, but this need not necessarily take the form of a formal qualification. Depending on your language skills, while abroad you may study in English or in another European language. Student mobility takes place under the Erasmus+ scheme.

Course content

Alongside the foundation Law modules necessary for a Qualifying Law Degree, you will study a European language in Year 1 and 2 (Credit Levels 4 and 5) to prepare for study in another European country. In Year 2 you will also study a specialist module on Civil Law and Legal Systems, to gain an understanding of civil laws in view of the year abroad.

You will then spend ten months studying law at one of our partner universities in the EU, which offer a wide range of law courses, including some taught in English. We have partner institutions in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. On successful completion of your year abroad you will return to Westminster in Year 4 to complete your studies.

Teaching methods lectures, seminar-based discussion, class presentations, invited guest speakers and practical group exercises.

Assessment methods include open and closed book exams, in-class tests, oral presentations, and written coursework.

Subjects of study

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Year 1 (Credit Level 4)

Subjects of study include:

  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • European Language
  • Legal Skills and Process
  • Public Law
  • Tort Law

Year 2 (Credit Level 5)

Subjects of study include:

  • Civil Law and Legal Systems
  • Equity and Trusts
  • EU Law
  • European Language
  • Legal Profession and Legal Services
  • Land Law

Year 3: (Credit Level 6)

Subjects of study include:

  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • Clinical Legal Practice
  • Commercial Law
  • Company Law
  • Competition Law
  • Criminal Procedure and Evidence
  • Disability Law
  • Dissertation in European Legal Studies
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law and Family Justice
  • Human Rights in the UK
  • International Law and Global Justice
  • Law of Intellectual Property
  • Law of International Trade
  • Media Law
  • New Legal Thinking, Theory, Philosophy and Justice
  • Religion, Law and Society

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As part of your course you can take elective modules at Level 6. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

Professional recognition

This course is a Qualifying Law Degree and graduates who wish to become barristers or solicitors are granted exemption by the professional bodies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 10, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
4 years
Full time
Price
Price
9,250 GBP
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United Kingdom - London, England
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Sept. 2018
United Kingdom - London, England
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Price
Home/EU: £9,250 - Overseas: £12,500