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University of East Anglia UEA

Law with European Legal Systems

UCAS Code: M120

Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:9

Interview required

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

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

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

UCAS Tariff

136-165

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

90%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with time abroad | 2020

Subject

Law

**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.

**Overview**

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.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Law

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
med
Law

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

65%
UK students
35%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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Law

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Legal associate professionals
7%
Legal professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

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