Law with American Law

University of East Anglia UEA

Degree level: Undergraduate
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About This Course Join a top Law School that offers an intimate and engaging, student-focused law degree experience. Gain the skills and confidence you need to excel within or beyond the legal profession through a law degree with a year abroad in America. UEA Law School is housed in historic Earlham Hall. You will join a welcoming and collegiate community of legal scholars and students. You will be taught by dedicated lecturers with expertise in a range of legal fields and will be part of a vibrant student body with an active law society. Overview The LLB (Hons) in Law with American Law offers an exciting opportunity to combine a qualifying law degree with a broader educational and cultural experience. The study of American law will provide a comparative element to your legal education and give you an insight into the politics, history and culture of the United States. As well as taking two American Law modules at UEA, you will spend your third year at one of our partner law schools in the US. At the end of this four-year course, you will obtain an English qualifying law degree and have a good understanding of the US legal system. You will start your degree by establishing the building blocks of legal knowledge. At the same time, you will begin cultivating important skills, such as research, writing and constructing a legal argument. The point of legal study is not simply to memorise the law, but to be able to engage with it skillfully. As such, many of the skills you will develop are transferrable and will be valuable to you within or beyond a career in law. In your second year, alongside your English law modules, you will study Introduction to American Law and US Constitutional Method in preparation for the year abroad. You will spend your third year at one of our partner US law schools. Currently, students attend either Cumberland Law School at Samford University (Birmingham, Alabama) or South Texas College of Law (Houston, Texas). Beginning in the second year, you will have the opportunity to tailor your degree to suit your interests. Our semesterised modular system means that core modules are a semester long, not year long, allowing you to study more broadly. You will be free to choose one optional module at UEA in your second year and five in your fourth year. You will have a wide choice of options including Criminology, Family Law, Law and Business, British Human Rights Law, Company Law, Competition Law, Crime and Sentencing, Intellectual Property Law, Internet Law, International Humanitarian Law and Media Law. You will also have many opportunities to build your skills, confidence and professional CV through extra-curricular activities and the Law School’s unique employability programme. You could, for example, complete an internship at a law firm, or you could ‘marshal’, spending a day on the bench with a judge during a trial. You could benefit from the alumni-mentoring scheme, where Law School graduates offer career mentoring to individual students. Our many events with law firms, barrister chambers and alumni create great opportunities for finding out about the options for when you graduate. You could make a difference in the local community, working for the public good (pro bono). In less than five years, our students have recovered no less than £7 million for welfare benefits claimants wrongly denied payments. We have won the national LawWorks Best Partnership in Pro Bono award no fewer than four times. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Course codeM123
Institution code E14
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Contact the institution for more information
Access to HE Diploma Contact the institution for more information
Scottish Higher AAAAA
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade C or and GCSE Mathematics grade C or 4. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email [email protected]


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in any component).

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £15900 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
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