M120 LLB/LawEU (4 years)
The English and European Law LLB programme follows the same pattern as the traditional LLB (M100). However, the third year is spent studying at a European university. This will provide you with knowledge and understanding of civil law systems generally and the law of at least one EU country. There are links with universities in Paris, Toulouse, Bologna, Madrid, Berlin, Sienna, Copenhagen, Leuven, Utrecht and Leiden.
You get the chance to be immersed in a different education system, with different teaching approaches, forcing you to learn how to adapt quickly and to be resourceful, Ruben Peralta, LLB English and European Law. Read more...
You will benefit considerably from your year overseas. Most students return with excellent results from the overseas assessments, and the extra understanding and insight gained is of considerable benefit to your final year of study.
Students wishing to study at an institution that does not teach in English must have fluent language skills and be prepared to take language classes provided by the College.
- Public Law
- Elements of Contract Law
- Law of Property I
- Criminal Law
- Law of the European Union (half-module)
- Administrative Law (half-module)
- Tort Law
- Law of Property II
Plus one full or two half-modules from the list below
During the third year of the programme, students spend an academic year studying law at a university outside the UK with which the Department of Law has an exchange programme under the Erasmus scheme. The list of available places may change from year to year. Students select their host institution midway through year two.
For 2012-2013, the School of Law has exchange programmes with the following institutions:
- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (tuition is in English)
- University of Copenhagen, Denmark (tuition is in English)
- Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, France (tuition is in French)
- University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France (tuition in French)
- Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin, Germany (tuition is in German)
- Università degli Studi di Siena (UNISI), Italy (tuition is in Italian)
- Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands (tuition is in English)
- Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands (tuition is in English)
- Complutense University of Madrid, Spain (tuition is in Spanish) New
- Universita Di Bologna, Italy (tuition in English) New
- Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Plus three modules or a combination of full/half modules totalling three.
Module options include:
- Commercial and Consumer Law (final year only)
- Company Law (final year only)
- Comparative European Law (also available as a half-module)
- Comparative Law: Asian and African Legal Systems
- Criminology (also available as a half-module)
- Ethnic Minorities and the Law
- Family Law
- Intellectual Property
- International Commercial Transactions
- International Environmental Law
- International Human Rights
- Labour Law
- Law and Medical Ethics (final year only)
- Law of Evidence
- Law, Modernity and the Holocaust
- Media Law (final year only)
- Modern Legal History
- Public International Law
- Revenue Law
- United Kingdom Human Rights
- Democracy and Justice
- Comparative Law and European Integration
- Law and Literature: The Foundations of Law
- Law and Literature: Justice in Crisis
- Law, Justice and Ethics
We have close links with the profession, including our own graduates and there is full support for those seeking training contracts to become solicitors, and for those seeking places at the Bar. But equally a law degree indicates skills that can lead into commerce, finance, industry or government. The experience gained during the year overseas widens the opportunities available on graduation, whether in the UK or overseas. Read about the Queen Mary Careers Service.
Assessment is mainly by examination, but some optional modules have an element of course work. Students in the final year of all the law programmes may choose to research and write a dissertation.
Students who have been classified as overseas for fee paying purposes are required to pay 50 per cent tuition fees during their year abroad.
For more information contact Law Undergraduate Admissions:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 3924
For more information you can call the Enquiries Hotline (UK callers only) on Freephone 0800 376 1800. International students should contact the Admissions and Recruitment Office on +44 (0)20 7882 5511.
Ruben Peralta, Spain
LLB English and European Law Student
“As a student in the School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London, you quickly learn why it is one of the top law schools in the country. The wide variety of modules available and the quality of the lectures and tutorials create an ideal setting for a great learning experience. The law faculty ensures that its students are prepared to commence work in a law firm or barristers chambers by the time they have completed their degree course. The year I spent abroad has probably been the most amazing experience of my life. Leaving the comfort of your home university for a European university, being forced to communicate in a foreign language and meeting new people from different countries and cultures on a daily basis, helps develop and strengthen your character. During my year abroad I have benefited greatly both academically and socially. You get the chance to be immersed in a different education system, with different teaching approaches, forcing you to learn how to adapt quickly and to be resourceful; skills that are valued highly in the professional world. Socially, it is a once in a lifetime experience to meet a wide variety of personalities and make new friends - it is a friendly, welcoming and highly multicultural environment which I highly recommend to all future students."