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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 though a law degree with a year abroad within Europe.
You will study in the superb, collegiate environment of Earlham Hall, where you will benefit from the expertise of lecturers conducting influential research in a wide range of fields including international environmental Law, international trade law, the law of public protest, internet law, media law, and medical law. You will also be able to help the local community by getting involved in pro bono legal advice.
The LLB (Hons) in Law with European Legal Systems offers an exciting opportunity to combine a qualifying law degree with a broader educational and cultural experience through a year studying at another European law faculty.
This is a four year programme with a year abroad in the third year. The programme can be tailored to your interests, including the study of French or Spanish.
If you do not have a foreign language you can study at one of our partner law faculties across Europe where law modules are taught in English. These modules will allow you to develop your understanding of European and International Law.
If you have previously studied French or Spanish at A Level (or equivalent), you can follow a pathway specialising in French or Spanish respectively.
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 reasoning, research and writing, formulating convincing arguments, negotiating and working as part of a team.
The point of legal study is not simply to memorise the law, but to be able to engage with it skilfully. 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 and fourth years, you will tailor your degree by choosing modules that suit your interests. Our semesterised system means that core modules are a semester long, not year long, allowing you to study more broadly.
You will also have many opportunities to build your skills, confidence and professional CV with extra-curricular activities. 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 UEA Law School graduates offer career mentoring to individual students. Or you could make a difference in the local community, working for the public good (pro bono). In only a few years, our students have recovered over £7 million for welfare claimants wrongly denied payments. In 2014, we were awarded the prestigious LawWorks prize for Best Partnership in Pro Bono.
You can also have fun, build your profile and hone valuable skills by joining in UEA Law Society activities. As well as social events, these include junior and senior mooting contests where a point of law is debated in a simulated court hearing. Finals are held in real courts where they are heard by professional judges or barristers. The Law Society also holds negotiation, client interviewing, mediation, and legal triathlon competitions, the finals of which are hosted by law firms. The UEA Law Society won LAWCareers.Net awards for its pro bono activities in both 2016 and 2018.
At the end of your four year degree, you will obtain a qualifying law degree and also have a very good understanding of the European legal system, plus a wide range of transferable skills, making this course an attractive prospect for those intending to enter the legal profession.
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||in a related subject such as Applied Science, Business, Applied Law or Forensic and Criminal Investigation|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 36 credits
M: 9 credits
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||33 points|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BBC|
GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C.
We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||IELTS: 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
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|