LLB Honours in European Legal Studies

General

Program Description

Course summary

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.
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, 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.

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.

Entry Requirements

UK

  • A Levels – BBB
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma – DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 36 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

GCSE minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0, with a score of 6.0 in each element.

We prefer applicants to have evidence of successful language acquisition in another European language such as a GCSE or European qualification, however, applicants without this can sometimes be considered.

Eu/International

  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0, with a score of 6.0 in each element.

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Last updated Jul 2019

About the School

The University of Westminster is a dynamic international education institution with a distinguished 175-year history. With three campuses in central London (Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent) and one i ... Read More

The University of Westminster is a dynamic international education institution with a distinguished 175-year history. With three campuses in central London (Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent) and one in Harrow, it is home to over 20,000 students from over 150 nations. Read less