This 4-year LLB programme gives you the opportunity to gain a rigorous legal education and study law in another European country, broadening your horizons and boosting your employability. Designed to challenge and inspire future legal professionals, this course is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board in England and Wales. Having mastered the qualifying law degree subjects in your first 2 years, you'll spend your third year studying at one of our partner institutions in a European country. Most destinations offer modules taught in English. For others you can spend 2 years studying the language before you go. We currently have partners in Athens, Bergen, Bologna, Fribourg, Granada, Leuven, Lyon, Malta, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm and Vienna. As well as gaining valuable insights into a different legal system, you'll develop the confidence and independence that comes from living in another country. You’ll return to Southampton for your final year, during which you'll take a number of optional modules and complete your dissertation. Our unique employability skills programme will ensure you consolidate what you learn through exceptional work experience and networking opportunities. As part of your degree, you can experience law in action by: • applying to shadow a senior member of the judiciary in the High Court or Court of Appeal. * working alongside legal professionals to advise students at the Law Clinic in housing, business and family law. • engaging with our academic research groups including the Stefan Cross Centre for Women, Equality and Law, and the Institute of Maritime Law. • honing your presentation skills on the Streetlaw programme and take part in a range of competitions to enhance your skills, including the Womble Bond Dickinson Team Building Challenge and regional, national and international mooting and negotiation competitions. • and studying modules outside of law you can broaden your knowledge with interdisciplinary study. You can forge even stronger links within our friendly community by joining a student-run society such as the Law Society, Inns of Court Society, Mooting Society, Lawyers without Borders and the Canadian Law Society. You will have access to excellent learning facilities to support your studies. These include superb library resources including comprehensive collections in all the main subject areas such as contract law, property law, maritime law, criminal justice and public law. You can also access European and international resources, all housed in the main University library. We provide anytime access to an extensive range of electronic resources such as Westlaw, Lexis and Lawtel. Practise your advocacy skills in our purpose-built moot room.
On our European Legal Studies course you will have the opportunity to gain a rigorous legal education and study law in another European country. Some of the modules you may study include The Law of Torts; Commercial Conflict of Laws and International Litigation; and Globalisation and Law For further module information visit https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/european-legal-studies-degree-llb#modules
You will learn through a combination of lectures, small-group seminars and tutorials, and through independent study. Our inspiring academics use a range of teaching methods to enhance your learning experience, for example, highly interactive lectures that incorporate digital voting tools and social media. Group exercises, problem-solving tasks and case studies are also used to embed your knowledge and to apply it to real-world scenarios and current topics. Modules are assessed through exams and/or written assignments. Your dissertation also contributes to your final degree classification. You will receive feedback on your progress from your tutors and formative assessments will help you identify areas for improvement. Facilities You will have access to excellent learning facilities to support your studies. These include superb library resources including comprehensive collections in all the main subject areas such as contract law, property law, maritime law, criminal justice and public law. You can also access European and international resources, all housed in the main University library. We provide anytime access to an extensive range of electronic resources such as Westlaw, Lexis and Lawtel. Practise your advocacy skills in our purpose-built moot room.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We welcome students with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate. Other qualifications will need to be equivalent to A level standard to be considered. LNAT (Law National Admissions Test) is not required. For more details on the suitability of your qualifications please contact the Faculty Admissions Team at [email protected].
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
English language requirements
English Language proficiency for international students: All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. For more information on the University of Southampton’s English Language entry requirements, please see the English Language Proficiency webpage at http://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|