LLB Law with German Law
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This Qualifying Law Degree will allow you to learn about the law, both in the sense of ‘thinking like a lawyer’ and seeing law as a social institution, within two different legal systems.
You’ll study key topics within law and the legal sector such as contract law and criminal law, as well as the broader context of the law and its relationship with society. At the same time, you’ll be introduced to the German legal system and develop your language skills in preparation for your third year studying law at a German university.
A wide range of optional modules will allow you to pursue your interests in specialist legal areas such as company law, human rights law, environmental law and family law. You could also explore topics in criminal justice and criminology, such as policing or youth crime.
Throughout the course, you’ll gain diverse skills that will be valuable to you as a citizen, as well as in your professional career – whether you choose to enter the legal profession or not.
This programme leads to a Qualifying Law Degree, which allows you to obtain maximum exemption from the academic stage of training of both the Bar Council and the Law Society of England and Wales. This allows you to progress directly to the vocational stage of training.
Year 1 provides you with a firm foundation in contract and constitutional law. Our Foundations of Law module equips you to study law at undergraduate level and gives you the chance to practice mooting. Meanwhile, a core language module will help you develop and enhance your German language skills, and you’ll gain an understanding of different constitutional systems within Europe.
In the following year you’ll build on your knowledge and skills with an understanding of criminal law and torts. Additional core modules will develop your research skills and examine the relationships between law, the legal system and wider society. Your choice of optional module will allow you to focus on a topic that suits your interests and career plans, such as financial services law, youth crime or employment law. In addition, you’ll learn about legal systems in different countries across Europe, and continue with more advanced language study to prepare you to spend Year 3 studying in Germany.
Year 3 is spent studying abroad at one of our partner institutions in Germany.
Your final year will give you the chance to apply your research skills to an independent dissertation on a topic of your choice, which you’ll work on with your supervisor. At the same time you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of EU law as well as key facets of English law such as land law and equity and trusts. A final choice of optional modules will allow you to refine your language skills or gain specialist knowledge in an area such as war crimes, discrimination law or penology.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
- German Core Language 1 20 credits
- Contract Law 30 credits
- Foundations of Law 30 credits
- Constitutional and Administrative Law 30 credits
- European Constitutional Systems credits
- German Core Language 2 20 credits
- Criminal Law 30 credits
- Torts 20 credits
- Law and Society 10 credits
- Researching Law 10 credits
- Company Law 20 credits
- Criminology: Theories and Concepts 20 credits
- International Human Rights Law 20 credits
- International Law 20 credits
- Employment Law 20 credits
- Family Law 20 credits
- Victims, Crime and Justice 20 credits
- Youth Crime and Justice 20 credits
- European Union Law 20 credits
- Equity and Trusts 20 credits
- Land Law 20 credits
- Long Dissertation 40 credits
- German Core Language 3 20 credits
- Cyberlaw: Regulation of Information Society 10 credits
- Discrimination Law 20 credits
- Evidence 20 credits
- Gender and the Law 10 credits
- Health Care Law 20 credits
- Law and the Environment I: Pollution Control 10 credits
Broadening your academic horizons
At Leeds we want you to benefit from the depth and breadth of the University's expertise, to prepare you for success in an ever-changing and challenging world. On this course you broaden your learning through core and/or optional modules. Find out more on the Broadening webpages.
Learning and teaching
One of the key aims of this course is to teach you to “think like a lawyer”, but we also help you develop the transferable skills that allow you to use and apply the law in different situations.
You’ll learn through traditional methods such as lectures, tutorials, language classes and seminars, supported by materials and exercises provided online through the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). In your first year, the Foundations of Law module will prepare you for the study of law and allow you to gain practical skills such as group working and mooting.
However, this is a demanding course geared towards self-motivated and independent learners, and you’ll spend most of your time in independent study doing research and preparatory reading. We have excellent library resources with over 50,000 volumes in the Law Library that is held within the Brotherton Library, in addition to extensive electronic access to legal materials and journals.
To help you develop the variety of skills you will need in your future career, we assess modules using a range of different methods. These include seen and unseen exams, coursework, group work and oral participation e.g. in discussion groups.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. Thats one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.
You’ll spend Year 3 studying at the University of Heidelberg, studying different aspects of German and European law.
As well as gaining an in-depth understanding of German law, the legal system and legal culture, you can also immerse yourself in German culture and enhance your language skills – especially your grasp of German legal terminology.
During your year abroad, you’ll complete a dossier and learning journal for the School of Law and the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies to evaluate when you return to Leeds for your final year.